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Olivia Munn Critics’ Choice Awards Monologue Video – Watch 2018 Opening With Jay Pharoah

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Olivia Munn Critics Choice Awards

By Holly Nicol |

Olivia Munn Critics Choice Awards

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Olivia Munn opened the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday with a funny monologue that ended up featuring Jay Pharoah. Check out the video below.

The televised ceremony began with Munn welcoming some of the attendees by name, including Angelina Jolie, Sterling K. Brown and Christopher Nolan. She also singled out Mary J. Blige since it was her birthday. Munn then told the critics, “You deserve a big musical number to open your awards show and that’s exactly what I’m going to give you tonight.” But Jay Pharoah came out to tell her they would have to go to “plan b.” That meant rapping, even though Munn doesn’t rap. She reluctantly, and amusingly, spit out lines referencing the nominees.

Earlier this month, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced the 37-year-old star would host the ceremony, which is being held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. “Beyond her skills as an actress, Olivia’s work as an activist within the industry gives her a powerful voice, making her the perfect candidate to lead this night honoring the best and brightest in film and television,” BFCA president Joey Berlin said in a statement.

Munn takes over for T.J. Miller, who hosted the last two Critics’ Choice Awards ceremonies. But in December, the former “Silicon Valley” star was accused of sexual misconduct, as well as physical and verbal assault. It’s unclear if he was in talks to emcee the awards show again prior to that scandal erupting. Munn herself made headlines in recent months for going public with allegations against director Brett Ratner.

Though she’s currently best known as an actress, Munn initially broke out as a co-host on “Attack of the Show.” Watch full video of her opening at the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards below.

 


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