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SAG and Critics' Choice Movie Awards Name Presenters and Performers

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 11, 2012 at 3:39PM

Wednesday, both the Screen Actors Guild and the Critics' Choice Movie Awards announced their lineups of presenters. First up is the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, to be broadcast live by VH1 from the Hollywood Palladium at 8:00 p.m. on January 12.
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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

Wednesday, both the Screen Actors Guild and the Critics' Choice Movie Awards announced their lineups of presenters. First up is the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, to be broadcast live by VH1 from the Hollywood Palladium at 8:00 p.m. on January 12. (I voted for those awards and will cover Thursday. My Critics Choice predictions are here.)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Olivia Harrison will present Martin Scorsese with the Music+Film Award in honor of his work in both film and music (including docs on Bob Dylan, George Harrison and The Rolling Stones). Dylan will perform a special musical tribute for the director. Appropriately, George Clooney will present fellow activist Sean Penn with the Joel Siegel Award, given to a member of the film community in honor of his or her humanitarian outreach work. Other presenters include Dustin Hoffman, Ben Kingsley, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Kirsten Dunst and Melissa McCarthy.

George Clooney and Sean Penn
George Clooney and Sean Penn

For the SAG Awards, which TNT and TBS will carry live on January 29 starting at 5 p.m., Armie Hammer, Ed Helms, Julianna Marguiles, Regina King and Natalie Portman will join SAG president Ken Howard to present the awards. Three of the actor-presenters are SAG nominees this year--Helms for his ensemble work on "The Office," Hammer for his supporting role in Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" and Marguiles for the CBS drama "The Good Wife," for which she was also nominated last year.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.