Common will help ignite the upcoming 14th Annual “Critics’ Choice Awards” as one of the ceremony’s star-studded presenters while the film he acted in, “Wanted,” is up for an award.
According to GoErie, the Chicago-bred emcee will join the likes of actors including Dustin Hoffman, Forest Whitaker, Eva Longoria Parker and more to help present awards honoring a limited selection of 2008 films for their achievement.
In addition to presenting, Common could walk away with another award to his name as his recent film Wanted will compete during the showcase for the “Best Action Movie” honor against stiff competition including summer blockbusters Iron Man, The Dark Knight and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Other films up for awards include Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which featured Black Eyed Peas‘ Will.i.am and The Secret Life of Bees, which featured actresses Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson.
“The Critics’ Choice Awards” airs live on Thursday, January 8, 2009 via VH1 at 9 p.m. EST.
In related news, Common will once again cross paths with former girlfriend Erykah Badu at the upcoming New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival this spring. The duo is billed to appear and help celebrate its 40th anniversary amongst the likes of additional entertainers including Ben Harper, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt and more.
Taking place on the weekends of April 24 to 26 and April 30 to May 3 at Fair Grounds Race Course, tickets will become available via NOJazzFest.com.