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A&E Network Debuts Social Centerpiece at #CriticsChoice Awards

January 15, 2015

Hundreds of Hollywood’s famous will come together for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards tonight beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT at the Hollywood Palladium to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement.

For the event, A&E Network partnered with 360i to give fans a seat among the stars, with a first-of-its-kind Social Centerpiece — a custom technological innovation created by 360i and powered by Twitter that lets fans connect directly with celebrities via Twitter and Vine during the live event using the hashtag #CriticsChoice.

Stars can use the Social Centerpiece found on each table at the show to share real-time updates, snap selfies, respond to fans, and engage with critics and other celebs throughout the night. Host Michael Strahan, legendary Super Bowl Champion and co-host of popular morning talk show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” will encourage social chatter by calling out fan tweets, issuing social challenges and inviting the at-home audience to present superlatives to the stars, both during the broadcast and commercial breaks.

To promote the event and drum up excitement for the show, 360i and A&E Network created a series of humorous video teasers featuring Strahan called “Mingling with Movie Stars,” and facilitated giveaways to fans from partner entertainment and lifestyle sites.

You can join the conversation and follow the action tonight at @CriticsChoice and @AETV.