In 1992 MTV brought us our very first MTV Movie Awards with host Dennis Miller. Terminator 2 was the big winner that first year with fantastic categories like, “Most Desirable Male, Most Desirable Female and Best New Filmmaker”.
Now in its 21st year the show is pretty much unrecognizable from it’s first year. It’s become known for brilliant spoofs and for introducing films on the horizon. Look for special sneak footage from: Iron Man 3, the world premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer, and promos from Fast and Furious 6.
This year the MTV Movie Awards is being hosted by Rebel Wilson who was pretty much the best thing about Pitch Perfect (a film produced by Elizabeth Banks). A woman hasn’t hosted this show since 2007. For the target audience of this show that translates to NEVER.
(For the rest of us, the last female host was Sarah Silverman.)
You can check out a complete list of the nominees on MTV before the show is live tonight at 9/8c.
Here is a breakdown on what to expect:
This award show is not like ANY other award show. The nominees are selected by producers and executives at MTV. The winners are selected based on most votes from online polls. You can still vote for Movie of the Year and Best Hero. The show is really a SHOW. There will be skits and spoofs and performances. This year hip-hop stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and everyone’s fav Selena Gomez, will be performing.
Jamie Foxx will be honored with the 2013 MTV Generation Award. Also being honored is Will Ferrell who will be presented with the first ever Comedic Genius Award by his friend Peter Dinklage. One of my favorite honors, the MTV Trailblazer Award will be given to Emma Watson.
Get to know Rebel Wilson before the show tonight by watching her in this fantastic interview from Ellen: