MTV Adds TV to Movie Awards

by Devon Thomas  |  03.13.2017

After 25 years, MTV is reimagining its annual MTV Movie Awards celebration to include television programming with the newly-christened “MTV Movie & TV Awards” in 2017, the network said Monday.

The expanded show will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 7, at 8 p.m. ET and will include the first-ever “Movie & Television Festival.” Host, nominations, performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.

“We’re living in a golden age of content, and great storytelling and characters resonate regardless of whether you’re watching it in a theater or on TV,” said Chris McCarthy, president of MTV in a statement. “The new ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards’ will celebrate even more of the brightest, bravest, funniest and most shared films and TV shows resonating across youth culture.”

Also, in the lead up to the May 7 live show, fans on-the-ground will be treated to the first ever fan-focused inaugural “Movie & Television Festival.” Live musical acts, special guests and food will morph the area directly outside of the Shrine Auditorium into a huge, all-day party. The afternoon will end with fans and attendees being treated to a close-up spot for viewing celebrity red carpet arrivals for the evening’s main event.

Casey Patterson will serve as executive producer for the show, for her second consecutive year, along with MTV’s Garrett English for the “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards.” Melanie Block is executive in charge of production. Wendy Plaut serves as co-executive producer and executive in charge of celebrity talent. Amani Duncan is executive in charge of music talent.

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