MTV today announced that Amy Schumer will host the 24th annual 2015 MTV Movie Awards live on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.
Schumer becomes the first person to invade all of MTV’s social media accounts and personally make the announcement with her provocative sense of humor to MTV’s footprint of more than 210 million fans. The takeover included an hour of funny and cryptic Tweets, Instagrams, Facebook posts, Vines, Tumblr posts and Snapchats before the big reveal.
“I am honored to be hosting the awards,” said Amy Schumer. “I will carry the audience with me like a teen mom #breaktheinternet #breakmywater.”
Known for her blend of honesty and unapologetic sense of humor, Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated series, “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central. The show will return for a 3rd season in April 2015. Schumer will also take to the silver screen with the July 2015 release of Universal Pictures’ Trainwreck, a comedy that she wrote and developed with director Judd Apatow. Schumer will star in the film alongside Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James and John Cena. The film was produced by Apatow and Barry Mendel.
“Wickedly funny and sharply insightful, Amy Schumer is perhaps the most ascendant talent in comedy today and she’s on the brink of an epic year,” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. “We are thrilled to work with Amy to create an unpredictable and hilarious showcase for Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and brightest stars in what promises to be the most combustible ‘Movie Awards’ ever.”
The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will once again officially kick-off the summer blockbuster season, promising to deliver yet another epically funny, explosive, over-the-top show that features fan favorite films, actors and musicians. In addition, the show will honor the best films and performances from the past year, while featuring exclusive, never-before-seen moments from some of the most highly-anticipated summer films. Nominations will be announced at a later date. The telecast will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels and 200 digital media properties reaching more than half a billion households around the world.