After 25 years, MTV today announced it is flipping the script with the newly reimagined MTV Movie & TV Awards, the ultimate celebration of young Hollywoodâ€™s best WTF to WOW performances across film and TV.Â
â€œWeâ€™re living in a golden age of content, and great storytelling and characters resonate regardless of whether youâ€™re watching it in a theater or on TV,â€ said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV. Â “The new â€˜MTV Movie & TV Awardsâ€™ will celebrate even more of the brightest, bravest, funniest and most shared films and TV shows resonating across youth culture.â€
Additionally, in the lead up to the live show on Sunday, May 7, fans on-the-ground will be treated to the inaugural Movie & Television Festival. Â Live musical acts, special guests and food will transform the area outside of The Shrine Auditorium into a massive, daylong party.Â The afternoon will culminate with attendees being treated to a front row spot for viewing celebrity red carpet arrivals for the eveningâ€™s main event.Â Ticketing details and a full list of performers will be announced at a later date.
For her second consecutive year, Casey Patterson will serve as Executive Producer with MTVâ€™s Garrett English for the â€œ2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards.â€ Melanie Block is Executive in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent.Â Amani Duncan is Executive in Charge of Music Talent.
Official sponsors of the â€œ2017 MTV Movie & TV Awardsâ€ includeÂ AlwaysÂ®,Â Diamond Producers Associationâ„¢,Â Taco BellÂ® and Toyota.
The expanded show will air LIVE from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Host, nominations, performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.