MTV says Jason Sudeikis – leading comedic actor and “Saturday Night Live” regular – will host the “2011 MTV Movie Awards” LIVE on Sunday, June 5, from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
This year’s 20th annual ceremony will mark Sudeikis’ first time hosting the awards show as he infuses this year’s telecast with his quick comedic wit and improvisational skills.
As previously announced, Emmy Award winning producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice”) returns to executive produce this year’s awards that will give out the legendary golden popcorn statue in outlandish categories such as “Best Scared As-Sh**t Performance,” “Best Jaw-Dropping Moment” and “Best Line From a Movie.”
The show will air LIVE on Sunday, June 5 at 9pm ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
“Smart and funny is the new rock and roll for our audience – and that combo pretty much sums up Jason. He is a smartass and a gentleman who never goes for the easy or obvious joke,” said Stephen Friedman, president of MTV.
“Because of that, he is the ideal Movie Awards host and we are confident with him anchoring the show our audience is in store for unexpected and crazy moments with Hollywood’s biggest stars and musicians.”
“I’m sincerely flattered that the folks from the Mostly Teenage Viewers network have invited me to host this year and I look forward to keeping the streak of flawless and critically lauded movie award show hosting in 2011 alive,” said Jason Sudeikis (pictured above).
Sudeikis joins the ranks of past hosts such as Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Ben Stiller, Jimmy Fallon, Mike Myers, Sarah Silverman and Justin Timberlake.
Winner voting for the “2011 MTV Movie Awards” will be open May 3rd – June 4th. Viewers can visit MovieAwards.MTV.com to vote for their favorite films, movie moments and actors in 12 returning and all-new categories.
The 2011 “MTV Movie Awards” will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 600 million households around the world as well as through syndication.
In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world.
Photo courtesy: MTV