Amy Schumer to host "2015 MTV Movie Awards" Sunday, April 12 from Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVEDec 10, 2014
Schumer Becomes First Host in History to Invade All MTV's Social Media Accounts and Announce Exclusively to MTV's 210 Million Fans
NEW YORK, NY (December 10, 2014) – MTV today announced that Amy Schumer will host the 24th annual "2015 MTV Movie Awards" live on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 9:00 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 to 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's Trainwreck that she wrote and will star in alongside Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, John Cena and LeBron James. The film was produced and directed by Judd Apatow.
"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.
Official sponsors of the "2015 MTV Movie Awards" include FIAT brand, GEICO®, Taco Bell® and T-Mobile®.
Jesse Ignjatovic of Den of Thieves, Lee Lodge and Garrett English serve as Executive Producers for the "2015 MTV Movie Awards." English also serves as Executive in Charge for MTV. Barb Bialkowski serves as Producer. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Amy Doyle is Executive in Charge of Music and Celebrity Talent. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music Talent.
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.
About Den of Thieves:
Founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager to create, develop and produce original television, Den of Thieves has emerged as a force for ambitious event shows and uniquely stylized reality television series. Using their extensive experience working with talent, their credits cover a vast array of formats and include VH1's "The T.O. Show," Comedy Central's "Russell Brand in New York City", Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," as well as the CMT Country Awards.
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