Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart to host 2016 MTV Movie Awards
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, stars of the upcoming action comedy Central Intelligence, announced today via the video below that they will host the “2016 MTV Movie Awards.” This year’s show will tape at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. on Saturday, April 9, to air on Sunday, April 10, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. For the first time ever, MTV will take the telecast entirely outdoors and onto the backlot to capture the essence of movie-making magic against a dramatic nighttime backdrop. Performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.
“It’s an honor to be hosting the ‘MTV Movie Awards’ with a guy who’s not only one of the funniest guys on the planet, but who’s often mistaken as my twin, Kevin Hart,” said Dwayne Johnson. “We live for our fans and promise to make this an epic, historic unforgettable night for them.”
“I love hosting – it’s my thing,” said Kevin Hart. “Dwayne and I are the perfect team for the epic 25th anniversary show. It’s going to go down.”
“Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart define what it means to be modern movie stars,” said Executive Producer Casey Patterson. “They have a direct and personal relationship with their fans, who love them for it and have made them two of the biggest entertainers in the world. They are bringing the action and comedy to the big 25th anniversary of the ‘MTV Movie Awards,’ which makes me excited and frankly a little afraid. Double trouble!”
In a fan-forward first, MTV is giving the audience the once-in-a-lifetime chance to write and direct the official “2016 MTV Movie Awards” promo campaign with Dwayne and Kevin via multiple simultaneous livestreams. Tomorrow, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET, the event will broadcast across Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope, Meerkat and YouNow, allowing fans the opportunity to give the hosts direction via comments and tweets using #movieawards. Once complete, MTV will utilize the footage for promos airing across linear, digital and social platforms, crediting the fans that had a hand in creating the content.