BURBANK, Calif. – Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart will be hosting this year’s MTV Movie Awards outdoors at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. They’ll have a great chance to promote “Central Intelligence”, their comedy which will be released in June. The awards will be shot on April 9 and air on April 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times.
The 25th anniversary of the MTV Movie Awards will be for the first time telecast entirely outdoors, as an attempt to combine “the essence of moviemaking magic” with a “dramatic nighttime backdrop”, as the network said in a statement.
“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,” Johnson expressed, as reported by Los Angeles Times.
The Rock promised that, as artists who live for their fans, they would make an unforgettable night for them. Meanwhile, Hart said he loved being a host and claimed he and Dwayne were the best team for the historic 25th anniversary ceremony.
Fans will help create content for the show
Johnson and Hart are letting fans send their ideas for the show’s promos, as MTV announced on Friday. This would be the first time fans will be able to have such an influence on the show. Johnson wrote on his Instagram account that fans can write the promos and asked them to submit their funniest comments, promising every single one would be read. The actors will use the best ideas live-stream style on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Fans will also be able to interact by using the hashtag #movieawards as the live-stream event will be broadcast on Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope, Meerkat, YouNow and other social media platforms. MTV will afterwards select footage for promos from the platforms and credit the creative fans who contributed to the content creation.
The network will later announce the nominees, performers and presenters for the 25th anniversary of the show. Hart and Johnson have been nominated for the awards in the past. The Rock, 36, took home the prize for Comedic Genius Awards last year and thanked his family and fans for unconditionally supporting him throughout his career.
Source: Los Angeles Times