The MTV Movie Awards has been an awards show unlike any other ever since it debuted back in 1992. The show is going through a big change for 2017; for the very first time, TV will be honored as well as films. It will take a host who knows both mediums to really carry the show, and MTV has found the perfect person. Adam DeVine will tackle hosting duties for the first ever MTV Movie & TV Awards. Check out his announcement!
The announcement only runs for 45 seconds, but I'd say that it demonstrates why Adam DeVine could be the ideal host for the first MTV Movie & TV Awards. He has solid comic timing and is clearly willing to play with whatever shenanigans are in store. I'm not entirely sure what to expect out of the show now that both movies and TV are being honored, but I'm pretty confident that DeVine is a smart choice.
After all, Adam DeVine is a veteran of big and small screen. He's appeared in movies ranging from Pitch Perfect (and Pitch Perfect 2) to The Intern to Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. On the small screen front, he starred in Comedy Central's Workaholics, voiced Pizza Steve on Uncle Grandpa, and played Andy on Modern Family. We can bet that he'll be able to handle any category MTV comes up with for the first annual MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Interestingly, Adam DeVine took home a Movie Award himself back in 2016. He and Rebel Wilson won the top prize in the Best Kiss category for their smooch in Pitch Perfect 2. Nominations for the 2017 Awards have no yet been announced, but it should be fun to see if DeVine scores a nom.
Workaholics finished its run on Comedy Central this year, so I wouldn't be shocked if it got some kind of recognition on the TV side of the Movie & TV Awards. He wouldn't be the first awards show master of ceremonies to be nominated. In fact, if he lost, he wouldn't even be the first host who had to stick around on stage after missing out on a trophy. He probably wouldn't have to deal with Matt Damon strolling out to mock him, though.
The big question now is what categories will be featured in the TV side of the awards show. Movie categories include everything from Movie of the Year and Best Performance to Best Villain and Best Action Performance. We can bet that there will be some of the same categories for TV, but I'm definitely hoping that we'll get some categories unique to TV. We'll have to wait and see.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards will air on Sunday, May 7th at 8 p.m. ET on MTV. Be sure to tune in to catch Adam DeVine as host. Check out our midseason TV premiere guide and our summer TV premiere schedule to see all your other viewing options, and don't forget to take a gander at our rundown of the 2017 TV renewals and cancellations so far.