Global event kicks off LIVE from LA’s famous Barker Hangar on Monday, 08 May from 01:00 WAT

MTV today announced that film and television powerhouse Drew Barrymore has been tapped to host the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards LIVE from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles on Monday, May 8, beginning at 01:00 WAT. The evening will honour the biggest and best in both movies and television, across scripted and unscripted, for one supersized, can’t-miss event, which will also air on MTV internationally in more than 150 countries.

Barrymore has been nominated a total of nine times and has taken home three Golden Popcorns. She won her first award for “Best Kiss” for The Wedding Singer. She also won “Best On-Screen Team” for Charlie’s Angels (2001). She was most recently nominated for Best Talk/Topical Show at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED. In 2020, she and Sandler were also honoured as “Dynamic Duo” at the MTV Awards: Greatest of All Time.

“We are thrilled to announce that Drew Barrymore will be hosting the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards. As a talented actress and producer, Drew embodies the spirit of the MTV brand with her creativity, energy, and passion for entertainment. We are confident that she will bring her signature charm and wit to the stage, making the show a must-see event for fans around the world. We look forward to an unforgettable night of celebration and recognition of the best in film and television,” said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Paramount Africa.

Sponsors of the event include Cheetos® and SONIC®.

Executive Producers for the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards are MTV’s Bruce Gillmer, Wendy Plaut and Vanessa Whitewolf, along with Den of Thieves’ Jesse Ignjatovic and Barb Bialkowski. Jackie Barba and Alicia Portugal are Executives in Charge of Production and Lisa Lauricella serves as the Music Talent Executive.

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The 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards Press Credential Application is open through Friday, April 7.

Further news on nominations, presenters and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

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