Leslie Jones is bringing her enthusiasm for film and TV to MTV as the host of the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
The comedian is set to emcee the awards show, which is set to return live from Los Angeles next month after last year’s edition of the show was replaced by a best-of special due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to hosting, Jones is a nominee this year for best comedic performance for her role in Coming 2 America, the long-gestating Eddie Murphy sequel streaming on Amazon Prime.
The Saturday Night Live alum, who previously hosted the BET Awards, is also the host and executive producer of ABC’s Supermarket Sweep reboot.
Nominees for the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards were announced last week, with WandaVision and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm among the projects scoring the most nominations. Fans can vote for the winners in 25 gender-neutral categories, including best kiss, breakthrough performance and best show — through April 30.
MTV is planning a two-night event for the 2021 revival of its Movie & TV Awards.
The main show is set to air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, May 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the inaugural installment of Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted, celebrating reality TV, on Monday, May 17.
Both specials will be executive produced by MTV’s Bruce Gillmer, Wendy Plaut and Vanessa Whitewolf and Den of Thieves’ Jesse Ignjatovic and Barb Bialkowski.