Hailee Steinfeld to Host 2018 MTV EMAs
The 'Bumblebee' star also received a MTV Europe Music Awards nomination in the best pop category.
Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld will perform and host the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards in Bilbao, Spain.
“The EMAs are a show where anything can happen,” the 21-year-old “Love Myself” singer said Thursday in a statement. “I can’t wait to host a night filled with incredible artists, performances, some surprises of my own — let’s do this, Bilbao!”
MTV revealed the hosting news through a Facebook Live sketch, which was broadcast across all of the network’s platforms.
“Hailee is a true global superstar renowned for her exceptional talent with a career that spans music, film and TV,” said Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent, Viacom, and co-brand head, MTV International. “We are thrilled to have her as host for this year’s MTV EMAs in Bilbao and can’t wait to see her light up the stage.”
This year’s EMAs nominations were announced Oct. 4, with Steinfeld receiving a mention in the best pop category. Other nominees include Camila Cabello, Drake and Shawn Mendes.
The Golden Globe winner will next star as Charlie Watson in the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, and she will voice the character Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. Both films are due in theaters in December.
MTV will reveal more performers and presenters leading up to the awards show, which will be broadcast live globally on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.