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Apr 28, 2021

MTV Movie & TV Awards Announces Leslie Jones As 2021 Host

We can’t be the only ones who’ve been starved for Leslie Jones’ Sunday night Game of Thrones live tweet reactions right? We want to think hardly, as we await House of Dragons, don’t let us down Ms. Jones. In the meantime MTV is putting her front and center as their host for the Movie & TV Awards this year.

Credit: Leslie Jones; MTV Movie & TV Awards logo

As this year’s official host of MTV’s Movie & TV awards show, Leslie will take the stage on Sunday, May 16 at 9pm ET/PT to celebrate the biggest and best moments in movies and television over the past year.  Following the “Movie & TV Awards” on Sunday, May 16, MTV will air the inaugural “Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED” on Monday, May 17, a first-of-its-kind celebration of all things reality television.

Leslie Jones is known for her unmatched comedic style, she has entertained audiences for years with roles on SNL, Ghostbusters and Time Machine, and is currently nominated for her first MTV Movie & TV Award for “Best Comedic Performance” for her role in Coming 2 America. Leslie joins the ranks of iconic show hosts, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart and Adam DeVine.

Currently, Leslie is the host and executive producer of Supermarket Sweep on ABC and can also be seen opposite Eddie Murphy in Coming 2 America, now streaming on Amazon Prime. In 2020, Leslie received a People’s Choice Award for her Netflix one-hour comedy special, Time Machine. Prior to this, Leslie hosted The BET Awards, voiced the lead villain role of ZETA in AngryBirds 2, and was in the cast of Ghostbusters. 

Fans can now vote for their favorites across 25 gender-neutral categories including “Best Kiss,” “Breakthrough Performance,” “Best Show,” and more by visiting through April 30, 2021. Additional details about the 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” and “Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED” will be announced in the coming weeks.