MTV Ditches Old Format, Launches New 'MTV Movie & TV Awards'
After 24 years as the MTV Movie Awards, the network has announced that it will be expanding and adding the ever-growing world of television to its annual awards show.
The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 7 at 8/7c and include the first-ever day-long entertainment celebration dubbed the “Movie & Television Festival,” prior to the awards ceremony. As major fans of television, and in the time of "peak TV," we must say we're pretty excited about this overdue update.
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"We’re living in a golden age of content, and great storytelling and characters resonate regardless of whether you’re watching it in a theater or on TV," President of MTV Chris McCarthy said in a statement. "The new MTV Movie & TV Awards will celebrate even more of the brightest, bravest, funniest and most shared films and TV shows resonating across youth culture."
The host, nominees and performers will be announced at a later date.
The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Live, May 7 at 8/7cAlertMe