The 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards is making its way to our screens in the spring to honor the creative prowess and icon status of this year’s most influential entertainers.
For three decades, the awards show has commemorated some of our favourite onscreen highlights (and those who made them happen), including awarding Best Fight to Euphoria‘s Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and Maddy (Alexa Demie), Best Music Documentary to Olivia Rodrigo‘s driving home 2 u, and Best Reality Return to Paris Hilton.
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Like the style and vernacular of its categories, the occasion is typically home to looks more vibrant and eccentric than the classic red-carpet glamour seen at Hollywood events like the Academy Awards. At the same time, more ad-lib moments are often expected onstage, bound to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
This year’s awards show will be held on Wednesday, May 7, at the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles, starting at 8 p.m. ET. Ahead, see everything else to know about the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards, including its performers, leading nominees, and presenters.
Watch this space for updates.
Who Is Hosting?
Drew Barrymore is confirmed as this year’s host, per a cute promo video released March 14 from the actress’s “Drew’s News Report” segment on The Drew Barrymore Show.
“Wow, I am so honored to have been chosen, especially this year, when the show is all about the fans,” Barrymore says in the video, which features a cameo from M3GAN (Barrymore herself dressed as the doll while in dialogue with herself).
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“It is going to be an epic night,” she later adds. “Big moments. Huge movie stars. Cocaine Bear, are you free on May 7? The 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards, we’ll be there.”
Barrymore is a multi-winner herself, having nabbed Golden Popcorn trophies at previous ceremonies for Best Kiss with Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer (1998), Best On-Screen Team with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu in Charlie’s Angels (2001), and Best On-Screen Duo alongside Sandler for another film the two star in together, 50 First Dates (2004).
The actress was also nominated for Best Talk/Topical Show for The Drew Barrymore Show last year and honoured as Dynamic Duo in 2020 at the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time with Adam Sandler, namely for their lead collaborations on several films including The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, and Blended (2014).
Who Is Performing?
Sia, Travis Barker, and Steve Aoki are the confirmed performers at this year’s awards show, per MTV’s website.
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Who Are The Presenters And Nominees?
Presenters and nominees will be confirmed and announced in the upcoming weeks.
How Can I Watch?
The ceremony will be televised live on MTV’s channel, accessible with traditional cable, as well as livestreamed on MTV’s website with a Paramount+ account (monthly subscriptions begin at $5 following a weeklong free trial).
You can sign up for Paramount+ here.
- Drew Barrymore