According to a report by Variety, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart will be the hosts of the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. The annual show, which will air on Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m., will come before to the duo’s summer film “Central Intelligence.”
This edition of the MTV Movie Awards, which marks the 25th anniversary for the award show, will be pre-taped live-style across the Warner Bros. backlot the day before the broadcast on April 9, taking place outdoors across multiple locations, unlike most award shows, which air from a singular theater.
“We want to do a big, brave thing to celebrate movies,” the show’s exec producer Casey Patterson says of filming across the backlot. “We love Kevin and Dwayne for doing big, risky, bold things. Most award shows play it safe. They’re the right guys to take big swings.”
Patterson says Johnson and Hart make the perfect hosts due to thee fact that they engage with their fans. “We could not be in better hands than with these two guys because they really represent what it means to be a movie star right now,” the exec producer told Variety. “They talk directly to their fans all the time. They are always in a conversation with their fans.”
Wrestler and Actor, Johnson said, “It’s an honor to be hosting the ‘MTV Movie Awards’ with a guy who’s not only one of the funniest guys on the planet, but who’s often mistaken as my twin, Kevin Hart, we live for our fans and promise to make this an epic, historic unforgettable night for them.”
Hart also commented, “I love hosting — it’s my thing. Dwayne and I are the perfect team for the epic 25th anniversary show. It’s going to go down.”
“They understand exactly who MTV’s audience is, and growing up, this was their premiere movie award show,” Patterson says of the hosting duo, adding that the chemistry is “ridiculous” between the two of them. “The energy and the vibe of the show is very loose and anything can happen, and I think they can really be themselves. They organically have so much fun together. It won’t be about what we script. It will be those two just having fun and playing and celebrating movies. They love making movies for this audience, and they know what the fans love about their films so they’re going to be fantastic in that role.”
The 2016 MTV Movie Awards will be exec produced by Patterson and Garrett English. Co-exec producers are Lee Lodge, Jane Mun, Jim Roush and Wendy Plaut who is also the executive of celebrity talent. Sandy Alouete is the executive in charge of music talent.