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TORONTO (April 9, 2014) – The biggest names in Hollywood battle it out for the golden popcorn, as the THE 2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS kick off the summer blockbuster season live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m. ET, exclusively on MTV. Viewers can get a jump start on the awards with the MTV MOVIE AWARDS PRE-SHOW, hosted by Zendaya and TEEN WOLF’s leading man Tyler Posey, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning comedian and late night talk show host Conan O’Brien, THE 2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS is the only place where viewers can find celebrity titans Kanye West, Joan Rivers, and Robert De Niro all nominated in the same category. The red carpet special and full award broadcast will be available online at MTV.ca the following day.
During the live 2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS broadcast, viewers can catch Canadian MTV host Lauren Toyota as she reports from MTV’s Canadian HQ on all things MOVIE AWARDS.
This year, American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street are MOVIE AWARDS fan-favourites, with eight nominations each, including Best On-Screen Duo, Best Musical Moment, and the top prize of the night, Movie of the Year. Canadian actor Donald Sutherland snags one nomination for Best Villain in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On hand to give out the golden popcorn awards this year, are some of Hollywood’s red-hot actors, including Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Seth McFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Nicki Minaj, Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Levine, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pratt, and Miles Teller.
This year, two of MTV’s highest honours will be handed out to two of Hollywood’s, leading men. Channing Tatum will receive the third annual MTV Trailblazer Award, presented by is his Jupiter Ascending co-star Mila Kunis. An actor who has tackled roles in everything from comedy and action, to romantic “chick-flicks”, Tatum is the first male to win this award. Additionally, the cast of ENTOURAGE will reunite on-stage to present the MTV Generation Award to Academy Award® nominated actor and producer, Mark Wahlberg. The Generation Award is awarded to recognize an actor who has engaged the MTV audience throughout his or her career. Mark’s predecessors include Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, Adam Sandler, and Sandra Bullock to name a few. In addition, the night will feature an exclusive, never-before-seen clip from the highly anticipated film The Amazing Spider-Man 2, introduced via taped video message by leading actors Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jaime Foxx.
The evening won’t be short of musical madness, as Eminem and Rihanna are set to blow the roof off with the first-ever, live performance of their megahit “Monster”. Additionally, two of music’s best up-and-coming acts Ellie Goulding and Zedd are set to perform songs from the new blockbuster film, Divergent. Also new to the awards this year is the Music to Discover slot, featuring Twenty-One Pilots performing live on the MTV stage for the first time ever.
For a full list of MTV MOVIE AWARDS nominees visit MTV.ca.
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