NEW YORK, NY (March 5, 2014) – Emmy Award-winning comedian and late night talk show host Conan O’Brien announced last night on his U.S. show “Conan” that he will take the stage for the first time as host of the “2014 MTV Movie Awards” on Sunday, April 13, 2014 LIVE from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.The “2014 MTV Movie Awards” will premiere live in the U.S. and many international markets before rolling out on on MTV’s global network of channels.* In addition, MTV today released a “2014 MTV Movie Awards Nominees in 15-Seconds” teaser in advance of its nominations announcement on Thursday, March 6 at 7:00a.m. ET.
“After eight years of intense negations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV’s second most prestigious awards show.”
Known for his unique, quick comedic wit, O’Brien currently hosts the successful late night talk show “Conan” on TBS in the US and was among the first to build out an expansive digital and social presence through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube on the strength of teamcoco.com, , making him a favorite of MTV’s Millennial audience. He is a Harvard graduate and two-time president of the venerable and notorious Harvard Lampoon. O’Brien’s illustrious writing career has also included fan-favorite shows “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons.”
The “2014 MTV Movie Awards” will once again officially kick-off the summer blockbuster season, promising to deliver yet another epically funny, explosive, over-the-top show that features fan favorite films, actors and musicians. In addition, the show will honor the best films and performances from the past year, while featuring exclusive, never-before-seen moments from some of the most highly-anticipated summer films.
The “2014 MTV Movie Awards” will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than a half-billion households around the world. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s
more than 200 digital media properties around the world.
Jesse Ignjatovic serves as Executive Producer for the “2014 MTV Movie Awards.” Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive in Charge for MTV. Lee Lodge and Jen Jones serve as Executive Producers. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Amy Doyle is Executive in Charge of Music and Celebrity Talent. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music Talent.
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
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Founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan
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