Leslie Jones to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards next month

  • FILE - This Sept. 17, 2018 file photo shows Leslie Jones at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Jones will host the 2021 'úMTV Movie & TV Awards. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - This Sept. 17, 2018 file photo shows Leslie Jones at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Jones will host the 2021 'úMTV Movie & TV Awards. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

  • FILE - A view of the stage appears at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on  June 15, 2019, in Santa Monica, Calif. The network announced Wednesday, April 28, 2021, that comedian-actor Leslie Jones will take the stage as host of the awards show which will air live on May 16 from Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - A view of the stage appears at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on June 15, 2019, in Santa Monica, Calif. The network announced Wednesday, April 28, 2021, that comedian-actor Leslie Jones will take the stage as host of the awards show which will air live on May 16 from Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 4/28/2021 7:02 AM

LOS ANGELES -- Comedian-actor Leslie Jones will take the stage as host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards next month.

The network announced Wednesday that Jones will host the awards, which will air live on May 16 from Los Angeles. The awards show celebrates the best moments in movies and television over the past year.

 

The Emmy-nominated Leslie is currently the host and executive producer of ABC's 'úSupermarket Sweep'Ě and appeared in 'úComing 2 America,'Ě which is streaming on Amazon Prime. She also hosted the BET Awards in 2017.

Previous Movie & TV Awards hosts include Dwayne 'úThe Rock'Ě Johnson, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart and Adam DeVine.

Last week, MTV announced that Disney Plus series 'úWandaVision'Ě leads the awards with five nominations. Netflix's 'úEmily in Paris'Ě and Amazon's 'úThe Boys'Ě each scored four nominations.

A day after the Movie & TV Awards, MTV will air the inaugural Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED on May 17. The show will recognize the best moments in reality television.

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