Monday, March 23, 2015

Jessie J to Host 2015 MTV Movie Awards Live Pre-Show on April 12

Jessie J
MTV today announced that Jessie J will bring her signature style and unmatchable sense of cool to burn up the red carpet of the “2015 MTV Movie Awards” as she hosts the spectacular Pre-Show airing LIVE on Sunday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET. In the lead up to the main event, MTV will offer fans a week of exclusive first looks at five of the summer’s must-see films during “MTV Movie Awards Takeover Week” presented by Mtn. Dew® Kickstart™. Immediately following the Pre-Show special, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, MTV will air the “2015 MTV Movie Awards” from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, hosted by Amy Schumer.

Poised in the middle of the action, Jessie J and MTV’s Josh Horowitz will give viewers a first-hand look at all of the hip, Hollywood royalty walking the carpet from some of this summer’s most anticipated movies as they make their show-stopping arrivals. Also, Cara Delevingne, Nat Wolff and author John Green will be on hand to introduce an exclusive sneak from the upcoming feature, Paper Towns.

Adding to the excitement, the first award of the night, “Best Hero,” presented by Mtn. Dew® Kickstart™, will be revealed live during the Pre-Show. This socially-voted category puts fans in charge of choosing the winner. “Best Hero” nominees will be revealed and voting will begin on Thursday, April 2.

Fans can direct their own viewing experience with the All Access Live Stream, unleashed by T-Mobile®. This second-screen interaction brings viewers live to the “2015 MTV Movie Awards” red carpet and inside the venue with the help of a multitude of camera angles.

Finally, fans will not want to miss social sensation Todrick Hall’s theatrical arrival in the FIAT brand’s all-new cross-over 2016 FIAT 500X that is sure to have the Internet buzzing.

In the week leading up to the main show, MTV will kick start complete movie mayhem with “MTV Movie Awards Takeover Week” that will include a world premiere, first look at the long-awaited next installment of the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Beginning Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10, MTV will feature full-day, on-air takeovers by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Over the course of the week, cast from Spy (Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Paul Feig), Trainwreck (Bill Hader and Judd Apatow), Jurassic World (Chris Pratt), San Andreas (Dwayne Johnson) and Ted 2 (Mark Wahlberg) will sit down with MTV’s Josh Horowitz on must-see moments from their upcoming films, look back at favorite past “Movie Awards” moments and handicap the race for this year’s Golden Popcorn in short-form segments airing around MTV’s programming. Each night will culminate with an exclusive sneak peek at an upcoming summer blockbuster film at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT*.

The confirmed films participating in the “2015 MTV Movie Awards Takeover” include:

Monday, April 6th
Spy (Twentieth Century Fox)
Appearances by Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and director Paul Feig

Spy Film Summary:
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.
Release date: June 5

Tuesday, April 7th
Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)
Appearances by Bill Hader and Director/Producer Judd Apatow

Trainwreck Film Summary:
In his fifth feature film as a director, Judd Apatow again brings a portrait of an unforgettable character, and a portrayal by a breakout new comedy star, together in Trainwreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) as a woman who lives her life without apologies, even when maybe she should apologize. The comedy, from a script written by Schumer, co-stars Bill Hader, Colin Quinn, Brie Larson, John Cena, Tilda Swinton and LeBron James. Apatow produces Trainwreck through his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel.
Release date: July 17

Wednesday, April 8th
Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)
Appearance by Chris Pratt

Jurassic World Film Summary:
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.
Release date: June 12

Thursday, April 9th
San Andreas (New Line Cinema, Village Roadshow Pictures and Warner Bros.)
Appearance by Dwayne Johnson

San Andreas Film Summary:
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.
Release date: May 29

Friday, April 10th
Ted 2 (Universal Pictures)
Appearance by Mark Wahlberg

Ted 2 Film Summary:
Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.
Release date: June 26

The “2015 MTV Movie Awards” will once again officially kick-off the summer movie season, promising to deliver yet another epically funny, unpredictable, over-the-top show that features fan favorite films, actors and musicians. 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 upcoming films. The telecast will air across MTV’s global network of channels in more than 160 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.

This year’s nominees span every film genre from dystopian universes (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Maze Runner) to heart-felt coming of age stories (The Fault In Our Stars and Boyhood), out-of-this-world comedies (Guardians of the Galaxy, Neighbors, The Interview, The Wedding Ringer and Top Five), real-life heroes (Selma and American Sniper) and more.

Fans will witness epic match-ups between the likes of Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt taking on funny-men Chris Rock and Kevin Hart for “Best Comedic Performance,” Rosario Dawson battling it out with Jason Sudeikis, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen for “Best WTF Moment,” Meryl Streep and J.K. Simmons vying for “Best Villain” and Zac Efron defending his 2014 title for “Best Shirtless Performance” against the beautiful Kate Upton and teen heartthrob Ansel Elgort. Additional nominees include: Reese Witherspoon, David Oyelowo, Scarlett Johansson, Eddie Redmayne, Jennifer Lawrence, Dylan O’Brien, Emma Stone, Chris Pratt, Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, James Franco, Rosamund Pike, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks and many more.

Official sponsors of the “2015 MTV Movie Awards” include FIAT brand, GEICO®, Mtn Dew® Kickstart™, Taco Bell® and T-Mobile®.

Jesse Ignjatovic of Den of Thieves, Lee Lodge and Garrett English serve as Executive Producers for the “2015 MTV Movie Awards.” English also serves as Executive in Charge for MTV. Barb Bialkowski serves as Producer. 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.

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