Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart have been tapped to host the 2016 MTV Movie Awards in April.
MTV made the official announcement on social media while both actors also shared their insight about the hosting gig.
— MTV (@MTV) February 19, 2016
In a statement, 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.”
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People magazine quoted Hart saying: “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.” He also shared photos and clip about the gig on Instagram.
According to People magazine, the “Central Intelligence” costars filmed the award show’s promos over the weekend and it gave fans a chance to contribute to the script by leaving comments and tweets to the hosts using the hashtag #movieawards.
MTV will then choose footages and the result will be the official 2016 MTV Movie Awards promo campaign, Variety wrote. Fans who contributed content to the promo will also be given credit.
The 25th anniversary of MTV Movie Awards will also be pre-taped live-style on April 9 across the Warner Bros. backlot the day before the broadcast. The filming will take place outdoors across multiple locations, unlike most award shows, Variety reported.
“We want to do a big, brave thing to celebrate movies. 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,” the show’s exec producer Casey Patterson said.
She added, “We are doing the show entirely outside so that we get as many fans packed in as possible in a festival way, which will be super exciting and never done before. Having two hosts is very helpful!”
MTV also assured that there will be diversity in their list of nominees.
The 2016 MTV Movie Awards airs April 10 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.