The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards has found its host in none other than Leslie Jones.
MTV is turning to Saturday Night Live vet Leslie Jones to bring the laughs for its annual award show.
On Wednesday (April 28), the network announced that the Emmy nominated comedian would officially be serving as host for the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Though likely best known for her comedic chops, Leslie Jones is no stranger to hosting. In fact, currently, Jones serves as host and executive producer on ABC’s rebooted competition series, Supermarket Sweep.
Shortly after the news was announced, the comedian took to Twitter to spread the word to fans far and wide.
“Guess who’s hosting the 2021 #MTVAwards !!? Get ready for some fun, y’all!” Jones tweeted on Wednesday morning.
Guess who’s hosting the 2021 #MTVAwards!!? 🙋🏾♀️ Get ready for some fun, y’all! Tune in Sunday May 16 @ 9pm on @MTV 📺 And VOTE now through Friday @ 6pm ET at https://t.co/lP5QiHQAnT!! @MTVAwards pic.twitter.com/vDsFTCJvSX
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) April 28, 2021
For Jones, specifically, the night could prove especially eventful given that in addition to hosting, she’s also one of the night’s nominees. Specifically, the SNL vet is nominated as part of this year’s Best Comedic Performance category for her role in Coming 2 America.
Voting for the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards is now open. Fans can vote for their favorites to win in all 25 gender-neutral categories from now through April 30.
Head over to vote.mtv.com to check out all of this year’s nominees and to vote on your favorites.
The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards are slated to air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, May 16 at 9 p.m. ET.