Leslie Jones to Host 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Leslie Jones at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Leslie Jones at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo by Stewart Cook/WWD/Shutterstock (9064813ot)

Former Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones will be hosting next month’s MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The live ceremony is scheduled for May 16. Jones, who’s currently hosting Supermarket Sweep, is nominated at this year’s show for Best Comedic Performance in her role in Coming 2 America. Jones is also known for her roles in Ghostbusters and Time Machine.

Last year, MTV moved the show to December, but the pandemic put the decision on hold and the network decided to air special MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time, which was hosted by Vanessa Hudgens.

Leading the nominations this year is Marvel’s Disney+ series WandaVision, which earned five nominations including Best Show and Best Performance in a Show Elizabeth Olsen), Best Hero (Teyonah Parris), Best Villain (Kathryn Hahn), and Best Fight (Wanda vs. Agatha).

Emily in Paris and The Boys received four nods each. Bridgerton, The Madalorian, and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan received three.