Drew Barrymore to host 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards
Ahead of this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, MTV has announced that film and television powerhouse, Drew Barrymore, has been selected to host the event billed for May 8, at the Barker Hangar, Los Angeles, beginning at 01:00 WAT.
The evening, according to organisers, will honour the biggest and best in both movies and television, across scripted and unscripted, for one supersised, can’t-miss event, which will also air on MTV internationally in more than 150 countries.
Barrymore has been nominated a total of nine times and has taken home three Golden Popcorns. She won her first award for Best Kiss for The Wedding Singer. She also won Best On-Screen Team for Charlie’s Angels (2001). She was most recently nominated for Best Talk/Topical Show at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED.
In 2020, she and Sandler were also honoured as “Dynamic Duo” at the MTV Awards: Greatest of All Time.
“We are thrilled to announce that Drew Barrymore will be hosting the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards. As a talented actress and producer, Drew embodies the spirit of the MTV brand with her creativity, energy, and passion for entertainment. We are confident that she will bring her signature charm and wit to the stage, making the show a must-see event for fans around the world. We look forward to an unforgettable night of celebration and recognition of the best in film and television,” said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Paramount Africa.
Drew Barrymore is one of Hollywood’s most globally recognised, award-winning stars of film and television. The Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner catapulted onto the silver screen at age six when director Steven Spielberg cast her as ‘Gertie’ in E.T.: The Extraterrestrial. Through her production company Flower Films, her credits have included the 1999 comedy Never Been Kissed, followed by the box office hit Charlie’s Angels in 2000.
Firmly established as a production powerhouse, Flower Films subsequently produced the features 50 First Dates, cult favorite Donnie Darko, Duplex, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Music and Lyrics, Fever Pitch, He’s Just Not That Into You and Whip It, which she directed and appeared in. Barrymore’s hit talk show The Drew Barrymore Show is currently in its third season and has been renewed for season four.
Sponsors of the event include Cheetos® and SONIC®, while Executive Producers for the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards are MTV’s Bruce Gillmer, Wendy Plaut and Vanessa Whitewolf, along with Den of Thieves’ Jesse Ignjatovic and Barb Bialkowski. Jackie Barba and Alicia Portugal are Executives in Charge of Production and Lisa Lauricella serves as the Music Talent Executive.