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Apr 20 2017

TV News: MTV’s VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS Returns to the West Coast Aug 27

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UPDATED: Tues 5/02/17 MTV Announces Two New Categories

UPDATED: Fri 4/28/17 MTV Generation Award Announcement

 

MTV INTRODUCES BRAND-NEW CATEGORIES ‘TRENDING’ AND ‘BEST MUSICAL MOMENT’ TO “2017 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS”

 

To Vote for ‘Trending’ (Presented by Time Inc.’s INSTANT) please click here

To Vote for ‘Best Musical Moment,’ (Powered by truth®) visit the musical.ly app

 

Los Angeles, CA (May 2, 2017) – MTV today announced the addition of two brand-new categories, ‘Trending’ and ‘Best Musical Moment’ to the inaugural  “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards.”  These genius, snackable moments have dominated the internet through clicks, shares, memes and social chatter, and deserve to be recognized alongside the more traditional Movie and TV categories.  To vote, for ‘Trending,’ go to MTV.com and voting for ‘Best Musical Moment’ will take place exclusively on the next-generation entertainment social network musical.ly.  Voting ends for both categories on Sunday, May 7.  The “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards” airs LIVE from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

 

‘Trending,’ is presented by Time Inc.’s INSTANT, a social-first media outlet dedicated to covering the lives and projects of the Internet famous. As part of a robust marketing partnership for the show with People and Entertainment Weekly, ‘Trending’ will commend some of the greatest viral moments in movies and television from the past year.  The ‘Trending’ winner will be announced during the “MTV Movie &TV Awards Festival” prior to the main show telecast.

Following the success of the MTV VMA “Song of the Summer” integration with musical.ly, MTV is teaming up with the platform once again to unveil the ‘Best Musical Moment’ category. ‘Best Musical Moment’ celebrates the use of song in movies and television. To vote, fans create custom musical.ly videos using songs from their favorite nominated moments.  Each video submission serves as a vote in the category, and members of the musical.ly community can also use “likes” to bolster their favorite nominees position.  The ‘Best Musical Moment’ winner will be revealed during the main show and handed the iconic golden popcorn during a custom segment.

Throughout the weekend of May 6, one or more musical.ly influencers will join MTV to capture behind the scenes footage from rehearsals as well as stream from Sunday’s red carpet on their live.ly account from the MTV digital platform.

The MTV and musical.ly partnership will continue to evolve as the two companies work together on a premium content project slated to launch next quarter.

 

NOMINEES FOR ‘TRENDING’ AND ‘BEST MUSICAL MOMENT’:

 

‘TRENDING’ (Presented by Time Inc.’s INSTANT)
“Sean Spicer Press Conference” feat. Melissa McCarthy – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
“Lady Gaga Carpool Karaoke” – The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
“Cash Me Outside How Bout Dat” – Dr. Phil  (CBS)
“Run The World (Girls)” Channing Tatum and Beyonce – Lip Sync Battle (SPIKE)
“Wheel of Musical Impressions with Demi Lovato” – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Winona Ryder’s Winning SAG Awards Reaction – 23rd Annual SAG Awards (TNT)

 

‘BEST MUSICAL MOMENT’ (musical.ly) (Powered by truth®)
“Beauty and the Beast” – Ariana Grande and John Legend – (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake – Trolls (20th Century Fox)
“How Far I’ll Go” – Auli’i Cravalho – Moana (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
“City of Stars” – Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone – La La Land (Summit Entertainment)
“You Can’t Stop” The Beat – Ensemble – Hairspray Live! (NBC)
“Be That As It May” – Herizen Guardiola – The Get Down (Netflix)
“You’re the One That I Want” – Ensemble – Grease: Live (FOX)

 

Casey Patterson, for her second consecutive year, will serve as Executive Producer. Carol Donovan and MTV’s Garrett English serve as Executive Producers for the “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards.” Melanie Block is Executive in Charge of Production.  Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent.  Amani Duncan is Executive in Charge of Music.

 

Official sponsors of the “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards” include Always®, Diamond Producers Association™, MTN DEW® LABEL SERIES, Taco Bell®, Toyota C-HR and truth®.

 

 

————Posted April 28, 2017————

 

UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ “FAST & FURIOUS” FRANCHISE TO RECEIVE GENERATION AWARD AT THE “2017 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS”

J Balvin, Pitbull and Camila Cabello to Perform Hit Track “Hey Ma”

From the #1 Film in the World: “The Fate of the Furious”

 

NEW YORK, NY (April 28, 2017) – MTV today announced that “Fast & Furious,” one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture franchises of all time, will receive the Generation Award at the “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards,” marking the first time that a film franchise will be honored instead of an individual actor. Star and producer Vin Diesel will accept the award on behalf of the groundbreaking franchise, alongside his “Fast & Furious” franchise co-stars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster. Hosted by comedian Adam Devine, the telecast will air LIVE on Sunday, May 7, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

 

 

“We are thrilled to celebrate the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise and its global contribution to pop culture,” said Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1 and Logo.  “From the diverse cast of beloved actors, to the music and fashion, we are honored to present the Generation Award to a franchise that continues to entertain millions of fans across the world.”

J Balvin and Pitbull will take to the “MTV Movie & TV Awards” stage with Camila Cabello to perform their steamy hit single, “Hey Ma,” which is featured in “The Fate of the Furious,” the film that just had the biggest global opening in history.  This marks the first televised performance of the track since its release in March.

For more than 25 years, the Generation Award has only been dedicated to honoring and showcasing talent that has created an amazing body of work throughout their career and that speaks directly to the MTV audience. Past recipients of the award include Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

This weekend, MTV will air a marathon of the first three “Fast & Furious” films, all while giving viewers a chance to play along and answer trivia about the movies, the stars, and their past appearances on the network. The “Fast & Furious” series’ stars Diesel and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges will appear throughout the marathon, encouraging viewers to tweet their answers for a chance to win a trip to L.A. to attend the “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards” to see the film’s stars and witness them accept their Generation Award in person.

 

“Fast & Furious” Trivia Marathon:

Saturday, April 29

8:00 p.m. – 3:30 a.m. ET/PT

“The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “The Fast and the Furious” and “2 Fast 2 Furious”

 

Sunday, April 30

5:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. ET/PT

“The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “The Fast and the Furious” and “2 Fast 2 Furious”

 

Casey Patterson, for her second consecutive year, will serve as Executive Producer. Carol Donovan and MTV’s Garrett English serve as Executive Producers for the “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards.” Melanie Block is Executive in Charge of Production.  Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent.  Amani Duncan is Executive in Charge of Music.

 

Official sponsors of the “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards” include Always®, Diamond Producers Association™, MTN DEW® LABEL SERIES, Taco Bell®, Toyota C-HR and truth®.

 

————Original Post 4/20/17————

 

2017 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” RETURNS TO THE WEST COAST

LIVE FROM THE FORUM ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017 AT 8:00 P.M. ET/PT

 

 

 New York, NY (April 20, 2017) – MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc., announced that the 2017 “MTV Video Music Awards” will return to the greater Los Angeles area when it airs LIVE from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, August 27 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT.

“The City of Inglewood welcomes the return of the MTV VMAs to the number 1 concert venue in California, the Forum,” said Mayor James Butts.  “Once again, Madison Square Garden set the standard for both East and West Coasts.”

“MTV, at 35 years old, has been around almost as long as the Forum. Together, we’re 85 and enjoy lifetimes of music history,” said Shelli Azoff, Managing Partner for the Forum. “This year is sure to be another epic show with many incredible memories for MTV, the award winners, and especially the fans. The entire Forum family is thrilled to welcome back the VMAs!”

Throughout history, some of music and culture’s biggest breakthroughs have come to life during West Coast VMA broadcasts – from the invasion of the iconic Paramount Pictures studio lot to Linkin Park’s explosive performance at Griffith Observatory, Beyoncé’s jaw-dropping baby bump reveal at Nokia Theater and the live music festival featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Demi Lovato in Los Angeles’ historic Broadway Theater District. The telecast was previously held at the “Fabulous” Forum in 2014 and featured iconic performances including Beyoncé’s feminist anthem, Usher, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and more.

Jesse Ignjatovic returns as Executive Producer for the 2017 “MTV Video Music Awards.” Bruce Gillmer, Garrett English and Lee Lodge are Executive Producers. Melanie Block serves as Executive In Charge of Production. Amani Duncan is Music Executive in Charge. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive in Charge.

 

Source: ©2017 MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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Judy Manning

Dream chaser extraordinaire! Judy is sarcastic, goofy, and self-proclaimed minty fresh! She loves vampires and is an admirer of all things supernatural, paranormal, and mystical. (She's slowly coming around to zombies, but no clowns...she loathes clowns). She loves to read and write. She watches way too much TV and many movies. She's enjoys music of the Trance/electronica variety. She also has a wicked sweet tooth.
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Judy Manning

Dream chaser extraordinaire! Judy is sarcastic, goofy, and self-proclaimed minty fresh! She loves vampires and is an admirer of all things supernatural, paranormal, and mystical. (She's slowly coming around to zombies, but no clowns...she loathes clowns). She loves to read and write. She watches way too much TV and many movies. She's enjoys music of the Trance/electronica variety. She also has a wicked sweet tooth.

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