Leslie Jones to host the ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards’ next month

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian-actor Leslie Jones (pic below, AP) will take the stage as host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards next month.

The network announced on Wednesday that Jones will host the awards, which will air live on May 16 from Los Angeles.

The awards show celebrates the best moments in movies and television over the past year.

The Emmy-nominated Leslie is currently the host and executive producer of ABC’s Supermarket Sweep and appeared in Coming 2 America, which is streaming on Amazon Prime.

She also hosted the BET Awards in 2017.

Previous Movie & TV Awards hosts include Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart and Adam DeVine.

Last week, MTV announced that Disney Plus series WandaVision leads the awards with five nominations. Netflix’s Emily in Paris and Amazon’s The Boys each scored four nominations.

A day after the Movie & TV Awards, MTV will air the inaugural Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED on May 17. The show will recognise the best moments in reality television.