The date's been set and the producer secured: The 17th annual MTV Movie Awards will be airing live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on June 1.
MTV announced Tuesday (March 18) that Mark Burnett — the Emmy Award-winning executive producer of such hit shows as "Survivor," "The Apprentice," "Rock Star," "The Contender" and "My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad" — will be returning for his second year as the awards' executive producer.
Last year's MTV Movie Awards generated huge ratings, pulling in over 20 million viewers on its premiere night. This year's ceremony will once again premiere live on MTV, with the show's iconic golden popcorn prize up for grabs in categories ranging from Best Kiss to Best Villain.
"I'm looking forward to incorporating the viewers more than ever before, because I consider the MTV Movie Awards to be the most relevant movie award show in America today," Burnett said. "This show honors the movies that millions of young Americans go to see. We will again highlight the interactive culture that is young America."
Nominees, presenters and performers will be announced in the coming weeks, as will the show's host. Last year, [article id="1561557"]Sarah Silverman hosted[/article] a memorable awards show with many unusual and hilarious moments, like Best Kiss winners Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell re-creating their "Talladega Nights" lip-lock.
"The MTV Movie Awards always draws the biggest stars in film and this year is already shaping up to be no exception," said Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks. "The audience's favorite movie and music talent combined with Mark Burnett's uncanny ability to push the envelope and the show being live makes for a concoction sure to set off tons of unexpected water-cooler moments."
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