Last year in Los Angeles, Brüno landed half-naked on Eminem’s head , while months later in New York, Kanye West didn’t quite let Taylor Swift finish her acceptance speech. These were just two of the eye-popping, unforgettable, did-that-really-happen? moments from the 2009 MTV Movie Awards and [url id="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/"]Video Music Awards[/url]. This year, the pop-culture madness is all going to take place in one city.
That’s because both the 2010 [url id="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards/"]Movie Awards[/url] and the 2010 VMAs will air live from Los Angeles.
First on Sunday, June 6, at 9 p.m. ET, MTV will launch the 19th annual Movie Awards live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, the same venue where “Twilight” dominated the evening in 2009 . Then on Sunday, September 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, we’ll launch the 27th annual VMAs in Los Angeles, with the show returning to the West Coast after a stint in the Big Apple. As you might expect, the awards shows will feature a mix of A-list presenters, performances from the biggest names in the industry, tons of exclusive content and more of those unexpected moments that make MTV’s awards shows the most fun of the year.
“The Movie Awards and the VMAs consistently deliver some of the most talked about moments on TV. Making Los Angeles this year’s location for both shows gives us the perfect hotbed to create the eclectic mix of artists, stars and commotion which embody MTV events,” said Stephen Friedman, general manager for MTV. “The success of last year’s shows ups the ante on the star power, music and movie madness viewers expect to see, and they won’t be disappointed.”
Mark your calendars: The 2010 MTV Movie Awards air live Sunday, June 6, at 9 p.m. ET, and the VMAs go live Sunday, September 12, at 9 p.m. ET. Be there!