MTV knows how to throw a raucous party, and like any good host, we’re sending out our save-the-date cards nice and early. So mark your 2014 calendars: the MTV Movie Awards will air on Sunday, April 13, while the Video Music Awards will take the stage on Sunday, August 24.
This year saw the Movie Awards pushed up to April to kick off the summer movie season in the way only MTV could (Iron-Mangina, anyone?). In addition to the Rebel Wilson-hosted ceremony, MTV continued its yearly Sneak Peek Week tradition, offering up exclusive first looks at films “This Is the End,” “Pain & Gain,” “The To Do List,” “The Heat” and “The Bling Ring.”
MTV’s other landmark awards ceremony will experience its own first in 2013: The Video Music Awards will call Brooklyn’s Barclays Center home for its 30th anniversary on Sunday, August 25. That’s right, after three years in Los Angeles, the Moonman will pack his bags and return to New York. (The last Big Apple-set ceremony took place in 2009 at Radio City Music Hall.)
“From hip-hop to hipsters, Jay- Z to MGMT, Brooklyn musicians have a long history of dominating the ’spotlight’ on MTV. Brooklyn is a cultural Mecca — the hippest, coolest place for young people across the country, and has played a crucial role in the careers of some of 2013’s biggest bands, like Fun. and the Lumineers,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz in a statement.
“Now, it is only fitting that the first time Brooklyn will ever host a major awards show, we are welcoming the most exciting and talked about spectacle in the music industry … I’m so thrilled that I’ll probably get ’no sleep till Brooklyn’ hosts the VMAs!”
We officially give you permission to take a nice long nap on August 26 in preparation for MTV’s can’t-miss 2014 awards shows.