Will Ferrell Is MTV’s First Comedic Genius


Everyone knows that Will Ferrell, the man behind Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby, and Frank the Tank, is one funny dude, but MTV will officially declare him a Comic Genius at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, airing live, Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET, with “Pitch Perfect” actress Rebel Wilson starring as host.

But now that we have a Comedic Genius for the show, we’re going to need some nominees too. Luckily, MTV has that covered too. MTV News’ Josh Horowitz will join Wilson on MTV to announce the nominees live on March 5 for the “2013 MTV Movie Awards Nominations Spectacular.”

Starting at 7:58 p.m. ET, they will be taking over MTV to announce who will be up for Movie of the Year, and then online immediately afterward to reveal the rest of the categories, including two new ones, Best Shirtless Performance and Best Musical Moment.

Will Bella’s swan song include a fifth Best Kiss trophy? Which beefcake will sizzle in our brand-new Best Shirtless Performance category? It’s up to you to decide the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! Vote beginning March 5, and tune in Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET, as star Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.