Jason Sudeikis To Host 2011 MTV Movie Awards

‘SNL’ star will take the stage when the show airs live June 5 at 9 p.m. ET.
By MTV News staff





Jason Sudeikis

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When the 2011 MTV Movie Awards swoop into the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on June 5, “Saturday Night Live” star Jason Sudeikis will be front and center to take on hosting duties for the 20th annual ceremony.

“I’m sincerely flattered that the folks from the Mostly Teenage Viewers network have invited me to host this year, and I look forward to keeping the streak of flawless and critically lauded movie awards show hosting in 2011 alive,” Sudeikis said.

In addition to his exploits on “SNL” — where over six seasons Sudeikis has portrayed everyone from Vice President Joe Biden to “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks — the comedian and actor stars in this summer’s “Horrible Bosses” opposite Jason Bateman and Charlie Day.

“Smart and funny is the new rock and roll for our audience — and that combo pretty much sums up Jason. He is a smartass and a gentleman who never goes for the easy or obvious joke,” said Stephen Friedman, president of MTV. “Because of that, he is the ideal Movie Awards host, and we are confident with him anchoring the show, our audience is in store for unexpected and crazy moments with Hollywood’s biggest stars and musicians.”

The MTV Movie Awards nominees — based on your votes at MovieAwards.MTV.com — will be announced on May 3, at which point you’ll be able to vote for your favorite films and stars in categories like Best Fight, Best Kiss, Biggest Badass Star, Best Villain and, of course, Best Movie. Voting will continue through June 4, though Best Movie will remain open throughout the live ceremony on June 5 — meaning you’ll have a chance to affect the night’s biggest prize until the very last minute.

The 20th annual MTV Movie Awards air live Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET.

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Celebrate ‘Moulin Rouge’ 10 Years Later With MTV Live Stream

Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor and Baz Luhrmann will remember the influential film live on MTV.com.
By MTV News staff





Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor in “Moulin Rouge”

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Ten years ago, Baz Luhrmann brought us into the world of the “Moulin Rouge,” a sexy, musical take on the subculture of turn-of-the-century Paris based on the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. It starred Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman and featured over-the-top costumes and reinventions of modern songs from “Lady Marmalade” to “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

To commemorate that movie’s 10th anniversary, MTV News reunites Luhrmann, Kidman and McGregor to celebrate “Moulin Rouge at 10: A Spectacular Spectacular MTV News Event” on Monday, May 2, at 3 p.m. ET on MTV.com. The director and stars will be joined by co-star John Leguizamo, who played artist Toulouse-Lautrec, and Catherine Martin, who won the Oscar for costume design and art direction. Hosted by MTV News’ Josh Horowitz, the live stream will include special appearances and live interviews while looking back at how the film came to be and how its legacy continues to grow.

To get in on the fun, fans can submit questions for the ”Moulin Rouge” director and talent via the @MTVNews Twitter handle with the hashtag #AskMoulin.

The film premiered in 2001, quickly permeated pop culture and reinvented the modern movie musical. Its influence can still be seen today with the success of musical television shows like “Glee” and ”American Idol.” It’s also had an impact on fashion, graphic design and style. 

The film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Nicole Kidman, and it won two, for art direction and costume design. It was the first musical nominated for Best Picture in 22 years. ”Moulin Rouge” also took home two MTV Movie Awards for Best Musical Sequence (Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor) and Best Female Performance (Nicole Kidman).

Check out everything we’ve got on “Moulin Rouge.”

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