Zachary Levi will host the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, set for Monday, June 17.
Levi will follow in the footsteps of recent hosts Adam Devine, duo Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and last year’s emcee, Tiffany Haddish.
The announcement comes as Levi’s superhero feature film Shazam! just cleared the $100 million mark at the domestic box office. Earlier this month, it was also revealed that a sequel is in the works.
Levi has also starred in Thor: The Dark World, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Chuck.
The awards will be handed out at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The nominees for the show, which recently added TV and gender-neutral categories, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Stars may have been ready to celebrate the best in television and film when they hit the red carpet of this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, but it was Dwayne Johnson and Jada Pinkett Smith who were truly in the spotlight.
Hosted by Shazam! star Zachary Levi, this year’s ceremony selected the actor and actress to receive the night’s top honors with Johnson receiving the Generation Award and Smith being honored with the Trailblazer Award. Though having a resume of successful films, instead, stars focused the discussion on Johnson and Smith’s philanthropic efforts.
“I feel like both of those amazing humans have done so much work, not only in the entertainment industry but with the philanthropy part of the world and trying to make sure this world is equal and just,” Euphoria star Storm Reid told The Hollywood Reporter while on the carpet Saturday outside the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. “Whatever they believe in, they fight for that. I’m glad to be witnessing that tonight.”
Meanwhile, Haunting of a Hill House Kate Siegel star couldn’t help but celebrate Smith for sparking dialogue with her hit show Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch.
“I love Jada Pinkett Smith with her open communication with children about issues these days with her new show. I think that’s so important to remove the kind of pedestal nature from celebrities so that we can all talk about the same issues that are affecting all of us,” said Siegel.
“I think Jada is just an incredible woman and role model and mother and just I’ve always looked up to her as an amazing icon in this industry. I think she deserves all the praise that she could get,” said Sydney Sweeney, who like her co-star Reid, was also on hand to celebrate the upcoming premiere of her HBO series Euphoria.