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Nikki Glaser Set to Host 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted

McKenna Aiello
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UPDATE: Get ready to double the laughs!

On Friday, April 30, MTV announced comedian Nikki Glaser will host the inaugural MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED. The first-of-its-kind celebration of all things unscripted television will air on Monday, May 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT as part of the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards epic two-night takeover.

Many pop culture fans know Nikki from The Nikki Glaser podcast and her hosting gigs for You Up with Nikki Glaser with SiriusXM. She also had a hit Netflix comedy special titled Bangin'.

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The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards just got a whole lot funnier.

Saturday Night Live alum Leslie Jones has signed on to host night one of the star-studded affair, set to take place next month on Sunday, May 16 and Monday, May 17.

The Supermarket Sweep host, who recently took home the E! People's Choice Award for Comedy Act of 2020, will raise a toast to the most unforgettable moments across film and television over the past year.

And, if Leslie's hot takes during the 2021 Oscars were any indication, viewers at home can expect the comedian to enforce a strict time limit on acceptance speeches. (For the record, Leslie, we appreciate you for this.)

Nominations for the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards were unveiled on April 19. Leading in the television categories is Wandavision with five nominations, followed by Emily in Paris, RuPaul's Drag Race and The Boys with four each. Borat Subsequent Movie Film and Judas and the Black Messiah represent the most-nominated movies.

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So what can pop culture fanatics anticipate for this year's ceremony? For starters, the MTV Movie & TV Awards will span two evenings.

Leslie Jones, 2020 Peoples Choice Awards, PCAs, Candids
Leslie Jones, 2020 Peoples Choice Awards, PCAs, Candids

Winners of the scripted categories will be announced on May 16 during a live broadcast at the Hollywood Palladium. The following evening, MTV's first-ever Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted special will reveal the winners of the unscripted categories.

Both telecasts will air at 9 p.m. EST/PST on MTV.

Prior to Leslie landing the coveted gig, recent MTV Movie & TV Awards emcees included Zachary Levi, Tiffany Haddish, Adam Devine, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart.

Originally published Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. PST