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MTV's annual Movie Awards have been a staple since their inception in 1992. Now, in the awards' 25th anniversary, the network will re-invent the broadcast.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards will feature television series as a part of the ceremony for the first time, giving the program its new title.
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The event is set to take place on May 7 at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
“We’re living in a golden age of content, and great storytelling and characters resonate regardless of whether you’re watching it in a theater or on TV,” said MTV president Chris McCarthy. “The new ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards’ will celebrate even more of the brightest, bravest, funniest and most shared films and TV shows resonating across youth culture.”
The move to include television into the annual awards show is proof that pop-culture has embraced streaming services and TV shows in general instead of strictly feature films.
MTV is also announcing the MTV Movie and Television Festival, which will be an all-day event surrounding the Shrine Auditorium, featuring an food vendors and live music.
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