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Drew Barrymore Won’t Host MTV Movie & TV Awards – The Hollywood Reporter


Drew Barrymore has pulled out as host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards, saying she’s doing so in solidarity with prominent writers.

The awards are still scheduled to air on Sunday, but will now go hostless without any writers from the Writers Guild of America. MTV also canceled the event’s red carpet, which could lead to other talent dropping out as well.

However, Barrymore has agreed to host the 2024 awards ceremony.

“I’ve listened to the writers, and really out of respect for them, I’m going to make a point of hosting the MTV Movie & TV Awards live in solidarity with the strike. Everything we celebrate and honor in film and television is born of their innovation,” Barrymore said in a statement. “Until a solution is found, I am choosing to wait but I will be watching from home and hope you will join me. I thank MTV, who has truly been one of the best partners I’ve ever worked with. And I can’t wait to be a part of this next year where I can truly celebrate everything MTV has created, a show that lets fans pick an award winner and is truly inclusive.”

Barrymore will likely remain a part of the show, though she won’t be present: Prior to her decision to drop out, she shot some sketches that are still expected to be part of the telecast, which is scheduled to air on Sundays on MTV and several Paramount Global cable outlets. other.

white lotus Actress Jennifer Coolidge will receive the Comedic Genius Award at the ceremony. Previously announced presenters include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dave “Lil’ Dicky” Byrd, Busta Rhymes, Gal Gadot, Halle Bailey, Dominic Fishback, and more.

The show is the first scheduled awards broadcast since the Writers Guild called a strike for Monday night.

diverse I first reported Barrymore’s decision.

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