The MTV Movie Awards are in the midst of an identity shift. This year’s show, hosted by Pitch Perfect and Workaholics alum Adam Devine, will air under a new name on Sunday, May 7: the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. And yes, as the name implies, this time around, television stars will be recognized too.
But adding television categories isn’t the only notable change about the annual event.
This year, the awards show is also going gender-neutral. Unlike other awards shows, which delineate actors by gender (e.g., how the Oscars awards Best Actor and Best Actress trophies), MTV’s awards will just be recognizing the Best Actor in a Movie and Best Actor in a Show. That means Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast) is going up against Hugh Jackman (Logan), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), and Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) in the Best Actor in a Movie category, while Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Donald Glover (Atlanta) are going head to head in the television category.
Also on deck for Sunday’s event: The cast of the Fast and Furious movie franchise will be honored with the MTV Generation Award, while Pitbull, Noah Cyrus, and Camila Cabello are among the musical guests scheduled to perform.
How to watch:
When: Sunday, May 7, at 8 pm Eastern/Pacific (tape-delayed for the West Coast)
Where: The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles
Host: Adam Devine
On TV: The show will air on MTV with simulcasts on Spike, Comedy Central, VH1, BET, TV Land, MTV2, and MTV Classic
Online: With a TV provider and subscription sign-in, you can watch the awards show online at MTV.com