The late night host made the announcement on Tuesday’s “Conan”
Conan O’Brien will be hosting the 2014 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13 live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The late night host announced the news on Tuesday’s “Conan” on TBS. It will be his first time hosting the awards show.
“After eight years of intense negations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV’s second most prestigious awards show,” he joked in a statement.
MTV will announce this year’s nominations on Thursday. But, it will release a teaser of its nominees ahead of the announcement.
This will be the second year in which MTV will hold the awards in April. Last year’s awards attracted 3.8 million viewers and averaged 4.8 million viewers with airing across Viacom’s family of networks (MTV, VH1, MTV2 and Logo). Last year’s show also saw an increase of 20 percent versus the previous year in MTV’s target demographic of viewers ages 12-34.
Den of Thieves’ Jesse Ignjatovic, who just joined “American Idol” as an executive producer, will serve as executive producer of this year’s show. He’s joined by executive producers Garrett English, also the executive in charge for MTV, Lee Lodge and Jen Jones.