After hosting the Emmys two times, late-night talk show presenter, comedian, writer and producer Conan O’Brien is officially contractually obligated to realize his lifelong dream of emceeing MTV’s second most prestigious award show.
That’s right, Coco will follow in the footsteps of Rebel Wilson, Russell Brand, Jason Sudeikis, Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg or Mike Myers and offer golden popcorn trophies for “best scared-ass s**t performance”, “#wtf moment” and “best shirtless performance” as part of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
Great honor? According to O’Brien himself, definitely, as the Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, Peabody and Nobel Peace Prize are all “garbage” next to an MTV cup.
Jokes aside, we have to admit the nomination roster looks unexpectedly illustrious this year, with the customary audience-pleasing but critically panned blockbusters playing second fiddle to “American Hustle”, “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “12 Years a Slave”, or “Dallas Buyers Club”.
Sure, “We’re the Millers” managed to infiltrate six categories, including best female performance (Jennifer Aniston), but “Hustle” and “Wolf” topped that total, with eight noms each. The two are likely to battle it out for “Movie of the Year” with “Slave”, which received three other nominations, while “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” are the obvious underdogs.
It’s also nice to see Margot Robbie’s show-stopping “Wolf” performance being at last honored, with a breakthrough nom alongside Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station”), or Miles Teller (“The Spectacular Now”). And don’t even dare think of voting for someone other than Robert De Niro in the cameo section. Wow, for once, I’m actually looking forward for April 13’s kudocast.