‘Saturday Night Live’ regular and star of ‘Horrible Bosses’ has bona fide comedic chops.
By Kara Warner
Congrats are in order for “Saturday Night Live” star Jason Sudeikis, who has just been announced as our newest MTV Movie Awards host. Sudeikis will be hosting the consistently star-studded and unpredictable event live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on June 5. So for those who haven’t been following the comedic actor’s every move since he began his successful career, here’s a few handy Sudeikis facts and figures to help explain why he’s the perfect choice to lead our 20th annual Movie Awards.
Before getting his big break on “SNL,” Sudeikis performed in several improv troupes in Kansas City, Chicago and Las Vegas. In fact, he was a founding member of Second City Las Vegas, where he was eventually snatched up by “SNL” to be a sketch writer in 2003. He became a full-fledged castmember in 2006 and had memorable turns impersonating the likes of “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks and Vice President Joe Biden.
In recent years, Sudeikis has been carving a name for himself outside of the comforts of his “SNL” family. In addition to a guest appearance on “30 Rock” as (“SNL” alum) Tina Fey’s love interest Floyd, Sudeikis has appeared in a slew of feature films: “What Happens in Vegas,” “The Bounty Hunter,” “Going the Distance,” “Hall Pass” and the upcoming flicks “Horrible Bosses” and “A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy.” He also currently lends his voice to “The Cleveland Show,” as Holt Richter and Terry Kimple. With all these eclectic acting tricks in his bag, Sudeikis is guaranteed to keep the MTV audience entertained come June 5.
“I’m sincerely flattered that the folks from the Mostly Teenage Viewers network have invited me to host this year, and I look forward to keeping the streak of flawless and critically lauded Movie Awards show hosting in 2011 alive,” Sudeikis said about the gig.
The MTV Movie Awards nominees — based on your votes at MovieAwards.MTV.com — will be announced on May 3, at which point you’ll be able to vote for your favorite films and stars in categories like Best Fight, Best Kiss, Biggest Badass Star, Best Villain and, of course, Best Movie. Voting will continue through June 4, though Best Movie will remain open throughout the live ceremony on June 5 — meaning you’ll have a chance to affect the night’s biggest prize until the very last minute.
The 20th annual MTV Movie Awards air live Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET.
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