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Monday 20 January 2020

Host Kevin Hart girds loins ahead of MTV Movie Awards

Kevin Hart is hosting the show alongside Dwayne
Kevin Hart is hosting the show alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Comedian Kevin Hart has joked he may expose himself at the MTV Movie Awards to live up to the "wildest" moments in the show's 25-year history.

The stand-up comic is hosting this year's event with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the biggest blockbusters and popular films are honoured at the ceremony in Los Angeles.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has the most nominations with 11. The film's stars, Britons Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, are both up for gongs.

Will Smith will receive the Generation Award to recognise his glittering film career, while golden popcorn statues will also be handed out for best kiss, best fight, best hero and best villain.

Speaking on set at Warner Bros Studios, Hart said he believes the MTV Movie Awards are "cooler" than the Oscars because people are more willing to have fun.

He told the Press Association: "When you see award shows, sometimes people don't come to have a good time.

"People come to sit up straight and make sure their posture's perfect for the cameras.

"The MTV Movie Awards is a looser environment. They have a good time. Things happen. Moments people talk about for years.

"When you look at some of the biggest moments in entertainment, a lot of the craziest, wildest ones happened at the MTV Movie Awards.

"I'm glad this year I plan on doing something for people to talk about - by pulling my d*** out."

Melissa McCarthy will become the first woman to receive the comedic genius award, while Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne will present the first full trailer for his new film, the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

Creed and Straight Outta Compton are among the films nominated for best movie, Both failed to receive best picture nominations at the Academy Awards, prompting a debate about a lack of diversity at the Oscars ceremony.

The MTV Movie Awards, which take place on Saturday in the US, will air on MTV in the UK on Monday at 8pm.

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