Drew Barrymore MTV Movie Awards

Drew Barrymore

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According to Variety, Drew Barrymore has officially dropped out as a host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards 2023. The article mentions that the gesture aims to support the Writers Guild of America strikes, and the actress agreed to host next year’s event. Moreover, the event will stay hostless and there won’t be a red carpet.

“I have listened to the writers, and in order to truly respect them, I will pivot from hosting the MTV Movie & TV Awards live in solidarity with the strike. Everything we celebrate and honor about movies and television is born out of their creation. And until a solution is reached, I am choosing to wait but I’ll be watching from home and hope you will join me. I thank MTV, who has truly been some of the best partners I have ever worked with. And I can’t wait to be a part of this next year, when I can truly celebrate everything that MTV has created, which is a show that allows fans to choose who the awards go to and is truly inclusive.​” an official statement of the actress reads.

MTV Movie Awards 2023

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The executive producer of the MTV Movie & TV Awards, Bruce Gillmer, addressed Barrymore’s decision and explained how the event will still happen. “Drew, without question, she’s been incredible. It’s hard to imagine that we’ve ever had a better experience with a host.” the producer said. “So she’s not going to be with us live in the house for the show and we will essentially be going hostless. The silver lining in all of this is that we really formed a partnership almost a family-like atmosphere. So we see this as a shift in direction, but also a pause for the initial plan, which we’ve all agreed and she’s accepted to continue as our host in 2024.” Gillmer added.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards will be broadcasted on MTV, May 7 at 8 p.m. ET.

Published by HOLR Magazine.