Conan O'Brien to Host MTV Movie Awards

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Conan O'Brien will host the MTV Movie Awards next month, and of course, the comedian and talk-show host had to joke about the cheeky ceremony.

"After eight years of intense negotiations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV's second-most prestigious awards show," O'Brien said in a statement.

Conan O'Brien is hosting an MTV awards show. No, not that one. The other, less-controversial one.Jason Merritt / Getty Images

The MTV Movie Awards earn far fewer headlines than MTV's more outrageous Video Music Awards, which has included foam-finger gyrations by Miley Cyrus, a kiss between Madonna and Britney Spears, and Kanye West yanking a trophy away from Taylor Swift.

But the MTV Movie Awards have their own quirks, honoring such creative cinematic categories as best kiss and best fight.

The show will take place April 13 in Los Angeles. Nominations will be announced Thursday.

—Gael Fashingbauer Cooper