"Girls Trip" breakout Tiffany Haddish has been ubiquitous in recent months, hosting "Saturday Night Live," starring in a Super Bowl commercial, and stealing the show at the Oscar nominations announcement event. Now, the comedian's hot streak has been extended even further, with Haddish set to host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards in June.
The cable net announced the news on Thursday in a video shared on its social media accounts, featuring Haddish herself.
— Movie & TV Awards (@MTVAwards) February 22, 2018
"It's gonna be off the chain," the comedian said of the awards show. "'Cause you know why? I'm hosting. And you know what that means: It's gonna be hilarious."
In a press release, MTV said, "Tiffany Haddish is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after actresses and comedic talents in television and film." Looks like the network made the right decision in snagging the busy star while it still can.
Nominations for the awards have yet to be announced, but it stands to reason that Haddish's presence as host makes her nomination for "Girls Trip" all but a done deal. Poor Haddish had to witness her own Oscar snub in person last month while she announced the nominees alongside Andy Serkis (though she made the most of it, and also secured a return invitation from the Academy to present at March's ceremony). We doubt that MTV would make her preside over its own event without some recognition for the star and her star-making vehicle.
The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards are set for Monday, June 18.
[h/t Vanity Fair]