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Both of MTV's big annual awards shows, the MTV Movie Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards, will be held in the Los Angeles area this year, the network announced Wednesday.
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Set for June 6 at 9/8c, the MTV Movie Awards — which honor the best kiss and best fight scenes besides the more traditional categories such as best film — will be telecast from the Gibson Amphitheatre in nearby Universal City for the fourth year in a row.
The VMAs are moving back west after New York's Radio City Music Hall played host to the 2009 ceremony (including Kanye West's infamous mic snatch). An exact location has not yet been announced for the Sept. 12 awards show, set to air at 9/8c.
"The Movie Awards and the VMAs consistently deliver some of the most talked about moments on TV," MTV general manager Stephen Friedman said. "Making Los Angeles this year's location for both shows gives us the perfect hotbed to create the eclectic mix of artists, stars and commotion which embody MTV events."