The 2020 MTV Movie & TV Awards won’t be in its traditional format this year due to COVID-19, so the standard awards show will be a Greatest of All Time Hollywood highlights special instead.
Vanessa Hudgens will host the 90-minute special, which will rewind through the most memorable moments in film and TV from the ’80s until now. It will shine a spotlight on the “GOATs” of Hollywood — including Kevin Bacon, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Selma Blair, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gal Gadot, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, Jason Segel and William Zabka — in categories such as scream queen, legendary lip lock, dance your a– off, heartbreaking break-up, comedy giant, zero to hero, she-ro and dynamic duo. Presenters include Sabrina Carpenter, Chelsea Handler, Maddie Ziegler, Neve Campbell, Jacob Bertrand, Sofia Carson, Lily Collins, Derek Hough, Peyton List, Xolo Maridueña and David Spade.
During the special, MTV will also preview exclusive clips from the Wonder Woman 1984 film, season 2 of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever series and Sia’s new film Music ahead of their release. Sia is slated to perform at the show, as well as Steve Aoki with Travis Barker.
Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman will receive a posthumous honor at the awards show, where he previously won best hero, best performance in a movie in 2018 for his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film. His fellow MCU cohorts Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle will present Boseman with the Hero for the Ages award, which is given to a star “whose heroism on-screen was only surpassed by the true hero they were off-screen,” MTV said in its announcement. Boseman died after a years-long battle with colon cancer at 43 on Aug. 28, 2020.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time will air on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Fans can also catch the action on MTV.com and the network app. Various live TV streaming services carry MTV, such as Philo, fuboTV, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV and Sling TV.