In our recent poll that asked who should host the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, a whopping 46% of our readers said that Selena Gomez would be the perfect choice. Now that the annual MTV film kudos are branching out to include TV series, a host for this year’s gala will be announced any day now and our readers are hoping that the show’s producers will keep an eye on Gomez, who originally got her start on television. The awards show will air May 7 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
By winning our poll with 46% of the vote, Gomez beat out other pop artists and performers like Justin Bieber (23%), Ariana Grande (10%), Amy Schumer (9%), Justin Timberlake (5%), Taylor Swift (4%), Lady Gaga (2%) and Beyonce (1%). Would Gomez be as good as last year’s MTV hosts Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, or the 2015 emcee Schumer? Sound off with your own personal dream host in the comments section below.
Gomez has come into her own as a pop music sensation in the past few years, with Billboard naming “Hands to Myself,” “Good For You” and “Trust Nobody” as her Top 3 songs. But television is what originally made Gomez a household name, so it’d be great to her back on the small screen hosting the MTV Movie & TV Awards. With recurring roles on “Barney & Friends” and “Wizards of Waverly Place” as a tot, Gomez recently popped up in movies like “Spring Breakers” and “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” and she even played herself in Oscar winner “The Big Short.”