Looks like the awards season in L.A. just got a little more crowded than usual this summer. MTV's Video Music Awards are moving to the City of Angels, the cable channel announced yesterday -- smack dab in the middle of Emmy weekend.
The VMAs, a hit with the Millennials and basically those who troll Twitter, had long staked claim to its Aug. 24 airdate, which is probably why NBC chose to air this year's Primetime Emmy Awards on a Monday night rather than the standard Sunday (for nearly 15 years, the Peacock network has scheduled the Emmycast in late August rather than the third week of September, which is when the other Big Four networks usually air the show).
Though this year's VMAs will help launch the newly renovated Forum, L.A.'s arena that's usually overlooked for major events, the show's move to Los Angeles probably has more to do with guaranteeing that stars won't have to choose between the two televised ceremonies (and who are we kidding? They'll love double the swag bags).
Although the VMAs being in L.A. that weekend doesn't come without conflict: the celebs will have to choose whether to attend the music showcase or the Motion Picture Television Fund’s regular Evening Before affair. (So many parties, so little time!)
A host for this year's VMAs has not been announced yet, but MTV might decide not to go with one as they did last year. (More time for twerking, right?)
The MTV Video Music Awards air Aug. 24 on MTV at 9/8c.