NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Amy Schumer will host the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.
The 33-year-old actress and comedian made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter. Schumer temporarily took over MTV's social media accounts, and teased the news in a series of posts before confirming she will host the awards ceremony.
"Wickedly funny and insightful, Amy Schumer is perhaps the most ascendant talent in comedy today and she's on the brink of an epic year," MTV president Stephen Friedman said in a statement. "We are thrilled to work with Amy to create an unpredictable and hilarious showcase for Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and brightest stars in what promises to be the most combustible Movie Awards ever."
The MTV Movie Awards originated in 1992, and honor actors and actresses in unconventional categories such as "Best Villain" and "Best Kiss." Winners are chosen by a public vote online, and past hosts have included Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Silverman and Aziz Ansari.
Schumer came to fame as a contestant on NBC reality competition Last Comic Standing. She subsequently appeared on Comedy Central series Delocated, and has hosted her own show, Inside Amy Schumer, since April 2013.
The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will air live from Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on April 12, 2015.