MTV Movie Awards: Five things to watch for on Sunday’s show

Charli XCX
Collaboration is the name of the game at the MTV Movie Awards. Charli XCX will perform with rapper Ty Dolla $ign and R&B songstress Tinashe.
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At Nokia Theater, the stage is set for the always-colorful 2015 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday. With comedian Amy Schumer as host, the two-hour spectacle is likely to be edgy and fun, with more than a few noses put out of joint.

The red carpet will have no shortage of glamour — not mention six-pack abs — including Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer from “Magic Mike XXL” and “Fantastic Four’s” Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Miles Teller. MTV award nominees including “Selma” director Ava DuVernay and Jennifer Lopez will also be present.

Here are five other things to look forward to during the show, which airs at 8 p.m. Sunday.

An inflatable cat head: The set comes from the married design duo DabsMyla. A nod to 1950s animation, the highlight is a rotating cat head that sits on the right hand of the stage. To its left will be an old school house where perhaps some celebrities will be taught a lesson.


A night of laughs: In addition to Schumer’s show opener (which will take on various targets but remain respectul, she promises) other comics will keep it light, including Jimmy Kimmel presenting the Comedic Genius Award to blockbuster leading man Kevin Hart.

“Pitch Perfect 2”: The Barden Bellas convene on the MTV Movies stage to give fans a sneak peak before the film’s May 15 release. Cast members Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and Hailee Steinfled will present the special trailer.

Musical performances: Collaboration is the name of the game. In addition to Charli XCX’s performance with rapper Ty Dolla $ign and R&B songstress Tinashe, rockers Fall Out Boy will be accompanied by rapper Fetty Wap in a rock-rap mashup a la Jay Z and Linkin Park.

“Avengers” assemble: Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man in the fan-favorite “The Avengers,” will be honored with the Generation Award. His fellow cast members Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner will present the award. They’re also going to show a preview of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” to be released May 1.


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