Lindsay Lohan to Host MTV Movie Awards
05/13/2004 AT 03:00 PM EDT
Besides the presenters and nominees – which are led by Johnny Depp and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – Lohan, 17, will be joined onstage at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif., by groups such as D12, the Beastie Boys and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The show will be taped June 5.
"Lindsay is smart, funny, she has an amazing connection to the MTV audience, and she's a huge star," MTV president Van Toffler said Thursday. "That makes her the perfect choice to host this year's show."
She is also up for the breakthrough female award, for last year's Freaky Friday.
Pirates is up for six awards, including best movie, best villain (Geoffrey Rush), breakthrough female (Keira Knightley) and, for Depp, best male, best comedic performance and best on-screen team (with Orlando Bloom).
Also up for consideration, for various awards such as best screen kiss: Bill Murray, Tom Cruise, Jim Caviezel, Queen Latifah, Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Demi Moore, Ludacris, Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston.