Singer-songwriter Rita Ora and Oscar and Grammy-winning writer, director and actor Taika Waititi will host the MTV European Music Awards (EMS) 2022.
The awards will air live from Dusseldorf, Germany on November 13 on MTV in more than 170 countries and on Pluto TV in select territories across the US, Latin America and Europe and Comedy Central in Germany. It will be available worldwide from November 14 on Paramount+ and Pluto TV
Fans can vote for their favorites in 17 gender-neutral categories until November 9, including Best Song, Best Artist, Best Collaboration, and two new categories Best Longform Video and Best Metaverse Performance.
Ora previously hosted the EMAs in 2017, where she received several nominations and was honored with the Power of Music Award. His film and television credits include the Fifty Shades of Gray franchise, “The Masked Singer UK,” “The Voice Australia” and “The X-Factor UK.”
Waititi’s film “Jojo Rabbit” won him the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and won a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Recently, Waititi directed and co-wrote the Marvel film “Thor: Love and Thunder.”
Ora and Waititi, who are a real-life couple, said: “We’re excited to host this year’s MTV EMAs and celebrate the best musicians and performances from around the world. We look forward to sharing the evening with all these talented artists.”
Ora added: “I’m thrilled to be back hosting, and sharing the stage with Taika makes it even more special. We had it all at this year’s EMAs, fun surprises, gorgeous fashion, comedy and most of all amazing music. We can’t wait for the audience to share these moments with us.”
Bruce Gilmer, Paramount’s president of music, music talent, programming and events and chief content officer of music for Paramount+, said: “Rita Ora along with longtime MTV/EMA favorite and multi-talented Taika Waititi, we’re sure to be a powerhouse duo. World music will set the stage for an electrifying night of celebration.