Hailee Steinfeld to host MTV EMAs
Hailee Steinfeld will host the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).
The ‘Pitch Perfect’ actress – who is nominated for Best Pop Act – will also perform at the ceremony, which takes place at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Spain on 4 November, and "can’t wait" to get involved.
She said: "The EMAs are a show where anything can happen. I can’t wait to host a night filled with incredible artists, performances, some surprises of my own – let’s do this, Bilbao!"
And MTV bosses are "thrilled" to have signed up the 21-year-old singer-and-actress as they think her "incredible energy" is just what the show needs.
Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent, Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International, said in a statement: "Hailee is a true global superstar renowned for her exceptional talent with a career that spans music, film and TV.
"We are thrilled to have her as host for this year’s MTV EMAs in Bilbao and can’t wait to see her light up the stage with her incredible energy."
Camila Cabello leads the nominations for the EMAs, as she’s up for six awards, including the prestigious Best Artist list.
However, the 21-year-old singer – who left her band Fifth Harmony in 2016 in order to go solo – will have to fight off some stiff competition if she’s to bag the big prize as she’s up against Ariana Grande, Drake, Dua Lipa and Post Malone.
The brunette beauty will also go head-to-head with Ariana and Dua for the Best Pop Artist prize, which also includes Hailee and Shawn Mendes, as well as the Best Video category and Best Song for her hit ‘Havana’ ft. Young Thug.
She’s also been recognised for her fan base – securing her a nod in the Best Fans category – while her final nomination could see her bag the prize for the Best US Act – providing she manages to fight off competition from Ariana, Cardi B, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone.
Although Camila could come out on top and be the biggest winner of the night, Ariana and Post Malone are nipping at her heels with four nominations each.