via press release:
SUPERMODEL, ENTREPRENEUR AND HOMETOWN GIRL HEIDI KLUM TO HOST THE “2012 MTV EMA” IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY
THE 19TH ANNUAL AWARDS SHOW WILL AIR LIVE FROM FRANKFURT’S FESTHALLE SUNDAY, 11th NOVEMBER AT 9PM CET*;
IN THE U.S. AT 11:00 PM ET/PT on MTV2
LONDON / NEW YORK – 26 September 2012 – MTV today announced that Heidi Klum, one of the world’s most renowned supermodels and superstars, will host the “2012 MTV EMA.” The multi-talented and multi-tasking entertainer and entrepreneur – whose accolades run the range from fashion guru to executive producer of a hit reality franchise – will be bringing her hosting A-game to the 19th annual awards show being held in Frankfurt’s historic Festhalle. The “2012 MTV EMA” will broadcast live on Sunday, 11th November at 9PM CET* on MTV channels around the world; in the U.S., the two-hour show will premiere on MTV2 at 11:00 PM ET/PT Sunday, November 11th.
“I’m honored to host the ‘2012 MTV EMA’ in its return to my home country of Germany,” said Klum, a native of Bergisch Gladbach, just two hours outside of Frankfurt. “The MTV EMA is one of the biggest nights in global music, fashion and culture, and I’m thrilled to play a part in bringing this one-of-a-kind show to audiences all over the world. We’re going to have a blast!”
“Heidi is absolutely one of the most successful and recognizable multimedia stars on the planet,” said Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President of Talent and Music Programming/Events, Viacom International Media Networks. “She is very clearly the best choice to helm the ‘2012 MTV EMA’ in Frankfurt, and we’re looking forward to showcasing her incredible talent within the extremely dynamic EMA environment. It’s certain to be an unforgettable night.”
As previously announced, Rihanna and Taylor Swift top the list of the “2012 MTV EMA” nominees with six and five nods, respectively, with Justin Bieber and Katy Perry following closely behind with four nominations each. Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z and Kanye West each received three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards. MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date.