MTV is tapping a Saturday Night Live performer to host its annual movie awards show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Andy Samberg will be the host of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.

The event will take place on May 31 at the Gibson Amplitheater in Universal City, CA. The event will be aired on MTV live and, while this is Samberg's first time hosting, he was a writer for the awards show before landing his gig on Saturday Night Live.

"It will be a sweet and satisfying homecoming," Samberg said. "I can't wait to act really important."