MTV Video Music Awards Return To Hollywood
Posted on Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:34 AM PDT

LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The MTV Video Music Awards are returning to Los Angeles for the first time in a decade, and the ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 7, at the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood. The ceremony will be broadcast from city streets, rooftops, and sound stages on the legendary Hollywood studio lot.

In a statement released today, Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music Group, said:

“With Paramount Pictures as the ideal setting, the glamour and musical heritage of L.A. are sure to be catalysts for creating explosive pop culture moments that the VMAs are known for. By anointing our audience as un-official executive producers, this year’s VMAs will live and breathe the music they love and we’re looking forward to producing a complete music experience that will connect to them beyond television.”

Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures added:

"Paramount is proud to serve for the first time, as the host of the VMAs. Combining the rich history of the Paramount lot with MTV's cutting-edge show will make this one of the year's most exciting and memorable events."

Over the past 10 years, the VMAs have been held in Miami, Las Vegas and New York, among other locations.