"Basically, there's only one man that can combine movie and television together and a lot of people think that's Chris Pratt -- but no, I am," Devine said with a laugh to ET last month on set of his MTV Movie & TV Awards promo shoot. "Evidently, I am a bigger star because they asked me. And I also think he passed."
Jokes aside, Devine dished that he is "so excited" to take on the honor of hosting this year because he has been a longtime fan of the MTV Movie Awards.
"This has been like my dream ever since I saw Austin Powers -- uh Mike Meyers is his real name -- shimmy onto the stage in, like, the '90s," he said. "When he hosted, I was like, 'Uh, I want to host that so bad!' It seems like the most fun awards show possible."
After 25 years of only honoring the silver screen, the MTV Movie Awards will now also recognize the year's best TV series and small screen stars.
"TV is so awesome now!" the Workaholics star gushed when asked about the decision to include television categories in the awards show. "Game of Thrones is basically like a movie every week."
Additionally, after going pre-taped last year, the show will revert to being live. The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air live from LA’s Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7 at 8 PM.