Instead of a presenters’ break for an on-stage “smoke,” this year’s “2009 MTV Movie Awards” promises to get movie fans high on star power alone! Sure to make movie-lovers and celeb-watchers everywhere green with golden popcorn envy, a bevy of the hottest stars in Hollywood are confirmed to hand out awards as Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Vanessa Hudgens , Leighton Meester, Jonah Hill and Lil Wayne are the first to be announced in the growing list of presenters.
With a stage this hot, viewers can expect another year of incredible pairings and extreme moments. They join previously revealed performer Eminem, who will take the stage to perform music from his anticipated new album Relapse, available May 19, and give one of the captivating and unconventional live MTV performances fans live for. Hosted by Andy Samberg, the “2009 MTV Movie Awards” will be broadcast LIVE from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on Sunday, May 31st at 9p.m./8p.m.C.
The “2009 MTV Movie Awards” marks the first year in which the final nominees were decided on by the fans. A movie megabattle between devotees of “Twilight” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” both movies are neck-in-neck as each film has nominations in six award categories. MTV will up the cinematic fun quotient this year by debuting the two new categories “BEST SONG FROM A MOVIE” and “BEST WTF MOMENT.”
Fans will get the chance to vote on their favorite movie soundtrack hit and pick year’s most jaw-dropping “WTF” movie moment that left audiences speechless. Viewers can decide the golden popcorn destiny of their favorite flicks by visiting MovieAwards.MTV.com (www.MovieAwards.MTV.com) before May 27 to vote for their favorite film moments and actors but the category of “BEST MOVIE” will be a fight to the end as voting for favorite film of the year will remain open throughout the LIVE show.
MovieAwards.MTV.com is the official site for the “MTV Movie Awards” where fans can visit to vote and stay to check out show promos starring Andy Samberg and some of today’s hottest celebs, get up-to-date info and watch MTV News nominee interviews. During the voting window fans can also head over to facebook.com/mtv, myspace.com/mtv, Flixster and IMDB.com for a special “Movie Awards” social module that will enable them to cast their votes, take polls, watch promo videos, get special news and tweets about the show and special links to “Movie Awards” contests.
Mark Burnett serves as Executive Producer for the “2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS.” Audrey Morrissey is Co-Executive Producer. Lee Rolontz is Executive Producer for MTV, Garrett English is Executive in charge for MTV and Jane Mun serves as Producer. Robin Reinhardt-Locke is Celebrity Talent Executive.
Official sponsors of the “2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS” include Coca-Cola®, Kia Motors, Nikon, Orbit® gum, Taco Bell®, T-Mobile USA, and Venus. Orbit is a registered trademark of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.