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Viewers Can Now Choose MTV Movie Awards Nominees

Following in the footsteps of its change in the voting format for the Video Music Awards (VMAs), MTV has decided to allow viewers to choose the nominees for its upcoming Movie Awards ceremony. The music network announced via a press release on March 29 that viewers can log onto MovieAwards.MTV.com through 6p.m. ET on April 9th to decide the nominees in the show’s 13 categories.

The winners for the 19th annual ceremony will be decided from the final list of nominees between May 11th and June 5th. The winners will be announced during the live show on Sunday, June 6th at 9pm ET/8pm C from the Gibson Ampitheatre in Universal, CA.

The voting began at 12pm ET/9am PT on March 29th in such returning fan favorite categories as Best Kiss, Best Fight and Best Comedic Performance. There will also be new categories, including Best Ass-Kicking Star, Best Scared-Ass S**t Performance and Global Superstar, for which fans worldwide can vote via their local MTV website. The show is set to air in 161 countries.

Among those on the nominee list for Best Kiss are: Alice Eve and Jay Baruchel for ‘She’s Out of My League;’ Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox for ‘Jennifer’s Body;’ Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning for ‘The Runaways;’ and Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson for ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon.’

For Best Fight, viewers can choose, among others, from: Channing Tatum vs. Brian J. White for ‘Fighting;’ Beyoncé Knowles vs. Ali Larter for ‘Obsessed;’ Megan Fox vs. Amanda Seyfried for ‘Jennifer’s Body;’ and Sienna Miller vs. Rachel Nichols for ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.’

The Best Comedic Performance nominees include: Betty White for ‘The Proposal;’ Adam Sandler for ‘Funny People;’ and Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms for ‘The Hangover.’

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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