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Robert Pattinson accepting an MTV Movie Award - the famous "golden popcorn".

Robert Pattinson accepting an MTV Movie Award - the famous "golden popcorn".

MTV today announced it will give its viewers a chance to decide the nominees for the “2010 MTV Movie Awards.”

Starting today, March 29th at 12p.m. ET/9a.m. PT through Friday, April 9th at 6p.m. ET, fans can log onto MovieAwards.MTV.com to vote in 13 categories for their favorite films, superstars and movie moments to be included in the final list of nominees during the May 11th – June 5th winner voting period.

Continuing its tradition for being one of the most shocking and atypical awards shows on television, this year’s show will feature three all-new and outrageous categories that include “Best Ass-Kicking Star”, “Best Scared-As S**T Performance” and “Global Superstar.”

For the first time in “Movie Awards” history, voting will go international as fans worldwide will be able to vote for their favorite global stars in the “Global” category by visiting their local MTV websites.

After the votes are tallied, MTV fans around the world can tune-in to watch the action unfold and see if their favorite global superstar makes the mark, as the “2010 MTV Movie Awards” will air on MTV channels around the world in 161 countries. The 19th annual “2010 MTV Movie Awards” will air LIVE on Sunday, June 6th at 9p.m. ET/8p.m. C from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

“Handing over the voting to our devoted movie fans is sure to generate a passionate debate over this year’s epic films. And this year, fans worldwide will get to participate in the process,” said Stephen Friedman, General Manager of MTV.  “After driving major ticket sales, our audience will now drive voting for their favorite movies.”

Categories for the “2010 MTV Movie Awards” are:

BEST MOVIE (voting stays live throughout the “2010 MTV Movie Awards” ceremony)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

BEST VILLAIN

BEST KISS

BEST FIGHT

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

BEST FEMALE BREAKOUT STAR

BEST MALE BREAKOUT STAR

BEST WTF MOMENT

*GLOBAL SUPERSTAR (New Category)

*BEST ASS-KICKING STAR (New Category)

*BEST SCARED-AS SH**T PERFORMANCE (New Category)

The final nominees for the “2010 MTV Movie Awards” in 13 returning and all-new categories will be decided on by the fans. From March 29th – April 9th, viewers can visit MovieAwards.MTV.com (www.MovieAwards.MTV.com) to vote their favorite films, movie moments and actors into the final list of nominees. Then, the winner voting period commences from May 11th – June 5th.

[Source: MonstersAndCritics]

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