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[04/25/12 - 10:01 AM]
The "2012 MTV Movie Awards" Nomination Categories Are Revealed
Nominees will be announced on Tuesday, May 1 with winner voting opening to fans that day through Saturday, June 2 via MovieAwards.MTV.com.

[via press release from MTV]

THE "2012 MTV MOVIE AWARDS" NOMINATION CATEGORIES ARE REVEALED

Musical Group fun. to Join the Party With a Special Performance

21st Annual "MTV Movie Awards" Will Air Live Sunday, June 3rd at 9 PM ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA

NEW YORK, NY (April 25, 2012) - MTV today announced the 12 nomination categories for the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" which contains five all-new awards including "Best Music," "Best On-Screen Transformation," "Best Gut-Wrenching Performance," "Best Cast," "Best On-Screen Dirt Bag," as well as "Best Breakthrough Performance" that will be awarded solely by a special Academy of outstanding directors.

Nominees will be announced on Tuesday, May 1st with winner voting opening to fans that day through Saturday, June 2nd via MovieAwards.MTV.com. As in previous years the category of "Movie of the Year" will remain an ongoing battle throughout the live show when the 21st annual "2012 MTV Movie Awards" air on Sunday, June 3rd at 9 pm ET/PT on MTV from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

Also announced today, chart-topping indie-pop group fun. will rock the stage at the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" with a performance toasting the greatest party films of all time. "We Are Young (feat. Janelle Mon´e)" off their latest album "Some Nights" held strong at the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the past six consecutive weeks.

"The Movie Awards will be a re-imagined celebration of the most popular films and performances from the past year," said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. "This year, we've overhauled categories and added a Breakthrough Performance award that will be chosen by some of the best directors in the world. We're also making music a more central experience to the overall show creative, and are thrilled to announce fun. - a band that has already imprinted a new anthem on a generation - as our first musical moment."

Once again, MTV fans will hold the "Power of the Popcorn" awards in their hands. This year's brand new "Best Music" category will allow fans to vote for a specific movie moment when the perfect song played during the perfect scene.

In returning category favorites like "Movie of the Year," will the final installment of "Harry Potter" bring home the crown or will the record-shattering "The Hunger Games" shake things up? Last year, Emma Stone took home the prize for "Best Comedic Performance" but could she receive a nomination for "Best Female Performance" for her role in "The Help?" One thing is for certain, it's Hollywood's wildest awards ceremony and anything can happen.

Categories for the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" include:

· "Movie of the Year"

· "Best Female Performance"

· "Best Male Performance"

· "Breakthrough Performance"

· "Best Comedic Performance"

· "Best Music"*

· "Best On-Screen Transformation"*

· "Best Gut-Wrenching Performance"*

· "Best Kiss"

· "Best Fight"

· "Best Cast"*

· "Best On-Screen Dirt Bag"*

* New category

The "2012 MTV Movie Awards" nominees will be elected by a special voting Academy, including members of the MTV audience. In addition, the winner of "Breakthrough Performance" will be decided on solely by a special Academy of Directors who will lend their expertise for spotting and developing new talent.

Known as one of the most outrageous and distinctive televised award shows, the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will feature its trademark individuality and irreverence. Fusing the network's musical core with the wonder and amazement of the comedy, drama, adventure and mystery inherent to the movie-going experience, the telecast is set to provide more laughs, surprises and one-of-a-kind moments with Hollywood's biggest stars gathering to honor fan-favorites from the past year.

The "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will air across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 600 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's more than 200 digital media properties around the world.

MovieAwards.MTV.com is the official site for the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" where fans can visit to vote and get up-to-date info on this year's show, watch video of last year's biggest occurrences, get the full list of 2011 show winners, and check out fashion and celebrity commentary from the red carpet.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves serves as Executive Producer for the "2012 MTV Movie Awards." Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive In Charge for MTV. Amy Doyle is Executive in Charge of Music and Celebrity Talent. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music Talent. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lee Lodge serves as co-Executive Producer.

Official sponsors of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards include Bing, Chevrolet(R), Sprint(R), State Farm(R) and Taco Bell(R).

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About Den of Thieves:

Founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager, Den of Thieves has quickly emerged as a force for ambitious event shows and uniquely stylized reality television series. Using their extensive experience working with talent, Ignjatovic and Prager launched Den of Thieves as the TV arm of the Warner Music Group in 2007. After a successful three year partnership, they branched out and are now fully independent. Den of Thieves continues to create, develop and produce original television.





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