MTV Movie Awards Adding 'Academy' of Voters, Ditching Silly Categories
Are the MTV Movie Awards trying to give other movies a chance to beat "Twilight?"
According to THR, the teen-dominated awards show will be making a few changes to the voting this year. The first big change includes ditching some of the old categories and putting in new ones: Best Villain, Biggest Badass Star, Best Scared-As-Sh*t Performance, Best Jaw-Dropping Moment and Best Line from a movie will no longer be categories. They will be replaced with five new ones, bordering between serious and silly: Best Music, Best Onscreen Transformation, Best Cast, Best Gut-Wrenching Performance, and Best Onscreen Dirtbag.
Fan need not fear the loss of Best Kiss and Best Fight, which have become the trademarks of the show and won't be going anywhere (at least in the near future).
The other big change is one that might affect the voting: the MTV Movie Awards will be including an "academy" of voters in the process. This academy will include people within the industry with a better knowledge of the full slate of movies for the year.
This will likely give smaller films a chance at winning (or at least a nomination) in a show that has been dominated the last five or so years by the "Twilight" and the last decade by the "Harry Potter" films. However, this same strategy has been employed at the MTV Video Music Awards, but did not prevent the list of nominees for Video of the Year from including two Katy Perry songs.
The ceremony itself will be amped up this year, with a new high-tech stage and performances from bands like fun. in an attempt to mix music with movies.
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