Press Release from MTV
NEW YORK, May 20 -- The wait is over! MTV will give movie fans an exclusive first look at two of this summer's hottest movie releases during the "2009 MTV Movie Awards." Viewers will be treated to scenes from the surefire blockbusters "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" as stars from both casts will reveal the never-before-seen clips.
From England, the stars of "Harry Potter," Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint will give a sneak peek of "Half-Blood Prince." Also on-hand to reveal an exclusive scene will be "Transformers" actress Megan Fox and director Michael Bay. In theaters July 15, 2009, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is the sixth installment in the global smash film franchise from Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Paramount Pictures sequel to the box-office hit "Transformers," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" comes to movie screens June 24, 2009 and will once again pit the "Autobots" against the "Decepticons" in the ultimate robot death match. Upping the already megawatt star power of this year's ceremony, actor Shia LaBeouf is also confirmed to present a popcorn statue. He joins previously announced presenters Sandra Bullock, Dwayne Johnson, Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Thomas Lennon, Danny McBride, Sofia Vassilieva, Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Vanessa Hudgens, Leighton Meester, Jonah Hill and Lil Wayne.
In addition, Eminem will take to the stage to perform music from his anticipated new album Relapse and Kings Of Leon will perform LIVE on MTV for the first time ever, treating viewers to their rock anthem "Use Somebody" from their hit album Only By The Night. 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. This year's show will be a movie megabattle between devotees of "Twilight" and "Slumdog Millionaire," as both movies are neck-and-neck with each film receiving nominations in six award categories. MTV will up the cinematic fun quotient this year by debuting the new category "BEST WTF MOMENT" and bringing back "BEST SONG FROM A MOVIE." Fans will get the chance to pick this year's most jaw-dropping "WTF" movie moment that left audiences speechless and vote on their favorite movie soundtrack hit. 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.
From Robert Pattinson's native London to Dev Patel's native India, MTV fans around the world can watch the action unfold as the "2009 MTV Movie Awards" will air on MTV channels around the world in 161 countries. Now you can find the "2009 MTV Movie Awards" con subtitulos en Espanol on Saturday, June 13 at 5p.m. ET/4p.m., on MTV Tr3s. Go to www.mtvtr3s.com to find out which channel on your cable or satellite provider MTV Tr3s is carried on.
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. This year fans will also be able to enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes "Movie Awards" content directly from their iPhones through the new "2009 MTV Movie Awards Application." The application, developed by the creators at Kyte, enables MTV to rapidly deliver new content to fans on a daily basis. The application is available for a free download in the Apple Store now.
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, Amy Doyle and Joanna Bomberg are Music Talent Executives for MTV.
Official sponsors of the "2009 MTV Movie Awards" include Coca-Cola(R), Kia Motors, Nikon, Orbit(R) gum, Taco Bell(R), T-Mobile USA, and Venus. Orbit is a registered trademark of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.