The populist MTV Movie Awards always give fans a chance to celebrate not only the movies they love, but to get a look at the movies they’re planning to love. Last year, the MTV Movie Awards gave audiences their first look at The Hunger Games (it was Katniss firing an arrow! The world was never the same again), and this year they’ll be giving Bat-fans yet another look at The Dark Knight Rises. It will be yet another step towards reaching the critical mass where two-thirds of the movie will be completely spoiled as the marketing machine rolls on. I remember the good old days (2011) when people freaked out because we showed set photos featuring the Batwing.
Hit the jump for the press release. The 2012 MTV Movie Awards will air live on Sunday, June 3rd at 9:00pm ET/PT. The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20th.
Since the MTV Movie Awards air in the middle of the summer, they’re allowed to pull from successful spring pictures. This year, they’ve done exactly that and awarded The Hunger Games with eight nominations. However, MTV didn’t forget the movies of last summer, and also gave eight nods to Bridesmaids. As for the other nominees, the Twilight series has always dominated the MTV Movie Awards in the past, but The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 only pulled in two nominations this year. It may be a case of out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new, but it’s worth noting that this was the first year where nominees were chosen by a panel of industry insiders instead of online voting. I don’t know why MTV made that change (it’s not like anyone can make the awards more respectable), but fans will still get to choose the winners. While the MTV Movie Awards are really more of a platform for funny sketches and showing clips from upcoming movies, an awards ceremony that allows you to give Drive an award for “A Real Hero” can’t be all bad.
Hit the jump to check out the nominees. The 2012 MTV Movie Awards air live on June 3rd at 9/8c.