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The nominees are in for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, with The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids neck-in-neck with eight nominations each, including the categories "Movie of the Year," "Best Cast" and "Breakthrough Performance." Fans will have the "Power of the Popcorn" in their hands as winner voting opens today, May 1 at 8Am Et/5Am Pt, at MovieAwards.MTV.com and will stay open through Saturday, June 2nd. 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 airs live on Sunday, June 3rd at 9pm Et/Pt on MTV from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
The 2012 MTV Movie Awards will put the spotlight on one of the most diverse roster of nominated films in years for the show. Featuring a broad array of movies that resonated with our audience this year, the »
Six actresses - Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig - from the hit comedy Bridesmaids will be presenters at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today.
McCarthy received her first Oscar nomination this year for her supporting role in the film, and Wiig also became a first-time nominee for the film's original screenplay. All six will be making their first Oscar show appearances.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
There has been a bit of controversy surrounding a sequel to the smash hit summer comedy Bridesmaids. On January 4th, Universal Pictures claimed they would move forward on a follow-up, even though creator and star Kristen Wiig didn't want to be involved.
Here is what he had to say.
"We're still promoting Bridesmaids 1; when the fog clears, we'll see if there is an idea worth doing. People like to send up projects without thought. (It's) not just, you know, how much money we could make? That usually leads to Jaws 3D."
Bridesmaids was one of the biggest box office success stories of 2011, grossing $288 million worldwide from just a $32 million budget. Naturally, Universal PIctures wants to move forward with a sequel. Though, they may have to do it without Kristen Wiig.
Actor Jon Hamm revealed in September that Kristen Wiig does not want to do a sequel to Bridesmaids, and nothing has changed since then. Here's what the actress had to say, revealing she is working on another project with her Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo.
"We aren't working on that. Annie and I aren't planning a sequel. We are writing something else."
It isn't known why Kristen Wiig does not want to return, although an insider claims that the actress and other key cast members may have been offended by their $100,000 bonuses, which is seen as low due to the overwhelming success of the comedy. Kristen Wiig refused to comment on her bonus. »
4 items from 2012
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