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MTV Movie Awards Move Up to April

2 October 2012 10:09 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Blockbusters arrive earlier every year, and now the MTV Movie Awards will, too. MTV announced Tuesday that its annual movie awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, April 14, nearly two months earlier than usual. The awards have traditionally aired on the first Sunday after Memorial Day. The show is less known for its irreverent awards than for its comedy sketches and publicity stunts promoting the big summer releases. (Think Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno character landing in Eminem's crotch, the highlight of the 2009 awards.) The earlier date will give the hype »

- Tim Molloy

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MTV Rebooting Movie Awards With 'Academy' Voting (Exclusive)

25 April 2012 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The MTV Movie Awards is classing up its act. For the venerable celebration of Hollywood’s 21st edition in June, multiple awards categories have been dropped, a few others added, and the network has installed an “academy” of actors, producers, agents and other industry insiders to vote on nominees, including a “breakthrough performance” award voted on by directors. Although the network won’t reveal voter names, the panel strategy is similar to the one used for the annual Video Music Awards and is designed to broaden

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- Marisa Guthrie

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