Posted Thursday, Apr. 27, 2006; 12:00 p.m.
2006 MTV Movie Nominations Announced
Awards season takes a trendy turn in June when viewers can tune in for movie parodies, musical performances, celebrities, and maybe even some awards, too!
The L.A. Pilot
More than an award show, but a film unto itself, MTV: Music Television has announced the cast, or nominees, of the "2006 MTV Movie Awards."
Up for starring roles are the "40-Year Old Virgin" and "Wedding Crashers," each receiving five nominations. Also vying for the spotlight are "Batman Begins," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Hustle & Flow," "Sin City" and "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith" with three nominations each.
Filming June 3 at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA, the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" will premiere to audiences nationwide on Thursday, June 8 at 9pm ET/PT on MTV.
MTV also announced it will cast for new categories of "Best Hero," "Sexiest Performance" and the "mtvU Student Filmmaker Award" for the first time ever. And in another Movie Awards first, all of this year's categories, including "Best Performance," will make no distinction between male and female. Breaking the gender barrier and award show tradition, both actors and actresses will be vying for the same coveted golden popcorns.
Fans can vote for the entire nominated cast of the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" by visiting movieawards.mtv.com before May 19. Fans can also vote from their mobile phone by texting "MOVIEAWARDS" to 91757 to receive a ballot. Voting is also available by dialing toll free to 1-877-MTV-VOTE where fans can support their favorite nominees with a different category available for voting each day.