'New Moon' and Robert Pattinson set to dominate MTV Movie Awards nominations

The dust has barely settled from the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, held last Saturday, March 27, yet the nominee voting process has already begun for another fan-voted event, the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. The network will be holding the annual awards show on Sunday, June 6 in Los Angeles, but before the winners are announced, MTV is asking fans to pick the films, celebrities, and movie moments that will vie for the coveted golden popcorn.

Among the favorites to win nominations this year is the mega-blockbuster Twilight Saga: New Moon, which has a good chance of winning the title of Best Movie (after its predecessor Twilight swept last year’s show). Academy Award contenders Avatar, UP, The Blind Side, and The Hurt Locker (the Best Picture Oscar winner) are also included in the nominee pool. Based on the popularity of New Moon’s stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, their respective films Remember Me and The Runaways could also walk away with nominations in the top category.

The MTV Movie Awards added a new category this year called Global Superstar, which includes such A-listers as Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, and Drew Barrymore. Being this is an MTV event, however, it’s almost guaranteed that Pattinson will get nominated. The British actor could go up against his toughest competitor yet – himself – in the Best Kiss category. Both Pattinson’s kissing scenes with Stewart (in New Moon) and Emilie de Ravin (Remember Me) are both eligible for nominations.

Viewers will have until Friday, April 9 to select their picks for MTV Movie Awards nominees.

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