[05/09/12 - 10:01 AM]
Summer's Hottest Stars Confirmed to Present the Golden Popcorn at the "2012 MTV Movie Awards"
Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg are on tap for the June 3 event.

[via press release from MTV]


Winner Voting For 12 Returning and All-New Categories Continues Through Saturday, June 2nd at MovieAwards.MTV.com

21st Annual "MTV Movie Awards" Will Air Live Sunday, June 3rd at 9 P.M. ET/PT on MTV from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA

NEW YORK, NY (MAY 9, 2012) - MTV today announced the first line up of presenters for the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" which includes Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg. These film luminaries will take the stage at TV's most irreverent awards show to present the golden popcorn in 12 all-new and returning categories. The "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will air live on Sunday, June 3rd at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

The "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will put the spotlight on the most diverse roster of nominated films in years for the show. Featuring a broad array of movies that resonated with the MTV audience this year, the nominations include both blockbusters and critically acclaimed films such as "Drive," "Like Crazy," "The Descendants," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and "My Week with Marilyn." This year's telecast will also be a theatrical throwdown as two queens of comedy, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, face off versus action star, Jennifer Lawrence, as they all received four nominations each - the most for all female actors nominated. Emma Stone, Emma Watson and Rooney Mara are close on their heels with three nods each and are set to battle in categories like "Best Female Performance." Additionally, there is a clash of the male titans brewing with Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Josh Hutcherson receiving four nominations and going head-to-head in categories like "Best Male Performance," "Best Kiss" and "Best Fight."

MTV fans hold the "Power of the Popcorn" awards in their hands with voting available online via MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, June 2nd. As always, voting for "Movie of the Year" will remain open throughout the live show on Sunday, June 3rd.

On the red carpet, British TV host and fashion expert Louise Roe will return as MTV's international guest correspondent for the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" for the second year in a row. Roe will be chatting up all these A-list celebs on the red carpet as part of a special edition of "MTV At The Movies", bringing audiences outside the US even closer to Hollywood's hottest stars as part of MTV's global coverage of the "2012 MTV Movie Awards." Most recently, Roe served as co-anchor of ABC's 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Show; she also covered the 2011 Royal Wedding for E! and the 2011 MTV EMA red carpet in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This fall, Roe will host the second season of the popular and empowering reality series Plain Jane, which will air across MTV's international channels.

Chart-topping indie-pop group fun. is the first musical performance announced for the "2012 MTV Movie Awards." fun.'s debut single, "We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)," off their latest album, "Some Nights," is currently the unofficial anthem for the MTV audience and dominated the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for six consecutive weeks.

Known as one of the most outrageous and distinctive televised award shows, the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will feature its trademark individuality and irreverence. Fusing the network's musical core with the wonder and amazement of the comedy, drama, adventure and mystery inherent to the movie-going experience, the telecast is set to provide more laughs, surprises and one-of-a-kind moments with Hollywood's biggest stars gathering to honor fan-favorites from the past year.

The telecast will air across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 600 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's more than 200 digital media properties around the world.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves serves as Executive Producer for the "2012 MTV Movie Awards." Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive In Charge for MTV. Amy Doyle is Executive in Charge of Music and Celebrity Talent. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music Talent. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lee Lodge serves as co-Executive Producer.

Official sponsors of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards include Bing, Chevrolet(R), Sprint(R), State Farm(R) and Taco Bell(R).

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About Den of Thieves:

Founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager, Den of Thieves has quickly emerged as a force for ambitious event shows and uniquely stylized reality television series. Using their extensive experience working with talent, Ignjatovic and Prager launched Den of Thieves as the TV arm of the Warner Music Group in 2007. After a successful three year partnership, they branched out and are now fully independent. Den of Thieves continues to create, develop and produce original television.

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