The nominees for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards are in, and you should be casting your votes right now. So, with just weeks to go until the big show, we’re now revealing our first set of Hollywood presenters.
[artist id=”510062″]Lil Wayne[/artist], [movieperson id=”65823″]Denzel Washington[/movieperson], [movieperson id=”163664″]Cameron Diaz[/movieperson], [movieperson id=”307728″]Leighton Meester[/movieperson], [movieperson id=”198645″]Ryan Reynolds[/movieperson], [movieperson id=”190407″]Will Ferrell[/movieperson], [movieperson id=”318323″]Vanessa Hudgens[/movieperson] and [movieperson id=”379429″]Jonah Hill[/movieperson] will be joining host Andy Samberg live on Sunday, May 31, at 9 p.m. ET for the 18th annual awards show. Eminem is also set to take the stage , where he’ll perform music from his new album Relapse.
“High School Musical 3: Senior Year” star Hudgens is the one announced presenter who’s also a nominee. She’s up against the likes of Ashley Tisdale, [artist id=”2408193″]Miley Cyrus[/artist], Kat Dennings, Freida Pinto and [movieperson id=”346182″]Amanda Seyfried[/movieperson] in the Breakthrough Performance Female category.
[movie id=”369195″]”Twilight”[/movie] lead the cinematic pack in nominations with seven, including nods for Best Movie, Best Female Performance ([movieperson id=”262629″]Kristen Stewart[/movieperson]) and Breakthrough Performance Male ([movieperson id=”365131″]Robert Pattinson[/movieperson] and [movieperson id=”373803″]Taylor Lautner[/movieperson]). [movie id=”364450″]”Slumdog Millionaire”[/movie] follows closely behind with six nominations, including Best Movie, Breakthrough Performance Male (Dev Patel) and Pinto’s Breakthrough nod.
In addition to classic categories like Best Kiss, Best Fight and Best Villain, MTV is introducing two brand-new categories this year. Best Song From a Movie nominees include tracks from “Hannah Montana” (Miley Cyrus) and “The Wrestler” (Bruce Springsteen). Best WTF Moment selections honor such outrageous scenes as [movieperson id=”99943″]Ben Stiller[/movieperson] tasting a decapitated head (“Tropic Thunder”) and [movieperson id=”238943″]Amy Poehler[/movieperson] peeing in a sink (“Baby Mama”).
Viewers will be able to decide the Golden Popcorn winners in each category by visiting MovieAwards.MTV.com by May 27 to vote for their favorite films and actors. Voting in the Best Movie category will stay open through the live telecast, meaning any craziness that takes place onstage has the chance to affect the outcome.
Will the vampires grab more trophies than the slumdog? What was the year’s ultimate onscreen WTF moment? It’s up to you to decide the winners of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Vote now, and tune in on May 31 at 9 p.m. ET, when the big show airs live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com.