Last year at the MTV Movie Awards, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” villain Tom Felton conquered the likes of Christoph Waltz’s stone-cold Nazi colonel in “Inglourious Basterds” and Ken Jeong’s oft-naked mob boss from “The Hangover” to win Best Villain.
This year, Felton’s conflicted wizard, Draco Malfoy, returns to the villain category, where he’s got to be considered the frontrunner as he gets ready to fight off Waltz (“The Green Hornet”), Leighton Meester (“The Roommate”), Mickey Rourke (“Iron Man 2″) and Ned Beatty (“Toy Story 3″).
“That’s awesome,” Felton told MTV News about the new nomination . “People have been voting, so it’s amazing.”
His 2010 win ended up being a little wacky, as Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell hung above the stage after handing out the award and proceeded to give the young British actor some good-natured grief as he delivered an acceptance speech. This time around, Felton is hoping to have a second, less bizarre go of things. “It was a kind of a blur last year, so I’d be very excited if I get the chance to go back and do it again,” he laughed.
The 20th annual MTV Movie Awards air live on Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET, from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. Starting Tuesday (May 3), you can head to MovieAwards.MTV.com to vote for a winner in every category, including Best Villain.
To his legions of fans that keep clicking over to the site and casting votes for Draco, Felton expressed his gratitude. “All I can send is my endless appreciation to everyone who is online and campaigning,” he said. “I really appreciate it. It’s an endless, sweet gesture, after 10 years, that Draco gets a lot of love. It’s ironic, in a way, but I love it and appreciate it very much.”
“In a way, even though he’s known as a slimy bully, he’s not really that villainous,” Felton added. “There’s actually a sweet little boy there. They love to hate me!”
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