The MTV Movie Awards nominations have been announced and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn has two nominations only: Best Kiss and Best Movie, leaving fans absolutely confused and upset. No Best Actor for Rob or Taylor, no Best Actress for Kristen, no Best Cast, no Best On-screen Transformation (really?!), no Best Gut-Wrenching Performance and no Best Music. We’re generally used to Twilight stealing the show every year, and it seems that MTV has been meaning to put an axe to that by changing the way categories are decided, and how fans vote and take over their awards show. We knew this was coming when it was announced that a new nomination method would be happening for this year’s award show in an effort to give more prestige to the awards. Instead of nominations being decided by MTV’s own producers and executives, a panel of industry insiders, billed as “a voting academy” of producers, directors, actors and agents, were assigned the task of deciding the contenders for the 12 revamped award categories, which are the final nominees that you can vote for now. In some categories, no fan vote is allowed, for instance Breakthrough Performance. MTV has decided that the nomination and win will depend on the vote of outstanding directors. Other categories like Best Villain were axed.
Fans were completely devastated because we they looking forward to supporting the movie and cast in one of the few platforms that allows us to do that. MTV has supported Twilight for almost four years, and it return Twilight fans have taken over polls (remember that time Cosmopolis beat The Hunger Games as the Most Anticipated movie of 2012?), turning their cast-related videos into their most watched content, and always expressing great enthusiasm when there’s a new special like MTV First. It’s especially sad that we might not get to do that all the way to the last Twilight movie because of this new voting method.
Now the question remains, will the cast attend the awards show since there’s no other big nominations for them? Will you be watching the show this year? Do you feel betrayed by MTV? Let us know!
In the meantime, let’s keep voting! And congratulations to Twilight alumni Bryce Dallas Howard who is nominated for Best Gut-Wrenching Performance and Best On-Screen Dirtbag for The Help.