"We want to make sure some of the unexpected, smaller, quirkier films have a chance."In the attempt to do that, MTV is introducing "Academy voting" where directors and other people in the industry vote in categories. They are also introducing new categories and getting rid of some classic categories that have been around for a while.
Best On-Screen Transformation
Best Gut Wrenching Performance
Best On-Screen Dirt Bag
Best Scared as Shit Performance
Best Jaw Dropping Moment
Biggest Badass Star
Best Line From a Movie
MTV veteran Jesse Ignjatovic is also involved in this revamp of the show. His involvement is seemingly bringing the music back to the show. However, he stated...
"It’s not just about bringing more music to the show. It’s about integrating music and movies.”
Personally, I feel that the MTV awards shows in general have turned into a joke for the most part. The same movies and actors win every year and like I mentioned above, so many good movies get ignored and shafted when they don't deserve to be. Shows like this should try to introduce independent film to different audiences and give them something they might not have heard about or seen otherwise. That's what I would do. I guess it's pretty much a given for me to watch it this year just to see the changes in action. The 2012 MTV Movie Awards airs on June 3rd.