Electronic dance music will take centre stage at the show that organisers promise will feature more melodies than ever and spotlight how songs and film work together to enhance the movie going experience. French DJ Martin Solveig, best known for his 2011 international dance hit “Hello”, will spin mash-ups of music from movies throughout the show, including scores from Jaws, Star Wars and Pulp Fiction.
Rockers The Black Keys are scheduled to perform as well as hip hop singer Wiz Khalifa.
The MTV Movie Awards, which is among the cable TV channel’s most-watched programs annually, get underway on Sunday, June 3, with British comedian Russell Brand as the host.
The programme is known for showcasing Hollywood summer blockbusters and being irreverent and lighthearted with “honours” given in categories such as best on-screen dirtbag.
This year, fantasy The Hunger Games and comedy Bridesmaids will battle for the most awards as each landed eight nominations.
Joining those two films in the hunt for best movie are civil-rights drama The Help the final installment of the Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.
But more than ever, MTV promises to bring song to the forefront of its show with electronic dance music (EDM) being the main genre to benefit from the exposure.
MTV follows in the footsteps of this year’s Grammy Awards in February, which dedicated a section of the show to the electronic dance music phenomenon that has been dominating mainstream music in recent months.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2012.
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