VMA producer Jesse Ignjatovic will helm the 2012 Movie Awards, set to go off on June 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
By Jocelyn Vena
The 2012 MTV Movie Awards will air live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, when the show goes down on June 3.
As showtime nears, fans can expect more wackiness and fun from this year's telecast, when some of the biggest names in Hollywood and music converge to see who will nab a coveted Golden Popcorn prize. The 2012 MTV Movie Awards will also get a touch of Video Music Awards magic, as Jesse Ignjatovic of Den of Thieves has been tapped to executive-produce the show for the first time.
"Just as Jesse has done with our 'Video Music Awards,' we know he'll infuse this year's 'Movie Awards' with creative, musical and cinematic elements that fully tap into the sense of awe our audience experiences in a movie theater," MTV President Stephen Friedman said in a statement. "In his inspired hands, this year's show will be re-imagined to deliver a telecast that reflects our audiences' favorite films, music and stars."
The 2011 Movie Awards hit ratings gold for the network, averaging 4.5 million viewers and its largest audience among teens since 2004. Long one of Hollywood's most irreverent nights, the show's host, "Saturday Night Live" castmember Jason Sudeikis, brought the funny to the telecast, which also featured a surprise pop-in by Justin Bieber and a touching presentation by Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.
Generation Award winner Reese Witherspoon provided a highlight at the show with an inspiring call-to-arms for female empowerment, and no one saw the smooch between "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner coming when Pattinson went up to accept the Best Kiss award.