Slumdog Millionaire has dominated many of the award ceremonies this year and the little film that became a world wide phenomenon has done it yet again. Slumdog Millionaire was given the nod in six different categories for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. The MTV Awards are unique because every nominee (for the first time this year) as well as the final winners are voted on by the fans in online polls.
The film received nominations for Best Movie, Breakthrough Performance Female for the gorgeous Freida Pinto and Breakthrough Performance Male for cutie Dev Patel. But there are even more, besides asking fans who they think deserve the win, the awards also boast some unusual categories including Best Fight and Best Kiss and real life sweethearts Dev and Frieda’s smooch in the film made it on fans’ list as one of the best. This year MTV has added two new award categories into the mix: Best Song From a Movie and in true MTV style the Best WTF Moment. AR Rahman was honored with a nomination for ‘Jai Ho’ which is competing in the Best Song From a Movie category against songs by Bruce Springsteen, Miley Cyrus and Paramore. In the other new category Best WTF Moment, Slumdog Millionaire also made the list with the, as they called it, “Jumping In The Poop Shed” scene.
The winners will be presented with MTV’s famous Golden Popcorn trophy on May 31st at an exciting ceremony in California, which is also televised live on MTV. We will be sure to watch and give you a full report on whether Slumdog Millionaire will sweep yet again so check back for more soon!