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The 2010 MTV Movie Awards will air live this Sunday (June 6, 9 p.m. ET), which means that right now, MTV's marketing department is in overdrive. The channel pulls out all the stops -- funny promos, red-carpet casting coups, sneak peeks at unreleased films -- to make the broadcast a true pop-culture treat. Here are some of the high jinks and hype swirling around this year's installment.
2. Sandra Bullock is scheduled to appear at the ceremony to receive an MTV Generation Award, which marks her first public appearance since the revelations about her husband's affairs. She's also up for awards for her film The Blind Side, including Best Kiss and Best Female Performance.
3. MTV's biggest star -- yes, that would be Jersey Shore's Snooki -- will work the red carpet as a guest correspondent. And during the Movie Awards Pre-Show, viewers will also be treated to the first ten minutes of Jersey Shore's second season.
4. It's a given that Eclipse, the third installment of the scarily popular vampire franchise The Twilight Saga will dominate. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will all introduce an exclusive clip of the sequel, out June 30. This works out quite nicely, since they'd be there anyway: They've all received nods for last year's New Moon -- including best movie, best female performance (Stewart), best male performance (Pattinson and Lautner), best kiss (Stewart and Pattinson) and global superstar (Stewart, Pattinson and Lautner).
5. As for the movies themselves, The Hangover received the most nominations, with six. Avatar and New Moon got five each. See below for the big categories.
Alice In Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Amanda Seyfriend, Dear John
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Zoe Saldana, Avatar
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Channing Tatum, Dear John
Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Zac Efron, 17 Again
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, The Runaways
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal
Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner, Valentine’s Day
Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington, Avatar
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