MTV is entrusting their web viewers with the task of choosing the nominees for their upcoming MTV Movie Awards. I love seeing what kids choose… it provides a realistic glimpse into their world.
I’m not a betting man, but if I was, I’d bet Twilight is going to take all! Twilight and Slumdog Millionaire took the lead with the most nominations. But I predict that at THIS award’s show, Slumdog won’t come out on top.
It’s a no-brainer. I have personal experience with the type of dedicated (or brainwashed) fans that Twilight draws. When i blogged about Twilight recently, somehow my blog came up on the number one page whenever someone searched the word “Twilight” under Google images. Within a couple weeks, I actually had over a hundred thousand people (let me guess: tween girls?) click through my blog… a blog with the opening line, “Should I let me kids see Twilight?” And then the comments started pouring in. (If you want to peek into the mind of the average 12-year-old Twilight fan with internet access… just click on that blog and read the comments starting at the bottom. Very interesting stuff.)
That being said, when MTV announced the fact that viewers can vote for the winner in every category at the MTV Movies Awards Site… my guess is that those same millions of kids (of which only a small percentage probably clicked through my blog) are now going to go crazy on MTV’s site. Hence my guess, Twilight’s gonna sweep the awards.
We’ll find out at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night, May 31st. (and I’ll be writing my annual “two cents” about this youth culture porthole in the days to follow)