U.S. cable channel MTV has announced the categories for its 2005 MTV Movie Awards, its lighthearted but starstudded celebration of the movie world, and revealed that it has added a new video game related category for this year, 'Best Video Game Based on a Movie.'
This award will be announced during the Movie Awards pre-show, and viewers will be able to vote for the category by dialing *MTV on their Virgin Mobile phone.
The nominations for the game category in this year's awards, announced simultaneously, included more obvious choices such as Spider-Man 2 (Activision) and Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (Vivendi Universal Games), and also titles such as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (EA), Van Helsing (Vivendi Universal Games), and The Incredibles (THQ).
The fourteenth annual MTV Movie Awards ceremony will air on MTV on June 9th, and will be taped on June 4th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. Former Saturday Night Live star Jimmy Fallon will host the show, and the two leading film nominees are Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (DreamWorks SKG) and Mean Girls (Paramount Pictures).