MTV Movie Awards garner all time high online votes

Online voting for this year's MTV Movie Awards has crossed the eight million mark, an all time high, says the channel. The figure represents an increase of 75 per cent over last year.

Nominees for the 2002 MTV Movie Awards were chosen through a poll of MTV and MTV2 viewers, an official release says. MTV, MTV2 and viewers, voted from 23 April till 18 May online via or by telephone for selecting the winners. 

The eleventh edition of the show will be taped on Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and will air on 6 June at 9 pm (ET/PT). A highlight of the show will be Kelly Osbourne performing her cover of Madonna's Papa Don't Preach for the first time ever. Actors Ben Affleck (The Sum of all fears), Vin Diesel (Boiler Room), Winona Ryder (Reality Bites) and Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) are among the star-studded list of presenters. The show will be hosted by Jack Black and Sarah Michelle Gellar of Buffy: the Vampire Slayer fame. 

The show will be available to a potential viewing audience of over one billion people through MTV's 35 channels reaching 382.1 million households around the world as well as through syndication. will feature convergent as well as original interactive programming.

Official sponsors of the event include 7 Up, GM, Apple, Hyundai, Nike, Visa and Mars.

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