Still, though an unabashedly commercial affair -- its April date was chosen mainly so studios could hype spring and summer movies -- the ceremony offers a temperature read on what will be popular in the months ahead, and can offer some entertaining television to boot.
Here are five story lines to watch for during this year's awards, which
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Speaking of special awards, Channing Tatum will become the first non-Emma to receive MTV's Trailblazer Award, after
Superhero showdown. The summer movie season has become synonymous with superhero movies, and this year is no different. The Movie Awards will tease two of them, both opening in May. Ellen Page will appear on stage to introduce a sneak peek at "X-Men: Days of Future Past," an "Avengers"-like attempt to unite the contemporary characters of the original trilogy with their 1962 counterparts from
Not to be outdone,