MTV Movie Awards adds new categories

Fans can help pick the nominees including Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. (SUPPLIED)

MTV has added a "global superstar" category to its 2010 MTV Movie Awards and is asking fans around the world for the first time to help choose the winner, organisers have revealed.

Two other categories are being added to the irreverent awards show this year – "best ass-kicking star" and a new entry in the thriller and horror genre for "best scared-as s**t performance".

MTV said fans also will decide for the second year on nominees for their favourite movies, performances, villains, and shocking moments in 13 categories by voting online from until April 9 at

MTV fans also will vote later online for the winners, with balloting for the top award, Best Movie, staying live throughout the televised 2010 ceremony on June 6 in Los Angeles.

"Handing over the voting to our devoted movie fans is sure to generate a passionate debate over this year's epic films. And this year, fans worldwide will get to participate in the process," said Stephen Friedman, MTV's General Manager.


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