It's almost here, folks. We get that the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are all about the music, but we here at MTV Movies Blog can't wait to see the exclusive new footage from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" that will be premiered during the awards show tomorrow.
To help ease the wait (24 hours can be a long time), we've debut a sneak peek at the new trailer we'll be seeing when the VMAs air live starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. There are Volturi. There's an angry werewolf. There's Alice seeing a not-so-great future for her brother and sister-in-law. And, of course, there's Bella and Edward, doing whatever they can to save their daughter Renesmee. What more could a "Twilight" fan ask for? Well, maybe for the entire movie to show during the VMAs instead of just a trailer, but beggars can't be choosers.
As you prepare for the Video Music Awards, which air tomorrow, September 6 at 8 p.m. ET live on MTV, it's important to take time to not only familiarize yourself with the many artists nominated for the top prizes, but also the man who will be leading the festivities.
Comedian Kevin Hart will be your emcee for the evening, and before you get overwhelmed wondering what everyone will wear and who will show up, we're going to run down some vital stats on the man of the evening.
Name: Kevin Hart
Born: July 3, 1980
Height: 5' 2"
"Hunger Games" fans, the odds are certainly in your favor tonight!
As debuted during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, here's your very first look at footage from "The Hunger Games" for all of you Tributes out there! We've been teasing it all week, but now you can watch our exclusive sneak peek at the Jennifer Lawrence-starring film right here, right now. Click the video below to see all the action for yourself:
In the "Hunger Games" sneak peek, fans get their first look at Lawrence in action as Katniss Everdeen, the eagle eyed Tribute from District 12. But exactly where and when this footage takes place is up for some debate.
FROM MTV MOVIES: Welcome to the dystopian world of "The Hunger Games." North America is no more. Natural disasters and war did away with the continent we knew and gave rise to a whole new land called Panem: 13 districts overseen by an authoritarian Capitol. Then came the Dark Days, a power-to-the-people, down-with-the-Man revolution that obliterated one district and resulted in an annual, gladiatorial tournament known as the Hunger Games.
Now meet Katniss Everdeen, an impoverished teen who feeds her family thanks to some badass bow-and-arrow skills and a stubborn refusal to play by the Capitol's rules. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark — hardly friends, nor possessing the bloodthirsty verve of their opponents — find themselves reluctant participants in the 74th Hunger Games. What happens from there forms the basis of Suzanne Collins' page-turner of a novel, which Lionsgate is now adapting for the big screen with an eye on a March 2012 release.
Whether you're a die-hard fan of the franchise or all this Katniss craziness is totally new to you, now's the time to get up to speed on all there is to know about the Jennifer Lawrence-starring film. Because at the 2011 Video Music Awards on Sunday, MTV is set to debut the first-ever look at footage from the flick. So check out our "Hunger Games" cheat sheet for everything there is to know before the big show.
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The very first footage of "The Hunger Games" is set to debut this Sunday (August 29) at the MTV Video Music Awards. If this dystopian story, in which Katniss Everdeen must fight for her life in the kill-or-be-killed tournament that gives the film its ominous name, is new to you, there's still time to dive into the book on which it's based — a best-selling page-turner by Suzanne Collins — and get up to speed before the big VMA reveal.
To help along the way, consider this MTV News' own donation — a survival guide for the things Katniss must battle in the arena and the elements that aide in her quest to be crowned the victor of the 74th Hunger Games.
Hunger Games: Annual "Running Man"-esque tournament in which young Panem citizens collaborate and/or kill one another in the hope to a) not die and b) bring glory and much needed grub to their District.
Tribute: Name given to the contestants, two from each of the 12 Districts, picked every year to take part in the games. 74th games tributes include Katniss and Peeta from District 12, young Rue of District 11, and District 2 badass Cato.
Gamemakers: Unnamed puppet masters who set up the games and control all aspects of the arena, from weather to natural disasters to the introduction of nasty predators.
FROM NEXTMOVIE: We don't know about you guys, but we're glad all that drama between Kanye West and Taylor Swift is finally over, because now the MTV Video Music Awards can get back to focusing on what's really important: movies.
Oh, sure, the VMAs, which air this Sunday live on MTV at 9 p.m. ET, are technically about great music, incredible live performances and a celebration of the intersection of pop and culture. But for movie fans, there's a whole lot more to the VMAs than just awards or music -- there's also the video part.
And that means movie stars, which is why we've put together our second annual Movie Lover's Guide to the VMAs to help you keep track of all the Hollywood flavor on Sunday night.
Read the full guide at NextMovie!
Author Suzanne Collins didn't call it "The Hunger Games" without a reason, and we're pretty sure that fans of the franchise are currently feeling hungrier than ever. That's because at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, we'll be unveiling an exclusive sneak peek at the Jennifer Lawrence-starring movie — but you don't have to wait until Sunday (August 28) to catch a glimpse of the footage.
We have just a tiny taste of the "Hunger Games" goodness that's in store come VMA night in the brand new promo below. Check it out!
It's just a tease, of course, but a little spoonful is better than no spoonful, right? And when the final "Hunger Games" sneak peek finally airs at the VMAs this weekend, the fun won't end there — we want to see and hear your reactions to the footage, so tweet your video reactions to @MTVNews, and we'll post our favorites next week!
Are you getting psyched for the "Hunger Games" teaser? What do you think the footage will reveal? Let us know in the comments section and on Twitter, and don't forget to tweet your video reactions to @MTVNews!
FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: Hungry yet? In just four days, MTV will reward your appetite for all things "Hunger Games" by debuting the very first footage from the highly anticipated March 23, 2012 release! It all goes down at this year's Video Music Awards airing Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Star Jennifer Lawrence, who plays bow-and-arrow-wielding heroine Katniss Everdeen, will introduce the exclusive clip, which will be available online at MTV.com following its on-air debut.
As an appetizer to the main course, we're serving up a fresh batch of "Hunger Games" goodies throughout the week, starting today with a look back at some of our favorite "Hunger Games" quotes courtesy of stars Jennifer, Josh Hutcherson and more.
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FROM MTV MOVIES: Katniss Everdeen is stepping out of the Hunger Games arena and into the Moonman-filled madness of the MTV Video Music Awards. At the VMAs on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, MTV will debut the very first look at "The Hunger Games," the Jennifer Lawrence-starring adaptation of the best-selling dystopian novel.
Up until now, we've seen photos of Lawrence as the arrow-wielding Katniss, plus glimpses of Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and Liam Hemsworth as Gale. But we haven't yet seen "Hunger Games" in action. All that will change during the 28th annual VMAs, when Lawrence herself introduces the exclusive look, which will then be available exclusively on MTV.com.
If you don't already know all there is to know about "Hunger Games," now's your chance to study up. Set in a future in which the United States has crumbled and 12 districts are overseen by a brutal Capitol, Katniss and Peeta find themselves forced to participate in an annual ritual called the Hunger Games
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