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The Puzzle of MTV’s Movie Awards

The Puzzle of MTV's Movie Awards

So, we will all get to see who wins the many irreverent categories of this year’s MTV Movie Awards, when the show airs June 9. But… if you wanna know who won and some of the details of the production or acceptance speeches, there are news stories already making the rounds.

Unlike the MTV Video Music Awards, which have a few seconds delayed, the MTV Movie Awards have never been anywhere close to airing live. They’re taped about a week in advance. And I’ve never really understood why… If they can do it for the VMA’s, why not do it for the relatively tame Movie Awards? I just highly prefer live TV over taped, but it also kills any ounce of suspense over who will win. Not to say the winner of “Best Kiss” will unlock the mysteries of the universe… but it doesn’t make much sense to eliminate one of the only things that never disappoints about watching an awards show: not knowing who the winners are.

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