By Gil Kaufman
The new season of Punk’d is well underway, but things are about to get interesting on this Sunday’s episode, when Ashton Kutcher returns to work his magic on Kim Kardashian and Drake. The special episode will air on 8 p.m. ET/PT this Sunday, June 3 leading up to the 2012 MTV Movie Awards beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
In between the “Punk’d” action, viewers will be taken to the Movie Awards red carpet, where actress, dancer and singer-songwriter Kat Graham will serve as Special Style Correspondent, working alongside MTV News’ Josh Horowitz, Jim Cantiello and Sway Calloway. The crew will wrangle the stars as they walk the carpet and hang out backstage, interviewing the likes of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Chris Colfer, Chloë Grace Moretz and more.
“I’m excited to be collaborating with my friends at MTV for the Movie Awards,” Kat Graham shared. “I’m looking forward to being a part of bringing the show to the fun level it always arrives at. We’re going to be bringing fashion/fierce/pop to a show honoring amazing talent, and showing how we do it the MTV way!”
Also joining the fun on the red carpet and as presenters are the leads of “Snow White and the Huntsman”?: Kristen Stewart?, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. MTV has been all over “Snow White,” giving you an exclusive look at the movie as part of our Sneak Peak Week?.
Viewers will also be treated to never-before-seen footage from some of this summer’s hottest movies, including the first trailer for “Perks of Being a Wallflower” and an exclusive peek at “Katy Perry: Part of Me.” Stick around for a very special edition of MTV News’ “Afterhours” series, where Elizabeth Banks will star in a “Hunger Games” spoof. “Hunger Games” and “Bridesmaids” are the most-nominated films.
The Movie Awards will also feature exclusive footage from “The Dark Knight Rises,” with director/writer/producer Christopher Nolan and actors Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman on hand to celebrate the final chapter of the trilogy. Emma Stone is confirmed to receive the first-ever MTV Trailblazer Award during the telecast for carving out a unique and diverse Hollywood path through her varied and rich array of theatrical roles.
The Black Keys will be in the house to perform their hit single “Gold on the Ceiling,” Wiz Khalifa and Fun. will also take the stage, and MTV Push artist Martin Solveig will serve as house DJ, creating movie-music mash-ups that will remix some of film’s most-iconic theme scores, including “Star Wars,” “Jaws” and “Pulp Fiction.”
As a couch warm-up for the big show, MTV will present a weekend of marathons, including a special encore presentation of the first season of “Awkward,” which will air Saturday from noon until 6 p.m. ET/PT. You can also check out a full-season catch-up of “Punk’d,” starting Sunday at 3 p.m. ET/PT and leading right up to the “Pre-Party” special. Following the Movie Awards, MTV will premiere the second season of “Teen Wolf” at 11 p.m. ET/PT before the show moves to its regular time slot on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Already confirmed as presenters for the Movie Awards: Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Sandler, Emma Watson, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg. MTV fans hold the “Power of the Popcorn” awards in their hands, with voting available online through Saturday, June 2. As always, voting for “Movie of the Year” will remain open throughout the live show this Sunday, June 3.