MTV Movie Awards to honor Hollywood's hottest stars

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey get ready for the MTV Movie Awards 2012 MTV

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey get ready for the MTV Movie Awards 2012
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(CBS News) Films will be front and center when the MTV Movie Awards broadcast live from Los Angeles on Sunday.

Hosted by comedian/actor Russell Brand, the ceremony will honor some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Pictures: MTV Movie Awards 2011
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"Bridesmaids" and "The Hunger Games" are the top contenders for the golden popcorn trophies, earning eight nominations each. There will be six new categories, including best on-screen dirtbag and best gut-wrenching performance.

And this year, there will be plenty of star power.

"The Dark Knight Rises" stars Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman, along with director Christopher Nolan, will be on hand to preview exclusive footage from the upcoming Batman film.

Actress Emma Stone will receive the first-ever MTV Trailblazer Award, while actor Johnny Depp will be honored with the MTV Generation Award for his contributions to the film industry. The Black Keys will perform a special rendition of their hit single "Gold on the Ceiling" in Depp's honor.

Presenters include Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Adam Sandler, Emma Watson, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg.

French DJ Martin Solveig will serve as the show's house DJ, remixing themes from iconic movies like "Jaws," "Star Wars" and "Pulp Fiction."

The two-hour awards ceremony airs Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT on MTV. Fans can vote for favorites here.

Return here for full coverage of the MTV Movie Awards.

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