The entertainment odds have been set for the 2009 MTV Best Picture Movie Awards. The MTV Movie Awards are set to go off at 9PM Eastern Time on Sunday May 31st televised by MTV. The 2008 MTV best picture winner went to Transformers released by Paramount Pictures. Andy Samberg is the host this year and the MTV Movie Awards will originate from the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City, California. Action movies have performed very well in the Best Picture category in the past MTV Movie Awards for Best Picture.
The favorite in the betting for the MTV Movie Award Best Picture is The Dark Knight paying 3/ 2 odds. The Dark Knight earned over $1 billion dollars worldwide making it the 4th only motion picture to do so. The Dark Night is based upon the comic book super hero character Batman. The Dark Knight’s co-star Heath Ledger passed away on January 22nd, which was 6 months prior to The Dark Knight’s worldwide theatrical release. The movie saw expanded publicity following Ledger’s death and is the clear favorite for the MTV Movie Awards Best Picture for 2009. Given the movie’s action adventure theme it is hard to bet against The Dark Knight come Sunday for Best Picture.
Coming in as the second favorite is Twilight returning 2/1 in the betting odds to win the MTV Movie Award for Best Picture. Twilight has grossed just under $400 million dollars to date. Twilight is a romantic fantasy film. Romantic films have performed poorly in this category over the past few MTV Movie Awards for Best Picture.
Slumdog Millionaire comes in as the 5/2 third choice in the betting for MTV’s Best Picture for 2009. Slumdog Millionare is a British film, which has grossed just under $400 million dollars at the box office. Slumdog Millionare won Best Picture in the 81st Academy Awards and is a longshot for the MTV Movie Award based on the plot and foreign cast members who are not familiar to the MTV movie going audience. Foreign films have performed poorly for the Best Picture in the past MTV Movie Awards.
At 5/1 in the betting line for the 2009 MTV Movie Award for Best Picture is Iron Man. Iron Man is a superhero movie based on Marvel Comic book characters. Iron Man has grossed just under $600 million dollars in revenue. The film does possess an all-star cast familiar to the MTV audience as Iron Mar stars Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow.
High School Musical 3 Senior Year is paying 6/1 to their backers in the betting for the Best Picture Award for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. The biggest longshot in the betting is a Walt Disney release. High School Music 3 grossed just over $250 million dollars in revenue. The movie appeals to a pop teenager audience and is a clear longshot here. In the 16 previous MTV Movie Award winners you cannot find 1 musical winning the Best Picture Award.
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