Hollywood News Reminds Us of the National Movie Awards in the UK Coming Up Wednesday

In April, I wrote about how “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and its principal actors swept nominations for the U.K.-based National Movie Awards. Weeks later, voting has been conducted and the show itself is almost ready to air.

At stake for “New Moon” are nominations the film received for Best Fantasy and Most Anticipated Movie of the Summer. Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Kristen Stewart are each contenders for Performance of the Year (which is awarded in two categories: male and female).

Though winners are decided by public vote, and not limited to voters living in the U.K., if you haven’t voted by now, you’re too late–the voting window closed on April 30th.

The awards themselves are relatively new, with the 2008 season having been its first. Despite its fan-driven nature and its recent arrival on the scene, it has cultivated impressive attendance by nominees and presenters, which have included stateside stars such as Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as British glitterati such as Dames Helen Mirren and Judi Dench, Roger Moore, and Rupert Everett.

So, how many awards will go to “New Moon”? U.K viewers will find out first at 8:00PM on Wednesday, May 26th. If you’re not in the U.K., look out for broadcasts online, and stay tuned here–we’ll blog about the awards and the winners!

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