‘Twilight’ Fans Taking a Time Out from MTV Movie Awards

meriah
Movie Talk

"Twilight" fans are speaking up and tuning out.

The popular teen series has historically been a MTV Movie Awards mainstay, racking up several nominations and winning Best Picture each of the four times it was nominated. But this year its final installment, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2," only received one nomination, and was completely left in the cold in the Best Picture category.

Twi-hards all over the world are Tweeting mad.

#BreakingDawnPart2Night is the hashtag of solidarity among fans who have vowed to boycott Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards. Tweets with the hashtag can be seen in several languages — all containing similar messages that droves of Twi-hards will be viewing "Breaking Dawn – Part 2" instead of watching the MTV awards show broadcast on Sunday. A plan that has the potential of sinking ratings. The film, after all, was the sixth highest-grossing of all of 2012.

@TwilightPoison, with more than 81 thousand followers, is just one of the many Twilight-related Twitter accounts leading the charge.

Incidentally, the film's lone nomination was garnered by Taylor Lautner, who plays the muscle bound half-wolf, Jacob, in the Best Shirtless Performance category.

UPDATE: #BreakingDawnPart2Night is currently the 4th highest trending topic on Twitter in the U.S -- just ahead of #mtvmovieawards and #rebelwilson.

Check out the trailer for 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2':