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Xbox Video Awards voting now open

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Microsoft launched voting for the first-ever Xbox Video Awards yesterday, giving Xbox Live users the chance to choose their favorite movies and television shows from the past year in a number of light-hearted categories.

The MTV Movie Awards-esque categories include "Favorite Bromance" and "Favorite Tough Guys." Voting for seven fields, including those two, will take place on the Xbox 360 Dashboard. In order to vote in six additional categories, including "Most Egregious Level of Testosterone" and "Favorite Use of Facial Hair," you'll have to head to the Entertainment for Xbox Facebook page. Xbox Live users in the U.S., Canada and Australia are eligible to vote.

In addition to answering questions, you'll be able to ask some yourself — to none other than J.J. Abrams, director of the upcoming film Star Trek Into Darkness. Abrams will be taking questions from now through April 15, and his answers will be posted in an interview on April 30. We're curious to hear more about his projects with Valve Software, such as films based on Portal and Half-Life and a video game. But it sounds like he's only taking questions about the film, which hits theaters May 17.