MTV Movie Awards – Nominees Announced!
It’s that time again: the glorious Golden Popcorn is up for grabs!
The nominations for MTV’s celebration of all things cinematic have just been announced – and within nano-seconds internet forums were alight with the impending Twilight vs. The Dark Night vs Slum Dog Millionaire showdown for Best Movie, along with High School Musical 3: Senior Year, and Iron Man.
Twilight has taken the lead with seven nominations, including nods for Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart) and Breakthrough Performance Male (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner). ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ garnered six nominations, including Best Movie, Breakthrough Performance Female (Freida Pinto) and Breakthrough Performance Male (Dev Patel).
In addition to the ‘Twilight’ and ‘Slumdog’ boys, the Breakthrough Performance Male category consists of Ben Barnes (‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’) and Bobb'e J. Thompson (‘Role Models’). Other Breakthrough Performance Female selections are Ashley Tisdale (‘HSM 3’), Vanessa Hudgens (‘HSM 3’) and Miley Cyrus (‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’).
Other Best Female Performance nominees include Anne Hathaway (‘Bride Wars’), Angelina Jolie (‘Wanted’) and Kate Winslet (‘The Reader’), while other Best Male Performance nods went to Zac Efron (‘HSM3’), Shia LaBeouf (‘Eagle Eye’) and Robert Downey, Jr. (‘Tropic Thunder’).
MTV will also introduce two brand-new categories at this year's show. Best Song From a Movie nominees include tracks from ‘Hannah Montana’ (Cyrus) and ‘The Wrestler’ (Bruce Springsteen). Best WTF Moment selections honor such outrageous scenes as Ben Stiller tasting a decapitated head (‘Tropic Thunder’) and Amy Poehler peeing in a sink (‘‘Baby Mama’‘).
Battling it out for Best Fight will be folks like Christian Bale andHeath Ledger (‘The Dark Knight’) and Seth Rogen, James Franco and Danny McBride (‘Pineapple Express’).
The Best Kiss category will see another showdown between ‘Twilight’ (Stewart and Pattinson) and ‘Slumdog’ (Pinto and Patel), with other lip-locking nominees including Franco and Sean Penn (‘Milk’), and Paul Ruddand Thomas Lennon (‘I Love You, Man’).
‘Saturday Night Live’funnyman Andy Samberg will host the 18th annual MTV Movie Awards live at 9 p.m. ET on May 31 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. while viewers tuning in will be treated to Eminem’s first live performance in over three years!
Make sure you’re watching Monday June 1 at 4pm (encore 7:30pm) for all the movie magic. It’s gonna be a pearler!
For more information on the MTV Movie Awards, get to http://ma.mtv.com.au now!