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May 1, 2012

MTV Movie Awards Nominations Announced

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The annual pageant of youth, taste and class hardware bacchanal known as the MTV Movie Awards has announced its nominations for 2012, with this year’s most formidable blockbuster to date, The Hunger Games, doing battle against the most formidable blockbusters of last year’s calendar, including Bridesmaids, Breaking Dawn: Part I, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Help, and others. And Drive loyalists rejoice! Your favorite head-shattering action-drama of 2011 has been honored with three nominations as well. Read on for the full list of contenders who will go at it in a fully-product placement-optimized Gibson Amphitheater on June 3.

MOVIE OF THE YEAR (voting stays live throughout the 2012 Movie Awards ceremony)
Bridesmaids
The Hunger Games
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Help
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Emma Stone – Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Emma Watson – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games
Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Channing Tatum – The Vow
Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games
Ryan Gosling – Drive

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE**
Elle Fanning – Super 8
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Liam Hemsworth – The Hunger Games
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Jonah Hill – 21 Jump Street
Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Oliver Cooper – Project X
Zach Galifianakis – The Hangover Part II

BEST CAST*
21 Jump Street – Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Ellie Kemper, Brie Larson
Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton
The Help – Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain
The Hunger Games – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz

BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION*
Collin Farrell – Horrible Bosses
Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games
Johnny Depp – 21 Jump Street
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

BEST FIGHT
Channing Tatum Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang – 21 Jump Street
Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Jennifer Lawrence Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig – The Hunger Games
Tom Cruise vs. Michael Nyqvist – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton – Warrior

BEST KISS
Channing Tatum Rachel McAdams – The Vow
Jennifer Lawrence Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games
Robert Pattinson Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Rupert Grint Emma Watson – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Ryan Gosling Emma Stone – Crazy, Stupid, Love.

BEST GUT-WRENCHING PERFORMANCE*
21 Jump Street – Jonah Hill Rob Riggle (Schmidt shoots Coach Walters in the d#@k)
Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper (Food poisoning turns the girls’ dress fitting into a disaster)
Drive – Ryan Gosling (Elevator beat-down)
The Help – Bryce Dallas Howard (Minny gives Hilly a pie she won’t forget)
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt scales to new heights)

BEST ON-SCREEN DIRTBAG*
Bryce Dallas Howard – The Help
Collin Farrell – Horrible Bosses
Jennifer Aniston – Horrible Bosses
Jon Hamm – Bridesmaids
Oliver Cooper – Project X

BEST MUSIC*
“The Devil is in the Details,” Chemical Brothers – Hanna (Interrogation scene)
“Impossible,” Figurine – Like Crazy (Anna texts Jacob from across the pond)
“Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO – 21 Jump Street (House dance party)
“Pursuit of Happiness,” Kid Cudi (Steve Aoki Remix) – Project X (The party erupts into chaos)
“A Real Hero,” College w/Electric Youth – Drive (The Driver takes Irene and her son for a fun ride)

*denotes new category
**voted on by an Academy of Directors

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