God bless the MTV Movie Awards. They have the same self-indulgence but lack the arrogance of the People's Choice Awards, and they always offer the best excuse for movies that came out last summer to get re-hyped as if they still haven't come out yet. Plus, it's probably the only award show where a film selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as "Best Picture" has the chance of losing to a movie called High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
Nominees for this year's awards (which can be seen live on May 31st) were announced a few days ago, with Slumdog Millionaire and Twilight getting six nominations each. Totally more awesome than the Golden Globes, this award show aims at the real important elements of a good film. Some categories include "Best Kiss," "Best Fight," and even "Best WTF Moment." Suck it, Oscar!
Here's a list of the nominees, with assistance from movies.about.com
The 2009 MTV Movie Awards Nominees
Best Movie The Dark Knight High School Musical 3: Senior Year Iron Man Slumdog Millionaire Twilight
Best Female Performance Angelina Jolie - Wanted Anne Hathaway - Bride Wars Kate Winslet - The Reader Kristen Stewart - Twilight Taraji P Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Male Performance Christian Bale - The Dark Knight Robert Downey Jr - Iron Man Shia LaBeouf - Eagle Eye Vin Diesel - Fast and Furious Zac Efron - High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Breakthrough Performance - Female Amanda Seyfried - Mamma Mia! Ashley Tisdale - High School Musical 3: Senior Year Freida Pinto - Slumdog Millionaire Miley Cyrus - Hannah Montana the Movie Vanessa Hudgens - High School Musical 3: Senior Year Kat Dennings - Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Breakthrough Performance Male Robert Pattinson - Twilight Taylor Lautner - Twilight Ben Barnes - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire Bobb'e J Thompson - Role Models
Best Comedic Performance Amy Poehler - Baby Mama Anna Faris - The House Bunny James Franco - Pineapple Express Jim Carrey - yes Man Steve Carell - Get Smart
Best Villain Derek Mears - Friday the 13th Dwayne Johnson - Get Smart Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight Johnathon Schaech - Prom Night Luke Goss - Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Best Fight Anne Hathaway vs Kate Hudson - Bride Wars Christian Bale vs Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight Ron Perlman vs Luke Goss - Hellboy II: The Golden Army Robert Pattinson vs Cam Gigandet - Twilight Seth Rogen and James Franco vs Danny McBride - Pineapple Express
Best Kiss Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy - Wanted Freida Pinto and Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire James Franco and Sean Penn - Milk Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson - Twilight Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon - I Love You, Man Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron - High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Best WTF Moment Amy Poehler - Baby Mama, Peeing in the sink Angelina Jolie - Wanted, Curved bullet kill Ayush Mahesh Khedekar - Slumdog Millionaire, Jumping in the poop shed Ben Stiller - Tropic Thunder, Tasting the decapitated head Jason Segel and Kristen Bell - Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Naked break-up
Best Song From a Movie "Jai Ho" - AR Raham, Slumdog Millionaire "The Wrestler" - Bruce Springsteen, The Wrestler "The Climb" - Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana the Movie "Decode" - Paramore, Twilight
Will Prom Night get rewarded for something?! Will Robert Pattinson receive even more acclaim for his "Breakthrough" performance in Twilight?!! Will Bruce Springsteen's song from The Wrestler finally get the award recognition that it deserves, while beating Miley Cyrus and that "Jai Ho" song in the process?! Stay tuned!