Hunger Games and Bridesmaids lead the pack for MTV Movie Awards nominations
LOS ANGELES — This year’s MTV Movie Awards will be a showdown between a bevy of bridesmaids and a cast of killer kids.
MTV movie nominees
Some nominees for the 2012 awards include:
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.”
Comedic performance: Jonah Hill, “21 Jump Street”; Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”; Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”; Oliver Cooper, “Project X”; Zach Galifianakis, “The Hangover Part II.”
On-screen transformation: Colin 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.”
Fight: Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill vs. kid gang, “21 Jump Street”; Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”; Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig, “The Hunger Games”; Tom Cruise vs. Michael Nyqvist, “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”; Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton, “Warrior.”
Kiss: Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, “The Vow”; Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”; Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1”; Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”; Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
Gut-wrenching performance: Jonah Hill and Rob Riggle, “21 Jump Street”; Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper, “Bridesmaids”; Ryan Gosling, “Drive”; Bryce Dallas Howard, “The Help”; Tom Cruise, “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.”
For a complete list of nominees, go to www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards/2012.
“Bridesmaids” and “The Hunger Games” top nominees at MTV’s annual film honors with eight nods apiece, including bids for best cast, breakthrough performance and movie of the year. Rounding out the best-picture contenders are “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” “The Help” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1.”
MTV announced nominees Monday in 12 categories, including six new ones such as “best on-screen dirtbag” and “best gut-wrenching performance.” Also new this year: Nominees were selected by a panel of actors, producers, agents and industry tastemakers instead of via online vote from the public. Fans can still choose the winners. Voting takes place online at www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards/2012.
The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards will be presented June 3 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City and broadcast live on MTV.