MTV Movie Awards Nominees Unveiled

A pair of flicks that were shut out at the Oscars on Sunday lead the field for the erstwhile music network’s film nods. American Hustle and The Wolf Of Wall Street snagged eight noms apiece for the 23rd MTV Movie Awards. Close behind are The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with seven and MTV Movie AwardsWe’re The Millers with six, including a coveted Best Shirtless Performance nom for Jennifer Aniston. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Dallas Buyers Club, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, This Is The End and Best Picture champ 12 Years A Slave are next with four apiece. Conan O’Brien will serve as host of this year’s festivities, which air live on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. The show — which last year switched from its longtime post-Memorial Day date to April — again relishes is such signature categories as Best Kiss, Best Scared-As-S**T Performance and #WTFMoment, The telecast is exec produced by Jesse Ignjatovic. Here are the nominees:

MOVIE OF THE YEAR
12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Steve McQueen
Producers: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Anthony Katagas, Bill Pohlad, and Arnon Milchan

American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Director: David O. Russell
Producers: Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Director: Peter Jackson
Producers: Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Zane Weiner,

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
Director: Francis Lawrence
Producers: Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik

The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Producers: Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Riza Aziz

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
• Amy Adams – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
• Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
• Sandra Bullock – Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
• Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
• Bradley Cooper – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
• Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
• Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
• Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
• Liam James – The Way Way Back (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station (The Weinstein Company)
• Will Poulter – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
• Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
• Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now (A24 Films)

BEST KISS
• Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
• Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson – Don Jon (Relativity Media)
• James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens – Spring Breakers (A24 Films)
• Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now (A24 Films)
• Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)

BEST FIGHT
• Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures) – Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs. James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs. Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs. Greg Kinnear
• Identity Thief (Universal Pictures) – Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
• The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures) – Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
• The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate) – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
• This is the End (Columbia Pictures) – Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
• Kevin Hart – Ride Along (Universal Pictures)
• Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
• Johnny Knoxville – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount Pictures)
• Melissa McCarthy – The Heat (20th Century Fox)
• Jason Sudeikis – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)

BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE
• Rose Byrne – Insidious: Chapter 2 (FilmDistrict)
• Jessica Chastain – Mama (Universal Pictures)
• Vera Farmiga – The Conjuring (New Line Cinema)
• Ethan Hawke – The Purge (Universal Pictures)
• Brad Pitt – World War Z (Paramount Pictures)

BEST ON-SCREEN DUO
• Amy Adams and Christian Bale – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
• Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
• Vin Diesel and Paul Walker – Fast & Furious 6 (Universal Pictures)
• Ice Cube and Kevin Hart – Ride Along (Universal Pictures)
• Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)

BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE
• Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
• Sam Claflin – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
• Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
• Zac Efron – That Awkward Moment (Focus Features)
• Chris Hemsworth – Thor: The Dark World (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

#WTF MOMENT
• Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures)
The Channel 4 News Team’s afternoon is no longer a delight as their speeding van filled with bowling balls, scorpions and hot oil takes a tumble on the highway.

• Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll –Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount Pictures)
Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll manage to strike fear into a room full of unsuspecting beauty pageant-loving parents thanks to a bump n’ grind dance routine to a Warrant classic.

• Cameron Diaz – The Counselor (20th Century Fox)
Having sex in a car is pretty much a rite of passage, but having sex with a car? Cameron Diaz’s Malkina gets down and dirty with a bright yellow Ferrari to show the world how it’s done.

• Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Leonardo DiCaprio’s iconic portrayal of excessive Wall Street player Jordan Belfort takes a turn for the insane when he takes his Lamborghini for a spin.

• Danny McBride and Channing Tatum – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)
Danny McBride shows an apocalyptic world, and uncomfortable theater-goers everywhere, that there’s no better pet than a scantily-clad Channing Tatum.

BEST VILLAIN
• Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips (Columbia Pictures)
• Benedict Cumberbatch – Star Trek into Darkness (Paramount Pictures)
• Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Mila Kunis – Oz The Great and Powerful (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Donald Sutherland – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)

BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION
• Christian Bale – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
• Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
• Orlando Bloom – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
• Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
• Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)
Spoiler alert! Backstreet Boys reunite in heaven to perform “Everybody” with signature boy band moves and flair for this unforgettable apocalyptic ending.

• Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Lawrence cleans and dances her frustrations away as she mouths the words to 70s classic “Live and Let Die.”

• Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
During his wedding reception, DiCaprio’s fraudulent Jordan Belfort pops and locks it to Bo Diddley’s “Pretty Thing.”

• Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief (Universal Pictures)
To ease the tension of stealing Sandy’s identity, McCarthy’s Diana shows her musical range as she attempts to sing along with the car radio — and even hits that high note in “Barracuda.”

• Will Poulter – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
With eyes wide shut, Poulter’s Kenny Rossmore throws it back to the 90s with a hilarious rendition of TLC’s “Waterfalls.”

BEST CAMEO PERFORMANCE
• Robert De Niro – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
• Amy Poehler and Tina Fey – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures)
• Kanye West – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures)
• Joan Rivers – Iron Man 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Rihanna – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)

BEST HERO
• Henry Cavill as Clark Kent – Man of Steel (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – Iron Man 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Chris Hemsworth as Thor – Thor: The Dark World (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Channing Tatum as John Cale – White House Down (Columbia Pictures)
Movie Awards To Move To April

    1. Rich Brit woman that can’t be rich anymore.

      That filled the Oscar Brit quota for this year.

  1. Man, I don’t really care ’cause I didn’t see most of these movies, but this is the most spoilerific award nomination announcement I’ve ever seen. But anyway, yeah, Aniston all the way. I didn’t see that movie, but she’s the only reason I kinda thought about it.

  2. At least the MTV show is entertaining.

    It’s not drug out to three hours plus, so the network can sell more commercials, by a host taking pictures and handing out pizza.

  3. MTV snubbing Cate Blanchett – the great actress who SWEPT awards season AND made headlines everywhere – for Jennifer Anniston. lmao.

    One of the most ridiculous things I’ve seen, and certainly perfect reinforcement of how this is an abysmal awards show and organization with 0 credibility and integrity. I’m sure 90% of their feeble-minded, ignorant audience doesn’t even know this snub occurred. I’m sure most of them haven’t even seen Blanchett’s work.

    Of course, MTV knows that Cate Blanchett doesn’t by any means even consider attending this sh*tfest so that’s probably why they snubbed her.

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