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'Hunger Games', 'Bridesmaids' Among 2012 MTV MOVIE AWARD Nominees

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The nominees are in for the 2012 MTV MOVIE AWARDS with The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids neck-in-neck with eight nominations each, including the categories "MOVIE OF THE YEAR," "BEST CAST" and "BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE." Fans will have the "Power of the Popcorn" in their hands as winner voting opens today, May 1 at 8AM ET/5AM PT, at MovieAwards.MTV.com and will stay open through Saturday, June 2nd. As in previous years, the category of "MOVIE OF THE YEAR" will remain an ongoing battle throughout the live show when the 21st annual "2012 MTV Movie Awards" airs live on Sunday, June 3rd at 9pm ET/PT on MTV from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

The "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will put the spotlight on one of the most diverse roster of nominated films in years for the show. Featuring a broad array of movies that resonated with our audience this year, the nominations include both blockbusters and critically acclaimed films such as "Drive," "Like Crazy," "The Descendants," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and "My Week with Marilyn." This year's telecast will also be a theatrical throwdown between two funny ladies and an action star as Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Jennifer Lawrence all received four nominations each, the most for all female actors nominated. Emma Stone, Emma Watson and Rooney Mara are close on their heels, with three nods each and are in a dead heat in categories like "BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE." The heat is on for the men too with Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Josh Hutcherson receiving four nominations and facing off in categories like "BEST MALE PERFORMANCE," "BEST KISS" and "BEST FIGHT."

Nominees for the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" are as follows (*denotes new category/**voted on by an Academy of Directors):

MOVIE OF THE YEAR (voting stays live throughout the 2012 Movie Awards ceremony)

Bridesmaids Director: Paul Feig, Producers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend (Universal Pictures)

The Hunger Games Director: Gary Ross, Producers: Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik (Lionsgate)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Director: David Yates, Producers: David Heyman, David Barron, J.K. Rowling (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Help Director: Tate Taylor, Producers: Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Brunson Green (DreamWorks)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Director: Bill Condon, Producers: Karen Rosenfelt, Wyck Godfrey, Stephenie Meyer (Summit Entertainment)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

Emma Stone - Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Emma Watson - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)

Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)

Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

Channing Tatum - The Vow (Sony Pictures)

Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 50/50 (Summit Entertainment)

Josh Hutcherson - The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)

Ryan Gosling - Drive (FilmDistrict)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE**

Elle Fanning - Super 8 (Paramount Pictures)

Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)

Liam Hemsworth - The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)

Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures)

Shailene Woodley - The Descendants (Fox Searchlight)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Jonah Hill - 21 Jump Street (Sony Pictures)

Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)

Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)

Oliver Cooper - Project X (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Zach Galifianakis - The Hangover Part II (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST CAST*

21 Jump Street (Sony Pictures) - Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Ellie Kemper, Brie Larson

Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures) - Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures) - Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton

The Help (DreamWorks) - Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain

The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) - Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz

BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION*

Collin Farrell - Horrible Bosses (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Elizabeth Banks - The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)

Johnny Depp - 21 Jump Street (Sony Pictures)

Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn (The Weinstein Company)

Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures)

BEST FIGHT

Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang - 21 Jump Street (Sony Pictures)


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