Twilight tops list of MTV Movie Awards nominees

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Twilight took the lead as this year's MTV Movie Awards nominations were announced, with seven nods, including Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart), Breakthrough Performance Male (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner) and Best Kiss (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). The Dark Knight and Iron Man, with 4 and 2 nominations respectively, will also be battling it out in the category of Best Movie.

The 18th annual awards show will be hosted by Andy Samberg and broadcast live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., on Sunday, May 31, at 9:00 p.m./8:00 p.m. CST.

The categories and nominees are:

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 & 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 & 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