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Wednesday
Mar042015

MTV Movie Awards Nominations

Manuel here pretending not to be baffled and utterly fascinated with the just-announced MTV Movie Awards nominations. As much as I’d like to bemoan their crass youth pandering, their lineup for Movie of the Year (a "category that honors the most loved theatrical release of the season") is quite a respectable one while any awards that nominate Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader for their tour de force lipsync for their lives on The Skeleton Twins is fine by me. 

New Movie Awards Logo designed by Dabs Myla,

You’ll note that Neighbors (which netted Rose Byrne THREE nominations!), Guardians of the Galaxy and The Fault in Our Stars led the pack with seven a piece while Oscar favorites American Sniper, Selma, Boyhood, Whiplash and Birdman found some love. No such luck for Wes Anderson’s big Oscar winner The Grand Budapest Hotel nor for Oscar winners Patricia Arquette & Julianne Moore. Implausibly seeing as she's such an awards juggernaut, you may be surprised to hear that Meryl Streep garnered her second (!!) nomination ever at these awards (Best Villain for Into the Woods). She was previously recognized for her work in The Devil Wears Prada. She shares the category with J.K Simmons (Whiplash), Peter Dinklage (X-Men), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) making it precisely the type of hodge-podge category MTV so enjoys putting together. Don't forget to vote, and maybe we can collectively nab ScarJo a win for Lucy and pretend it's for Under the Skin.

Check the full list of nominations after the jump:


Movie of the Year
American Sniper 
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″
Guardians of the Galaxy
Gone Girl
The Fault in Our Stars
Boyhood
Whiplash
Selma

Best Female Performance
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Emma Stone – Birdman
Shailene Woodley – Fault in Our Stars
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Scarlett Johansson – Lucy

I'd complain about how young this category skews, but Best Male Performance isn't any better. #TeamReese

Best Male Performance
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Ansel Elgort – Fault in Our Stars
Miles Teller – Whiplash
Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher

Best Scared-as-S*** Performance
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Annabelle Wallis – Annabelle
Jennifer Lopez – The Boy Next Door
Dylan O’Brien – The Maze Runner
Zach Gilford – The Purge: Anarchy


Breakthrough Performance
Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
David Oyelowo – Selma
Dylan O’Brien – The Maze Runner
Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood

Best Shirtless Performance
Zac Efron – Neighbors
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher
Ansel Elgort – Fault in Our Stars
Kate Upton – The Other Woman

I figured you should all know where my vote lies #TeamZefronsAbs

Best Duo
Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill – 22 Jump Street
Zac Efron & Dave Franco – Neighbors
Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars
Bradley Cooper & Vin Diesel – Guardians of the Galaxy
James Franco & Seth Rogen – The Interview

Best Fight
Jonah Hill vs. Jillian Bell – 22 Jump Street
Chris Evans vs. Sebastian Stan – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dylan O’Brien vs. Will Poulter – The Maze Runner
Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron – Neighbors
Edward Norton vs. Michael Keaton – Birdman

Best Kiss
Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley – Fault in Our Stars
James Franco & Seth Rogen – The Interview
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone – The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Rose Byrne & Halston Sage – Neighbors

Best WTF Moment
Seth Rogen & Rose Byrne – Neighbors
Jonah Hill – 22 Jump Street
Jason Sudeikis & Charlie Day – Horrible Bosses 2
Miles Teller – Whiplash
Rosario Dawson & Anders Holm – Top Five

You have to hand it to the MTV Movie Awards, diversity is not really an issue (or, I guess, LESS of an issue) than it is for AMPAS. It helps to have a gazillion categories, of course.

Best Villain
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Jillian Bell – 22 Jump Street
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Peter Dinklage – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Musical Moment
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Seth Rogen & Zac Efron – Neighbors
Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig – The Skeleton Twins
Miles Teller – Whiplash

Best Comedic Performance
Channing Tatum – 22 Jump Street
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Rose Byrne – Neighbors
Chris Rock – Top Five
Kevin Hart – The Wedding Ringer

Can Eddie nab a Golden Popcorn to match his ever-crowded mantle?

 

Best On-Screen Transformation
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Zoe Saldana – Guardians of the Galaxy
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood

What is your favorite nomination of the bunch? Will you be tuning in to see what Amy Schumer can do as a host?

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Reader Comments (8)

I don't know if I would call Amy Dunne a scared-as-shit character.

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHayden W.

Shouldn't the "Best On Screen Transformation" award go to the makeup and hairstylists, not the actor? Except in Ellar Coltrane's case, because...I mean, he did get older. That is a transformation of sorts. This category is strange.

Oscar winning roles are rarely nominated at the MTV Movie Awards.
Happy to see Meryl being nominated again. She also scored a Saturn nod for BSA. Not bad.

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSonja

WAIT. So Channing Tatum FINALLY has the chance to win an award for his superb work in Foxcatcher?!?!?

Does that mean I actually have to watch this stupid thing now?

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

I would love Rosamund Pike to win Best Villain and Best Breakthrough Performance ;)

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBhuray

My favourite nominations are Channing Tatum and Miles Teller for Best Actor. Yes, they're in the MTV demo but they both deserve it. Finally recognized.

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph W

My favourite nominations are Channing Tatum and Miles Teller for Best Actor. Yes, they're in the MTV demo but they both deserve it. Finally recognized.

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph W

I HIGHLY doubt that MTV demo watched Foxcatcher!
and it's crazy that Rosamund Pike is not nominated for best female performance when it's practically the most talked about, so now I'm voting that she could win every noms.
LOL at Coltrane's "transformation"

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterfadhil

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