Not surprisingly, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and its trio of stars topped the MTV's 2010 Movie Awards with eight nominations. The epicAvatar and comedy The Hangover came in second place with six nods each.
The vampire sequel made the Best Movie list, Best Actress (Kristen Stewart), Actor (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner), Best Kiss, and the new category Global Superstar, which all three stars are up for against nominees Johnny Depp and Daniel Radcliffe.
Young Hollywood shows up for MTV's irreverent Movie Awards, which recognizes popular movies that don't get recognized at the Oscars and Golden Globes.
Blockbuster Avatar was nominated for Best Kiss, Fight, Villain, and Badass. The comedyThe Hangover received nods for Best Villain, Comedic Performance, and Breakout Star (Zach Galifianakis).
Other nominations included Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side and The Proposal, Beyonce vs. Ali Larter in Obsessed for Best Fight, and the phenomenon Paranormal Activity in the new horror category.
For the popular Best Kiss award, Stewart scored for New Moonand competes against herself for her kiss in The Runaways with Dakota Fanning. Lautner and former girlfriend, singer Taylor Swift, are also up for their kiss in Valentine's Day.
Among the interesting choices, Betty White, the 88-year-old acting veteran of 1990' sitcom Golden Girls, was nominated in the new category, Best WTF Moment for the comedy The Proposal.
The Golden Popcorn Statues will be presented June 6 in Los Angeles, telecast live at 9 pm EST with host actor/comedian Aziz Ansari. Nominees were selected by fans who voted online at www.MovieAwards.MTV.com. Voting is open until June 5 and the Best Movie category remains open until showtime:
Here are some MTV Movie Awards' nominees in key categories:
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Best Female Performance
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Amanda Seyfried, Dear John
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Zoe Saldana, Avatar
Best Male Performance
Channing Tatum, Dear John
Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Zac Efron, 17 Again
Best Breakout Star
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Chris Pine, Star Trek
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Logan Lerman, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Quinton Aaron, The Blind Side
Zach Galifianakis, The Hangover
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, The Runaways
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal
Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner, Valentine's Day
Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington, Avatar
VAEslabra 10:55, May 20, 2010 (UTC)