'Bridesmaids,' 'Hunger Games' Top MTV Movie Awards Nominations

10:44 AM PST 05/01/2012 by Seth Abramovitch
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The 21st edition features a makeshift "academy," voting on new categories such as "Best On-Screen Transformation" and "Best Gut-Wrenching Performance."

The dog-eat-dog worlds of bridal showers and future dystopias were big winners today as the MTV Movie Awards announced its 2012 nominations, bestowing  Bridesmaids and The Hunger Games with eight each. By comparison, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 earned a disappointing two.

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In the acting categories, Ryan Gosling, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Hutcherson, Daniel Radcliffe and Channing Tatum are in the running for some bronzed-popcorn hardware, while the girls' list includes Jennifer Lawrence, Kristin Wiig, Emma Stone, Emma Watson and Rooney Mara.

Some of the more offbeat categories this year include "Best On-Screen Transformation" (nominees include Johnny Depp's 21 Jump Street cameo and Michelle Williams for her turn in My Week With Marilyn) and "Best Gut-Wrenching Performance" (the food-poisoned ladies of Bridesmaids were given a nod, as was Bryce Dallas Howard, who dug into Minny's "terrible awful" pie in The Help).

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The awards, scheduled to air their 21st edition on Sunday, June 3, have tweaked protocol this year: Winners will be chosen by an "academy" of actors, producers, agents and other industry types, in an attempt at adding some credibility to a ceremony often dismissed as a summer movie marketing tool. 

A complete list of nominees:

Movie of the Year
Bridesmaids
The Hunger Games
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
The Help
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Best Male Performance
Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games
Channing Tatum, The Vow

Best Female Performance
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Kristin Wiig, Bridesmaids
Emma Stone, Crazy, Stupid, Love
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Best Comedic Performance
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Zach Galifianakis, The Hangover Part II
Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street
Oliver Cooper, Project X

Breakthrough Performance
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games
Elle Fanning, Super 8
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Cast
Bridesmaids
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
The Hunger Games
21 Jump Street
The Help

Best On-Screen Transformation
Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Johnny Depp, 21 Jump Street
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Colin Farrell, Horrible Bosses

Best Fight
Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang, 21 Jump Street
Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton, Warrior
Tom Cruise vs. Michelle Nyqvist, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Best Kiss
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Crazy, Stupid, Love
Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games
Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, The Vow
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Best Gut-Wrenching Performance
Bridesmaids (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper)
The Help (Bryce Dallas Howard)
21 Jump Street (Jonah Hill and Rob Riggle)
Drive (Ryan Gosling)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Tom Cruise)

Best On-Screen Dirt Bag
Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help
Jon Hamm, Bridesmaids
Jennifer Aniston, Horrible Bosses
Colin Farrell, Horrible Bosses
Oliver Cooper, Project X

Best Music
Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO (21 Jump Street)
A Real Hero, College with Electric Youth (Drive)
The Devil Is in the Details, Chemical Brothers (Hanna)
Impossible, Figurine (Like Crazy)
Pursuit of Happiness, Kid Cudi (Steve Aoki remix) (Project X)

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