MTV Movie Awards Nominations Revealed

Clockwise from top left: "The Wolf of Wall Street", "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle"
Clockwise from top left: "The Wolf of Wall Street", "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle"
 

With awards season over, Oscar heavyweights and box-office juggernauts will vie for the top prizes at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

After coming up empty-handed at the Academy Awards, Paramount's The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio and Columbia's American Hustle featuring a top-billed cast will have another shot at taking home hardware at the April event, leading the pack with eight nominations apiece. Following close behind is box-office smash The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with seven nominations and the Jennifer Aniston-Jason Sudeikis comedy We're the Millers with six.

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Best picture Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave, the Anchorman sequel, Dallas Buyers Club, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and This Is the End each received four nominations.

Late-night host Conan O'Brien will lead the annual ceremony, which will be broadcast live from L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre on April 13 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on MTV. Often serving as a kick-off to the summer movie season, the MTV Movie Awards are voted on by the fans. (Voting for most of the categories takes place at www.MovieAwards.MTV.com through April 12, while voting continues during the show for Movie of the Year.)

Several major categories have a heavy Oscar presence, with 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street vying for the top Movie of the Year award against The Hobbit and Catching Fire. Best female performance pits four Oscar nominees (Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lawrence and winner Lupita Nyong'o) against We're the Millers' Jennifer Aniston. The same goes for best male performance with four nominees (DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Chiwetel Ejiofor and winner Matthew McConaughey) competing against Catching Fire's Josh Hutcherson.

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The MTV Movie Awards also keeps true to its pop culture roots with categories like best scared-as-shit performance (Rose Byrne, Jessica Chastain, Vera Farmiga, Ethan Hawke and Brad Pitt are nominated), best shirtless performance (Aniston, Sam Claflin, DiCaprio, Zac Efron and Chris Hemsworth are nominees) and best musical moment (This Is the End, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Identity Thief and We're the Millers). Signature best kiss category pits Lawrence and Adams' American Hustle liplock against Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Scarlett Johansson (Don Jon), James Franco/Ashley Benson/Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers), Shailene Woodley/Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) and Aniston/Emma Roberts/Will Poulter (We're the Millers).

Perhaps the oddest combination of people goes to best cameo where Robert De Niro will go up against dynamic duo Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, Kanye West, Joan Rivers and Rihanna. Another notable nomination includes a posthumous one for Paul Walker in best on-screen duo (shared with Vin Diesel).

Jesse Ignjatovic, Lee Lodge and Jen Jones serve as executive producers with MTV's Garrett English. Wendy Plaut is co-executive producer and executive in charge of celebrity talent, with Amy Doyle as executive in charge of music and celebrity talent. Joanna Bomberg is executive in charge of music talent.

The full list of nominees below.

MOVIE OF THE YEAR
12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
(Lionsgate)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
•    Amy Adams – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
•    Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
•    Sandra Bullock – Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•    Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
•    Lupita Nyong’o 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
•    Bradley Cooper – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
•    Leonardo DiCaprioThe Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
•    Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
•    Josh HutchersonThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
•    Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
•    Liam James – The Way Way Back (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
•    Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station (The Weinstein Company)
•    Will PoulterWe’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
•    Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
•    Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now (A24 Films)

BEST KISS
•    Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
•    Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson – Don Jon (Relativity Media)
•    James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens – Spring Breakers (A24 Films)
•    Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now (A24 Films)
•    Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will PoulterWe’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)

BEST FIGHT
•    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures) – Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs. James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs. Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs. Greg Kinnear
•    Identity Thief (Universal Pictures) – Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
•    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures) – Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
•    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate) – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
•    This is the End (Columbia Pictures) – Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
•    Kevin Hart – Ride Along (Universal Pictures)
•    Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
•    Johnny Knoxville – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount Pictures)
•    Melissa McCarthy – The Heat (20th Century Fox)
•    Jason SudeikisWe’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)

BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE
•    Rose Byrne – Insidious: Chapter 2 (FilmDistrict)
•    Jessica Chastain Mama (Universal Pictures)
•    Vera FarmigaThe Conjuring (New Line Cinema)
•    Ethan HawkeThe Purge (Universal Pictures)
•    Brad Pitt – World War Z (Paramount Pictures)

BEST ON-SCREEN DUO
•    Amy Adams and Christian Bale – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
•    Matthew McConaughey and Jared LetoDallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
•    Vin Diesel and Paul Walker – Fast & Furious 6 (Universal Pictures)
•    Ice Cube and Kevin Hart – Ride Along (Universal Pictures)
•    Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprioThe Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)

BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE
•    Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
•    Sam ClaflinThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
•    Leonardo DiCaprioThe Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
•    Zac Efron – That Awkward Moment (Focus Features)
•    Chris Hemsworth Thor: The Dark World (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

#WTF MOMENT
•    Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David KoechnerAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures)
The Channel 4 News Team's afternoon is no longer a delight as their speeding van filled with bowling balls, scorpions and hot oil takes a tumble on the highway.
•    Johnny Knoxville and Jackson NicollJackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount Pictures)
Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll manage to strike fear into a room full of unsuspecting beauty pageant-loving parents thanks to a bump n' grind dance routine to a Warrant classic.
•    Cameron Diaz – The Counselor (20th Century Fox)
Having sex in a car is pretty much a rite of passage, but having sex with a car? Cameron Diaz's Malkina gets down and dirty with a bright yellow Ferrari to show the world how it's done.
•    Leonardo DiCaprioThe Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Leonardo DiCaprio's iconic portrayal of excessive Wall Street player Jordan Belfort takes a turn for the insane when he takes his Lamborghini for a spin.
•    Danny McBride and Channing Tatum – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)
Danny McBride shows an apocalyptic world, and uncomfortable theater-goers everywhere, that there's no better pet than a scantily-clad Channing Tatum.

BEST VILLAIN
•    Barkhad Abdi Captain Phillips (Columbia Pictures)
•    Benedict Cumberbatch Star Trek into Darkness (Paramount Pictures)
•    Michael Fassbender 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
•    Mila Kunis  – Oz The Great and Powerful (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
•    Donald Sutherland – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)

BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION
•    Christian Bale – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
•    Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
•    Orlando Bloom – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•    Jared LetoDallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
•    Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
•    Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)
Spoiler alert! Backstreet Boys reunite in heaven to perform "Everybody" with signature boy band moves and flair for this unforgettable apocalyptic ending.
•    Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Lawrence cleans and dances her frustrations away as she mouths the words to 70s classic "Live and Let Die."
•    Leonardo DiCaprioThe Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
During his wedding reception, DiCaprio's fraudulent Jordan Belfort pops and locks it to Bo Diddley’s "Pretty Thing."
•    Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief (Universal Pictures)
To ease the tension of stealing Sandy's identity, McCarthy's Diana shows her musical range as she attempts to sing along with the car radio -- and even hits that high note in "Barracuda."
•    Will PoulterWe’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
With eyes wide shut, Poulter's Kenny Rossmore throws it back to the 90s with a hilarious rendition of TLC's "Waterfalls."

BEST CAMEO PERFORMANCE
•    Robert De NiroAmerican Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
•    Amy Poehler and Tina Fey – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures)
•    Kanye West – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures)
•    Joan Rivers – Iron Man 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
•    Rihanna – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)

BEST HERO
•    Henry Cavill as Clark Kent – Man of Steel (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•    Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – Iron Man 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
•    Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•    Chris Hemsworth as Thor – Thor: The Dark World (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
•    Channing Tatum as John CaleWhite House Down (Columbia Pictures)

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