The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids Lead the 2012 MTV Movie Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards have been unveiled this week, and as always, they are kind of hilarious if not downright random. But when you stop and think about it, are they any more ridiculous or arbitrary than the Oscars? Last year’s MTV Movie Awards did at least acknowledge a few of the more “critically acclaimed” films of the year including The Social Network and Black Swan, but this year it’s basically all teen entertainment, all the time. Ironically, this year they claim the nominees were selected by a panel of industry folks instead of the general public… go figure.

Among the more creative categories this year they have introduced “Best On-Screen Dirtbag” and “Best Gut-Wrenching Performance” (whatever that means). The good news is that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 may actually have a shot at winning some awards this time, and hey, Ryan Gosling finally got his nomination for Drive! The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids are still leading the way with 8 nominations a piece. The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards will be presented on June 3rd and you can head over to MTV now to take part in the voting. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump.

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 Female Performance

  • Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
  • Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2?
  • Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games”
  • Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
  • Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

Best Male Performance

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

Breakthrough Performance

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

Best Comedic Performance

  • Jonah Hill, “21 Jump Street”
  • Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
  • Oliver Cooper, “Project X”
  • Zach Galifianakis, “The Hangover Part II”

Best Cast

  • 21 Jump Street
  • Bridesmaids
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • The Help
  • The Hunger Games

Best On-Screen Transformation

  • Colin Farrell, “Horrible Bosses”
  • Elizabeth Banks, “The Hunger Games”
  • Johnny Depp, “21 Jump Street”
  • Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
  • Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

Best Fight

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

Best Kiss

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

Best Gut-Wrenching Performance

  • Jonah Hill & Rob Riggle, “21 Jump Street”
  • Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper, “Bridesmaids”
  • Ryan Gosling, “Drive”
  • Bryce Dallas Howard, “The Help”
  • Tom Cruise, “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”

Best On-Screen Dirtbag

  • Bryce Dallas Howard, “The Help”
  • Colin Farrell, “Horrible Bosses”
  • Jennifer Aniston, “Horrible Bosses”
  • Jon Hamm, “Bridesmaids”
  • Oliver Cooper, “Project X”

Best Music

  • Chemical Brothers – “The Devil is in the Details” (Hanna)
  • Figurine – “Impossible” (Like Crazy)
  • LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem” (21 Jump Street)
  • Kid Cudi – “Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)” (Project X)
  • College with Electric Youth – “A Real Hero” (Drive)

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  • Anthony

    The category that probably makes me the most dissapointed is Best Music. God those are awful.

  • boringbreaker

    where is the raid redemption? this nomination is disappointing.

  • Best Onscreen Dirtbag? That’s bullshit, because they used to have a Best Villain category.

    I remember the one year, there was an award for “Best Summer Movie You Haven’t Seen Yet”, which went to Transformers, which I’m sure was a COMPLETE coincidence and had nothing to do with Paramount and MTV both being under the Viacom umbrella or anything…

  • Kamen Liew

    Where is the Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan (Drive) best kiss nomination?

    Also, no nominations for Haywire Gina Carano vs Michael Fassbender and The Raid: Redemption final fight in the Best Fight category?

    Is it or the nominations seem extremely outdated? Coz if they’re going to give Hanna credit Saoirse Ronan should at least get a shot at the Best Female Performance nom.

  • arurukan

    Whatever happened with The Raid: Redemption??? Do they even watch movie at all?

    Oh, I see … it’s not an american movie (MTV=AMERICAN). Ah well, it’s a racist world anyway .. can’t complaint that.