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Geek Out: MTV Movie Award Nominations Announced

Posted by Andrew Unterberger on May 1, 2007

Jessica Alba not to return as host, sticking it to Camp Nowhere fans across the U.S.

I still get excited for this shit. The MTV Movie Awards seems like the greatest gauge of where film pop culture is at at a moment in time, leading to bizarro Best Movie winners like Menace II Society in ’93 and Napoleon Dynamite in ’05. Plus, they tend to be a lot more fun than the Oscars, have better musical guests, cooler categories, etc. Let’s see how this year’s crop of nominees is looking:

Best Movie
» “300”
» “Blades of Glory”
» “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
» “Little Miss Sunshine”
» “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
Best Performance
» Gerard Butler, “300”
» Johnny Depp, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
» Keira Knightley, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
» Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”
» Beyoncé Knowles, “Dreamgirls”
» Will Smith, “The Pursuit of Happyness”
Breakthrough Performance
» Emily Blunt, “The Devil Wears Prada”
» Abigail Breslin, “Little Miss Sunshine”
» Lena Headey, “300”
» Columbus Short, “Stomp the Yard”
» Jaden Smith, “The Pursuit of Happyness”
» Justin Timberlake, “Alpha Dog”
Best Comedic Performance
» Emily Blunt, “The Devil Wears Prada”
» Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
» Will Ferrell, “Blades of Glory”
» Adam Sandler, “Click”
» Ben Stiller, “Night at the Museum”
Best Kiss
» Cameron Diaz & Jude Law, “The Holiday”
» Will Ferrell & Sacha Baron Cohen, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”
» Columbus Short & Meagan Good, “Stomp The Yard”
» Mark Wahlberg & Elizabeth Banks, “Invincible”
» Marlon Wayans & Brittany Daniel, “Little Man”
Best Villain
» Tobin Bell, “Saw III”
» Jack Nicholson, “The Departed”
» Bill Nighy, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
» Rodrigo Santoro, “300”
» Meryl Streep, “The Devil Wears Prada”
Best Fight
» Jack Black & Héctor Jiménez vs. Los Duendes (Wrestling Match), “Nacho Libre”
» Gerard Butler vs. “The Uber Immortal” (The Spartan/Persian Battle), “300”
» Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Ken Davitian (Naked Wrestle Fight), “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
» Will Ferrell vs. Jon Heder (Ice Rink Fight), “Blades of Glory”
» Uma Thurman vs. Anna Faris (Super Girl Fight), “My Super Ex-Girlfriend”
Best Summer Movie You Haven’t Seen Yet
» “Evan Almighty” (June 22)
» “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” (June 15)
» “Hairspray” (July 20)
» “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (July 13)
» “Rush Hour 3” (August 10)
» “Transformers” (July 4)
mtvU Best Filmmaker On Campus (vote now!)
» Robert Dastoli, “Southwestern Orange County vs. The Flying Saucers”(University of Central Florida)
» Maria Gigante, “Girls Room” (Columbia College, Chicago)
» Josh Greenbaum, “Border Patrol” (University of Southern California)
» Alexander Poe, “Please Forget I Exist” (Columbia University)
» Andrew Shipsides, “Bottleneck” (Savannah College of Art & Design)

I guess this is what I get for ignoring 300 and both Pirates of the Carribean movies. Fuck it, I still say they look boring.

Nothing particularly inspiring here, I suppose. Really I seem to remember there being more categories than this (Best Action Sequence? Hottest Performance? Funniest Line? Those weird one-a-year ones like Best Dramatic Pause or Best Frightened Performance? What’s the deal?), though I’m glad we still at least got Best Fight and Best Kiss, I suppose. Best Summer Movie You Haven’t Seen Yet is a good call, though–very with the times, MTV.

Eh, between the two movies I don’t want to see (300, Pirates), the two movies I have seen and thought were overrated (Borat, Little Miss Sunshine) and the one movie that I haven’t seen and originally didn’t want to see because the previews looked awful but kind of want to see now that people seemed to like it OK, I guess I’ll take, uh, that one. At least it’d make Jon Heder one of only a handful of elites to be in two Golden Popcorn winners for Best Movie. That’s something to put on your gravestone.

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3 Responses to “Geek Out: MTV Movie Award Nominations Announced”

  1. jordan said

    obviously borat is going to win every category it’s nominated for.
    take that, oscars!

  2. […] Original post by Andrew Unterberger […]

  3. Hugo said

    Best Summer Movie You Haven’t Seen Yet…. that’s the best categorie ever. I hope Transformers win.

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