MTV Movie Awards Nominations Favor Popularity

In what will come as no surprise to anyone, except maybe my mom, the MTV Movie Award nominations have been released and the most popular and creatively vacant film franchise this side of middle earth leads the pack. That’s right,  The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is on top with eight nominations.

The news is not all bad though as both Inception and Harry Potter are also lead contenders. In fact, aside from the obvious Twilight nominations, most of the nominations are not so bad. Many of the better films from 2010 are represented, including Kick-Ass, which has gone mostly forgotten in the retrospective hoopla.

Aside from the traditional Best Movie and Best Kiss, this year also brings a brilliant new category to the world of cinematic awards: “Best Line From A Movie.” This is not only a genius category for the shallow festivities of MTV, but it is something that all award shows should consider in the future.

In the world of cinema fandom movie quotes are often a defining factor in the quality of a film. The more quotable the movie, the more likely it will find a home in the hearts of film geeks the world over.

The nominations for Twilight are to be expected from MTV, but the nominations for Harry Potter are a little more of a surprise. Up to this point in time the Harry Potter movies didn’t really make a dent in the target audience of MTV.

Of course the franchise remains popular the world over, but for MTV, known for immature, shallow drama and sex appeal, to acknowledge the penultimate Potter film in so many categories shows that the Potter is still relevant to pop culture in general.

Check out the full list of nominations after the jump.

Best Movie

“Black Swan”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
“Inception”
“The Social Network”
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Best Female Performance

Emma Stone, “Easy A”
Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Jennifer Aniston, “Just Go With It”
Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”

Best Male Performance

Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Zac Efron, “Charlie St. Cloud”

Best Breakout Star

Andrew Garfield , “The Social Network”
Chloë Grace Moretz, “Kick-Ass”
Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”
Jay Chou, “The Green Hornet”
Olivia Wilde, “TRON: Legacy”
Xavier Samuel, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Best Comedic Performance

Adam Sandler, “Just Go With It”
Ashton Kutcher, “No Strings Attached”
Emma Stone, “Easy A”
Russell Brand, “Get Him to the Greek”
Zach Galifianakis, “Due Date”

Best Line From A Movie (New Category)

Alexys Nycole Sanchez, “Grown Ups”: “I want to get chocolate wasted.”
Amanda Bynes and Emma Stone, “Easy A”: Amanda Bynes: “There is a higher power that will judge you for your indecency.” Emma Stone: “Tom Cruise?”
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”: “If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.”
Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”: Justin Timberlake: “… A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool?” Andrew Garfield: “A billion dollars. And that shut everybody up.”
Tom Hardy, “Inception”: “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.”

Best Villain

Christoph Waltz, “The Green Hornet”
Leighton Meester, “The Roommate”
Mickey Rourke, “Iron Man 2”
Ned Beatty, “Toy Story 3”
Tom Felton, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”

Best Fight

Amy Adams vs. The Sisters, “The Fighter”
Chloë Grace Moretz vs. Mark Strong, “Kick-Ass”
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint vs. Death Eaters, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Hallway Attacker, “Inception”
Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Best Kiss

Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “Inception”
Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, “Black Swan”

Best Jaw-Dropping Moment

James Franco, “127 Hours,” Cuts Off His Arm
Justin Bieber, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” Performance Spectacular
Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page, “Inception,” Paris Café Scene
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan,” Mutilation: Pulls the Skin off Her Finger
Steve-O, “Jackass 3D,” Port-A-Potty Bungee Stunt

Best Scared-As-Sh*t Performance

Ashley Bell, “The Last Exorcism”
Ellen Page, “Inception”
Jessica Szohr, “Piranha 3D”
Minka Kelly, “The Roommate”
Ryan Reynolds, “Buried”

Biggest Badass Star

Alex Pettyfer, “I Am Number Four”
Chloë Grace Moretz, “Kick-Ass”
Jaden Smith, “The Karate Kid”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “Inception”
Robert Downey Jr., “Iron Man 2”

[Best of 2010 Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7dzPbImVGU]

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