'Django' and 'Ted' lead MTV Movie Awards
Updated: 2013-03-06 10:45
"The Dark Knight Rises," the final installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise which grossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, landed five nods including Movie of the Year despite failing to pick up an Oscar nominations.
Superhero blockbuster "Avengers" and James Bond film "Skyfall," teenage coming-of-age film "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and musical comedy "Pitch Perfect" all scored four nods each.
For the second year in a row, the "Twilight" franchise was snubbed, as final film "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" only received one nomination for star Taylor Lautner in the irreverent Best Shirtless Performance category.
"Twilight" used to reign at the awards as lead stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson dominated the Best Kiss category, but last year "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" only picked up one award, albeit for Movie of the Year.
The MTV Movie Awards have a long-standing tradition of adding cheeky categories each year, such as Biggest Badass Star and Sexiest Performance.
This year, Batman will face stiff competition from a male stripper, a werewolf, James Bond and a stuffed teddy bear for Best Shirtless Performance, as actors Christian Bale, Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Lautner and MacFarlane lock heads in the tightly contested category.
The Best Scared-As-S**T Performance category is another new addition this year, pitting five actors in roles that had thrilling terror-filled moments.
The category will see Lawrence from horror flick "House at the End of the Street" competing against Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty," Alexandra Daddario in "Texas Chainsaw 3D," Martin Freeman in "The Hobbit" and Suraj Sharma in "Life of Pi" for the coveted golden popcorn trophy.
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