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[03/05/13 - 05:36 PM]
"Django Unchained," "Ted," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Silver Linings Playbook" Lead Nominations for the "2013 MTV Movie Awards"
Fans will have the "Power of the Popcorn" in their hands as voting begins today, Tuesday, March 5 at MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, April 13.

[via press release from MTV]

"DJANGO UNCHAINED," "TED," "THE DARK KNIGHT RISES" AND "SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" LEAD NOMINATIONS FOR THE "2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS"

Winner Voting For 12 Returning and All-New Categories Opens Today, March 5 at MovieAwards.MTV.com

Jennifer Lawrence, Seth MacFarlane, Emma Watson, Jamie Foxx, Bradley Cooper, and Rebel Wilson Vie for the Most Golden Popcorns during the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" Airing Live on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT on MTV

NEW YORK, NY (MARCH 5, 2013) - MTV announced the categories and nominees for the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" live today on MTV and MTV.com honoring the actors and films that enthralled and electrified audiences this year. Leading the pack with seven nominations each are Quentin Tarantino's sweeping American slavery Western Django Unchained and Seth MacFarlane's bromantic comedy Ted, followed by the critically acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook with six nods and the epic blockbuster conclusion to the Batman trilogy The Dark Knight Rises with five. Rounding out the most nominated films are The Avengers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Pitch Perfect and Skyfall with four each. Fans will have the "Power of the Popcorn" in their hands as voting begins today, Tuesday, March 5 at MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, April 13.

Airing LIVE on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Sony Pictures Studios Lot in Culver City, CA, the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" will serve as the official kick off to the Summer Blockbuster season with its trademark irreverent celebration of the movies, actors and music that audiences love. Previously announced, rising superstar Rebel Wilson, nominated for "Best Female Performance" and "Breakthrough Performance" as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect, will star as host and be joined by MTV's Inaugural "Comedic Genius Award" recipient Will Ferrell, who is nominated for "Best On-Screen Duo" with Zach Galifianakis for The Campaign.

Keeping with the show's tradition of celebrating current cultural memes, this year's telecast will introduce two new categories. Abdominally blessed nominees Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2), Daniel Craig (Skyfall) and Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises) will sweat it out against fan-favorite stuffed bear Seth MacFarlane as Ted for the crown of "Best Shirtless Performance," while unforgettable moments from Les Misérables, Magic Mike, Pitch Perfect, Silver Linings Playbook and The Perks of Being a Wallflower will compete to win the inaugural "Best Musical Moment" award.

Leading lady and recent Academy Award(R) winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook and House at the End of the Street) joins fellow female front-runners Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) and Mila Kunis (Ted) for the chance to take home the most Golden Popcorns. At the head of the pack for the men are Seth MacFarlane as Ted (Ted), Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and Channing Tatum (Magic Mike). As in previous years, the category of "Movie of the Year" will remain an ongoing battle throughout the 22nd annual "2013 MTV Movie Awards" telecast. Additional presenters, performers and special award recipients will be announced at a later date.

Emma Watson ("Best Female Performance," "Best Kiss," "Best Musical Moment") had the following to say about her nominations:

"I am so excited to have been nominated for three MTV Movie Awards for Perks of Being a Wallflower! I love the show and I love this movie! I'm so thrilled."

Nominees for the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" are as follows (*denotes new category):

MOVIE OF THE YEAR (Voting stays live throughout the 2013 Movie Awards Telecast)

· Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company) Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher Director: Quentin Tarantino

· Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company) Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon Director: David O. Russell

· TED (Universal Pictures) Producers: Jason Clark, John Jacobs, Seth MacFarlane, Scott Stuber Director: Seth MacFarlane

· The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Producer: Kevin Feige Director: Joss Whedon

· The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures) Producers: Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas Director: Christopher Nolan

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
· Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
· Mila Kunis - TED (Universal Pictures)
· Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
· Emma Watson - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
· Rebel Wilson - Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
· Ben Affleck - Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
· Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
· Jamie Foxx - Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
· Channing Tatum - Magic Mike (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
· Ezra Miller - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
· Eddie Redmayne - Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
· Suraj Sharma - Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)
· Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· Rebel Wilson - Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)

BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE
· Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty (Sony Pictures)
· Alexandra Daddario - Texas Chainsaw 3D (Lionsgate)
· Martin Freeman - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Jennifer Lawrence - House at the End of the Street (Relativity Media)
· Suraj Sharma - Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)

BEST ON-SCREEN DUO
· Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson - Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
· Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
· Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as Ted - Ted (Universal Pictures)
· Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo - The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
· Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis - The Campaign (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE*
· Christian Bale - The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Daniel Craig - Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
· Taylor Lautner - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
· Seth MacFarlane as Ted - Ted (Universal Pictures)
· Channing Tatum - Magic Mike (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST FIGHT
· Jamie Foxx vs. Candieland Henchmen - Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
· Daniel Craig vs. Ola Rapace - Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
· Mark Wahlberg vs. Seth MacFarlane as Ted - Ted (Universal Pictures)
· Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston - The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
· Christian Bale vs. Tom Hardy - The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST KISS
· Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx - Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
· Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman - Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features)
· Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
· Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg - Ted (Universal Pictures)
· Emma Watson and Logan Lerman - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)

BEST WTF MOMENT
· Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson - "Candieland Gets Smoked" in Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
· Denzel Washington - "Final Descent" in Flight (Paramount Pictures)
· Anna Camp - "Hack-Appella" in Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)
· Javier Bardem - "Oops... There Goes His Face" in Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
· Seth MacFarlane as Ted - "Ted Gets Saucy" in Ted (Universal Pictures)

BEST VILLAIN
· Javier Bardem - Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
· Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
· Marion Cotillard - The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Tom Hardy - The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Tom Hiddleston - The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT*
· Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
· Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez - Magic Mike (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee - Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)
· Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
· Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)

2013 MTV Movie Awards: Total Number of Combined Category Nominations
Django Unchained 7
Ted 7
Silver Linings Playbook 6
The Dark Knight Rises 5
The Avengers 4
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 4
Pitch Perfect 4
Skyfall 4
Magic Mike 3
Les Misérables 3
Life of Pi 2
Argo 1
Beasts of the Southern Wild 1
Flight 1
House at the End of the Street 1
Lincoln 1
Moonrise Kingdom 1
Texas Chainsaw 3D 1
The Campaign 1
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 1
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 1
Zero Dark Thirty 1

2013 MTV Movie Awards: Total Number of Combined Studio Nominations
Universal Pictures 14
The Weinstein Company 13
Warner Bros. Pictures 11
Sony Pictures 5
Summit Entertainment, LLC 5
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 5
20th Century Fox 2
Focus Features 1
Fox Searchlight 1
Lionsgate 1
Paramount Pictures 1
Relativity Media 1

The "2013 MTV Movie Awards" nominees were elected by a special voting Academy, including members of the MTV audience.

MovieAwards.MTV.com is the official site for the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" where fans can visit to vote and get up-to-date info on this year's show, watch video of last year's biggest occurrences, get the full list of 2012 show winners, and check out fashion and celebrity commentary from the red carpet.

The "2013 MTV Movie Awards" will air across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than a half-billion households around the world. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's more than 200 digital media properties around the world. The 2012 MTV Movie Awards grew its reach +4% YOY with the coveted 12-24 demographic across key international markets, including the UK, Australia, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Singapore and Mexico.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves serves as Executive Producer for the "2013 MTV Movie Awards." Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive in Charge for MTV. Amy Doyle is Executive in Charge of Music and Celebrity Talent. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music Talent. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lee Lodge serves as co-Executive Producer.

Official sponsors of the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" include HTC(R), DR PEPPER(R), Revlon(R), Taco Bell(R) and Unilever.

For "2013 MTV Movie Awards" press credential applications, please visit www.MTVPress.com.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About Den of Thieves:

Founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager to create, develop and produce original television, Den of Thieves has emerged as a force for ambitious event shows and uniquely stylized reality television series. Using their extensive experience working with talent, their credits cover a vast array of formats and include VH1's "The T.O. Show," Comedy Central's "Russell Brand in New York City", Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," as well as the MTV Video Music Awards, CMT Country Awards and MTV Movie Awards.





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