New, way more serious MTV Movie Awards only nominated Twilight for like two things

New, way more serious MTV Movie Awards only nominated Twilight for like two things

It's more into The Hunger Games now

Last week it was revealed that the MTV Movie Awards had become embarrassed that the once-esteemed ceremony honoring cinema's cutest boys and girls had been made into a mockery by Twilight's approximate 20-year winning streak, and that it was seeking new ways to "class up its act" by installing an actual voting "academy"—a body of industry panels who would choose a preliminary group of cute boys and girls before turning them loose to the online electorate. And as you can see by today's just-released nominations, it's very serious now: Twilight is only up for a fourth run at Best Kiss and also Movie Of The Year, rather than being awkwardly shoehorned into every single category by Internet-savvy teens maximizing the number of times they see Robert Pattinson on stage. And its once-ubiquitous presence has been replaced by far more sophisticated fare like The Hunger Games, which proves that the MTV Movie Awards has finally outgrown Twilight, which is totally dumb now. Oh, you're still into Twilight? Um, gross. 

The Hunger Games dominates just about every category save "Best On-Screen Dirtbag" and "Best Gut-Wrenching Performance," two new categories intended to replace scrapped, sillier fare like "Best Scared-As-Shit Performance"—though the former seems specifically engineered to create a Horrible Bosses showdown between Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell, while the latter is a strange jumble of action scenes, gory violence, and people shitting themselves or eating shit. Even Breaking Dawn, which has a literally gut-wrenching scene, somehow didn't qualify. The integrity of "Best Gut-Wrenching Performance" is slightly compromised by such arbitrary, apples-and-oranges-and-shit comparisons, is what we're saying, and it would do well in future ceremonies to limit itself to either people getting shot in the dick or shitting themselves. For the integrity. Anyway, here's the full list of nominees for the new, very serious MTV Movie Awards that people will take very seriously indeed. [via Coming Soon]

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 Male Performance
Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games
Channing Tatum, The Vow

Best Female Performance
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Kristin Wiig, Bridesmaids
Emma Stone, Crazy, Stupid, Love
Emma Watson, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Rooney Mara, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Best Comedic Performance
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Zach Galifianakis, The Hangover Part II
Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street
Oliver Cooper, Project X

Breakthrough Performance
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Rooney Mara, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games
Elle Fanning, Super 8
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants 

Best Cast
Bridesmaids
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
The Hunger Games
21 Jump Street
The Help

Best On-Screen Transformation
Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games
Rooney Mara, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Johnny Depp, 21 Jump Street
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Colin Farrell, Horrible Bosses 

Best Fight
Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang, 21 Jump Street
Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton, Warrior
Tom Cruise vs. Michelle Nyqvist, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

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

Best Gut-Wrenching Performance
Bridesmaids ("Food poisoning turns the girls' dress fitting into a disaster")
The Help ("Minny gives Hilly a pie she won't forget")
21 Jump Street ("Schmidt shoots Coach Walters in the dick")
Drive ("Elevator beat-down")
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol ("Ethan Hunt scales to new heights")

Best On-Screen Dirt Bag
Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help
Jon Hamm, Bridesmaids
Jennifer Aniston, Horrible Bosses
Colin Farrell, Horrible Bosses
Oliver Cooper, Project X

Best Music
"Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO (21 Jump Street)
"A Real Hero," College with Electric Youth (Drive)
"The Devil Is in the Details," Chemical Brothers (Hanna)
"Impossible," Figurine (Like Crazy)
"Pursuit of Happiness," Kid Cudi (Steve Aoki Remix) (Project X)

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