It’s that time of year again. The time of year where the most coveted award honoring actresses, actors and movies alike doesn’t begin an “O.” That’s right, the 2011 MTV Movie Awards are just around the bend. With the recent announcement of the host and SNL alum Jason Sudeikis, fans knew that the actual nominations weren’t far behind, and this year it’s going to be a battle of the supernatural with a wizard, vampire and werewolf going head to head.
In not-so-shocking news, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse leads the pack of nominees with eight nominations, including Best Movie, Best Actor, with both Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson scooping up a nod in that category, as well as Best Actress among others, but a famous boy wizard and his friends aren’t far behind. Nabbing six nominations, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is set to battle Forks, Washington’s creatures of the night for the golden bucket of popcorn.
While the Cullen clan, wolf pack and a trio of Hogwarts dropouts battle out for the major awards of the evening, this year’s nominees include a long list of up-and-comers vying for their first ever MTV Movie Award. The Social Network’s Andrew Garfield will go toe-to-toe with True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld and Tron: Legacy’s Olivia Wilde for Best Breakthrough Performance.
The award show, airing Sunday June 5 on MTV, will feature the annual awards of Best Kiss, Best Fight, Best Comedic Performance, etc. Fans and film enthusiasts alike will surely get a kick out of the latest addition to the categories: Best Line From a Movie. This new category is sure to have fans reciting infamous lines from last year’s most memorable flicks, including Grown Up’s catchy “chocolate wasted” line.
Who will take home the ultimate prize and who or what film will get shut out entirely? Though we won’t know until that first Sunday night in June, film fans can vote on MTV.com to ensure that their favorites take home gold.Tags: andrew garfield, Daniel Radcliffe, Easy A, Edward Cullen, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Hailee Steinfeld, Harry Potter, harry potter and the deathly hallows, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Stewart, MTV, MTV Movie Awards, Olivia Wilde, Robert Pattinson, Rupert Grint, taylor lautner, The Social Netowrk, Tron: Legacy, True Grit, Twilight Saga: Eclipse