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“As someone who had his nose rubbed up against a locker or two, it’s great to see my cinematic nerd brothers get their just rewards.”
——Van Toffler
THIS YEAR'S MTV MOVIE AWARDS NOMS ARE MOSTLY SUPERBAD
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Superbad leads the nominees for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards, set to air live on June 1 from the Gibson Amphitheatre, with five nods, the network announced this morning. Juno is next with four nominations, followed by Enchanted, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Knocked Up, with three apiece.

Quipped MTV Networks Music, Logo and Films Group President Van Toffler: “As someone who had his nose rubbed up against a locker or two, it’s great to see my cinematic nerd brothers get their just rewards. It's our audience that has made these movies huge box-office hits, and they've clearly spoken by nominating films with strong characters they can all relate to.”

A new category—Best Summer Movie So Far— has been concocted for this year’s show in order to get the jump on the summer-blockbuster season. May 23 is the deadline for voting in the nine categories, as well as the user-generated Best Movie Spoof, on www.movieawards.mtv.com.

MTV has partnered with such video sites as Photobucket, MySpace, Daily Motion, Break, Buzznet, Heavy and FunnyorDie to give anyone with a creative vision a chance to submit their own original movie shorts parodying films from the past year. Finalists for the Best Movie Spoof will be flown to L.A. to attend the show, during which the winner will recive the award onstage.

Performers and presenters for the 17th edition of the show, hosted by Mike Myers, will be announced later.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

BEST MOVIE
· Juno (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· Transformers (DreamWorks SKG/Paramount Pictures)
· Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Walt Disney Pictures)
· I Am Legend (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Superbad (Sony Pictures)
· National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
· Will Smith, I Am Legend (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Shia LaBeouf, Transformers (DreamWorks SKG/Paramount Pictures)
· Denzel Washington, American Gangster (Universal Pictures)
· Matt Damon, The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal Pictures)
· Michael Cera, Juno (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
· Ellen Page, Juno (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· Keira Knightley, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Walt Disney Pictures)
· Katherine Heigl, Knocked Up (Universal Pictures)
· Amy Adams, Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures)
· Jessica Biel, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (Universal Pictures)

BEST VILLAIN
· Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (DreamWorks SKG/ Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Denzel Washington, American Gangster (Universal Pictures)
· Angelina Jolie, Beowulf (Warner Bros. Pictures/ Paramount Pictures)
· Topher Grace, Spider,Man 3 (Sony Pictures)
· Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men (Paramount Vantage/ Miramax Films)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
· Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Walt Disney Pictures)
· Adam Sandler, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (Universal Pictures)
· Jonah Hill, Superbad (Sony Pictures)
· Seth Rogen, Knocked Up (Universal Pictures)
· Amy Adams, Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST FIGHT
· Matt Damon vs. Joey Ansah,, The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal Pictures)
· Tobey Maguire vs. James Franco, Spider,Man 3 (Sony Pictures)
· Hayden Christensen vs. Jamie Bell, Jumper (20th Century Fox)
· Sean Faris vs. Cam Gigandet, Never Back Down (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
· Chris Tucker & Jackie Chan vs. Sun Ming Ming, Rush Hour 3 (New Line Cinema)
· Alien vs. Predator, Aliens vs. Predator Requiem (20th Century Fox)

BEST KISS
· Shia LaBeouf and Sarah Roemer, Disturbia (DreamWorks SKG)
· Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey, Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures)
· Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Leung, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Ellen Page and Michael Cera, Juno ((Fox Searchlight Pictures))
· Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman, Step Up 2 The Streets (Touchstone Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
· Zac Efron, Hairspray (New Line Cinema)
· Seth Rogen, Knocked Up (Universal Pictures)
· Jonah Hill, Superbad (Sony Pictures)
· Michael Cera, Superbad (Sony Pictures)
· Chris Brown, This Christmas (Screen Gems)
· Nikki Blonsky, Hairspray (New Line Cinema)
· Megan Fox, Transformers (DreamWorks SKG/Paramount Pictures)
· Christopher Mintz,Plasse, Superbad (Sony Pictures)

BEST SUMMER MOVIE SO FAR
· Iron Man (Paramount Pictures/Marvel Entertainment)
· Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount Pictures/Lucas Films)
· Sex and the City: The Movie (New Line Cinema)
· Speed Racer (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media)

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