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Surprise! ‘The Hunger Games’ Leads This Year’s MTV Movie Awards Nominees

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The Hunger Games’ and ‘Bridesmaids’ topped all nominees for the MTV Movie Awards – announced this morning – and will compete against each other for the title of Movie of the Year. Which begs the question: What year are we talking about?

Don’t get me wrong. Both movies are great, in their own ways. But ‘Bridesmaids’ came out on May 13, 2011 and ‘Hunger Games’ hit theaters on March 23, 2012. So how are they both competing for awards in the same year?

Beyond ‘The Hunger Games,’ MTV recognized a slew of extremely popular films that dominated the box-office charts last year. The three additional films rounding out the Movie of the Year category are ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,’ ‘The Help’ and ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.’ There are new categories this year for “Best On-Screen Dirt Bag” and “Best Gut-Wrenching Performance.” And ‘Drive’ scored some surprising – but well-deserved – love from MTV’s panel of movie experts.

The MTV Movie Awards airs live on June 3. Click here to vote for your favorite movies. Here are your nominees:

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’ (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper)
‘The Help’ (Bryce Dallas Howard)
‘21 Jump Street’ (Jonah Hill and Rob Riggle)
‘Drive’ (Ryan Gosling)
‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ (Tom Cruise)

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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