Twilight, Slumdog lead MTV movie award nominations

May 5th, 2009 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS  

Slumdog Millionaire Los Angeles, May 5 (DPA) Teen vampire movie “Twilight” led the MTV movie award nominations announced Monday with seven nods, just ahead of Oscar winner “Slumdog Millionaire”, which earned six nominations.
In an online poll, “Twilight” earned nods for best movie, best female performance (Kristen Stewart) and breakthrough performance male (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner). “Slumdog Millionaire” garnered six nominations, including best movie, breakthrough performance female (Freida Pinto) and breakthrough performance male (Dev Patel).

The awards will take place May 31 in Los Angeles and fans can vote for their favourites at the MTV Movies Awards site.

Joining “Twilight” and “Slumdog Millionaire” in the best movie category are “The Dark Knight”, “High School Musical 3″ and “Iron Man”. The other actors vying in the breakthrough performance male category are Ben Barnes for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Prince of Caspian” and Bobb’e J. Thompson for “Role Models”. Other breakthrough performance female selections are Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens(”HSM 3″) and Miley Cyrus (”Hannah Montana: The Movie”).

Apart from Stewart the best female performance nominees include Anne Hathaway (”Bride Wars”), Angelina Jolie (”Wanted”) and Kate Winslet (”The Reader”). Zac Efron (”HSM 3″), will compete for best male performance against Shia LaBeouf (”Eagle Eye”) and Robert Downey, Jr. (”Tropic Thunder”).

The best fight awards is a battle between Christian Bale and Heath Ledger (”The Dark Knight”) and Seth Rogen, James Franco and Danny McBride (”Pineapple Express”).

The best kiss category will see another smackdown between “Twilight” (Stewart and Pattinson) and “Slumdog Millionaire” (Pinto and Patel), with other nominees including Franco and Sean Penn (”Milk”), and Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon (”I Love You, Man”).

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