‘DJANGO UNCHAINED’, ‘TED’, ‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’ LEAD NOMINATIONS FOR MTV MOVIE AWARDS 2013

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MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) today revealed the nominees for the “2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS”, honouring the actors and films that have enthralled and electrified audiences in recent time.  
Leading the pack with seven nominations each are Quentin Tarantino’s sweeping American slavery Western DJANGO UNCHAINED and Seth MacFarlane’s bro-mantic comedy TED, followed by the critically acclaimed SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK with six nods and the epic blockbuster conclusion to the Batman trilogy THE DARK KNIGHT RISES with five. Rounding out the most nominated films are THE AVENGERS, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, PITCH PERFECT andSKYFALL with four nods each.  
Voting for the MTV Movie Awards winners is ongoing already at www.mtvbase.com and will close on Saturday 13, April 2013.   
Airing Wednesday 17 April (18:00 WAT), the 2013 MTV Movie Awards will take place at the Sony Pictures Studios Lot in Culver City, California. Serving as the official kick-off to the Summer Blockbuster season, the show will continue MTV’s tradition of irreverent celebration of the movies, actors and music that fans love.  
Rising superstar Rebel Wilson, nominated for Best Female Performance and Breakthrough Performance as “Fat Amy” in PITCH PERFECT, will star as host and be joined by MTV’s Inaugural Comedic Genius Award recipient Will Ferrell, who is nominated for Best On-Screen Duo with Zach Galifianakis for The Campaign. 
 
Keeping with the show’s tradition of celebrating current cultural memes, this year’s telecast will introduce two new categories.  Abdominally blessed nominees Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2), Daniel Craig (Skyfall) and Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises) will sweat it out against fan-favourite stuffed bear Seth MacFarlane as “Ted” for the crown of Best Shirtless Performance, while unforgettable moments from Les Misérables, Magic Mike, Pitch Perfect, Silver Linings Playbook and The Perks of Being a Wallflower will compete to win the inaugural Best Musical Moment award.
Leading lady and recent Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook and House at the End of the Street) joins fellow female front-runners Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) and Mila Kunis (Ted) for the chance to take home the most Golden Popcorn trophies.   At the head of the pack for the men are Seth MacFarlane as “Ted” (Ted), Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and Channing Tatum (Magic Mike).
Additional presenters, performers and special award recipients will be announced at a later date.
Emma Watson (nominee for Best Female Performance, Best Kiss, Best Musical Moment) commented, “I am so excited to have been nominated for three MTV Movie Awards for Perks of Being a Wallflower! I love the show and I love this movie! I’m so thrilled.”
NOMINEES FOR THE “2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS” ARE… 
(*: Denotes new category)
MOVIE OF THE YEAR
DJANGO UNCHAINED (The Weinstein Company)
Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher
Director: Quentin Tarantino
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (The Weinstein Company)
Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon
Director: David O.   Russell
TED (Universal Pictures)
Producers: Jason Clark, John Jacobs, Seth MacFarlane, Scott Stuber
Director: Seth MacFarlane
THE AVENGERS (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Producer: Kevin Feige
Director: Joss Whedon
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
Producers: Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas
Director: Christopher Nolan
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
Mila Kunis – TED (Universal Pictures)
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Emma Watson – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Ben Affleck – Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Jamie Foxx – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
Channing Tatum – Magic Mike (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCEEzra Miller – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
Eddie Redmayne – Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)
BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty (Sony Pictures)
Alexandra Daddario – Texas Chainsaw 3D (Lionsgate)
Martin Freeman – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
Jennifer Lawrence – House at the End of the Street (Relativity Media)
Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)
BEST ON-SCREEN DUO
Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L.   Jackson – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Compnay)
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as Ted – Ted (Universal Pictures)
Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo – The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis – The Campaign (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE*
Christian Bale – The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
Daniel Craig – Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
Seth MacFarlane as Ted – Ted (Universal Pictures)
Channing Tatum – Magic Mike (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
BEST FIGHT
Jamie Foxx vs.   Candieland Henchmen – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
Daniel Craig vs.   Ola Rapace – Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
Mark Wahlberg vs.   Seth MacFarlane as Ted – Ted (Universal Pictures)
Robert Downey Jr.  , Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston – The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Christian Bale vs. Tom Hardy – The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
BEST KISS
Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman – Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features)
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg – Ted (Universal Pictures)
Emma Watson and Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
BEST WTF MOMENT
Jamie Foxx and Samuel L.   Jackson – “Candieland Gets Smoked” in Django Unchained
(The Weinstein Company)
Denzel Washington – “Final Descent” in Flight (Paramount Pictures)
Anna Camp – “Hack-Appella” in Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)
Javier Bardem – “Oops… There Goes His Face” in Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
Seth MacFarlane as Ted – “Ted Gets Saucy” in Ted (Universal Pictures)
BEST VILLAIN
Javier Bardem – Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
Marion Cotillard – The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Tom Hardy – The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Tom Hiddleston – The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
BEST MUSICAL MOMENT*
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez – Magic Mike (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee – Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
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