Paramore Campaign For ‘Twilight’ To Win Best Kiss At MTV Movie Awards

'There's something really captivating about real tension between characters,' Hayley Williams says of Bella and Edward's lip-lock.

We’ve already broken news about the release date of their new album and critiqued their basketball skills. And now that [artist id="1968732"]Paramore[/artist] are officially MTV Movie Award nominees — their [movie id="369195"]“Twilight”[/movie] song “Decode” is up for Best Song From a Movie — we decided it was time to get their take on the big show too.

It’s no secret that the band — or, more specifically, frontwoman Hayley Williams — is an avowed “Twilight” nut . Since “Twilight” landed a whopping seven Movie Award noms, we figured it would be interesting to have them handicap the film’s chances in one of those categories: Best Kiss.

It’s a tight field, to be sure. Bella and Edward’s lip-lock faces stiff competition from the likes of Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, Freida Pinto and Dev Patel and, uh, Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon. Since the winner will be determined by you, Williams decided to get on the stump and state her case for why the star-crossed “Twilight” smooch deserves to win the award.

“There’s something really captivating about real tension between characters, or between people in general, that is exciting and more moving than pure, simple love,” Williams said. “It’s really interesting to watch people that aren’t really supposed to feel for each other make it happen, and I think it’s pretty special.

“Like, even outside of ‘Twilight,’ there’s probably a million other stories that are very popular that have everything to do with forbidden love,” she continued. “And that’s the essence of ‘Twilight.’ And that’s why I think it’s so popular. There’s a little twist there — he lives forever — but that kiss rules.”

So there you go: A vote for Bella and Edward is a vote for forbidden love. But will Williams’ campaigning be enough to sway voters? Tune in on Sunday, May 31, at 9 p.m. ET when the 2009 MTV Movie Awards will be broadcast live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

Will the vampires grab more trophies than the slumdog? What was the year’s ultimate onscreen WTF moment? It’s up to you to decide the winners of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Vote now, and tune in on May 31 at 9 p.m. ET, when the big show airs live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

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