What happens when you take five women who gave five very different performances in five very different movies? Well, you get the five ladies nominated for Best Female Performance at this year’s MTV Movie Awards.
[movieperson id="31834"]Angelina Jolie[/movieperson] brought the action with her role in [movie id="338790"]“Wanted,”[/movie] [movieperson id="257378"]Anne Hathaway[/movieperson] used her comedy chops to get nominated in [movie id="375681"]“Bride Wars,”[/movie] and the drama queens — [movieperson id="262629"]Kristin Stewart[/movieperson] in [movie id="369195"]“Twilight,”[/movie] [movieperson id="166088"]Kate Winslet[/movieperson] in [movie id="362766"]“The Reader”[/movie] and [movieperson id="254878"]Taraji P. Henson[/movieperson] in [movie id="280659"]“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”[/movie] — are all going head to head to try and secure themselves a trophy.
With an overwhelmingly strong Twilighter fanbase, it seems likely that Stewart will take home the prize come Sunday. But don’t count out the fanboys who thought Jolie was the hottest femme fatale to grace the big screen since Uma Thurman in “Pulp Fiction.”
Although no one can be ruled out just yet, it seems less likely that Winslet will win for her role in the post-WWII drama “The Reader.” And Hathaway might have been funny in “Bride Wars” battling Kate Hudson for her dream wedding, but the competition is stiff. Finally, Henson was nominated for an Oscar for her role in “Benjamin Button,” but with Stewart and Jolie as the front-runners, she’ll have a tough road.
Although it feels like Stewart was born to play Bella, the actress actually wasn’t very familiar with the story until she was cast. “I read the script before I read the book, and I accepted the part before I read the book,” she told MTV News. “I read the script, did the audition, got the part, then read the book, and the script is a very cleverly condensed version.”
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 Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, when the big show airs live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
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