Well, “Twilight” fans, you’ve done it again.
Thanks to Twilighters’ undying love (and constant voting), “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” has five nominations at this year’s MTV Movie Awards: Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart), Best Male Performance (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner), Best Kiss (Stewart and Pattinson) and Global Superstar (a new category this year for which Stewart, Pattinson and Lautner are all nominated). [movie id="414921"]“New Moon”[/movie] came in just behind [movie id="369201"]“The Hangover,”[/movie] which scored six nods.
In the coveted Best Kiss category, Stewart and Pattinson will defend their title against some familiar and interesting competition. They’ll face Lautner, who is nominated for his kiss with Taylor Swift in “Valentine’s Day,” and Stewart will compete against herself for her kiss with Dakota Fanning in “The Runaways” (other kissing couples include Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds for “The Proposal” and Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington, for “Avatar”).
Fitting with the Team Edward vs. Team Jacob rivalry, Pattinson and Lautner will also go head-to-head in the Best Male Performance category (with Channing Tatum in “Dear John,” Daniel Radcliffe in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and Zac Efron in “17 Again” rounding out the rest of the nominees in that category).
Only time will tell if box-office juggernaut “Avatar” or comedic king “The Hangover” have equally obsessive fanbases as the Twilighters. But if last year’s seven nominations and five wins are any indication, fans of the scream-inducing franchise will likely have several reasons to celebrate come June.
Don’t miss the MTV Movie Awards, airing Sunday, June 6, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV!
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