Given the fact that the latest installments in the blockbuster “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” film franchises are the first and third most-nominated films leading into Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards — with eight nominations for “Eclipse” and six nominations for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” — we figured it would be fun to ask a few of our favorite celebs the most polarizing of all questions: Team Potter or Team Twilight?
“Wow, that’s hard, because I love both of them,” Elle Fanning told us of her divided devotion, made especially difficult because of the fact that Fanning’s older sister Dakota appears in “The Twilight Saga.”
“There’s something really sexual about ’Twilight,’ ” superstar figure skater Johnny Weir pointed out. “And as an older gentleman, I enjoy that.”
“Who doesn’t want to be a witch or wizard and go to school at Hogwarts?” “Pretty Little Liars” star Troian Bellisario asked rhetorically.
“I’m going to have to remain neutral on that,” “X-Men: First Class” star Michael Fassbender said diplomatically.
“You said you cried watching ’Twilight,’ after 30 seconds,” Fassbender’s co-star James McAvoy pointed out.
“Dammit, James!” Fassbender exclaimed sarcastically, pretending to be embarrassed by some big secret he was trying to keep.
” ’Harry Potter’ is more my generation,” Camilla Belle said. “I remember I was in elementary school when ’Harry Potter’ came out.”
“I’d have to say [Team] Twilight,” “Glee” star Chord Overstreet added.
“I’m a ’Potter’ person, because ’Potter’ got me reading,” revealed “Friday Night Lights” and “Prom” actress Aimee Teegarden.
“[There’s] something about vampires and werewolves that do it for me,” Hilary Duff weighed in, bringing the unofficial poll count to three Team Potter members vs. four for Team Twilight.
At this year’s Movie Awards, “Eclipse” (eight nominations) will be facing off against “Inception” (seven noms) and “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1” (six noms). Voting in all the categories, from Best Kiss to Best Fight to Best Scared-as-S**t Performance and beyond, is currently under way over at MovieAwards.MTV.com. Voting is set to close June 4. But voting for Best Movie will stay open through the show itself, meaning you have a chance to affect the night’s biggest winner up until the very last minute.
The 20th annual MTV Movie Awards air live Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Will vampires and werewolves own the 2011 MTV Movie Awards? Can wizards or dream thieves steal the Golden Popcorn? Find out June 5, when the 20th annual show airs live at 9 p.m. ET/PT. To get into the magical movie mood, we have Sneak Peek Week — five days of exclusives and interviews with the casts of “Fright Night,” “Horrible Bosses” and more. Check out everything there is to know about Sneak Peek Week and the Movie Awards at MovieAwards.MTV.com!