The nominations for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards are in! Which means that if you're reading this, you should start making a SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE noise right about now, and not stop until we reach the end of this post (so take a deep breath, fellas, because it's about to get celebritastic up in here.)
This year was a huge one for fabulous flicks, breakout performances, and Ryan Gosling crushing the bejeezus out of somebody's head in an elevator—all of which are getting their well-deserved recognition with nominations in all your favorite classic Movie Awards categories, plus a handful of brand-new ones to boot. In fact, this year's awards noms are so rife with our favorite celebs and best-loved movies, it's hard to even pick a highlight reel...but we'll do our best, with this barely abridged list of the feature films, superstars, make-out sessions and filthy sleazeballs we're most excited to see in the running for a gold-plated box of popcorn this year.
Unsurprisingly for a year that contained three blockbuster adaptations of our favorite literary series—not to mention three different movies with Ryan Gosling in them—this year's contenders for Movie of the Year reads like a laundry list of everything we couldn't wait to see: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," "The Hunger Games," and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" all scored a nomination, along with critically acclaimed ladyflicks "The Help" and "Bridesmaids." And the acting categories follow suit, with nominations for "Harry Potter" actors Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson (plus some extra love for Emma and Rupert Grint in the Best Kiss competition); Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson for "The Hunger Games" (plus a nod for Liam Hemsworth in the new Breakout Performance category); and a full-on Best Cast nomination for "Bridesmaids" alongside the Panem populace and the Hogwarts crew.
And finally, because no Hollywood Crush roundup of award nominations would be complete without a Goslingwatch, here's where you can expect great things from our favorite baby goose: Ryan is up for Best Kiss (along with smooch-ee Emma Stone in "Crazy Stupid Love"), plus Best Male Performance for his role in "Drive" and best Gut-Wrenching Performance for the aforementioned love-in-an-elevator scene from that film.
Want to see the full list of nominees for this year's MTV Movie Awards? Don't miss the complete rundown on the official site!