It's 'The Hunger Games' vs. 'Bridesmaids' at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards

[caption id="attachment_107504" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Lionsgate"]Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games"[/caption]

Katniss Everdeen may have survived the Games, but we'll have to see how she fares against Kristen Wiig and her band of crazies — or, rather, ladies — as "The Hunger Games" and "Bridesmaids" lead the 2012 MTV Movie Award nominations with eight apiece, including Movie of the Year.

That's not a typo: The usually dominant "Twilight" series and its 2011 entry, "Breaking Dawn - Part 1," nabbed only two nominations (Movie of the Year and Best Kiss), while movies like "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," (six noms) "21 Jump Street" (six) and "The Help" (four) fared better and will have more chances at bringing home Golden Popcorn statues.


That's not the only shakeup we'll see at MTV's 21st annual celebration of all things big screen: New categories this year include Best Breakthrough Performance, Best Cast, Best Onscreen Transformation, Best Gut-Wrenching Performance, Best Onscreen Dirtbag and Best Music.

The runaway hit "The Hunger Games" looks to be the early favorite; aside from Movie of the Year, it earned nods for Best Female Performance (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Male Performance (Josh Hutcherson), Best Breakthrough Performance (Liam Hemsworth), Best Onscreen Transformation (Elizabeth Banks), Best Cast, Best Fight and Best Kiss.

Of course to win Movie of the Year, though, it still has to get past perennial favorites "Twilight" and "Harry Potter," not to mention the surprising awards heavyweight "Bridesmaids."

The MTV Movie Awards will air live from Universal City's Gibson Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on (drum roll please) MTV, but you can start voting for your favorites May 1 at 8 a.m. et  at

Check out the complete list of nominees below.

Movie of the Year:

-       "Bridesmaids"

-       "The Hunger Games"

-       "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2"

-       "The Help"

-       "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"

Best Female Performance:

-       Emma Stone, "Crazy, Stupid, Love"

-       Emma Watson, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2"

-       Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games"

-       Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids"

-       Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

Best Male Performance:

-       Channing Tatum, "The Vow"

-       Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2"

-       Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "50/50"

-       Josh Hutcherson, "The Hunger Games"

-       Ryan Gosling, "Drive"

Breakthrough Performance:

-       Elle Fanning, "Super 8"

-       Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"

-       Liam Hemsworth, "The Hunger Games"

-       Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

-       Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

Best Comedic Performance:

-       Jonah Hill, "21 Jump Street"

-       Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids"

-       Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"

-       Oliver Cooper, "Project X"

-       Zach Galifianakis, "The Hangover: Part II"

Best Cast:

-       "21 Jump Street"

-       "Bridesmaids"

-       "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2"

-       "The Help"

-       "The Hunger Games"

Best On-Screen Transformation:

-       Colin Farrell, "Horrible Bosses"

-       Elizabeth Banks, "The Hunger Games"

-       Johnny Depp, "21 Jump Street"

-       Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"

-       Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

Best Gut-Wrenching Performance:

-       Jonah Hill & Rob Riggle when Schmidt shoots Coach Walters in the d*#!, "21 Jump Street"

-       Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper get food poisoning at a dress fitting, "Bridesmaids"

-       Ryan Gosling's elevator beat-down, "Drive"

-       Bryce Dallas Howard when Minny gives Hilly a pie she won't forget, "The Help"

-       Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt scales to new heights, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

Best On-Screen Dirtbag:

-       Bryce Dallas Howard, "The Help"

-       Colin Farrell, "Horrible Bosses"

-       Jennifer Aniston, "Horrible Bosses"

-       Jon Hamm, "Bridesmaids"

-       Oliver Cooper, "Project X"

Best Music:

-       "The Devil Is in the Details" by The Chemical Brothers, "Hanna"

-       "Impossible" by Figurine, "Like Crazy"

-       "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, "21 Jump Street"

-       "Pursuit of Happiness" by Kid Cudi, "Project X"

-       "A Real Hero" by College w/Electric Youth, "Drive"

Best Fight

-       Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang, "21 Jump Street"

-       Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2"

-       Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig, "The Hunger Games"

-       Tom Cruise vs. Michael Nyqvist, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

-       Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton, "Warrior"

Best Kiss

-       Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams, "The Vow"

-       Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson, "The Hunger Games"

-       Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"

-       Rupert Grint & Emma Watson,  "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2"

-       Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone, Crazy, Stupid, Love"

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