'Pirates Of The Caribbean' The Flick To Beat At 2004 MTV Movie Awards

Johnny Depp-led movie leads pack with six nods.

Perhaps the only thing better than being a young, photogenic couple in love is being a grimy, deceitful and usually well-lubricated pirate ... such is the lesson to be gleaned from the nominees for this year's MTV Movie Awards.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" leads the pack with six nods, including Best Movie, Best Villain, and Breakthrough Female. The film's three other nominations are due at least in some part to Johnny Depp, who landed nods for Best Male, Best Comedic Performance and Best On-Screen Team (with Orlando Bloom).

Riding on the heels of "Pirates of the Caribbean" with four nominations each are the Adam Sandler/ Drew Barrymore amnesia comedy "50 First Dates," and the super-powered sequel "X2: X-Men United." Each will vie with "Pirates" for Best Movie, along with "Finding Nemo" and the category's 12-ton elephant, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."

Depp and Sandler will battle Bill Murray ("Lost in Translation"), Tom Cruise ("The Last Samurai") and Jim Caviezel ("The Passion of the Christ") for Best Male Performance, while Barrymore will square off against Queen Latifah ("Bringing Down the House"), Halle Berry ("Gothika"), Uma Thurman ("Kill Bill Vol. 1") and Charlize Theron ("Monster") for Best Female Performance.

In addition to the night's big honors, some familiar Movie Awards categories return, like Best Fight, Best Kiss and Best Villain. This year, however, organizers threw in Best Dance Sequence, giving Barrymore, Ben Stiller and Seann William Scott the opportunity to duke it out with Omarion and Marques Houston.

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards airs June 10 at 9 p.m. ET.

Nominees for the 2004 MTV Movie Awards:

    Best Movie

  • "50 First Dates" (Click for photos)

  • "Finding Nemo" (Click for photos)

  • "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (Click for photos)

  • "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Click for photos)

  • "X2: X-Men United" (Click for photos)

    Best Male Performance

  • Adam Sandler - "50 First Dates"

  • Bill Murray - "Lost in Translation" (Click for photos)

  • Johnny Depp - "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

  • Tom Cruise - "The Last Samurai" (Click for photos)

  • Jim Caviezel - "The Passion of the Christ"

    Best Female Performance

  • Drew Barrymore - "50 First Dates"

  • Queen Latifah - "Bringing Down the House" (Click for photos)

  • Halle Berry - "Gothika" (Click for photos)

  • Uma Thurman - "Kill Bill Vol. 1" (Click for photos)

  • Charlize Theron - "Monster"

    Best Comedic Performance

  • Jim Carrey - "Bruce Almighty" (Click for photos)

  • Will Ferrell - "Elf" (Click for photos)

  • Ellen DeGeneres - "Finding Nemo"

  • Johnny Depp - "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

  • Jack Black - "School of Rock" (Click for photos)

    Best On-Screen Team

  • Adam Sandler/ Drew Barrymore - "50 First Dates"

  • Will Smith/ Martin Lawrence - "Bad Boys II" (Click for photos)

  • Johnny Depp/ Orlando Bloom - "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

  • Jack Black/ School of Rock band - "School of Rock"

  • Ben Stiller/ Owen Wilson - "Starsky & Hutch" (Click for photos)

    Best Villain

  • Demi Moore - "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (Click for photos)

  • Lucy Liu - "Kill Bill Vol. 1"

  • Kiefer Sutherland - "Phone Booth" (Click for photos)

  • Geoffrey Rush - "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

  • Leatherface - "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (Click for photos)

    Breakthrough Male

  • Ludacris - "2 Fast 2 Furious" (Click for photos)

  • Cillian Murphy - "28 Days Later"

  • Shia LaBeouf - "Holes"

  • Shawn Ashmore - "X2: X-Men United"

  • Omarion - "You Got Served" (Click for photos)

    Breakthrough Female

  • Lindsay Lohan - "Freaky Friday" (Click for photos)

  • Scarlett Johansson - "Lost in Translation"

  • Keira Knightley - "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

  • Jessica Biel - "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

  • Evan Rachel Wood - "Thirteen"

    Best Kiss

  • Jim Carrey & Jennifer Aniston - "Bruce Almighty"

  • Keanu Reeves & Monica Bellucci - "The Matrix Reloaded" (Click for photos)

  • Charlize Theron & Christina Ricci - "Monster"

  • Owen Wilson, Carmen Electra & Amy Smart - "Starsky & Hutch"

  • Shawn Ashmore & Anna Paquin - "X2: X-Men United"

    Best Action Sequence

  • Intercoastal freeway pursuit - "Bad Boys II"

  • Escape from Mongolia - "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"

  • Battle at Gondor - "The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King"

  • Champion crane chase - "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" (Click for photos)

    Best Fight

  • Queen Latifah vs. Missi Pyle - "Bringing Down the House"

  • Uma Thurman vs. Chiaki Kuriyama - "Kill Bill Vol. 1"

  • Keanu Reeves vs. Hugo Weaving  - "The Matrix: Reloaded"

  • The Rock vs. Kontiki Rebels - "The Rundown" (Click for photos)

  • Hugh Jackman vs. Kelly Hu - "X2: X-Men United"

    Best Dance Sequence

  • Ben Stiller & Jennifer Aniston (hot salsa dance) - "Along Came Polly" (Click for photos)

  • Seann William Scott (disco dance-off) - "American Wedding" (Click for photos)

  • Steve Martin (in da club) - "Bringing Down the House"

  • Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu (burlesque revue) - "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"

  • Omarion, Marques Houston and the Lil Saints Dance Crew (the big bounce) - "You Got Served"