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The Hunger Games leads awards nods

Jennifer Lawrence stars in The Hunger Games.
Jennifer Lawrence stars in The Hunger Games. Contributed

'THE Hunger Games' and 'Bridesmaids' lead the nominations at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

The action film and the comedy motion picture both have eight nods apiece, which will see them go up against each other for Best Cast and Movie of the Year alongside 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2', 'The Help' and 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1'.

Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games' - the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' book trilogy - will see her take on 'Bridesmaids' star Kristin Wiig for Best Female Performance, as well as Emma Stone ('Crazy Stupid Love'), Emma Watson ('Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2') and Rooney Mara ('The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo').

Rooney is also up for Breakthrough Performance and Best On-Screen Transformation for her portrayal of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the English language version of the Swedish thriller alongside Daniel Craig.

Nominees for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards were selected by a panel of actors, producers and agents for the first time, instead of members of the public voting online, but fans will still be able to choose the winners.

A number of new categories will feature at this year's event including Best On-Screen Dirtbag - which sees Bryce Dallas Howard, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Oliver Cooper and Jon Hamm all nominated - and Best Gut-Wrenching Performance.

The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards will take place on June 3 at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City and broadcast live on MTV, and fan voting for the accolades opens on Tuesday.

 

Full list of nominations for 2012 MTV Movie Awards:

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 Male Performance

  • Daniel Radcliffe, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2'
  • Ryan Gosling, 'Drive'
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, '50/50'
  • Josh Hutcherson, 'The Hunger Games'
  • Channing Tatum, 'The Vow'

Best Female Performance

  • Jennifer Lawrence, 'The Hunger Games'
  • Kristin Wiig, 'Bridesmaids'
  • Emma Stone, 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'
  • Emma Watson, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2'
  • Rooney Mara, 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

Best Comedic Performance

  • Melissa McCarthy, 'Bridesmaids'
  • Kristen Wiig, 'Bridesmaids'
  • Zach Galifianakis, 'The Hangover Part II'
  • Jonah Hill, '21 Jump Street'
  • Oliver Cooper, 'Project X'

Breakthrough Performance

  • Melissa McCarthy, 'Bridesmaids'
  • Rooney Mara, 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
  • Liam Hemsworth, 'The Hunger Games'
  • Elle Fanning, 'Super 8'
  • Shailene Woodley, 'The Descendants'

Best Cast

  • 'Bridesmaids'
  • 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
  • 'The Hunger Games'
  • '21 Jump Street'
  • 'The Help'

Best On-Screen Transformation

  • Elizabeth Banks, 'The Hunger Games'
  • Rooney Mara, 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
  • Johnny Depp, '21 Jump Street'
  • Michelle Williams, 'My Week With Marilyn'
  • Colin Farrell, 'Horrible Bosses'

Best Fight

  • Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2'
  • Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig, 'The Hunger Games'
  • Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang, '21 Jump Street'
  • Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton, 'Warrior'
  • Tom Cruise vs. Michelle Nyqvist, 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'

Best Kiss

  • Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'
  • Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2'
  • Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, 'The Hunger Games'
  • Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, 'The Vow'
  • Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1'

Best Gut-Wrenching Performance

  • 'Bridesmaids' (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper)
  • 'The Help' (Bryce Dallas Howard)
  • '21 Jump Street' (Jonah Hill and Rob Riggle)
  • 'Drive' (Ryan Gosling)
  • 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' (Tom Cruise)

Best On-Screen Dirt Bag

  • Bryce Dallas Howard, 'The Help'
  • Jon Hamm, 'Bridesmaids'
  • Jennifer Aniston, 'Horrible Bosses'
  • Colin Farrell, 'Horrible Bosses'
  • Oliver Cooper, 'Project X'

Best Music

  • 'Party Rock Anthem,' LMFAO ('21 Jump Street')
  • 'A Real Hero,' College with Electric Youth ('Drive')
  • 'The Devil Is in the Details,' Chemical Brothers ('Hanna')
  • 'Impossible,' Figurine ('Like Crazy')
  • 'Pursuit of Happiness,' Kid Cudi (Steve Aoki remix) ('Project X')

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