The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Inception and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 lead the nominations for MTV’s 20th Movie Awards, while Justin Bieber makes his first appearance on the list. The 2011 MTV Movie Awards air live on June 5, so get in there and start voting!
The 20th annual MTV Movie Awards nominations dropped today, May 3, 2011. Twilight Saga: Eclipse leads the pack with eight nominations. Inception trails by only one nom, while Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 comes in third with six nominations. The top three are each contenders for Best Movie, going up against Black Swan and The Social Network, which have four and five nods, respectively.
Eclipse‘s super couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and were-hunk Taylor Lautner nabbed a share of the nods for the Twilight franchise, as usual. The Best Kiss category is Team Edward vs. Team Jacob all over again. Stewart is nominated with both Pattinson and Lautner and up against Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception), Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe (Deathly Hallows) and Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis (Black Swan).
Stewart is also up for Best Female Performance, battling Emma Stone (Easy A), Emma Watson (Deathly Hallows), Jennifer Aniston (Just Go With It) and Natalie Portman (Black Swan) for that title; while Pattinson and Lautner battle Daniel Radcliffe (Deathly Hallows), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and Zac Efron (Charlie St. Cloud) for Best Male Performance.
Never Say Never‘s Justin Bieber, who just landed his first CMT Award nomination, makes his first MTV Movie Award appearance in the Best Jaw-Dropping Moment category. The teen phenom is up against James Franco (127 Hours), Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page (Inception), Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Steve-O (Jackass 3D).
Funny girl Emma Stone bears the honor of being the only lady nominated for Best Comedic Performance this year. The Easy A star is up against big players Adam Sandler (Just Go With It), Ashton Kutcher (No Strings Attached), Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek) and Zach Galifianakis (Due Date).
The Biggest Badass Star category sees vet Robert Downey Jr. battling Alex Pettyfer, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jaden Smith and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Kick-Ass‘ Moretz also made the Breakout Star category, along with Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Jay Chou (The Green Hornet) and Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy)
You can get the full 20th Annual MTV Movie Award nominee list and cast your vote at MovieAwards.MTV.com. Voting is open in all categories from today through June 4, 2011, with Best Movie remaining open until the final moments of the awards show.
Saturday Night Live‘s Jason Sudeikis is set to host the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, which air live Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. from the Gibson Amphitheatre. Considering it’s the big 20-year anniversary, this year’s show should be off the hook!