The 2012 MTV Movie Awards’ nominees!

Yes, it’s almost summer, which means it’s time for MTV to pretend they know how movies work when they barely even know how music works. Anyway, surprisingly, the latest installment of those insipid Twilight movies barely even made a dent in the nominations, while The Hunger Games, Bridesmaids, and the last Harry Potter movie have all raked in an impressive amount of nods, which I think means … they got it right?

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”)

Call me crazy, but this might be the first time I ever saw a list of nominees and thought “Yeah, that sounds right.” What can I say? The MTV Movie Awards finally found a way to reward good movies that did well at the box office without getting too heady and obtuse or too shitty and pandering. I mean for the love of God, Breaking Dawn was only nominated for Best Kiss and a token Best Movie nod. Which it will probably lose anyway. HAHA! Suck it Twihards, everything you love is crap.

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