Voting is officially open for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. The nominations for the past year's crop of movies were announced tonight, with Django Unchained and Ted tied for the most nominations, with seven each. Coming in just behind those two are Silver Linings Playbook with six nominations and The Dark Knight Rises with 5. The Avengers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Pitch Perfect and Skyfall received four nominations a piece.
The MTV Movie Awards are an opportunity to celebrate some of the more mainstream flicks, with comedies, action films getting the appreciation that don't often receive at the Oscars. This year's contenders for Movie of the Year are Seth MacFarlane's Ted, David O' Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, Joss Whedon's The Avengers and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Here's the full list of nominees.
Nominees for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards are as follows (*denotes new category):
MOVIE OF THE YEAR Django Unchained
Silver Linings Playbook
The Dark Knight Rises
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE Anne Hathaway Les Misιrables Mila Kunis TED Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook Emma Watson The Perks of Being a Wallflower Rebel Wilson Pitch Perfect
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE Ben Affleck Argo Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln Jamie Foxx Django Unchained Channing Tatum Magic Mike
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE Ezra Miller The Perks of Being a Wallflower Eddie Redmayne - Les Misιrables Suraj Sharma Life of Pi Quvenzhanι Wallis Beasts of the Southern Wild Rebel Wilson Pitch Perfect
BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE Jessica Chastain Zero Dark Thirty Alexandra Daddario Texas Chainsaw 3D Martin Freeman The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Jennifer Lawrence House at the End of the Street Suraj Sharma Life of Pi
BEST ON-SCREEN DUO Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson Django Unchained Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as Ted Ted Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo The Avengers Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis The Campaign
BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE* Christian Bale The Dark Knight Rises Daniel Craig Skyfall Taylor Lautner The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Seth MacFarlane as Ted Ted Channing Tatum Magic Mike
BEST FIGHT Jamie Foxx vs. Candieland Henchmen Django Unchained Daniel Craig vs. Ola Rapace Skyfall Mark Wahlberg vs. Seth MacFarlane as Ted Ted Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston The Avengers Christian Bale vs. Tom Hardy The Dark Knight Rises
BEST KISS Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx Django Unchained Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman Moonrise Kingdom Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg Ted Emma Watson and Logan Lerman The Perks of Being a Wallflower
BEST WTF MOMENT Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson Candieland Gets Smoked in Django Unchained Denzel Washington Final Descent in Flight Anna Camp Hack-Appella in Pitch Perfect Javier Bardem Oops There Goes His Face in Skyfall Seth MacFarlane as Ted Ted Gets Saucy in Ted
BEST VILLAIN Javier Bardem Skyfall Leonardo DiCaprio Django Unchained Marion Cotillard The Dark Knight Rises Tom Hardy The Dark Knight Rises Tom Hiddleston The Avengers
BEST MUSICAL MOMENT* Anne Hathaway Les Misιrables Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez Magic Mike Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee Pitch Perfect Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller The Perks of Being a Wallflower
It's good to see Magic Mike and Pitch Perfect getting some love. Not getting quite as much appreciation is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. MTV seemed to be phasing out their Twilight appreciation last year, offering Part 1 just two nominations. This year, it's narrowed down even further, with Taylor Lautner getting the sole nomination for taking his shirt off during one of the more amusing moments of the film, as Billy Burke's Charlie awkwardly pleaded with Jacob to put his clothes on. And to think, had Jacob complied, Twilight might have been snubbed completely this year. Lautner is up against Channing Tatum, Christian Bale, Daniel Craig and Seth MacFarlane (as Ted) for that new award.
While the nominees were selected by a "special voting Academy," which according to MTV, includes members of the MTV audience, fans get to vote for their picks to win. Visit MovieAwards.MTV.com to vote. Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson is hosting this year's ceremony, which airs live, Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.