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'Transformers' and 'Spider-Man 3' get MTV Movie Awards noms

    May 07, 2008

'Transformers' and 'Spider-Man 3' score handful of nominations in the 2008 MTV Movie Awards, while 'Iron Man' and 'Speed Racer' also score surprising nods.

The autobots get kudos for "Best Movie",  "Best Male Performance" by Shia LeBeouf, and "Breakthrough Performance" by Megan Fox.

Spidey webs up a pair for "Best Villain" by Topher Grace and "Best Fight" with Tobey Maguire vs. James Franco.

An all new category, "Best Summer Movie So Far" recognizes the just-release 'Iron Man' and the not-yet-released 'Speed Racer'.

Here's the official press release and full nomination listing:

Nerds, pirates and robots take over as MTV: Music Television today announced the nominees for the "2008 MTV Movie Awards." Dominating the pack is "Superbad" with 5 nominations followed by "Juno" with 4 nods. Also vying for the much sought-after popcorn statue is "Enchanted," "Transformers," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "Knocked Up" with 3 nominations each. The 17th annual awards show will be executive produced by Emmy Award(R) winning producer Mark Burnett. Hosted by Mike Myers, the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" will be broadcast LIVE from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on Sunday, June 1st at 8pm/7c. Performers and presenters for the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" will be announced at a later date.

"As someone who had his nose rubbed up against a locker or two, it's great to see my cinematic nerd brothers get their just rewards," said Van Toffler, President, MTV Networks Music, Logo and Films Group. "It's our audience that has made these movies huge box office hits and they've clearly spoken by nominating films with strong characters they can all relate to."

Once again, the 2008 MTV Movie Awards roll out the red carpet for another star-studded evening. Celebrities, comedic moments, and special appearances will be among the many surprises during the live show. Additionally, MTV unveils another new category, "BEST SUMMER MOVIE SO FAR" giving a nod to most recent summer blockbusters.

The destiny of the coveted golden popcorn lies in the hands of the viewers. Fans can vote by visiting http://www.movieawards.mtv.com before May 23rd to support their favorite nominees in each category. Fans can also go online to vote for the user-generated category, "BEST MOVIE SPOOF" where viewers have the opportunity to submit their own original movie shorts parodying films from the past year.

As previously announced, MTV has partnered with some of the most popular UGC video sites, including Photobucket, MySpace, Daily Motion, Break, Buzznet, Heavy and FunnyorDie to give anyone and everyone with a creative vision their chance to shine in a celeb-filled arena. Finalists for the "BEST MOVIE SPOOF" will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" where one will be crowned the winner.

The "2008 MTV Movie Awards" will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.4 billion people via MTV's global network of 64 channels reaching 559.8 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via more than 180 MTV digital media properties around the world.

Nominees for the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" are:

    • Juno (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    • Transformers (DreamWorks SKG/Paramount Pictures)
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Walt Disney Pictures)
    • I Am Legend (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    • Superbad (Sony Pictures)
    • National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Walt Disney Pictures)
    • Will Smith -- I Am Legend (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    • Shia LaBeouf -- Transformers (DreamWorks SKG/Paramount Pictures)
    • Denzel Washington -- American Gangster (Universal Pictures)
    • Matt Damon -- The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal Pictures)
    • Michael Cera -- Juno (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    • Ellen Page -- Juno (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    • Keira Knightley -- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Walt Disney Pictures)
    • Katherine Heigl -- Knocked Up (Universal Pictures)
    • Amy Adams -- Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures)
    • Jessica Biel -- I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (Universal Pictures)
    • Johnny Depp -- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (DreamWorks SKG/ Warner Bros. Pictures)
    • Denzel Washington -- American Gangster (Universal Pictures)
    • Angelina Jolie -- Beowulf (Warner Bros. Pictures/ Paramount Pictures)
    • Topher Grace -- Spider-Man 3 (Sony Pictures)
    • Javier Bardem -- No Country For Old Men (Paramount Vantage/ Miramax Films)
    • Johnny Depp -- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Walt Disney Pictures)
    • Adam Sandler -- I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (Universal Pictures)
    • Jonah Hill -- Superbad (Sony Pictures)
    • Seth Rogen -- Knocked Up (Universal Pictures)
    • Amy Adams -- Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures)
    • Matt Damon vs. Joey Ansah -- The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal Pictures)
    • Tobey Maguire vs. James Franco -- Spider-Man 3 (Sony Pictures)
    • Hayden Christensen vs. Jamie Bell -- Jumper (20th Century Fox)
    • Sean Faris vs. Cam Gigandet -- Never Back Down (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
    • Chris Tucker & Jackie Chan vs. Sun Ming Ming -- Rush Hour 3 (New Line Cinema)
    • Alien vs. Predator- Aliens vs. Predator -- Requiem (20th Century Fox)
    • Shia LaBeouf and Sarah Roemer -- Disturbia (DreamWorks SKG)
    • Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey -- Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures)
    • Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Leung -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    • Ellen Page and Michael Cera -- Juno ((Fox Searchlight Pictures))
    • Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman -- Step Up 2 The Streets (Touchstone Pictures)
    • Zac Efron -- Hairspray (New Line Cinema)
    • Seth Rogen -- Knocked Up (Universal Pictures)
    • Jonah Hill -- Superbad (Sony Pictures)
    • Michael Cera -- Superbad (Sony Pictures)
    • Chris Brown -- This Christmas (Screen Gems)
    • Nikki Blonsky -- Hairspray (New Line Cinema)
    • Megan Fox -- Transformers (DreamWorks SKG/Paramount Pictures)
    • Christopher Mintz-Plasse -- Superbad (Sony Pictures)
    • Iron Man (Paramount Pictures/Marvel Entertainment)
    • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount Pictures/Lucas Films)
    • Sex and the City: The Movie (New Line Cinema)
    • Speed Racer (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    • The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media)

     2008 MTV Movie Awards
    Total Number of Combined Category Nominations

    Superbad                                               5
    Juno                                                   4
    Enchanted                                              3
    Knocked Up                                             3
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End               3
    Transformers                                           3
    American Gangster                                      2
    Hairspray                                              2
    I Am Legend                                            2
    I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry                      2
    Spider-Man 3                                           2
    The Bourne Ultimatum                                   2
    Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem                          1
    Beowulf                                                1
    Disturbia                                              1
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix              1
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull     1
    Iron Man                                               1
    Jumper                                                 1
    National Treasure: Book of Secrets                     1
    Never Back Down                                        1
    No Country for Old Men                                 1
    Rush Hour 3                                            1
    Sex And The City: The Movie                            1
    Speed Racer                                            1
    Step Up 2: The Streets                                 1
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street         1
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian               1
    This Christmas                                         1
    * Nominees are chosen through a national poll of MTV and MTV2 viewers.

    Mark Burnett serves as Executive Producer for the 2008 MTV MOVIE AWARDS. Audrey Morrisey is Co-Executive Producer. Jane Mun and Ted Smith serve as Producers.

    Official sponsors of "The 2008 MTV MOVIE AWARDS" are Dibs, Dove Go Fresh, GM, Old Navy, Orbit(R), Secret and Taco Bell Corp. (R).


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