Laugh With Me at the 2011 MTV Movie Award Nominations

Paul Giamatti for Win Win and Kim Hye-ja for Mother were among the nominees announced for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards…kidding.

I’ll never forget in 2002 when the MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance went to Vin Diesel from The Fast and the Furious over Russell Crowe for A Beautiful Mind or Will Smith for Ali. It was then that my 16-year old brain began to process that this Awards show was naught but sheer spectacle and MTV’s opportunity to carouse with A-list celebrities who will surely score them rankings.

Typically I let the MTV Movie Awards go unnoticed as they don’t deserve much attention paid to them, but it has been several months since any awards discussion has occurred and I’m starting to get the bug. As usual the MTV Movie Awards feature a strange cross-section of pop culture phenomenons, Oscar performances from A-listers in mainstream movies, and random non-sensical awards categories. They can boast the only Awards show where The Social Network will be featured alongside The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in the Best Movie category and The Roommate will be alongside Buried for Best “Scared as Sh**” performance.

The one positive thing about the MTV Movie Awards is that it provides a gauge for the summer Box Office with the marketing efforts out in full swing. Often I get caught up in movie-land and forget that the people who make up 90% of the Box Office receipts (people who don’t write/read about movies every day) have different tastes. It will be interesting to see their reactions to The Green Lantern, Captain America, and other summer movies that have uncertain Box Office potential.

Below are the nominations from MTV:

MTV Movie Award
Nominations 2011

Best Movie
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Inception
The Social Network
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Male Performance
Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Jessie Eisenberg – The Social Network
Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Zac Effron – Charlie St. Cloud

Best Female Performance
Emma Stone – Easy A
Emma Watson – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Jennifer Aniston – Just Go With It
Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Natalie Portman – Black Swan

View the rest of the silly awards and vote for your choice for the winners at MTV.com.

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  • The Best Movie nominees are great except for Eclipse of course.

  • Jose

    Some of the nominees are better than recent years though. I’m still scratching my head as to why Draco is nominated for best villain though when Bellatrix and Voldermort had much bigger presences throughout the movie. And I could’ve sworn people forgot about Zac Efron.

  • I swear even if Taylor Lautner and Rob Pattinson don’t have a movie that year, they’re still gonna get nominated.

  • I don’t think these are all that bad. I think the MTV awards have, in the past, been a solid representation of quality mainstream from the youth’s perspective. It is goofy, but it has had enough recognition to make its own existence worthy. Only in the past few years has their credibility faded with the selection of both Twilight movies (one chosen over The Dark Knight) and Transformers.

    Only since 2007 have they become a laughing stock.

    Such winners as Scream, Seven, Wedding Crashers, A Few Good Men, Terminator 2, and Lord of the Rings are not bad picks for the target audience of this ceremony.

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