2013 MTV Movie Award Nominations Led By 'Django Unchained' and 'Ted'

2013 MTV Movie Award NominationsMTV announced the 2013 MTV Movie Award Nominations today and the complete list can be found directly below where Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and Seth MacFarlane's Ted lead the way with seven nominations each, both of which being nominated in the Movie of the Year category alongside Silver Linings Playbook, The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises.

Of the five films nomninated for the top prize, Silver Linings Playbook holds six nominations and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises follows with five while The Avengers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Pitch Perfect and Skyfall come in four each.

Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson will host the show, which will take place on Saturday, April 13 and the Movie of the Year voting, which is voted on by fans, will actually be left open to voting starting today and going all the way through the show until the winner is announced. You can begin voting here.

Personally I take zero stock in the MTV Movie Awards, but I'm curious, looking over some of these nominations, do you agree with any of them more than this year's Oscars? Should the Oscars add a Best Shirtless Performance category? How about a Best WTF Moment? And uh, what's with only men in the Best Shirtless category? Rude don'tcha think?

Of course, are you at least a little surprised The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 didn't get a Best Movie nomination?

The complete list of nominees is directly below.


  • Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
    Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher
    Director: Quentin Tarantino
  • Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
    Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon
    Director: David O. Russell
  • Ted (Universal Pictures)
    Producers: Jason Clark, John Jacobs, Seth MacFarlane, Scott Stuber
    Director: Seth MacFarlane
  • The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
    Producer: Kevin Feige
    Director: Joss Whedon
  • The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    Producers: Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas
    Director: Christopher Nolan


  • Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
  • Mila Kunis - Ted (Universal Pictures)
  • Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
    Emma Watson - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
  • Rebel Wilson - Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)


  • Ben Affleck - Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
    Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
    Jamie Foxx - Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
    Channing Tatum - Magic Mike (Warner Bros. Pictures)


  • Ezra Miller - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
  • Eddie Redmayne - Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
  • Suraj Sharma - Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)
  • Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Rebel Wilson - Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)


  • Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty (Sony Pictures)
  • Alexandra Daddario - Texas Chainsaw 3D (Lionsgate)
  • Martin Freeman - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Jennifer Lawrence - House at the End of the Street (Relativity Media)
  • Suraj Sharma - Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)


  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson - Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
  • Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
  • Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as Ted - Ted (Universal Pictures)
  • Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo - The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis - The Campaign (Warner Bros. Pictures)


  • Christian Bale - The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Daniel Craig - Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
  • Taylor Lautner - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
  • Seth MacFarlane as Ted - Ted (Universal Pictures)
  • Channing Tatum - Magic Mike (Warner Bros. Pictures)


  • Jamie Foxx vs. Candieland Henchmen - Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
  • Daniel Craig vs. Ola Rapace - Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
  • Mark Wahlberg vs. Seth MacFarlane as Ted - Ted (Universal Pictures)
  • Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston - The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Christian Bale vs. Tom Hardy - The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)


  • Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx - Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
  • Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman - Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features)
  • Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
  • Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg - Ted (Universal Pictures)
  • Emma Watson and Logan Lerman - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)


  • Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson - "Candieland Gets Smoked" in Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
  • Denzel Washington - "Final Descent" in Flight (Paramount Pictures)
  • Anna Camp - "Hack-Appella" in Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)
  • Javier Bardem - "Oops… There Goes His Face" in Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
  • Seth MacFarlane as Ted - "Ted Gets Saucy" in Ted (Universal Pictures)


  • Javier Bardem - Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
  • Marion Cotillard - The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Tom Hardy - The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Tom Hiddleston - The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures


  • Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
  • Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez - Magic Mike (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee - Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)
  • Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
  • Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ben/ Ben

    Jesus, MTV movie awards. You only 3 out 5 noms right for best shirtless performance . Idiots. What about Daniel day lewis!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Aleonardis/ Aleonardis

    Wow...somehow these really aren't that terrible. Feels more like the oldschool awards. It's insane how the supposed best in the Twilight series doesn't get nominated. I'm not complaining.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      I know. I'm actually impressed by some of this nominations. I might actually watch...

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Thornsy/ Thornsy

        Me, too. It helps that Rebel Wilson is hilarious.

    • Irf

      True. I remember when as a kid movies like MENACE II SOCIETY and SE7EN would win best movie of the year at the MTV Movie Awards. I never thought that with I generation the you would become so vapid and empty in their pop culture consumption choices. Seems so strange that this younger populace that is growing up in an era of war, terrorism, unemployment and global recession is so eager to disconnect with the reality of things. The last time youngsters had it so hard they embraced grunge music and watched films like RESERVOIR DOGS, THELMA AND LOUISE and NATURAL BORN KILLERS. This current generation has it even harder and they insist on goofing on crappy EDM tunes and watching PITCH PERFECT.

      Christ, I sound like a miserable thirty-something.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Thornsy/ Thornsy

      I think Twilight might have a 'been there, done that' feel. This year the popular and critically-acclaimed movies really lined up, which I hope is a sign of things to come.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JimmyB/ Jimmy B

    Wait, they're NOT going for the Twilight audience this year? Whaaaaa?

  • Joel

    Marion Cotillard - The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures).... That spoils the movie for the one who didn't see it...

    But, I'm actually happy for the nominations this year

    • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

      Damn, I didn't even think of that. But, I guess you could say that 99% of people watching the MTV movie awards will have already seen TDKR. Still, it does suck for the 1% that hasn't.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      That was actually my original headline "2013 MTV Movie Award Nominations Should Come with a Dark Knight Rises Spoiler Alert"

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    The truth of the matter is that these awards can't be taken seriously. I personally don't watch them.

  • Vince O.

    I actually am kind of shocked because every single year a Twilight movie was released, that movie won the Best Movie award- 4 years running. Now the last one doesn't even get a mention? Weird, but goes to show you how fickle the tweenage audience is for this stuff now. They've already moved onto the next thing.

    • Bertram J. Krogh

      I’m impressed as well, but it’s still the same old fanboy thing with The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers and Django Unchained. Good movies, but I am tired of seeing them everywhere near mainstream audiences.

  • Travis

    Far too few Perks, especially since MTV produced it and owns the book rights. Also, no Matthew McConaughey?!? Overall, not too bad though. Between this year and last year, they are reaching a point where they are no longer laughable (not respectable, but not laughable)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I just don't see the point in having a swear word in the name of one of the awards. It makes te appearance of these awards even worse.

    And Marion Cotillard for Best Villain? Not only does that spoil the film, but she was the weakest part of the movie.

  • The Hey

    The Avengers should win if only for the reason that Viacom (owner of Paramount and MTV) made hundreds of millions on it and didn't do anything to earn it.

  • m1

    It's interesting that Weinstein takes up two spots in the Favorite Movie category. He must be spreading his resources around.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jake17/ Jake17

    This... is actually decent. But... no Kara Hayward for breakthrough performance? IMO she was better than Quvenzhane Wallis (and I'm one of the few on RoS that liked Beasts of the Southern Wild.)

  • Chris138

    You know... that list really isn't that awful, especially for the standards of recent MTV nominations. I never watch the show, but I am genuinely surprised that Twilight isn't on here. Don't those movies always win?

    Django Unchained, The Dark Knight Rises, Silver Linings Playbook, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Skyfall? At this kind of awards show? Hell, I even like Ted. Not bad... not bad at all.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

      They used to be a place for the good movies that the Academy never looked at-this is where Pulp Fiction, Se7en, etc. really shined. It was around the year 2005 they took a dive, and Twilight allowed the teen girls to win it awards, thus lowering the standards. I'm excited to see how they do now

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AndrewJ.S./ Andrew J.S.

    A little confused how Jessica Chastain, Martin Freeman, and Suraj Sharma qualify for "best scared as shit performance."

    • Bertram J. Krogh

      Same goes for me. I mean, really? First thing, they call the category “best scared as shit performance”. That’s a crime in itself. But how was Chastain “scared”?
      But then again, we are talking about MTV..

  • Winchester

    Was anybody who was watching TDKR even the least bit surprised about the Cotillard reveal anyway. I hesitate to call it a spoiler after probably the huge majority of people actually interested in the film would have seen it anyway but it just got me to wondering................was anyone actually taken by surprise by it in the first place?

    Anyway, MTV doesn't really mean a whole lot in as much as it's basically an excuse for a party and silliness. I think the category titles speak to that. Although I did chuckle at 'Oops..........there goes his face' for Bardem (come to think of it is that not a teensy bit spoilerish as well?) myself.

    It's all fluff really.

    • Bertram J. Krogh

      I was actually surprised at the Cotillard reveal. It didn’t strike me once that she could potentially be a villain. Although, I thought Joseph Gordon-Levitt was going to prove himself a villain. I was mistaken.

  • Danny

    I see no reason to thumb your nose at the MTV awards... They are just for fun and if nothing else because fans get to vote on the outcomes of the awards, they seem to be a little more diplomatic... They are always held after the Oscars, so you know they aren't part of the normal award show push for movie studios... I personally haven't watched them in quite a few years, mainly because I always forget about them... but when I did watch them... I was usually entertained by the less than serious tone they always had and the loose and fun times the celebrities at the show...

    • Danny

      ...the loose and fun times the celebrities HAD at the show.

  • adu

    I have always found these awards a nice bit of guilty pleasure. But I am quite happy to see the lack of love for Twilight this year. Hopefully TL with his mandatory shirt-off scene does not win.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    these noms are not so bad..and the show is fun as well most of the time.

  • http://letterboxd.com/gman/ G-Man

    That awkward moment when the MTV Award Best Picture noms more closely align with my top movies of last year than the Oscars...

  • Connor420

    I can't believe it. They actually have good movies this time. I thought that they would give it all to Twilight again. Thank god they didn't. They should give it to Django Unchained. That was Tarantino's second best movie, Pulp Fiction is still #1.

  • http://letterboxd.com/gman/ G-Man


    Movie of the Year – The Avengers

    Female Performance – Jennifer Lawrence, SLP

    Male Performance – Bradley Cooper, SLP

    Breakthrough Performance – Ezra Miller, Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Scared-As S**t Performance – Jessica Chastain, ZDT

    On Screen Duo – Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, SLP

    Shirtless Performance – Channing Tatum, Magic Mike

    Fight – Mark Wahlberg vs. Seth MacFarlane, Ted

    Kiss – Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, Perks of Being a Wallflower

    WTF Moment – “Hack-Appella” in Pitch Perfect

    Villain – Tom Hardy, TDKR

    Musical Moment - Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee - Pitch Perfect

    • stiggy

      This seems to good to be true.

    • Newbourne

      Here's my predictions:

      1. Movie of the Year: The Avengers
      2. Female Performance: Jennifer Lawrence
      3. Male Performance: Channing Tatum
      4. Breakthrough Performance: Eddie Redmayne

      5. Scared-as-Shit Performance: Martin Freeman
      6. On-Screen Duo: Mark Ruffalo and RDJ
      7. Shirtless Performance: Taylor Lautner
      8. Fight: The Avengers vs. Loki

      9. Kiss: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper
      10. WTF Moment: Ted Gets Saucy
      11. Villain: Tom Hardy
      12. Musical moment: Anne Hathaway

      So basically, The Avengers gets 3, Les Mis and Silver Linings get 2 while The Dark Knight Rises, Ted, Breaking Dawn, The Hobbit and Magic Mike each get 1.

      Django, Lincoln, Argo, Flight, Pi, Beasts, ZDT, Moonrise, Argo, Chainsaw, Pitch, Campaign, Perks and Skyfall will all get snubbed.

  • Arthur Carlson

    I could be wrong, but I thought that they weren't going to have people vote on the awards, instead put together a movie committee to nominate and vote, which may be the reason for the lack of Twilight this year. Has anyone else heard about that, or am I going senile in my old age.

    Yeah, it's been a while since I've liked every film nominated for movie of the year at the MTV awards.

    And there's something oddly satisfying that the only nomination Twilight got was shirtless performance of the year. Which pretty much sums up what the appeal of Twilight may be.

    • stiggy

      And even then if the movie comitte conspiracy is true would Daniel Craig be more likely to win than TL?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/SirTrey/ Sir Trey

    This is, by far, the sanest list of nominations to come out of these awards in seven years. Maybe now that Twilight has stopped hijacking the awards it can go back to being an interesting source for "normal viewers" to have their films appreciated, since we all know the Academy won't.

    And towards Irf above...personally I thought Pitch Perfect was very entertaining and well written, especially given the generic plot it was stuck into, and as for EDM...I'm not going to defend dubstep for a second but some of the more musically-conscious, less club-banging genres can be rather enthralling instrumentals.

  • Sasha

    I love that the fans vote on all the MTV Movie Awards because I think we’re the true audience for whom these movies are made. I also think that Rebel Wilson is the bees’ knees so I’m going to make sure that I don’t miss this year’s awards. Come April, I’ll be starting my new shift change at DISH, so I’ll be working that Saturday. I’d normally be bummed about missing something this big, but ever since I got a DISH Hopper, I’ve been watching TV on the go. As long as I have access to Wi-Fi or mobile 3G network, I can watch live TV on my phone even if I’m not at home.