MTV Award News

2014 MTV Movie Awards Led by 'American Hustle' and 'Wolf of Wall Street'

The marketing event takes place April 13

2014 MTV Movie Awards nomineesThe 2014 MTV Movie Awards were announced today and once again it's a grab bag of nominees, but this year is even more curious than most as the one film thought to be the most populist film of the lot, Gravity, comes away with only one nomination and that being for Sandra Bullock for Best Actress. Then you have the Movie of the Year category, which pits The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire against American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street and 12 Years a Slave.

I don't know how the nominees are decided at the MTV Movie Awards, but I know the winners are supposedly determined by MTV viewers, which means, looking at this list, the Hunger Games crowd is likely to make a huge mark.... or, it could be the Leonardo DiCaprio crowd that became ever-so-vocal after he, predictably, lost Best Actor at the Oscars. You know, because the most important consolation prize after the Oscar is a big golden popcorn statuette.

The marketing event known as the MTV Movie Awards will take place on April 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, hosted by Conan O'Brien. As I mentioned yesterday, I expect the first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 to be the night's biggest attraction.

There's obviously little respect for the MTV Movie Awards among hardcore film fans, but this list of nominees is curious to look at as it exhibits just how far the nomination committee (a descriptor that sounds almost too important in this case) had to go to wedge in "quality" blockbusters alongside quality adult features. I mean, they went with The Hobbit over the likes of Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel. Yikes.

Here's the full list of nominees.

MOVIE OF THE YEAR

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

  • Amy Adams - American Hustle
  • Jennifer Aniston - We're the Millers
  • Sandra Bullock - Gravity
  • Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

  • Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
  • Josh Hutcherson - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

  • Liam James - The Way Way Back
  • Michael B. Jordan - Fruitvale Station
  • Will Poulter- We're the Millers
  • Margot Robbie - The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Miles Teller - The Spectacular Now

BEST KISS

  • Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams - American Hustle
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson - Don Jon
  • James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens - Spring Breakers
  • Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller - The Spectacular Now
  • Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter - We're the Millers

BEST FIGHT

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs. James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs. Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs. Greg Kinnear
  • Identity Thief - Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
  • This is the End - Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

  • Kevin Hart - Ride Along
  • Jonah Hill - The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Johnny Knoxville - Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  • Melissa McCarthy - The Heat
  • Jason Sudeikis - We're the Millers

BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE

  • Rose Byrne - Insidious: Chapter 2
  • Jessica Chastain - Mama
  • Vera Farmiga - The Conjuring
  • Ethan Hawke - The Purge
  • Brad Pitt - World War Z

BEST ON-SCREEN DUO

  • Amy Adams and Christian Bale - American Hustle
  • Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
  • Vin Diesel and Paul Walker - Fast & Furious 6
  • Ice Cube and Kevin Hart - Ride Along
  • Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE

  • Jennifer Aniston - We're the Millers
  • Sam Claflin - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Zac Efron - That Awkward Moment
  • Chris Hemsworth - Thor: The Dark World

#WTF MOMENT

  • The RV Crash - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • The Beauty Pageant - Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  • Car Sex - The Counselor
  • The Lude Scene - The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Danny's New Pet - This is the End

BEST VILLAIN

  • Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
  • Benedict Cumberbatch - Star Trek into Darkness
  • Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
  • Mila Kunis - Oz The Great and Powerful
  • Donald Sutherland - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION

  • Christian Bale - American Hustle
  • Elizabeth Banks - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Orlando Bloom - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
  • Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT

  • Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson Peform in Heaven - This is the End
  • Jennifer Lawrence Sings Live & Let Die' - American Hustle
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Pops and Locks - The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Melissa McCarthy Sings Barracuda - Identity Thief
  • Will Poulter Sing Waterfalls - We're the Millers

BEST CAMEO PERFORMANCE

  • Robert De Niro - American Hustle
  • Amy Poehler and Tina Fey - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Kanye West - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Joan Rivers - Iron Man 3
  • Rihanna - This is the End

BEST HERO

  • Henry Cavill as Clark Kent - Man of Steel
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man - Iron Man 3
  • Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor - Thor: The Dark World
  • Channing Tatum as John Cale - White House Down
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  • adu

    "Josh Hutcherson - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" for best male performance...yikes!

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

    Since when does ROS cover the MTV awards? This doesn't feel right :)

    • andyluvsfilms

      God yeah, I hate young people, with their care free attitude and optimism.

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

      I stopped covering them for a couple years, but did cover the nominations last year as well. The nominations are a little interesting to me, the eventual awards not so much.

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

        Ah fair enough. I just cannot imagine your cynicism towards a 'Best Kiss' award...I mean I wonder how they decide on which to vote for that.

  • andyluvsfilms

    My vote for Best Wacky Barrel Scene would definitely go to The Hobbit, i actually felt like I was there.

  • Ezra Brain

    Only here can we truly get to debate between Lupita Nyong'o and Jennifer Aniston for Best Female Performance

  • Ezra Brain

    Wait, hold on a damn minute, the MTV awards nominate Michael B Jordan for something and the Oscars don't even mention Fruitvale Station.

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

      Therein lies what makes them so strange. There is value in some of the nominations that even the Oscars and other so-called prestigious awards overlooked.

  • Xarnis

    Looks like the usual absurd conglomeration of actual award caliber noms mixed in with the giant pop culture blockbusters that will win everything.

    Nothing new, but these are always funny to look at.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/wuggles/ B. Smith

    The only thing I usually like about these awards is that for better or worse, they usually reflect movies that people actually heard of before the award show (as opposed to the Oscars, where a lot of the movies came out late in the year and have only been seen by film fans).

  • TheOneWhoKnocks

    If we're going to live in a PC culture, then it ought to be noted that Best Shirtless Performance is an incredibly sexist category.

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

      yes, and I love it just the same! I vote for Sam Claflin!

  • TheOneWhoKnocks

    To be honest, these nominees aren't half-bad. With TWILIGHT over and out, then we might get a much better lineup of Best Movie candidates. I really wouldn't mind if CATCHING FIRE wins; it might have been the best blockbuster of 2013.

    Will this keep me from looking down on the awards? No. But I will be even more dismissive of the Oscars now than I was before.

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

      I like these awards just because they are not taken so seriously. The nominations are a mixed bag which I kind of like. Some of the categories are unusual and fun like "best shirtless performance”!
      But then there is the breakthrough performance award including a few great talents.
      I will definitely keep and eye on this. And yes, more than anything I’ll be looking forward to the Mockingjay trailer!