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Hunger Games set for MTV Movie Awards success

The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids have topped the list for the MTV Movie Awards with eight nominations each.

MTV announced the 12 categories on Monday night, including new ones such as best on-screen dirtbag and best gut-wrenching performance.

Record-breaking The Hunger Games - starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson - garnered eight nods after being released this year following a highly-anticipated wait.

It is up for movie of the year, best female performance by Jennifer, best male performance by Josh, and best cast to name a few.

The movie also stars Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks - who are both up for the breakthrough performance gong and the best on-screen transformation.

Bridesmaids, starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, also leads the pack with eight nominations. The hit comedy has garnered nods for best comedic performance, best cast and best gut-wrenching performance.

Bridesmaids, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Help and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 are all up for the coveted movie of the year award.

Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Kristen Wiig and Rooney Mara join Jennifer in the best female performance category.

As well as Josh's performance in The Hunger Games, stars including Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ryan Gosling have been named in the male equivalent.

Voting opens on Tuesday at MovieAwards.MTV.com and will remain open until June 2.

The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards will take place on June 3 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City and broadcast live on MTV.



The nominations for this year's MTV Movie Awards:



Movie of the Year

Bridesmaids

The Hunger Games

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The Help

Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1



Best Female Performance

Emma Stone - Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Emma Watson - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games

Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids

Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo



Best Male Performance

Channing Tatum - The Vow

Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 50/50

Josh Hutcherson - The Hunger Games

Ryan Gosling - Drive



Breakthrough Performance

Elle Fanning - Super 8

Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids

Liam Hemsworth - The Hunger Games

Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Shailene Woodley - The Descendants



Best Comedic Performance

Jonah Hill - 21 Jump Street

Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids

Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids

Oliver Cooper - Project X

Zach Galifianakis - The Hangover Part II



Best Cast

21 Jump Street

Bridesmaids

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The Help

The Hunger Games



Best On-Screen Transformation

Colin Farrell - Horrible Bosses

Elizabeth Banks - The Hunger Games

Johnny Depp - 21 Jump Street

Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn

Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo



Best Fight

Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang - 21 Jump Street

Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig - The Hunger Games

Tom Cruise vs. Michael Nyqvist - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton - Warrior



Best Kiss

Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams - The Vow

Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson - The Hunger Games

Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Rupert Grint & Emma Watson - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone - Crazy, Stupid, Love.



Best Gut-Wrenching Performance

21 Jump Street - Schmidt shoots Coach Walters

Bridesmaids - Food poisoning turns the girls' dress fitting into a disaster

Drive - Elevator beat-down

The Help - Minny gives Hilly a pie she won't forget

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - Ethan Hunt scales to new heights



Best On-Screen Dirtbag

Bryce Dallas Howard - The Help

Colin Farrell - Horrible Bosses

Jennifer Aniston - Horrible Bosses

Jon Hamm - Bridesmaids

Oliver Cooper - Project X



Best Music

The Devil is in the Details, Chemical Brothers - Hanna

Impossible, Figurine - Like Crazy

Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO - 21 Jump Street

Pursuit of Happiness, Kid Cudi - Project X

A Real Hero, College w/Electric Youth - Drive

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