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2009 MTV Movie Award Nominations: 'Twilight' takes on 'Slumdog'

May 4, 2009 | 10:08 am

Twilight It looks like "Twilight" will finally get its day in the sun. After being largely overlooked during the past awards season, the pop culture phenom has come out ahead of the pack at the MTV Movie Awards with seven nominations.

There’s just one problem: "Slumdog Millionaire." The Oscar-winning drama, which cleaned up at nearly every award show earlier this year, is also a top contender with six nods of its own.

Now, it is up to the fans to decide who will win categories like "best kiss," "best movie" and "best breakthrough performance male." Unlike in past years, fans voted on the nominees for the ceremony and those same fans will get to decide who receives a golden popcorn statue at the show May 31.

Nominees for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards are:

BEST MOVIE (voting stays live throughout the 2009 awards ceremony)

"The Dark Knight" – Director: Christopher Nolan. Producers: Charles Roven and Emma Thomas (Warner Bros. Pictures)

"High School Musical 3: Senior Year" – Director: Kenny Ortega. Producers: Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush (Walt Disney Pictures)

"Iron Man" – Director: Jon Favreau. Producers: Avi Arad and Kevin Feige (Paramount Pictures)

"Slumdog Millionaire" – Director: Danny Boyle. Producer: Christian Colson (Fox Searchlight)

"Twilight"  – Director: Catherine Hardwicke. Producers: Wyck Godfrey, Greg Mooradian and Mark Morgan (Summit Entertainment)


Angelina Jolie – "Wanted" (Universal Pictures)

Anne Hathaway – "Bride Wars" (20th Century Fox)

Kate Winslet – "The Reader" (The Weinstein Co.)

Kristen Stewart – "Twilight" (Summit Entertainment)

Taraji P. Henson – "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount Pictures)


Christian Bale – "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Robert Downey Jr. – "Iron Man" (Paramount Pictures)

Shia LaBeouf – "Eagle Eye" (DreamWorks SKG/ Paramount Pictures)

Vin Diesel – "Fast & Furious" (Universal Pictures)

Zac Efron – "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" (Walt Disney Pictures)


Amanda Seyfried – "Mamma Mia!" (Universal Pictures)

Ashley Tisdale – "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" (Walt Disney Pictures)

Freida Pinto – "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight)

Miley Cyrus – "Hannah Montana: The Movie" (Walt Disney Pictures)

Vanessa Hudgens – "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" (Walt Disney Pictures)

Kat Dennings – "Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist" (Columbia Pictures)


Robert Pattinson – "Twilight" (Summit Entertainment)

Taylor Lautner – "Twilight" (Summit Entertainment)

Ben Barnes – "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" (Walt Disney Pictures)

Dev Patel – "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight)

Bobb’e J. Thompson – "Role Models" (Universal Pictures)


Amy Poehler – "Baby Mama" (Universal Pictures)

Anna Faris – "The House Bunny" (Columbia Pictures)

James Franco – "Pineapple Express" (Columbia Pictures)

Jim Carrey – "Yes Man" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Steve Carell – "Get Smart" (Warner Bros. Pictures)


Derek Mears – "Friday the 13th (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Dwayne Johnson – "Get Smart" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Heath Ledger – "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Johnathon Schaech – "Prom Night" (Screen Gems)

Luke Goss – "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (Universal Pictures)


Anne Hathaway versus Kate Hudson – "Bride Wars" (20th Century Fox)

Christian Bale versus. Heath Ledger – "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Ron Perlman versus Luke Goss – "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (Universal Pictures)

Robert Pattinson versus Cam Gigandet – "Twilight" (Summit Entertainment)

Seth Rogen and James Franco versus Danny McBride – "Pineapple Express" (Columbia Pictures)


Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy – "Wanted" (Universal Pictures)

Freida Pinto and Dev Patel – "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight)

James Franco and Sean Penn – "Milk" (Focus Features)

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – "Twilight" (Summit Entertainment)

Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon – "I Love You, Man" (Paramount Pictures)

Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron – "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST WTF MOMENT (new category)

Amy Poehler – "Baby Mama," Peeing in the Sink (Universal Pictures)

Angelina Jolie – "Wanted," Curved Bullet Kill (Universal Pictures)

Ayush Mahesh Khedekar – "Slumdog Millionaire," Jumping in the Poop Shed (Fox Searchlight)

Ben Stiller – "Tropic Thunder," Tasting the Decapitated Head (DreamWorks SKG/ Paramount Pictures)

Jason Segel and Kristen Bell – "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," Naked Break-Up (Universal Pictures)

BEST SONG FROM A MOVIE (new category)

"Jai Ho" – AR Raham, "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight)

"The Wrestler" – Bruce Springsteen, "The Wrestler" (Fox Searchlight)

"The Climb" – Miley Cyrus, "Hannah Montana: The Movie" (Walt Disney Pictures)

"Decode" – Paramore, "Twilight" (Summit Entertainment)

-- Emily Christianson

Photo: Summit Entertainment