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MTV Movie Awards: Will 'Twilight' vampires devour Oscars fave 'Slumdog'?

May 4, 2009 | 11:55 am

Sure, "Slumdog Millionaire" was top dog at the Oscars, but it merely came in second place behind "Twilight" today when the MTV Movie Awards nominations were announced. "Twilight" reigned with seven nominations, including best picture, best breakthrough performance male (Robert Pattison and Taylor Lautner) and best female performance (Kristen Stewart).

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"Slumdog Millionaire" reaped six nods, including best picture, competing, in addition to "Twilight," against "The Dark Knight," "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" and "Iron Man."

"Slumdog" star Dev Patel competes against Pattinson and Lautner for best breakthrough performance male along with Ben Barnes ("The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian") and Bobb'e J. Thompson ("Role Models"). Co-star Freida Pinto is up for best female breakthrough performance along with Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical 3: Senior Year"), Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana: The Movie"), Amanda Seyfried ("Mamma Mia!") and  Kat Dennings, ("Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist").

"Twilight" stars Pattinson and Stewart compete for best kiss opposite "Slumdog Millionaire" heartthrobs Patel and Pinto, as well as James Franco and Sean Penn ("Milk") and Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon ("I Love You, Man").

"Twilight" and "Slumdog" will also square off in the new category for best song, in which Oscar champ "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog" takes on Paramore's "Decode" ("Twilight"), Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler," and Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" ("Hannah Montana: The Movie").

Another new category is "best WTF moment," which includes Amy Poehler peeing in the sink in "Baby Mama," Ben Stiller licking a decapitated head in "Tropic Thunder," young Jamal jumping into the outhouse excrement in "Slumdog Millionaire," Angelina Jolie killing all of her foes and herself with one curved bullet in "Wanted," and Jason Segel breaking up with Kristen Bell while naked in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."

Slugging it out for best fight: Christian Bale and Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight") and Seth Rogen, James Franco and Danny McBride ("Pineapple Express").

This year, for the first time ever, all nominees were chosen by online voters instead of MTV's secret legions of media hipsters. Now all Web users may select winners here. Winners will be announced at the MTV Movie Awards ceremony on May 31 at the Gibson Ampitheatre in Universal City where Andy Samberg will host and Eminem will perform.

"The Dark Knight"
"High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"Iron Man"
"Slumdog Millionaire"

Angelina Jolie, "Wanted"
Anne Hathaway, "Bride Wars"
Kate Winslet, "The Reader"
Kristen Stewart, "Twilight"
Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Christian Bale, "The Dark Knight"
Robert Downey Jr., "Iron Man"
Shia LaBeouf, "Eagle Eye"
Vin Diesel, "Fast & Furious"
Zac Efron, "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"

Amanda Seyfried, "Mamma Mia!"
Ashley Tisdale, "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
Freida Pinto, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Miley Cyrus, "Hannah Montana: The Movie"
Vanessa Hudgens, "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
Kat Dennings, "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"

Robert Pattinson, "Twilight"
Taylor Lautner, "Twilight"
Ben Barnes, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"
Dev Patel, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Bobb'e J. Thompson, "Role Models"
Amy Poehler, "Baby Mama"
Anna Faris, "The House Bunny"
James Franco, "Pineapple Express"
Jim Carrey, "Yes Man"
Steve Carell, "Get Smart"

Derek Mears, "Friday the 13th"
Dwayne Johnson, "Get Smart"
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"
Johnathon Schaech, "Prom Night"
Luke Goss, "Hellboy II: The Golden Army:

Anne Hathaway vs. Kate Hudson, "Bride Wars"
Christian Bale vs. Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"
Ron Perlman vs. Luke Goss, "Hellboy II: The Golden Army"
Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet, "Twilight"
Seth Rogen and James Franco vs. Danny McBride, "Pineapple Express"
Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, "Wanted"
Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, "Slumdog Millionaire"
James Franco and Sean Penn, "Milk"
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, "Twilight"
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron, "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"

Amy Poehler, "Baby Mama," Peeing in the Sink
Angelina Jolie, "Wanted," Curved Bullet Kill
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Slumdog Millionaire," Jumping in the Poop Shed
Ben Stiller, "Tropic Thunder," Tasting the Decapitated Head
Jason Segel and Kristen Bell, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," Naked Break-Up

"Jai Ho" by A.R. Rahman, "Slumdog Millionaire"
"The Wrestler" by Bruce Springsteen, "The Wrestler"
"The Climb" by Miley Cyrus, "Hannah Montana: The Movie"
"Decode" by Paramore, "Twilight"

Photos: (top left) Summit Entertainment, (top right) Fox Searchlight

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