MTV awards: Hobbit in MTV's Popcorn prize mix

Bilbo Baggins competing in close race for Best Hero Award against the likes of Thor, Clark Kent and Iron Man.

Will Ferrell and Steve Carell are nominated for MTV awards. Photo / AP
Will Ferrell and Steve Carell are nominated for MTV awards. Photo / AP

Forget cinematography, editing, directing and all that boring stuff those other movie awards think are so important.

It's the MTV Movie Awards today which, among other things, gives out prizes for screen performances that are the scared-iest, the chesty-est, the bash-iest and pash-iest.

Well, there are categories for "best scared-as-s*** performance", "best shirtless performance", "best fight" and "best kiss".

Those will be among the two dozen-plus awards being presented in a star-studded bash in Los Angeles today in a ceremony which will be televised around the world.

Some of the movies which got Oscars also figure in the frivolity - 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Dallas Buyers Club have multiple nominations.

But this is the movie awards that really likes big franchise films such as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It also likes movie stars so much that it's figured out a way to give the Oscar-challenged Leonardo DiCaprio effectively four nominations for The Wolf of Wall Street (that's best male performance, best shirtless performance, #WTF Moment and best musical performance).

Other multiple nominees include Jennifer Lawrence for her roles in American Hustle and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, her Hustle co-star Amy Adams - they share a "best kiss" nod - and Australian star Chris Hemsworth, whose Thor sequel has him up for best hero and best shirtless performance.


Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'. Photo / AP

The second film in Sir Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy is up for four awards including movie of the year, best hero and best fight.

The show is being hosted by Conan O'Brien.

Here are the nominees for the Golden Popcorn trophies ...

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, 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*** 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
Sam Claflin - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Jennifer Aniston - We're the Millers
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
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 perform in heaven - This is the End
Jennifer Lawrence sings Live and Let Die - American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio pops and locks - The Wolf of Wall Street
Melissa McCarthy sings Barracuda - Identity Thief
Will Poulter sings 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 - Man of Steel
Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man 3
Martin Freeman - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Chris Hemsworth - Thor: The Dark World
Channing Tatum - White House Down

TV preview
What: 2014 MTV Movie Awards
Where: MTV, Sky TV
When: 12.30pm today (live) 8.30pm today (delayed)

- NZ Herald

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