… Awards to Air Live on MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Wednesday 17 April from 6PM

MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) today revealed the nominees for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, honouring the actors and films that have enthralled and electrified audiences this year.   

Leading the pack with seven nominations each are Quentin Tarantino’s sweeping American slavery WesternDjango Unchained and Seth MacFarlane’s bro-mantic comedy Ted, followed by the critically acclaimedSilver Linings Playbook with six nods and the epic blockbuster conclusion to the Batman trilogy The Dark Knight Rises with five.   Rounding out the most nominated films are The AvengersThe Perks of Being a WallflowerPitch Perfect and Skyfall with four each.   

Voting for the MTV Movie Awards winners begins today (Tuesday 5 March) at www.mtvbase.com and runsright through until Saturday 13 April.    

Airing Wednseday 17 April (18:00 WAT), the 2013 MTV Movie Awards will take place at the Sony Pictures Studios Lot in Culver City, California. Serving as the official kick-off to the Summer Blockbuster season, the show will continue MTV’s tradition of irreverent celebration of the movies, actors and music that audiences love.   
Rising superstar Rebel Wilson, nominated for Best Female Performance and Breakthrough Performanceas “Fat Amy” in Pitch Perfect, will star as host and be joined by MTV’s Inaugural Comedic Genius Awardrecipient Will Ferrell, who is nominated for Best On-Screen Duo with Zach Galifianakis for The Campaign.   
Keeping with the show’s tradition of celebrating current cultural memes, this year’s telecast will introduce two new categories.  Abdominally blessed nominees Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2), Daniel Craig (Skyfall) and Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises) will sweat it out against fan-favourite stuffed bear Seth MacFarlane as Ted” for the crown of Best Shirtless Performancewhile unforgettable moments from Les Misérables, Magic MikePitch Perfect,Silver Linings Playbook and The Perks of Being a Wallflower will compete to win the inaugural Best Musical Moment award. 

Leading lady and recent Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook and House at the End of the Street) joins fellow female front-runners Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) and Mila Kunis (Ted) for the chance to take home the most Golden Popcorn trophies.   At the head of the pack for the men are Seth MacFarlane as “Ted” (Ted)Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and Channing Tatum (Magic Mike). 

Additional presenters, performers and special award recipients will be announced at a later date. 

Emma Watson (nominee for Best Female PerformanceBest KissBest Musical Moment) commented, "I am so excited to have been nominated for three MTV Movie Awards for Perks of Being a Wallflower! I love the show and I love this movie! I'm so thrilled."

Voting Now Open at www.mtvbase.com

Nominees for the “2013 MTV Movie Awards” are as follows (*denotes new category):

MOVIE OF THE YEAR (Voting stays live until Sunday 14 April)
·         Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher
Director: Quentin Tarantino
·         Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon
Director: David O.   Russell
·         TED (Universal Pictures)
Producers: Jason Clark, John Jacobs, Seth MacFarlane, Scott Stuber
Director: Seth MacFarlane
·         The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Producer: Kevin Feige
Director: Joss Whedon
·         The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
Producers: Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas
Director: Christopher Nolan
·         Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
·         Mila Kunis – TED (Universal Pictures)
·         Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
·         Emma Watson – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
·         Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)

·         Ben Affleck – Argo (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
·         Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
·         Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
·         Jamie Foxx – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
·         Channing Tatum – Magic Mike (Warner Bros.   Pictures)

·         Ezra Miller – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
·         Eddie Redmayne - Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
·         Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)
·         Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
·         Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)

·         Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty (Sony Pictures)
·         Alexandra Daddario – Texas Chainsaw 3D (Lionsgate)
·         Martin Freeman – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
·         Jennifer Lawrence – House at the End of the Street (Relativity Media)
·         Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)

·         Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L.   Jackson – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Compnay)
·         Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
·         Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as Ted – Ted (Universal Pictures)
·         Robert Downey Jr.   and Mark Ruffalo – The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
·         Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis – The Campaign (Warner Bros.   Pictures)

·         Christian Bale – The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
·         Daniel Craig – Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
·         Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Summit Entertainment, LLC)
·         Seth MacFarlane as Ted – Ted (Universal Pictures)
·         Channing Tatum – Magic Mike (Warner Bros.   Pictures)

·         Jamie Foxx vs.   Candieland Henchmen – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
·         Daniel Craig vs.   Ola Rapace – Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
·         Mark Wahlberg vs.   Seth MacFarlane as Ted – Ted (Universal Pictures)
·         Robert Downey Jr.  , Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs.   Tom Hiddleston – The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
·         Christian Bale vs.   Tom Hardy – The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros.   Pictures)

·         Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
·         Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman – Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features)
·         Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
·         Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg – Ted (Universal Pictures)
·         Emma Watson and Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)

·         Jamie Foxx and Samuel L.   Jackson – “Candieland Gets Smoked” in Django Unchained
(The Weinstein Company)
·         Denzel Washington – “Final Descent” in Flight (Paramount Pictures)
·         Anna Camp – “Hack-Appella” in Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)
·         Javier Bardem – “Oops… There Goes His Face” in Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
·         Seth MacFarlane as Ted – “Ted Gets Saucy” in Ted (Universal Pictures)

·         Javier Bardem – Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
·         Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
·         Marion Cotillard – The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
·         Tom Hardy – The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros.   Pictures)
·         Tom Hiddleston – The Avengers (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

·         Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
·         Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez – Magic Mike(Warner Bros.   Pictures)
·         Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee – Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures)
·         Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
·         Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, LLC)

2013 MTV Movie Awards: Total Number of Combined Category Nominations
Django Unchained                                                      7
Ted                                                                              7
Silver Linings Playbook                                              6
The Dark Knight Rises                                               5
The Avengers                                                              4
The Perks of Being a Wallflower                                4
Pitch Perfect                                                               4
Skyfall                                                                         4
Magic Mike                                                                 3
Les Misérables                                                            3
Life of Pi                                                                     2
Argo                                                                            1
Beasts of the Southern Wild                                       1
Flight                                                                           1
House at the End of the Street                                   1
Lincoln                                                                                    1
Moonrise Kingdom                                                     1
Texas Chainsaw 3D                                                    1
The Campaign                                                 1
The Hobbit: An Unpected Journey                             1
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2              1
Zero Dark Thirty                                                         1

2013 MTV Movie Awards: Total Number of Combined Studio Nominations
Universal Pictures                                                       14
The Weinstein Company                                             13
Warner Bros.   Pictures                                               11
Sony Pictures                                                              5
Summit Entertainment, LLC                                      5
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures                                    5
20th Century Fox                                                         2
Focus Features                                                            1
Fox Searchlight                                                           1
Lionsgate                                                                    1
Paramount Pictures                                                     1
Relativity Media                                                         1

Nominees for the “2013 MTV Movie Awards” were elected by a special voting Academy, including members of the MTV audience.   

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