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[05/06/08 - 10:32 AM]
Nerds Rule the 2008 MTV Movie Awards!!!
Dominating the pack is "Superbad" with 5 nominations followed by "Juno" with 4 nods.

[via press release from MTV]

NERDS RULE THE 2008 MTV MOVIE AWARDS!!!

"Superbad" Leads the Way With 5 Nominations Followed By "Juno" With 4 Nods

Mike Myers Hosts the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" LIVE On Sunday, June 1st at 8PM/7c

New York, NY (May 6, 2008) � Nerds, pirates and robots take over as MTV: Music Television today announced the nominees for the "2008 MTV Movie Awards." Dominating the pack is "Superbad" with 5 nominations followed by "Juno" with 4 nods. Also vying for the much sought-after popcorn statue is "Enchanted," "Transformers," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "Knocked Up" with 3 nominations each. The 17th annual awards show will be executive produced by Emmy Award� winning producer Mark Burnett. Hosted by Mike Myers, the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" will be broadcast LIVE from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on Sunday, June 1st at 8pm/7c. Performers and presenters for the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" will be announced at a later date.

"As someone who had his nose rubbed up against a locker or two, it's great to see my cinematic nerd brothers get their just rewards," said Van Toffler, President, MTV Networks Music, Logo and Films Group. "It's our audience that has made these movies huge box office hits and they've clearly spoken by nominating films with strong characters they can all relate to."

Once again, the 2008 MTV Movie Awards roll out the red carpet for another star-studded evening. Celebrities, comedic moments, and special appearances will be among the many surprises during the live show. Additionally, MTV unveils another new category, "BEST SUMMER MOVIE SO FAR" giving a nod to most recent summer blockbusters.

The destiny of the coveted golden popcorn lies in the hands of the viewers. Fans can vote by visiting www.movieawards.mtv.com before May 23rd to support their favorite nominees in each category. Fans can also go online to vote for the user-generated category, "BEST MOVIE SPOOF" where viewers have the opportunity to submit their own original movie shorts parodying films from the past year.

As previously announced, MTV has partnered with some of the most popular UGC video sites, including Photobucket, MySpace, Daily Motion, Break, Buzznet, Heavy and FunnyorDie to give anyone and everyone with a creative vision their chance to shine in a celeb-filled arena. Finalists for the "BEST MOVIE SPOOF" will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" where one will be crowned the winner.

The "2008 MTV Movie Awards" will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.4 billion people via MTV's global network of 64 channels reaching 559.8 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via more than 180 MTV digital media properties around the world.

Nominees for the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" are:

BEST MOVIE

� Juno (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

� Transformers (DreamWorks SKG/Paramount Pictures)

� Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Walt Disney Pictures)

� I Am Legend (Warner Bros. Pictures)

� Superbad (Sony Pictures)

� National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

� Will Smith- I Am Legend (Warner Bros. Pictures)

� Shia LaBeouf- Transformers (DreamWorks SKG/Paramount Pictures)

� Denzel Washington- American Gangster (Universal Pictures)

� Matt Damon- The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal Pictures)

� Michael Cera- Juno (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

� Ellen Page- Juno (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

� Keira Knightley - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Walt Disney Pictures)

� Katherine Heigl � Knocked Up (Universal Pictures)

� Amy Adams- Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures)

� Jessica Biel- I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (Universal Pictures)

BEST VILLAIN

� Johnny Depp- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (DreamWorks SKG/ Warner Bros. Pictures)

� Denzel Washington- American Gangster (Universal Pictures)

� Angelina Jolie- Beowulf (Warner Bros. Pictures/ Paramount Pictures)

� Topher Grace- Spider-Man 3 (Sony Pictures)

� Javier Bardem- No Country For Old Men (Paramount Vantage/ Miramax Films)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

� Johnny Depp- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Walt Disney Pictures)

� Adam Sandler- I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (Universal Pictures)

� Jonah Hill- Superbad (Sony Pictures)

� Seth Rogen- Knocked Up (Universal Pictures)

� Amy Adams- Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST FIGHT

� Matt Damon vs. Joey Ansah- - The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal Pictures)

� Tobey Maguire vs. James Franco- Spider-Man 3 (Sony Pictures)

� Hayden Christensen vs. Jamie Bell- Jumper (20th Century Fox)

� Sean Faris vs. Cam Gigandet- Never Back Down (Summit Entertainment, LLC)

� Chris Tucker & Jackie Chan vs. Sun Ming Ming- Rush Hour 3 (New Line Cinema)

� Alien vs. Predator- Aliens vs. Predator � Requiem (20th Century Fox)

BEST KISS

� Shia LaBeouf and Sarah Roemer- Disturbia (DreamWorks SKG)

� Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey- Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures)

� Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Leung- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Warner Bros. Pictures)

� Ellen Page and Michael Cera- Juno ((Fox Searchlight Pictures))

� Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman- Step Up 2 The Streets (Touchstone Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

� Zac Efron- Hairspray (New Line Cinema)

� Seth Rogen- Knocked Up (Universal Pictures)

� Jonah Hill- Superbad (Sony Pictures)

� Michael Cera- Superbad (Sony Pictures)

� Chris Brown- This Christmas (Screen Gems)

� Nikki Blonsky- Hairspray (New Line Cinema)

� Megan Fox- Transformers (DreamWorks SKG/Paramount Pictures)

� Christopher Mintz-Plasse- Superbad (Sony Pictures)

BEST SUMMER MOVIE SO FAR

� Iron Man (Paramount Pictures/Marvel Entertainment)

� Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount Pictures/Lucas Films)

� Sex and the City: The Movie (New Line Cinema)

� Speed Racer (Warner Bros. Pictures)

� The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media

2008 MTV Movie Awards

Total Number of Combined Category Nominations

Superbad 5

Juno 4

Enchanted 3

Knocked Up 3

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 3

Transformers 3

American Gangster 2

Hairspray 2

I Am Legend 2

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2

Spider-Man 3 2

The Bourne Ultimatum 2

Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem 1

Beowulf 1

Disturbia 1

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 1

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 1

Iron Man 1

Jumper 1

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 1

Never Back Down 1

No Country for Old Men 1

Rush Hour 3 1

Sex And The City: The Movie 1

Speed Racer 1

Step Up 2: The Streets 1

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 1

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 1

This Christmas 1

* Nominees are chosen through a national poll of MTV and MTV2 viewers.

Mark Burnett serves as Executive Producer for the 2008 MTV MOVIE AWARDS. Audrey Morrisey is Co-Executive Producer. Jane Mun and Ted Smith serve as Producers.

Official sponsors of "The 2008 MTV MOVIE AWARDS" are Dibs, Dove Go Fresh, GM, Old Navy, Orbit�, Secret and Taco Bell Corp. �.

About MTV

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 26 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV has been the number one rated 24 hour ad-supported cable network P12-24 for 16 straight years. Online, MTV.com scored double-digit growth in 2007 and MTV launched ten dynamic online communities and six new virtual worlds. On the go, MTV Mobile is the #1 music brand in the wireless space � delivering 90% more streams than in 2006. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About Mark Burnett Productions

Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) is a leading production company for both primetime television and the internet. MBP revolutionized television with hits such as Survivor (CBS), The Apprentice (NBC), The Contender (ESPN), Rock Star: INXS (CBS), the Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks Television co-production On The Lot (FOX), and the smash hit Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (FOX). In the summer of 2007, MBP entered the world of Award Shows, when Mark Burnett served as executive producer for the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. MBP also partnered with AOL in 2006 on the highly successful interactive adventure Gold Rush, the first-ever unscripted project to be produced exclusively for the internet. In addition, MBP has established a scripted division and is developing comedies and dramas for television as well as major feature films. Since 2001, MBP has garnered a total of 48 Emmy nominations. In 2007, Mark Burnett was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.





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