MTV Movie Awards: 'Guardians,' 'Fault,' 'Neighbors' lead nominations

MTV Movie Awards: 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'The Fault in Our Stars,' 'Neighbors' lead the nominees

Films about a band of intergalactic misfits, two terminally ill teenage lovebirds and a frat-battling newlywed couple are among the nominees for this year's MTV Movie Awards. "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Neighbors" lead the pack with seven nominations each.

"Guardians" and "Fault" are both up for the top honor, movie of the year, along with "American Sniper," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1," "Gone Girl," "Boyhood," "Whiplash" and "Selma."

The nominees in the female performance category are Jennifer Lawrence ("Mockingjay"), Emma Stone ("Birdman"), Shailene Woodley ("Fault"), Reese Witherspoon ("Wild") and Scarlett Johansson ("Lucy").

Vying in the male performance category are Bradley Cooper ("American Sniper"), Chris Pratt ("Guardians"), Ansel Elgort ("Fault"), Miles Teller ("Whiplash") and Channing Tatum ("Foxcatcher").

As the nominations underscore, the MTV Movie Awards are a different beast compared with the prestige-oriented Academy Awards. While some Oscar-nominated films and names are represented, the MTV Movie Awards are a much more populist affair, one friendly to blockbuster action flicks, teen-pleasing romances and over-the-top comedies.

The MTV Movie Awards are unapologetically a popularity contest — they're powered by fan voting — and include cheeky honors like best shirtless performance and best WTF moment. (One could make the case that "Birdman" star Michael Keaton was snubbed in the nominations for both.)

Like the films they tend to recognize, the MTV Movie Awards are all about entertainment. It's no coincidence, after all, that the trophy is a tub of golden popcorn.

Comedian Amy Schumer will host the MTV Movie Awards on April 12. The full list of nominees:

Movie of the year

"American Sniper"

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1"

"Guardians of the Galaxy"

"Gone Girl"

"The Fault In Our Stars"

"Boyhood"

"Whiplash"

"Selma"

Female performance

Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1"

Emma Stone, "Birdman"

Shailene Woodley, "The Fault In Our Stars"

Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"

Scarlett Johansson, "Lucy"

Male performance

Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper"

Chris Pratt, "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Ansel Elgort, "The Fault In Our Stars"

Miles Teller, "Whiplash"

Channing Tatum, "Foxcatcher"

Best scared-as-... performance

Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"

Annabelle Wallis, "Annabelle"

Jennifer Lopez, "The Boy Next Door"

Dylan O'Brien, "The Maze Runner"

Zach Gilford, "The Purge: Anarchy"

Breakthrough performance

Ansel Elgort, "The Fault In Our Stars"

Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"

David Oyelowo, "Selma"

Dylan O'Brien, "The Maze Runner"

Ellar Coltrane, "Boyhood"

Best shirtless performance

Zac Efron, "Neighbors"

Chris Pratt, "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Channing Tatum, "Foxcatcher"

Ansel Elgort, "The Fault In Our Stars"

Kate Upton, "The Other Woman"

Best duo

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, "22 Jump Street"

Zac Efron and Dave Franco, "Neighbors"

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, "The Fault In Our Stars"

Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, "Guardians of the Galaxy"

James Franco and Seth Rogen, "The Interview"

Best fight

Jonah Hill vs. Jillian Bell, "22 Jump Street"

Chris Evans vs. Sebastian Stan, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Dylan O'Brien vs. Will Poulter, "The Maze Runner"

Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron, "Neighbors"

Edward Norton vs. Michael Keaton, "Birdman"

Best kiss

Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley, "The Fault In Our Stars"

James Franco and Seth Rogen, "The Interview"

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Rose Byrne and Halston Sage, "Neighbors"

Best WTF moment

Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, "Neighbors"

Jonah Hill, "22 Jump Street"

Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, "Horrible Bosses 2"

Miles Teller, "Whiplash"

Rosario Dawson and Anders Holm, "Top Five"

Best villain

Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"

J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"

Jillian Bell, "22 Jump Street,"

Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"

Peter Dinklage, "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

Best musical moment

Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1"

Chris Pratt, "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, "Neighbors"

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, "The Skeleton Twins"

Miles Teller, "Whiplash"

Comedic performance

Channing Tatum, "22 Jump Street"

Chris Pratt, "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Rose Byrne, "Neighbors"

Chris Rock, "Top Five"

Kevin Hart, "The Wedding Ringer"

Best on-screen transformation

Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"

Elizabeth Banks, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1"

Zoe Saldana, "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"

Ellar Coltrane, "Boyhood"

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