This June, the Spartans will try to give the pirates nothing but take from them everything.
The Greek war epic "300" and the swashbuckling "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" will be vying for top honors at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards this summer. With five and four nominations, respectively, they'll compete in the best movie category against each other and "Blades of Glory," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."
"300" also garnered nods for the six-pack bearing Gerard Butler for best performance, Butler versus the Uber Immortal for best fight, Lena Headey for breakthrough performance and Rodrigo Santoro for best villain. Giving Butler a run for his money are Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley for their performances in "Pirates," while Bill Nighy got a nod for best villain.
As usual, the MTV movie awards will have a couple unconventional categories, including best kiss and best summer movie yet to be released. The awards ceremony will air live on Sunday, June 3 with the irreverent Sarah Silverman as host.
The list of nominees follows:
BEST MOVIE '300' 'Blades of Glory' 'Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan' 'Little Miss Sunshine' 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'
BEST PERFORMANCE Gerard Butler - '300' Johnny Depp - 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' Keira Knightley - 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' Jennifer Hudson - 'Dreamgirls' Beyonce Knowles - 'Dreamgirls' Will Smith - 'The Pursuit of Happyness'
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE Emily Blunt - 'The Devil Wears Prada' Abigail Breslin - 'Little Miss Sunshine' Lena Headey - '300' Columbus Short - 'Stomp the Yard' Jaden Smith - 'The Pursuit of Happyness' Justin Timberlake - 'Alpha Dog'
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE Emily Blunt - 'The Devil Wears Prada' Sacha Baron Cohen - 'Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan' Will Ferrell - 'Blades of Glory' Adam Sandler - 'Click' Ben Stiller - 'Night at the Museum'
BEST KISS Cameron Diaz & Jude Law - 'The Holiday' Will Ferrell & Sacha Baron Cohen - 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby' Columbus Short & Meagan Short - 'Stomp the Yard' Mark Wahlberg & Elizabeth Banks - 'Invincible' Marlon Wayans & Brittany Daniel - 'Little Man'
BEST VILLAIN Tobin Bell - 'Saw III' Jack Nicholson - 'The Departed' Bill Nighy - 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' Rodrigo Santoro - '300' Meryl Streep - 'The Devil Wears Prada'
BEST FIGHT Jack Black & Hector Jimenez vs. Los Duendes - 'Nacho Libre' Gerard Butler vs. The Uber Immortal - '300' Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Ken Davitian - 'Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan' Will Ferrell vs. Jon Heder - 'Blades of Glory' Uma Thurman vs. Anna Faris - 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend'
BEST SUMMER MOVIE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN YET 'Evan Almighty' 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer' 'Hairspray' 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' 'Rush Hour 3' 'Transformers' Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times