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Nominee Votes For the "2011 MTV Movie Awards" Are In!

"HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1", "INCEPTION," "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE" AND "THE SOCIAL NETWORK" LEAD GOLDEN POPCORN NOMINATIONS

NEW YORK, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The votes are in and movie fans have decided the final "2011 MTV Movie Awards" nominees. This year's ceremony will be a dead heat as the blockbusters "Inception" and "The Social Network" give fan favorite film franchises "The Twilight Saga" and "Harry Potter" some serious competition that could make the night anyone's to win. Winner voting for the "2011 MTV Movie Awards" in 12 returning and all-new categories begins today, Tuesday, May 3 at 12pm ET/9am PT at MovieAwards.MTV.com and closes Saturday, June 4. The BEST MOVIE category will remain an ongoing battle throughout the LIVE show. As previously announced, Jason Sudeikis will host the 20th annual "2011 MTV Movie Awards" LIVE on Sunday, June 5th at 9pm ET/8pm CT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

The "2011 MTV Movie Awards" is the only awards show where "Black Swan" Academy Award® winner Natalie Portman and "Jackass 3D" star Steve-O will compete against each other, James Franco, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Bieber-fever to see who takes home the popcorn for BEST JAW-DROPPING MOMENT. Meanwhile, newcomer Jesse Eisenberg will try to tackle Movie Award vets Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Daniel Radcliffe and Zac Efron for BEST MALE PERFORMANCE. In the brand-new category BEST LINE FROM A MOVIE, "The Social Network" takes on "Inception," "Grown Ups" and "Easy A" not once, but twice on the heels of the flick's two nods for this year's most memorable dialogue. And while Zack Galifianakis walked away with a golden popcorn statue last year in BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE, this go-round lone female nominee Emma Stone's hilarious performance in "Easy A" will attempt to tickle the funny bones of voters over infamous comedic actors Adam Sandler, Ashton Kutcher, Russell Brand and Zach Galifianakis.

Leading the cinematic fray as this year's top-nominated films are "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", the hit action thriller "Inception", the magical phenomenon "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1", and critically-acclaimed "The Social Network". These four BEST MOVIE nominees will not only face-off against each other - but go up against the dark psycho-drama "Black Swan."

Nominees for the "2011 MTV Movie Awards" have the following to say about their nominations:

"That crazy bitch is the best thing that ever happened to me."

-- Leighton Meester, nominated in the BEST VILLAIN category for "The Roommate"

"Thank you to everyone at MTV. This movie is about my life and the lives of my team. We did it hoping to inspire people and are grateful to the response. Even haters liked it. Never Say Never!"

-- Justin Bieber, nominated in the BEST JAW-DROPPING MOMENT category for "Never Say Never"

"Being nominated in this category for my work with poo really means something. I'm not sure what, but I'm very grateful."

-- Steve-O, nominated in the BEST JAW-DROPPING MOMENT category for "Jackass 3D"

Nominees for the "2011 MTV Movie Awards" are as follows:

    BEST MOVIE (voting stays live throughout the 2011 Movie Awards
     ceremony)
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    Black Swan
    --Director: Darren Aronofsky, Producers: Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver
     and Scott Franklin (Fox Searchlight)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
    --Director: David Yates, Producers:  David Heyman and David Barron
     (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    Inception
    --Director: Christopher Nolan, Producers: Emma Thomas and
     Christopher Nolan (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    The Social Network
    --Director: David Fincher, Producers: Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti,
     Michael De Luca and Cean Chaffin (Sony Pictures)
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
    --Director: David Slade, Producers: Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt
     (Summit Entertainment)
    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
    -----------------------
    -- Emma Stone - Easy A (Sony Pictures)
    --Emma Watson - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner
     Bros. Pictures)
    -- Jennifer Aniston - Just Go With It (Sony Pictures)
    --Kristen Stewart - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit
     Entertainment)
    -- Natalie Portman - Black Swan (Fox Searchlight)

    BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
    ---------------------
    --Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
     (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    -- Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network (Sony Pictures)
    --Robert Pattinson - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit
     Entertainment)
    -- Taylor Lautner - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)
    -- Zac Efron - Charlie St. Cloud (Universal Pictures)

    BEST BREAKOUT STAR
    ------------------
    -- Andrew Garfield  - The Social Network (Sony Pictures)
    -- Chloe Grace Moretz - Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)
    -- Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit  (Paramount Pictures)
    -- Jay Chou - The Green Hornet (Sony Pictures)
    -- Olivia Wilde - TRON: Legacy (Walt Disney Pictures)
    -- Xavier Samuel - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

    BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
    ------------------------
    -- Adam Sandler - Just Go With It (Sony Pictures)
    -- Ashton Kutcher - No Strings Attached (Paramount Pictures)
    -- Emma Stone - Easy A (Sony Pictures)
    -- Russell Brand - Get Him to the Greek (Universal Pictures)
    -- Zach Galifianakis - Due Date (Warner Bros. Pictures)

    BEST LINE FROM A MOVIE (New Category)
    -------------------------------------
    Alexys Nycole Sanchez - Grown Ups (Sony Pictures)
    -- "I want to get chocolate wasted."
    Amanda Bynes and Emma Stone - Easy A (Sony Pictures)
    Amanda Bynes: "There is a higher power that will judge you for your
     indecency."
    -- Emma Stone: "Tom Cruise?"
    Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network (Sony Pictures)
    --"If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented
     Facebook."
    Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield - The Social Network (Sony
     Pictures)
    Justin Timberlake: "...a million dollars isn't cool. You know what's
     cool?"
    -- Andrew Garfield: "A billion dollars. And that shut everybody up."
    Tom Hardy - Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    -- "You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling."

    BEST VILLAIN
    ------------
    -- Christoph Waltz - The Green Hornet (Sony Pictures)
    -- Leighton Meester - The Roommate (Screen Gems)
    -- Mickey Rourke - Iron Man 2 (Paramount Pictures)
    -- Ned Beatty - Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
    --Tom Felton - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner
     Bros. Pictures)

    BEST FIGHT
    ----------
    -- Amy Adams vs. The Sisters - The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)
    -- Chloe Grace Moretz vs. Mark Strong - Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)
    --Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint vs. Death Eaters  -
     Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    -- Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Hallyway Attacker - Inception (Warner
     Bros. Pictures)
    --Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel - The
     Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

    BEST KISS
    ---------
    -- Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Inception (Warner Bros.
     Pictures)
    --Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Deathly
     Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    --Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
     (Summit Entertainment)
    --Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
     (Summit Entertainment)
    -- Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis - Black Swan (Fox Searchlight)

    BEST JAW-DROPPING MOMENT
    ------------------------
    -- James Franco - 127 Hours, Cuts Off His Arm (Fox Searchlight)
    --Justin Bieber - Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Performance
     Spectacular (Paramount Pictures)
    --Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page - Inception, Paris Café Scene
     (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    --Natalie Portman - Black Swan , Mutilation: Pulls The Skin Off Her
     Finger (Fox Searchlight)
    -- Steve-O  - Jackass 3D, Port-A-Potty Bungee Stunt (Paramount
     Pictures)

    BEST SCARED-AS-SH**T PERFORMANCE
    --------------------------------
    -- Ashley Bell - The Last Exorcism (Lionsgate)
    -- Ellen Page - Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    -- Jessica Szohr - Piranha 3D (The Weinstein Company)
    -- Minka Kelly - The Roommate (Screen Gems)
    -- Ryan Reynolds - Buried (Lionsgate)

    BIGGEST BADASS STAR
    -------------------
    --Alex Pettyfer - I Am Number Four (Walt Disney Studios Motion
     Pictures)
    -- Chloe Grace Moretz - Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)
    -- Jaden Smith - The Karate Kid (Sony Pictures)
    -- Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Inception (Warner Bros.)
    -- Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man 2 (Paramount Pictures)


    2011 MTV Movie Awards: Total Number of Combined Category Nominations
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse                                              8
    Inception                                                               7
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1                            6
    The Social Network                                                      5
    Black Swan                                                              4
    Easy A                                                                  3
    Kick-Ass                                                                3
    The Green Hornet                                                        2
    Iron Man 2                                                              2
    Just Go With It                                                         2
    The Roommate                                                            2
    127 Hours                                                               1
    Buried                                                                  1
    Charlie St. Cloud                                                       1
    Due Date                                                                1
    The Fighter                                                             1
    Get Him to the Greek                                                    1
    Grown Ups                                                               1
    I Am Number Four                                                        1
    Jackass 3D                                                              1
    Justin Bieber: Never Say Never                                          1
    The Karate Kid                                                          1
    The Last Exorcism                                                       1
    No Strings Attached                                                     1
    Piranha 3D                                                              1
    Toy Story 3                                                             1
    TRON: Legacy                                                            1
    True Grit                                                               1

    2011 MTV Movie Awards: Total Number of Combined Studio Nominations
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sony Pictures/Screen Gems                                              16
    Warner Bros. Pictures                                                  14
    Summit Entertainment                                                    8
    Paramount Pictures                                                      7
    Fox Searchlight                                                         5
    Lionsgate                                                               5
    Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures                                     3
    Universal Pictures                                                      2
    The Weinstein Company                                                   1

Emmy® Award Winner Mark Burnett returns for the fifth year in a row to executive produce the "2011 MTV Movie Awards" in Los Angeles, where movie megastars will vie for the golden popcorn in award categories as only MTV could create them. The "2011 MTV Movie Awards" will turn fantasy into reality as the improbable materializes live before viewers' eyes. The magic and wonder of movies will go from the big screen to the "Movie Awards" stage as the fantastical world of whimsical landscapes and larger-than-life, reality-defying moments that audiences love are celebrated. Sure to be a treat for the over-active imagination, this year's ceremony will build upon the "Movie Awards" trademark individuality and status as Hollywood's most outrageous live event to provide movie fans with an experience worthy of their favorite blockbusters from the past year.

The "2011 MTV Movie Awards" will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV's global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 600 million households around the world and through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's more than 200 digital media properties around the world.

Mark Burnett serves as Executive Producer for the "2011 MTV Movie Awards." Audrey Morrissey is Executive Producer. Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive In Charge for MTV. Jane Mun serves as Supervising Producer. For MTV, Wendy Plaut is the Celebrity Talent Executive and Amy Doyle and Joanna Bomberg serve as the Executives In Charge of Music and Talent.

Official sponsors of the "2011 MTV Movie Awards" include adidas®, Chevrolet, SNICKERS® Brand, Sprint, Starbucks Coffee Company, Taco Bell® and TWIX®.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. 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. For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.

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