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2014 MTV Movie Awards Nominations: Jennifer Lawrence Lead the Way

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Sometimes the MTV Movie Awards are just like the Oscars, like this year when movies likeAmerican Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street find themselves leading the pack with eight nominations apiece, and major stars such as Jennifer LawrenceLeonardo DiCaprioJessica Chastain and Brad Pitt are in the running to be honored.

And at other times…

Chastain and Pitt are duking it out for buckets of popcorn in a category called Best Scared-as-S–t Performance.

The nominations are in for the blockbuster-friendly 2014 MTV Movie Awards, to be hostedby Conan O’Brien on April 13 at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, and the aforementioned films are both in the running for Movie of the Year, along with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug12 Years a Slave and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

JLaw and Leo lead all individual celebs with four nominations apiece, with Lawrence’s coming for Best Female Performance and Best Fight for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Best Kiss, an honor she shares with American Hustle costar Amy Adams; and Best Musical Performance, also in Hustle, for when her beleaguered housewife character lets loose to “Live and Let Die.”

Adams is also up for Best Female Performance, as is Jennifer Aniston in stripper-with-a-heart-of-gold mode in We’re the MillersSandra Bullock for Gravity and Lupita Nyong’ofor 12 Years a Slave (none of that Best Supporting Actor and Actress nonsense here).

DiCaprio, meanwhile, squares off against Bradley Cooper in American HustleChiwetel Ejiofor in 12 YearsJosh Hutcherson in Catching Fire and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club for Best Male Performance. (Don’t fret, they didn’t forget about Jared Leto: he’s up for Best Onscreen Duo with McConaughey and Best On-Screen Transformation.)

See? Very Oscaresque this year!

Then, of course, comes the love for the films that tend to get overlooked come awards season, such as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (a sure winner for Best Fight for its massive star-studded brawl, right?) , This Is the EndMan of SteelOz the Great and PowerfulJackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (which, then again, is an Academy Award-nominated film) and others that may not have impressed critics as much as they impressed some of those who will be offering up their votes online.

Speaking of which, voting starts today and is open till April 12.

And while McConaughey and Leto might be a sure bet for Best On-Screen Duo any other year, this time they’ll be up against the surely unbeatable pair that is Vin Diesel and the latePaul Walker in Fast & Furious 6.

And perhaps the Motliest of Crews Award goes to the nominees for Best Cameo: Kanye WestRobert De NiroJoan RiversRihanna, and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Here’s the complete list of nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards


• 12 Years a Slave
• American Hustle
• The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
• The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
• The Wolf of Wall Street 


• Amy Adams, American Hustle
• Jennifer Aniston, We’re the Millers
• Sandra Bullock, Gravity
• Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
• Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave


• Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
• Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
• Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
• Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
• Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club


• Liam James, The Way Way Back
• Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station
• Will Poulter, We’re the Millers
• Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street
• Miles Teller, The Spectacular Now


• Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams, American Hustle 
• Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson, Don Jon
• James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens, Spring Breakers
• Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, The Spectacular Now
• Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter, We’re the Millers


• Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs.James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs.Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs.Greg Kinnear
• Identity Thief: Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
• The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
• The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
• This Is the End: Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen


• Kevin Hart, Ride Along
• Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
• Johnny Knoxville, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
• Melissa McCarthy, The Heat
• Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers


• Rose Byrne, Insidious: Chapter 2
• Jessica Chastain, Mama
• Vera Farmiga, The Conjuring
• Ethan Hawke, The Purge
• Brad Pitt, World War Z 


• Amy Adams and Christian Bale, American Hustle
• Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
• Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, Fast & Furious 6
• Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, Ride Along
• Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street 


• Jennifer Aniston, We’re the Millers
• Sam Claflin, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
• Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
• Zac Efron, That Awkward Moment
• Chris Hemsworth, Thor: The Dark World 


• Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
• Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
• Cameron Diaz: The Counselor
• Leonardo DiCaprio: The Wolf of Wall Street
• Danny McBride and Channing Tatum: This is the End


• Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
• Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek into Darkness
• Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
• Mila Kunis, Oz The Great and Powerful
• Donald Sutherland, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


• Christian Bale, American Hustle
• Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
• Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
• Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
• Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club


• Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson: This is the End
• Jennifer Lawrence: American Hustle
• Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
• Melissa McCarthy, Identity Thief
• Will Poulter, We’re the Millers


• Robert De Niro, American Hustle
• Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
• Kanye West, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
• Joan Rivers, Iron Man 3
• Rihanna, This is the End


• Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, Man of Steel
• Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Iron Man 3
• Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
• Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Thor: The Dark World
• Channing Tatum as John Cale, White House Down

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