"The Hangover," "New Moon," "Avatar" Lead 2010 MTV Movie Awards Nominations 


"The Hangover" led the nominations pack of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. The hilarious comedy starring Bradley Cooper received six nods including Best Movie, Best Comedic Performance (Cooper and Zach Galifianakis) and Best Villain (Ken Jeong).

"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and "Avatar" followed with five nominations each. Among the nods that "New Moon" received are Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart), and Best Male Performance (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner).

"Avatar" scored with Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Zoe Saldana) and Best Villain (Stephen Lang) nods.

The 2010 MTV Movie Awards will air live on Sunday, June 6, at 9pm ET, and will be hosted by Aziz Ansari.

If you want to vote for your favorites, you can do so until Saturday, June 5. You can vote by clicking here.

For Best Movie however, voting will stay open throughout the awards show on June 6. According to MTV, you'll have a chance to affect the night's biggest prize until the very last minute. Yeah, take that Academy! :tongue

Here's the complete list of nominees of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards:

BEST MOVIE
Alice In Wonderland
Avatar
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hangover
The Twilight Saga: New Moon

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Channing Tatum – Dear John
Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Zac Efron – 17 Again

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Amanda Seyfried – Dear John
Emma Watson – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
Zoe Saldana – Avatar

BEST BREAKOUT STAR
Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
Chris Pine – Star Trek
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Logan Lerman – Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Quinton Aaron – The Blind Side
Zach Galifianakis – The Hangover

BEST KISS
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning – The Runaways
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds – The Proposal
Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner – Valentine’s Day
Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington – Avatar

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Ben Stiller – Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Bradley Cooper – The Hangover
Ryan Reynolds – The Proposal
Sandra Bullock – The Proposal
Zach Galifianakis – The Hangover

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR
Robert Pattinson
Kristen Stewart
Taylor Lautner
Johnny Depp
Daniel Radcliffe

BEST VILLAIN
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
Helena Bonham Carter – Alice In Wonderland
Ken Jeong – The Hangover
Stephen Lang – Avatar
Tom Felton – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

BEST FIGHT
Beyoncé Knowles vs. Ali Larter – Obsessed
Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber vs. Ryan Reynolds – X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Logan Lerman vs. Jake Abel – Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Robert Downey Jr. vs. Mark Strong – Sherlock Holmes
Sam Worthington vs. Stephen Lang – Avatar

BEST WTF MOMENT
Betty White – The Proposal, Cops a Feel
Bill Murray – Zombieland , Bill Murray?! A Zombie?!
Isabel Lucas – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Unexpected Transformation
Ken Jeong – The Hangover , Naked Trunk Surprise
Megan Fox – Jennifer’s Body, Vomits a Mysterious Black Ooze

BEST SCARED-AS-SH*T PERFORMANCE
Alison Lohman – Drag Me To Hell
Amanda Seyfried – Jennifer’s Body
Jesse Eisenberg – Zombieland
Katie Featherston – Paranormal Activity
Sharlto Copley – District 9

BIGGEST BADASS STAR
Rain
Angelina Jolie
Channing Tatum
Sam Worthington
Chris Pine

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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren May Reunite for "Universal Soldier IV" 


Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren co-starred in the third installment of "Universal Soldier" called "Regeneration." Now, Foresight Unlimited may put the two action stars together again with "Universal Soldier IV" in glorious 3D! BUT, Van Damme's deal is still being negotiated according to The Hollywood Reporter.

John Hyams will also return to direct the project set to begin shooting in October.

In other action film news, Mark Steven Johnson, the guy who gave us "Ghost Rider" and "Daredevil" will direct "Recoil," a $35 million project about a former FBI sniper dragged back into action when his ex-wife is targeted by a deranged sniper. "Recoil" is set to begin filming in November, THR reports.

Meanwhile, "The Ledge" starring Terrence Howard, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson and Charlie Hunnam is also being sold by Foresight at Cannes. Matthew Chapman wrote and directed this suspense drama about a suicidal man and a detective who tries to talk him down.

And another one from Foresight is "Flypaper" starring Patrick Dempsey and it's about man who's trying to protect a teller, who he's secretly in love with, from two robberies. "The Hangover's" Jon Lucas and Scott Moore wrote the script.

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WTF of the Day: Get Ready for "Rollercoaster Tycoon" the Movie! 


What the heck is going on with Hollywood? There's no more creativity left? Now, Sony Pictures wants to make a movie based on the Atari videogame "Rollercoaster Tycoon!" Huh?

Sony is so serious about this project that they have picked up rights to the game, plus they're putting Harald Zwart (from the upcoming "Karate Kid") to spearhead the development and to possibly direct and executive produce the film according to The Hollywood Reporter.

This will be a live-action/CGI hybrid and the script will be written by David Ronn and Jay Scherick from the upcoming Kevin James comedy "The Zookeeper."

"Rollercoaster Tycoon" is such a popular game, and has generated more than $300 million in revenue, hence the movie. I'm waiting to see how Ronn and Scherick, they wrote the upcoming "Smurfs" movie as well, will write a script based on designing roller coasters and managing amusement parks. It already sounds bland and corny, isn't it?

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Katherine Heigl Will Never Grow Old in "The Age of Adaline" 


I would love to have this dilemma -- Katherine Heigl will never grow old in "The Age of Adaline." Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel will co-finance and co-produce this epic love story in the vein of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Mills Goodloe and Sal Paskowitz wrote the script, centering on a young woman, born at the turn of 20th century, who is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality."

Production is set to start in October, and right now, producers are looking for director and cast including the male lead.

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Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas to Go "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" 


Lass Hallstrom is set to direct Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, and Kristin Scott Thomas for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen." Oscar-winner Simon Beaufoy is writing the script based on Paul Torday's novel.

So what is the material about? Here's a review from Amazon.com:

British businessman and dedicated angler Paul Torday has found a way to combine a novel about fishing and all that it means with a satire involving politics, bureaucrats, the Middle East, the war in Iraq, and a sheikh who is really a mystic. Torday makes it all work in a most convincing way using memos, interviews, e-mails, and letters in clever juxtaposition.

Dr. Alfred Jones is a fisheries scientist in Great Britain who is called upon to find a way to introduce salmon into the desert in Yemen. The Yemeni sheikh will spare no expense to see this happen. He says:

It would be a miracle of God if it happened. I know it... If God wills it, the summer rains will fill the wadis... and the salmon will run the river. And then my countrymen... all classes and manner of men--will stand side by side and fish for the salmon. And their natures, too, will be changed. They will feel the enchantment of this silver fish... and then when talk turns to what this tribe said or that tribe did... then someone will say, "Let us arise, and go fishing."
Such is the sheikh's vision. He tells Alfred: "Without faith, there is no hope. Without faith, there is no love." Alfred has no religious faith and has been mired in a loveless marriage for twenty years, so these words seem fantastic to him.

Alfred and Sheikh Muhammad connect immediately through their mutual love of fishing, despite Alfred's misgivings about the viability of the project. The Prime Minister's flack man tells Alfred that he must persevere and succeed because Great Britain needs some positive connection to the Middle East, something other than a failing, flailing war. These kinds of political alliances are always shaky at best, and when things start to go sideways, allies have a way of disappearing. Alfred soldiers on, with the help of the lovely Harriet, Sheikh Muhammad's land agent, and the project is readied for opening day, when the Sheikh and the Prime Minister will have a 20-minute photo op.

All of the faith and good will in the world cannot overcome the forces ranged against them, bringing tragedy to everyone involved. Despite all, Alfred's interior life is changed immeasurably. He says in the end: "I believe in it, because it is impossible." --Valerie Ryan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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