“The Hunger Games” Rips the Rug Out from Under “Twilight”

I don’t remember the exact quote, but I remember that one of the first things out of my mouth after finally seeing “The Hunger Games” on the big screen was something along the lines of: “Is ‘The Hunger Games‘ eligible for the MTV Movie Awards this year? Because I think ‘Twilight’s streak has ended.”  Last night MTV confirmed that I’ve never been more right in my life.

MTV released the nominations for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards and while “The Hunger Games” is tied with “Bridesmaids” for a whopping 8 nominations among 8 different categories, “Twilight” has only 2 nominations among 2 different categories. This takes them down from 8 nominations in 6 different categories in 2011, where “Twilight” cast members won 5 out of 6 categories they were nominated for.

Most noticeably absent from the “Twilight” nominations are a Best Female Performance nomination for Kristen Stewart (Jennifer Lawrence got one), and Best Male Performance nominations for both Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner (Josh Hutcherson got one). The two categories “Twilight” actually are nominated for are Movie of the Year and Best Kiss – both of which are up against “The Hunger Games“. Will these 2012 MTV Movie Awards categories be as much of a blood bath as the actual Hunger Games?

Here is the full 2012 MTV Movie Award Nominee list (via MTV):

Movie of the Year
» “Bridesmaids”
» “The Hunger Games”
» “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» “The Help”
» “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Best Male Performance 
» Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» Ryan Gosling, “Drive”
» Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “50/50”
» Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”
» Channing Tatum, “The Vow”

Best Female Performance
» Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games”
» Kristin Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
» Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid Love”
» Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

Best Comedic Performance
» Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
» Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
» Zach Galifianakis, “The Hangover Part II”
» Jonah Hill, “21 Jump Street”
» Oliver Cooper, “Project X”

Breakthrough Performance
» Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
» Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
» Liam Hemsworth, “The Hunger Games”
» Elle Fanning, “Super 8”
» Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”

Best Cast
» “Bridesmaids”
» “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» “The Hunger Games”
» “21 Jump Street”
» “The Help”

Best On-Screen Transformation
» Elizabeth Banks, “The Hunger Games”
» Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
» Johnny Depp, “21 Jump Street”
» Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
» Colin Farrell, “Horrible Bosses”

Best Fight
» Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig, “The Hunger Games”
» Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang, “21 Jump Street”
» Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton, “Warrior”
» Tom Cruise vs. Michelle Nyqvist, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”

Best Kiss
» Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
» Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”
» Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, “The Vow”
» Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Best Gut-Wrenching Performance
» “Bridesmaids” (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper)
» “The Help” (Bryce Dallas Howard)
» “21 Jump Street” (Jonah Hill and Rob Riggle)
» “Drive” (Ryan Gosling)
» “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (Tom Cruise)

Best On-Screen Dirt Bag
» Bryce Dallas Howard, “The Help”
» Jon Hamm, “Bridesmaids”
» Jennifer Aniston, “Horrible Bosses”
» Colin Farrell, “Horrible Bosses”
» Oliver Cooper, “Project X”

Best Music
» “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO (“21 Jump Street”)
» “A Real Hero,” College with Electric Youth (“Drive”)
» “The Devil Is in the Details,” Chemical Brothers (“Hanna”)
» “Impossible,” Figurine (“Like Crazy”)
» “Pursuit of Happiness,” Kid Cudi (Steve Aoki remix) (“Project X”)

The good news for “Twilight” fans is that “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire“, the highly anticipated second film in the series, will not be released until November 2013 which leaves room for this years “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2” – the final installment in the “Twilight” franchise – to takeover one last time at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.

The good news for the rest of us is that the 2012 MTV Movie Awards is a glimpse into the “Twilight“-free future that awaits us all.

Voting for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards started today as of 8am. Head to MTV to start voting NOW!

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