2015 mtv movie awards

There are so many complaints about the Golden Globes and the Oscars each year, I’m surprised there isn’t more love for the MTV Movie Awards. Granted, teens rule the day and while the nominees definitely line up more with the moviegoing populous, the winners generally skew younger. So films like Twilight and The Hunger Games regularly beat geek movies and Oscar contenders.

Case in point, the 2015 MTV Movie Awards nominations. Guardians of the Galaxy, Neighbors and The Fault in Our Stars lead all the nominees with seven each. Guess which one I’m betting wins the most? Still, it’s a fun list of nominations including categories like Best Fight, Best WTF Moment and Best On-Screen Transformation.

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will air on April 12, hosted by Amy Schumer. Below, see the nominations. 

2015 MTV Movie Awards Nominations

MOVIE OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY GEICO 

  • American Sniper (Warner Bros.)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Lionsgate)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures)
  • Gone Girl (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • The Fault in Our Stars (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • Boyhood (IFC Films)
  • Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Selma (Paramount Pictures)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

  • Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1 (Lionsgate)
  • Emma Stone – Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Shailene Woodley- The Fault in Our Stars (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • Reese Witherspoon- Wild (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Scarlett Johansson – Lucy (Universal Pictures)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

  • Bradley Cooper – American Sniper (Warner Bros.)
  • Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures)
  • Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • Miles Teller – Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classic)
  • Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classic)

BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE

  • Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • Annabelle Wallis – Annabelle (Warner Bros.)
  • Jennifer Lopez – The Boy Next Door (Universal Pictures)
  • Dylan O’Brien – The Maze Runner (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • Zach Gilford – The Purge: Anarchy (Universal Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

  • Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • Rosamund Pike-  Gone Girl (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation))
  • David Oyelowo – Selma (Paramount Pictures)
  • Dylan O’Brien – The Maze Runner (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood (IFC Films)

BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE

  • Zac Efron – Neighbors (Universal Pictures)
  • Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures)
  • Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classic)
  • Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • Kate Upton – The Other Woman (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

BEST DUO

  • Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill – 22 Jump Street (Columbia Pictures/MGM)
  • Zac Efron & Dave Franco – Neighbors (Universal Pictures)
  • Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • Bradley Cooper & Vin Diesel  – Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures)
  • James Franco & Seth Rogen – The Interview (Columbia Pictures)

BEST FIGHT

  • Jonah Hill vs. Jillian Bell – 22 Jump Street (Columbia/MGM)
  • Chris Evans vs. Sebastian Stan – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures)
  • Dylan O’Brien vs. Will Poulter – The Maze Runner (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron – Neighbors (Universal Pictures)
  • Edward Norton vs. Michael Keaton – Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Fox Searchlight)

BEST KISS

  • Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley- The Fault in Our Stars (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • James Franco & Seth Rogen – The Interview (Columbia Pictures)
  • Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia Pictures)
  • Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures)
  • Rose Byrne & Halston Sage – Neighbors (Universal Pictures)

BEST WTF MOMENT

  • Seth Rogen & Rose Byrne – Neighbors (Universal Pictures)
  • Jonah Hill – 22 Jump Street (Columbia Pictures/MGM)
  • Jason Sudeikis & Charlie Day – Horrible Bosses 2 (Warner Bros.)
  • Miles Teller – Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Rosario Dawson & Anders Holm – Top Five (Paramount Pictures)

BEST VILLAIN

  • Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • J.K. Simmons – Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classic)
  • Jillian Bell – 22 Jump Street (Columbia Pictures/MGM)
  • Meryl Streep – Into the Woods (Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures)
  • Peter Dinklage – X-Men: Days of Future Past (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT

  • Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Lionsgate)
  • Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures)
  • Seth Rogen & Zac Efron – Neighbors (Universal Pictures)
  • Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig- The Skeleton Twins (Roadside Attractions)
  • Miles Teller – Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

  • Channing Tatum – 22 Jump Street (Columbia Pictures/MGM)
  • Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures)
  • Rose Byrne – Neighbors (Universal Pictures)
  • Chris Rock – Top Five (Paramount Pictures)
  • Kevin Hart – The Wedding Ringer (Screen Gems)

BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION

  • Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything (Focus Features)
  • Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Lionsgate)
  • Zoe Saldana – Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures)
  • Steve Carell – Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood (IFC Films)

There are some fun and uber-worthy nominations in there. For example, how does Ellar Coltrane lose Best On-Screen Transformation? Has there ever been a better on-screen transformation? This is the MTV Movie Awards though so always bet on the movie teens saw. Elizabeth Banks will beat him.

The Skeleton Twins getting a Best Musical Moment is perfect and awesome too. One of the best movie moments of 2015. However, it’ll lose to Jennifer Lawrence. Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel as Best Duo is super cool as well, but the competition in that category is just too stiff.

Again – lots of worthy nominations but most likely, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1, The Fault in Our Stars and maybe The Maze Runner will be the big winners of the night. I still think it’s cool to see some great nominees in there.

Thoughts on the 2015 MTV Movie Awards nominations?

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