Three films up for seven awards in MTV movie nominations

neighboursCALIFORNIA, USA, Wednesday March 11, 2015 – Raunchy comedy “Neighbours” will take on weepy teen romance “The Fault in our Stars” and space caper “Guardians of the Galaxy” at the fan-voted MTV Movie Awards this year, with each landing seven nominations for the April 12 event.

First staged in 1992, the MTV Movie Awards are to some extent a spoof of traditional industry awards, with oddball categories like “Best Kiss,” which includes a smooch between Seth Rogen and James Franco in Sony’s North Korea comedy “The Interview.”

Other irreverent categories include “Best Scared as Sh** Performance,” “Best WTF Moment” and “Best Shirtless Performance.” In the latter category, model Kate Upton is the only female nominated and will be going up against Zac Efron, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum and Ansel Elgort.

David Oyelowo, the British star of the Martin Luther King Jr-inspired film “Selma,” is nominated for “Best Breakthrough Performance” despite being snubbed at both the Oscars and Baftas. “Selma,” meanwhile, is once again in the running for “Movie of the Year.”

In another about-turn, Eddie Redmayne only got one nomination for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” for “Best On-Screen Transformation” despite picking up the best actor Oscar last month.

MTV selects the nominees, with winners decided by fan votes cast at through April 11. Voting for “Movie of the Year” will continue up until the show is broadcast.

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by comedian Amy Schumer and aired Sunday April 12 at 8 pm ET/PT from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

The show, which the network says will include exclusive moments from upcoming films, will air across MTV’s global network of 60-plus channels and 200 digital media properties.

Full list of nominees for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards:

Movie of the Year

“American Sniper” (Warner Bros.)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ (Lionsgate)

“Guardians of the Galaxy” (Disney)

“Gone Girl” (20th Century Fox)

“The Fault in Our Stars” (20th Century Fox)

“Boyhood” (IFC Films)

“Whiplash” (Sony Pictures Classics)

“Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Best Female Performance

Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″

Emma Stone – “Birdman”

Shailene Woodley – “Fault in Our Stars”

Reese Witherspoon – “Wild”

Scarlett Johansson – “Lucy”

Best Male Performance

Bradley Cooper – “American Sniper”

Chris Pratt – “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Ansel Elgort – “Fault in Our Stars”

Miles Teller – “Whiplash”

Channing Tatum – “Foxcatcher”

Best Scared-as-S*** Performance

Rosamund Pike – “Gone Girl”

Annabelle Wallis – “Annabelle”

Jennifer Lopez – “The Boy Next Door”

Dylan O’Brien – “The Maze Runner”

Zach Gilford – “The Purge: Anarchy”

Breakthrough Performance

Ansel Elgort – “The Fault in Our Stars”

Rosamund Pike – “Gone Girl”

David Oyelowo – “Selma”

Dylan O’Brien – “The Maze Runner”

Ellar Coltrane – “Boyhood”

Best Shirtless Performance

Zac Efron – “Neighbors”

Chris Pratt – “Guardians of the Galaxy

Channing Tatum – “Foxcatcher”

Ansel Elgort – “Fault in Our Stars”

Kate Upton – “The Other Woman”

Best Duo

Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill – “22 Jump Street”

Zac Efron & Dave Franco – “Neighbours”

Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort – “The Fault in Our Stars”

Bradley Cooper & Vin Diesel – “Guardians of the Galaxy”

James Franco & Seth Rogen – “The Interview”

Best Fight

Jonah Hill vs. Jillian Bell – “22 Jump Street”

Chris Evans vs. Sebastian Stan – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Dylan O’Brien vs. Will Poulter – “The Maze Runner”

Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron – “Neighbours”

Edward Norton vs. Michael Keaton – “Birdman”

Best Kiss

Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley – “Fault in Our Stars”

James Franco & Seth Rogen – “The Interview”

Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″

Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Rose Byrne & Halston Sage – “Neighbours”

Best WTF Moment

Seth Rogen & Rose Byrne – “Neighbours”

Jonah Hill – “22 Jump Street”

Jason Sudeikis & Charlie Day – “Horrible Bosses 2″

Miles Teller – “Whiplash”

Rosario Dawson & Anders Holm – “Top Five”

Best Villain

Rosamund Pike – “Gone Girl”

J.K. Simmons – “Whiplash”

Jillian Bell – “22 Jump Street”

Meryl Streep – “Into the Woods”

Peter Dinklage – “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Best Musical Moment

Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″

Chris Pratt – “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Seth Rogen & Zac Efron – “Neighbours”

Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig – “The Skeleton Twins”

Miles Teller – “Whiplash”

Best Comedic Performance

Channing Tatum – “22 Jump Street”

Chris Pratt – “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Rose Byrne – “Neighbours”

Chris Rock – “Top Five”

Kevin Hart – “The Wedding Ringer

Best On-Screen Transformation

Eddie Redmayne – “The Theory of Everything”

Elizabeth Banks – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″

Zoe Saldana – “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Steve Carell – “Foxcatcher”

Ellar Coltrane – “Boyhood”

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