Leonardo DiCaprio will get another shot at a best actor trophy, though this one will be in the shape of a golden bucket of popcorn: The actor is up for Best Male Performance at this year’s MTV Movie Awards for his turn in ‘Wolf of Wall Street’. Of course, he’ll have to go through Matthew McConaughey again, who’s up for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ – the role he just won an Oscar for – though if DiCaprio plays his cards right he might pick up Best Shirtless Performance, Rolling Stone reports.
Tying ‘Wolf’ for the most nods was ‘American Hustle’, both of which picked up eight, including Movie of the Year — where they’ll compete against ‘12 Years a Slave’, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ and ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’.
Along with DiCaprio and McConaughey, Bradley Cooper (‘American Hustle’), Chiwetel Ejiofor (‘12 Years a Slave’) and Josh Hutcherson (‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) are all up for Best Male Performance. Meanwhile the Best Female Performance category features Jennifer Aniston (‘We’re the Millers’), Sandra Bullock (‘Gravity’), Lupita Nyong’o (‘12 Years a Slave’), Amy Adams (‘American Hustle’) and Jennifer Lawrence (‘Hunger Games’).
And while that category may pit ‘Hustle’ co-stars Lawrence and Adams against each other, the two will vie for the coveted Best Kiss award for their bathroom make out session; they’re also up against Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson for ‘Don Jon’, Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller in ‘The Spectacular Now’, while ‘We’re the Millers’ and ‘Spring Breakers’ offered up steamy three-ways between Emma Roberts, Jennifer Anniston and Will Poulter and James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens, respectively.
Lawrence is also up for Best Musical Moment for her rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” in ‘Hustle’, but she’ll have to contend against the incredible Backstreet Boys cameo in ‘This Is The End’, as well as DiCaprio in ‘Wolf’, Melissa McCarthy in ‘Identity Thief’ and Will Poulter in ‘We’re the Millers’.
Michael B Jordan may have been snubbed at the Oscars for his breakout performance in ‘Fruitvale Station’, but he did pick up a nod for Breakthrough Performance, as did Teller in ‘The Spectacular Now’, Poulter in ‘We’re the Millers’, Liam James in ‘The Way Way Back’ and Margot Robbie in ‘Wolf’.
Kanye West even picked up a nod for his cameo in ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ as did Amy Poehler and Tina Fey for the same movie, Robert De Niro for his brief appearance in ‘American Hustle’, Joan Rivers in ‘Iron Man 3’ and Rihanna in ‘This is the End’.
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