MTV Movie Awards: Twilight Leads The List

The finalists for the MTV Movie Awards  were just announced. According to MTV,

“Twilight” took the lead with seven nominations, including nods for Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart) and Breakthrough Performance Male (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner). “Slumdog Millionaire” garnered six nominations, including Best Movie, Breakthrough Performance Female (Freida Pinto) and Breakthrough Performance Male (Dev Patel).”

Twilight was originally up for consideration in the following categories:

Best Movie: Twilight
Best Female Performance: Kristen Stewart
Best Male Performance: Robert Pattinson
Breakthrough Female Performance: Kristen Stewart (Dakota Fanning is also nominated for Push)
Breakthrough Male Performance: Both Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are nominated
Best Villain: Cam Gigandent
Best Kiss: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Best Fight: Robert Pattinson and Cam Gigandet

The total, final-cut nominations for Twilight in a tough year are:

Twilight: Best Movie
Rob Pattinson: Breakthrough Male Performance
Taylor Lautner: Breakthrough Male Performance
Kristen Stewart: Best Female Performance
Best Kiss: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Best Fight: Robert Pattinson and Cam Gigandet
Best Song: Decode by Paramore

Unfortunately Cam Gigandet didn’t make the cut to compete in the Best Villain category. It’s a tough year for that category where Heath Ledger’s Academy Award Winning performance as the Joker is all but a done deal. There’s also the interesting possibility that Rob and Taylor being nominated in the same category may result in a split vote in which case another nominee could glide in.

Go over and get voting on MTV!

Robert Pattinson Wins at FirstGlance

According to Pattinson Online, Rob has won the best actor award at the First Glance Film Festival for his work in How to Be.

See the details on Pattinson Online.

MTV Needs Movie Awards Insider

MTV is searching for someone to be their next Movie Awards Insider, and clearly Twilight is going to be majorly represented at those awards with nominations if not wins in various categories.

Here’s the low-down according to co-sponsors Coca Cola and MTV:

“Coca-Cola and MTV have just launched the search to find one super fan to be whisked away to L.A to begin an assignment of a lifetime, and rub shoulders with celebrities, as the “Movie Awards Insider” at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.
This is not a random drawing. Registrants need to prove their movie knowledge and on-screen personality to enter. They have to make their case in 250 words or less saying why they are worthy of working side-by-side and behind-the-scenes with MTV’s News correspondents.
Once selected, the Movie Award Insider will join the MTV News team in L.A and receive guidance and mentorship on how to capture exclusive behind-the-scenes content (pretty cool, amazing opportunity). The Insider will get to cover the following:

-          What’s going on in the days leading up to the awards
-          Exclusive interviews with show nominees, presenters, and MTV talent
-          Backstage happenings during artist performance rehearsals
-          Interviews with A-List celebrities at the After-party
Think you’ve got the ingredients to be the Movie Awards Insider? Can you write and report on the coolest movie awards show of the year for MTV.com? Can you keep your cool and go on-air as part of the MTV News team? Make your case in the form to the right. Tell us why you should join us at the Movie Awards in 250 awesome words. Be creative. Be passionate. Be persuasive. Be you! Show us why you are the one and only person who has what it takes to be a part of the MTV Movie Awards madness. You’ll be whisked away to L.A., join the MTV News team and report on the days leading up to the night of the big show and the star-studded after party.
Eligibility: This Contest is open to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.
To register click here.

Registration goes through midnight EST on May 5th, 2009.