Twilight descends on MTV Awards
'Twilight' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' lead the nominations for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, with seven and six nods respectively
'Twilight' leads the nominations for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.
The teen vampire thriller has seven nods in six categories, including Best Movie, Best Female Performance for Kirsten Stewart and Best Breakthrough Performance Male for actors Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
'Twilight' will go head-to-head on the night with 'Slumdog Millionaire', which is up for six accolades.
The two films will compete in the Best Movie category, while 'Slumdog Millionaire' lead star Dev Patel will battle Robert and Taylor in the Best Breakthrough Performance Male category.
Dev's co-star and rumoured girlfriend Freida Pinto is up for the Best Breakthrough Performance Female prize.
The other nominees in the Best Movie list are 'The Dark Knight', 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' and 'Iron Man'.
One prize which sees 'Twilight' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' excluded is for the Best Male Performance.
Christian Bale - who played Batman in 'The Dark Knight' - 'Iron Man' star Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBeouf, who is nominated for his role in Eagle Eye, 'Fast and Furious' actor Vin Diesel and 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' star Zac Efron will battle it out for the gong.
MTV has also added two new categories for this year's awards - Best Song From a Movie and the Best WTF Moment, which will recognise the most outrageous scene from the last year's films.
Eminem has already been confirmed to perform at the ceremony and more acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
Winners in all categories can be voted for by the public online at www.mtv.com.
The 18th annual MTV Movie Awards will take place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on May 31 and will be hosted American comedian Andy Samberg.
MTV Movie Awards 2009 full list of nominees:
'The Dark Knight'
'High School Musical 3: Senior Year'
Best Female Performance:
Angelina Jolie - 'Wanted'
Anne Hathaway - 'Bride Wars'
Kate Winslet - 'The Reader'
Kristen Stewart - 'Twilight'
Taraji P. Henson - 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
Best Male Performance:
Christian Bale - 'The Dark Knight'
Robert Downey Jr. - 'Iron Man'
Shia LaBeouf - 'Eagle Eye'
Vin Diesel - 'Fast and Furious'
Zac Efron - 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year'
Best Breakthrough Performance Female:
Amanda Seyfried - 'Mamma Mia!'
Ashley Tisdale - 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year'
Freida Pinto - 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Miley Cyrus - 'Hannah Montana: The Movie'
Vanessa Hudgens - 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year'
Kat Dennings - 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist'
Best Breakthrough Performance Male:
Robert Pattinson - 'Twilight'
Taylor Lautner - 'Twilight'
Ben Barnes - 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'
Dev Patel - 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Bobb'e J. Thompson - 'Role Models'
Best Comedic Performance:
Amy Poehler - 'Baby Mama'
Anna Faris - 'The House Bunny'
James Franco - 'Pineapple Express'
Jim Carrey - 'Yes Man'
Steve Carell - 'Get Smart'
Derek Mears - 'Friday The 13th'
Dwayne Johnson - 'Get Smart'
Heath Ledger - 'The Dark Knight'
Johnathon Schaech - 'Prom Night'
Luke Goss - 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army'
Anne Hathaway vs. Kate Hudson - 'Bride Wars'
Christian Bale vs. Heath Ledger - 'The Dark Knight'
Ron Perlman vs. Luke Goss - Hellboy II: 'The Golden Army'
Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet - 'Twilight'
Seth Rogen and James Franco vs. Danny McBride - 'Pineapple Express'
Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy - 'Wanted'
Freida Pinto and Dev Patel - 'Slumdog Millionaire'
James Franco and Sean Penn - 'Milk'
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson - 'Twilight'
Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon - 'I Love You, Man'
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron - 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year'
Best WTF Moment:
Amy Poehler - 'Baby Mama', Peeing in the Sink
Angelina Jolie - 'Wanted', Curved Bullet Kill
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar - 'Slumdog Millionaire', Jumping in the Poop Shed
Ben Stiller - 'Tropic Thunder', Tasting the Decapitated Head
Jason Segel and Kristen Bell - 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall', Naked Break-Up
Best Song From a Movie:
'Jai Ho' - AR Raham, 'Slumdog Millionaire'
'The Wrestler' - Bruce Springsteen, 'The Wrestler'
'The Climb' - Miley Cyrus, 'Hannah Montana: The Movie'
'Decode' - Paramore, 'Twilight'