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'Django Unchained', 'Ted', 'Silver linings Playbook' compete for top honours at MTV Movie Awards

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MUMBAI: US broadcaster MTV has announced the categories and nominees for the ?2013 MTV Movie Awards?. This will honour actors and films.

Leading the pack with seven nominations each are Quentin Tarantino?s sweeping American slavery Western ?Django Unchained? and Seth MacFarlane?s bromantic comedy ?Ted?, followed by the critically acclaimed ?Silver Linings Playbook? with six nods and the blockbuster conclusion to the Batman trilogy ?The Dark Knight Rises? with five. All are competing for best film.

Rounding out the most nominated films are ?The Avengers? also a best picture nominee, ?The Perks of Being a Wallflower?, ?Pitch Perfect? and ?Skyfall with four? each. Fans will have the Power of the Popcorn in their hands as voting has begun.

The show takes place on 14 April from the Sony Pictures Studios Lot in Culver City, California. The 2013 MTV Movie Awards will serve as the official kick off to the Summer Blockbuster season with its trademark irreverent celebration of the movies, actors and music that audiences love. Previously announced, rising superstar Rebel Wilson, nominated for Best Female Performance and Breakthrough Performance as Fat Amy in ?Pitch Perfect? will star as host and be joined by MTV?s Inaugural Comedic Genius Award recipient Will Ferrell, who is nominated for Best On-Screen Duo with Zach Galifianakis for ?The Campaign?.

Keeping with the show?s tradition of celebrating current cultural memes, this year?s telecast will introduce two new categories. Abdominally blessed nominees Channing Tatum ?Magic Mike?, Taylor Lautner ?The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2?, Daniel Craig ?Skyfall? and Christian Bale ?The Dark Knight Rises? will sweat it out against fan-favourite stuffed bear Seth MacFarlane as ?Ted? for the crown of Best Shirtless Performance.

Meanwhile moments from ?Les Mis?rables?, ?Magic Mike?, ?Pitch Perfect?, ?Silver Linings Playbook? and ?The Perks of Being a Wallflower? will compete to win the inaugural Best Musical Moment award.

Recent Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence ?Silver Linings Playbook? and ?House at the End of the Street? joins fellow female front-runners Emma Watson ?The Perks of Being a Wallflower?, Rebel Wilson ?Pitch Perfect?, Anne Hathaway ?Les Mis?rables? and Mila Kunis ?Ted? for the chance to take home the most Golden Popcorns. At the head of the pack for the men are Seth MacFarlane in ?Ted?, Jamie Foxx in ?Django Unchained?, Bradley Cooper in ?Silver Linings Playbook? and Channing Tatum in ?Magic Mike?. As in previous years, the category of Movie of the Year will remain an ongoing battle throughout the telecast. Additional presenters, performers and special award recipients will be announced at a later date.

Emma Watson who has been nominated for Best Female Performance, Best Kiss and Best Musical Moment") said, "I am so excited to have been nominated for three MTV Movie Awards for Perks of Being a Wallflower! I love the show and I love this movie! I?m so thrilled."

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