"This year, for the first time ever, we entrusted you with the task of selecting the MTV Movie Awards nominees," MTV.com exclaims, "and...you did not disappoint!"
Twilight took the most nominations this year, including Best Picture, Best Breakthrough Performance (one for Robert Pattinson, one for Taylor Lautner), and Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart), but in a surprise twist, the vampire baseball scene was somehow excluded from brand new category Best WTF Moment. Noms in that category went to Ben Stiller for sampling severed head in Tropic Thunder, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar for diving into doo-doo in Slumdog Millionaire, and Amy Poehler for peeing in the sink in Baby Mama.
Voting begins today in all categories on the MTV website here, and the winners will be announced at the live broadcast 9pm EST / 6pm PST on May 31. The show will be hosted by Andy Samberg.
Robert Downey Jr. spoke with USA Today about his Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in Tropic Thunder as Oscar-obsessed actor Kirk Lazarus. "It's so funny to me that the role is a guy who is an Oscar-seeking moron. His whole motivation is Oscars," he says, "Irony is synonymous with pretty much everything that is going on."
Downey is on the set in New York wrapping up shooting the big-screen adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, set to hit theatres this November. The film also stars Jude Law as Watson and Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler.
For more, including Robert's thoughts on his changing fortunes throughout his career, see here.