MTV Movie Award Nominations

Filmmaker Ruben Ostlund offers five stories of how human behavior can be interpreted in different ways by different people in this omnibus feature from Sweden. A bus driver (Henrik Vikman) who has pulled over for a routine rest stop discovers someone has damaged a curtain in the bus’s washroom, and he decides that his all passengers will have to wait until the guilty party is willing to step forward and confess. A man named Leffe (Leif Edlund Johansson) persuades his friends to help him play a prank on his friend Olle Olle Lijas, though to some it looks less like a joke and more like homosexual rape. Two teenage girls pose for their digital camera, play-acting at soft-core erotica in a manner that could pass as the real thing to the casual observer. A young boy (Villmar Bjorkman) is having a birthday party where his parents have set up a fireworks display; he’s injured when one of the explosives misfires, but he’s afraid of spoiling the day by telling anyone he’s been hurt. And when a teacher learns that a fellow faculty member has been abusing one of their students, she uses a psychological experiment in class to bring the truth to light. De Ofrivilliga (aka Involuntary) was screened as part of the Un Certain Regard program at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

We’re not quite sure were MTV fits in in the movie world (lord knows the M doesn’t stand for music anymore) but we thought we’d bring you the MTV Movie award nominations.

Check them out below and let us know what you think (we particularly liked the best summer movies, only one of which has been released to date!).

Nominees for the “2008 MTV Movie Awards” are:

— Juno
— Transformers
— Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
— I Am Legend
— Superbad
— National Treasure: Book of Secrets


— Will Smith — I Am Legend
— Shia LaBeouf — Transformers
— Denzel Washington — American Gangster
— Matt Damon — The Bourne Ultimatum
— Michael Cera — Juno



— Ellen Page — Juno
— Keira Knightley — Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
— Katherine Heigl — Knocked Up
— Amy Adams — Enchanted
— Jessica Biel — I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry



— Johnny Depp — Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
— Denzel Washington — American Gangster
— Angelina Jolie — Beowulf
— Topher Grace — Spider-Man 3
— Javier Bardem — No Country For Old Men



— Johnny Depp — Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
— Adam Sandler — I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
— Jonah Hill — Superbad
— Seth Rogen — Knocked Up
— Amy Adams — Enchanted



— Matt Damon vs. Joey Ansah — The Bourne Ultimatum
— Tobey Maguire vs. James Franco — Spider-Man 3
— Hayden Christensen vs. Jamie Bell — Jumper
— Sean Faris vs. Cam Gigandet — Never Back Down
— Chris Tucker & Jackie Chan vs. Sun Ming Ming — Rush Hour 3
— Alien vs. Predator- Aliens vs. Predator — Requiem



— Shia LaBeouf and Sarah Roemer — Disturbia
— Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey — Enchanted
— Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Leung — Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
— Ellen Page and Michael Cera — Juno
— Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman — Step Up 2 The Streets



— Zac Efron — Hairspray
— Seth Rogen — Knocked Up
— Jonah Hill — Superbad
— Michael Cera — Superbad
— Chris Brown — This Christmas
— Nikki Blonsky — Hairspray
— Megan Fox — Transformers
— Christopher Mintz-Plasse — Superbad



— Iron Man
— Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
— Sex and the City: The Movie
— Speed Racer
— The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian

DISCUSS: What would make your nomination list?