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Films the Oscars Blew Off Get Their Due At MTV Movie Awards (See List!)

Shailen Woodley and her film 'The Fault in Our Stars' has been nominated for several MTV Movie Awards for  2015. (Photo: Studio)

Shailen Woodley and her film ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ has been nominated for several MTV Movie Awards for 2015. (Photo: Studio)

“Guardians of the Galaxy” never made it as an Oscar nominee and neither did Shailene Woodley’s tearjerker “The Fault in Our Stars,” but both are major contenders at this year’s MTV Movie Awards, the music network announced today.

Both films received seven nominations each along with “Neighbors,” the raunchy college frat house moving starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne.

You can see why the Oscars somehow missed them. The MTV award categories are, shall we say, a little off the wall. They include “Best Scared as Shit Performance,” “Best Shirtless Performance,” “Best Fight,” Best Kiss” and “Best WTF Moment.”

Chris Pratt, who starred in the superhero Guardians movie, is a leading male contender. He was nominated for best male performance, best shirtless performance, best musical performance and best comedic performance.

“Fault in Our Stars” actors Woodley and Ansel Elgort were nominated for more traditional awards for best female and male performer, best kiss and best duo.

In another odd-ball pick, they’ll be going up against James Franco and Seth Rogen for best kiss in Sony’s controversial North Korean assassination comedy, “The Interview.”

“Neighbors,” actors Dave Franco and Efron were nominated for “best duo,” and Efron and Rogen were nominated for best fight and best musical moment.

In the all important movie of the year category, Oscar nominees “Boyhood,” “Whiplash,” “American Sniper,” and “Selma” made the cut. But Oscar winner “Birdman,” starring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone, was snubbed.

While “Birdman” misfired on Best picture it still scored nominations for Stone (best female performance) and Keaton and Edward Norton for best fight.

Added to the best movie list are “Guardians,” “Fault,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” and Ben Affleck’s drama, “Gone Girl.”

Unlike the Oscars, which are picked by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the MTV movie award winners will be selected by fans.

To vote, check out the MTV Movie Awards Web site.

This year, comedian Amy Schumer is hosting. The show will air live on MTV, Apr. 12.

MTV Movie Awards, Nominees for 2015

Movie of the Year

American Sniper
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Guardians of the Galaxy
Gone Girl
The Fault in Our Stars
Boyhood
Whiplash
Selma

Best Female Performance

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Emma Stone, Birdman
Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Scarlett Johansson, Lucy

Best Male Performance

Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy
Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars
Miles Teller, Whiplash
Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher

Best Scared-as-Sh-t Performance

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Annabelle Wallis, Annabelle
Jennifer Lopez, The Boy Next Door
Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner
Zach Gilford, The Purge: Anarchy

Breakthrough Performance

Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
David Oyelowo, Selma
Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner
Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood

Best Shirtless Performance

Zac Efron, Neighbors
Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy
Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher
Ansel Elgort, Fault in Our Stars
Kate Upton, The Other Woman

Best Duo

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, 22 Jump Street
Zac Efron and Dave Franco, Neighbors
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars
Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, Guardians of the Galaxy
James Franco and Seth Rogen, The Interview
 
 
 

 

Best Fight

Jonah Hill and Jillian Bell, 22 Jump Street
Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dylan O’Brien and Will Poulter, The Maze Runner
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, Neighbors
Edward Norton and Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best Kiss

Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley, Fault in Our Stars
James Franco & Seth Rogen, The Interview
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Rose Byrne and Halston Sage, Neighbors

Best WTF Moment

Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, Neighbors
Jonah Hill, 22 Jump Street
Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, Horrible Bosses 2
Miles Teller, Whiplash
Rosario Dawson and Anders Holm, Top Five

Best Villain

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Jillian Bell, 22 Jump Street
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Peter Dinklage, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Musical Moment

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, Neighbors
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, The Skeleton Twins
Miles Teller, Whiplash

Best Comedic Performance

Channing Tatum, 22 Jump Street
Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy
Rose Byrne, Neighbors
Chris Rock, Top Five
Kevin Hart, The Wedding Ringer

Best On-Screen Transformation

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood

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