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Twilight’s 'New Moon' tops MTV Movie Awards nominations

Not surprisingly, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and its trio of stars topped the MTV's 2010 Movie Awards with eight nominations. The epic Avatar and comedy The Hangover came in second place with six nods each.

The vampire sequel made the Best Movie list, Best Actress (Kristen Stewart), Actor (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner), Best Kiss, and the new category Global Superstar, which all three stars are up for against nominees Johnny Depp and Daniel Radcliffe.

Young Hollywood shows up for MTV's irreverent Movie Awards, which recognizes popular movies that don't get recognized at the Oscars and Golden Globes.

Blockbuster Avatar was nominated for Best Kiss, Fight, Villain, and Badass. The comedy The Hangover received nods for Best Villain, Comedic Performance, and Breakout Star (Zach Galifianakis).

Other nominations included Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side and The Proposal, Beyonce vs. Ali Larter in Obsessed for Best Fight, and the phenomenon Paranormal Activity in the new horror category.

For the popular Best Kiss award, Stewart scored for New Moon and competes against herself for her kiss in The Runaways with Dakota Fanning. Lautner and former girlfriend, singer Taylor Swift, are also up for their kiss in Valentine's Day.

Among the interesting choices, Betty White, the 88-year-old acting veteran of 1990' sitcom Golden Girls, was nominated in the new category, Best WTF Moment for the comedy The Proposal.

The Golden Popcorn Statues will be presented June 6 in Los Angeles, telecast live at 9 pm EST with host actor/comedian Aziz Ansari. Nominees were selected by fans who voted online at www.MovieAwards.MTV.com. Voting is open until June 5 and the Best Movie category remains open until showtime:

Here are some MTV Movie Awards' nominees in key categories:

Best Movie
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hangover
The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Best Female Performance
• Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
• Amanda Seyfried, Dear John
• Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
• Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
• Zoe Saldana, Avatar

Best Male Performance
• Channing Tatum, Dear John
• Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
• Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
• Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
• Zac Efron, 17 Again

Best Breakout Star
• Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
• Chris Pine, Star Trek
• Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
• Logan Lerman, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
• Quinton Aaron, The Blind Side
• Zach Galifianakis, The Hangover

Best Comedic Performance
• Ben Stiller, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
• Bradley Cooper, The Hangover
• Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal
• Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
• Zach Galifianakis, The Hangover

Best Villain
• Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
• Helena Bonham Carter, Alice In Wonderland
• Ken Jeong, The Hangover

• Stephen Lang, Avatar
• Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Best Kiss
• Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
• Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, The Runaways
• Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal
• Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner, Valentine's Day
• Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington, Avatar

Best WTF Moment
• Betty White, The Proposal (dress fitting)
• Bill Murray, Zombieland (Bill Murray as himself as a zombie)
• Isabel Lucas, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (robot tongue)
• Ken Jeong, The Hangover (naked surprise)
• Megan Fox, Jennifer's Body (upchucks black ooze)

Global Superstar
• Robert Pattinson
• Kristen Stewart
• Taylor Lautner
• Johnny Depp
• Daniel Radcliffe