'Burgundy,' 'Girls' hailed at annual kudofest

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MTV and MTV2 viewers spread the love to current and former “Saturday Night Live” talent in their nominations for the cabler’s annual movie awards. Will Ferrell starrer “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and Tina Fey-written “Mean Girls” received the lion’s share of noms at the annual kudofest, which will be hosted by ex-“SNL” funnyman Jimmy Fallon.

Fallon previously emceed the kudofest in 2001 and the MTV Video Music Awards in 2002.

The 14th annual awards show will be held June 4 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles; it airs June 9 on MTV.

While “Anchorman” and “Mean Girls” will compete for four golden tubs of popcorn each, neither laffer is up for best movie. Nominees in that category are “Kill Bill Vol. 2,” “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Spider-Man 2″ — with three noms apiece — and double nominees “Ray” and “The Incredibles.”

Both of this year’s Oscar winners for actor and actress are up for MTV prizes. For male performance, “Ray’s” Jamie Foxx was nommed alongside Will Smith for “Hitch,” Brad Pitt for “Troy,” Matt Damon for “The Bourne Supremacy” and Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Aviator.”

In the female perf category, Hilary Swank (“Million Dollar Baby”) faces off against Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill Vol. 2″), Lindsay Lohan (“Mean Girls”), Rachel McAdams (“The Notebook”) and Natalie Portman (“Garden State”).

In a nod toward horror’s recent hot streak at the box office, a new category this year is frightened performance; nominees are Cary Elwes (“Saw”), Sarah Michelle Gellar (“The Grudge”), Jennifer Tilly (“Seed of Chucky”), Mya (“Cursed”) and Dakota Fanning (“Hide and Seek”).

The other new race, videogame based on a movie, includes games adapted from “Spider-Man 2,” “Van Helsing,” “The Chronicles of Riddick,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “The Incredibles.” Winner in this category will be announced during the pre-show.

Returning categories include onscreen team, kiss, action sequence and fight.

MTV and MTV2 viewers may cast their votes online or by phone through May 20.

And the nominees are…

BEST MOVIE
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Miramax Films)
Napoleon Dynamite (Fox Searchlight)
Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures)
Ray (Universal Pictures)
The Incredibles (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Jamie Foxx – Ray (Universal Pictures)
Will Smith – Hitch (Sony Pictures)
Brad Pitt – Troy (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Matt Damon – The Bourne Supremacy (Universal Pictures)
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Aviator (Miramax Films)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Uma Thurman – Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Miramax Films)
Lindsay Lohan – Mean Girls (Paramount Pictures)
Hilary Swank – Million Dollar Baby (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Rachel McAdams – The Notebook (New Line Cinema)
Natalie Portman – Garden State (Fox Searchlight)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Antonio Banderas – Shrek 2 (DreamWorks SKG)
Dustin Hoffman – Meet the Fockers (Universal Pictures)
Will Ferrell – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (DreamWorks SKG)
Ben Stiller – Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (20th Century Fox)
Will Smith – Hitch (Sony Pictures)

BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM
Lindsay Lohan/Rachel McAdams/Lacey Chabert/Amanda Seyfried – Mean Girls (Paramount Pictures)
Craig T. Nelson/Holly Hunter/Spencer Fox/Sarah Vowell – The Incredibles (Walt Disney Pictures)
Will Ferrell/Paul Rudd/Fred Armisen/Steve Carell – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (DreamWorks SKG)
Vince Vaughn/Christine Taylor/Justin Long/Alan Tudyk/Stephen Root/Joel David Moore/Chris Williams – Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (20th Century Fox)
John Cho/Kal Penn – Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (New Line Cinema)

BEST VILLAIN
Tom Cruise – Collateral (DreamWorks SKG)
Ben Stiller – Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (20th Century Fox)
Rachel McAdams – Mean Girls (Paramount Pictures)
Jim Carrey – Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Paramount Pictures)
Alfred Molina – Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH MALE
Jon Heder – Napoleon Dynamite (Fox Searchlight)
Tim McGraw – Friday Night Lights (Universal Pictures)
Zach Braff – Garden State (Fox Searchlight)
Freddie Highmore – Finding Neverland (Miramax Films)
Tyler Perry – Diary of a Mad Black Woman (Lions Gate Films)

BREAKTHROUGH FEMALE
Rachel McAdams – Mean Girls (Paramount Pictures)
Ashanti – Coach Carter (Paramount Pictures)
Elisha Cuthbert – The Girl Next Door (20th Century Fox)
Bryce Dallas Howard – The Village (Touchstone Pictures)
Emmy Rossum – The Day After Tomorrow (20th Century Fox)

BEST KISS
Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling – The Notebook (New Line Cinema)
Natalie Portman & Zach Braff – Garden State (Fox Searchlight)
Gwyneth Paltrow & Jude Law – Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Paramount Pictures)
Jennifer Garner & Natassia Malthe – Elektra (20th Century Fox)
Elisha Cuthbert & Emile Hirsch – The Girl Next Door (20th Century Fox)

BEST ACTION SEQUENCE
Destruction of Los Angeles – The Day After Tomorrow (20th Century Fox)
The Subway Battle – Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures)
Beverly Hills Plane Crash – The Aviator (Miramax Films)
The Moscow Car Chase – The Bourne Supremacy (Universal Pictures)
The Desert Terrorist Assault – Team America: World Police (Paramount Pictures)

BEST FIGHT
The Battle of the News Teams – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (DreamWorks SKG)
Daryl Hannah vs. Uma Thurman – Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Miramax Films)
Brad Pitt vs. Eric Bana – Troy (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Ziyi Zhang vs. The Emperor’s Guards – House of Flying Daggers (Sony Pictures Classics)

BEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Jennifer Garner & Mark Ruffalo – 13 Going On 30 (Sony Pictures) – “Thriller Dance”
Will Ferrell/Paul Rudd/Fred Armisen/Steve Carell – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (DreamWorks SKG) – “Afternoon Delight”
John Cho & Kal Penn – Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (New Line Cinema) – “Hold On”
Jon Heder – Napoleon Dynamite (Fox Searchlight) – “Election Dance”

BEST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
Cary Elwes – Saw (Lions Gate Films)
Sarah Michelle Gellar – The Grudge (Sony Pictures)
Jennifer Tilly – Seed of Chucky (Focus Features)
Mya – Cursed (Miramax Films)
Dakota Fanning – Hide and Seek (20th Century Fox)

BEST VIDEO GAME BASED ON A MOVIE
Spider-Man 2 (Activision)
Van Helsing (Vivendi Universal Games)
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (Vivendi Universal Games)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (EA)
The Incredibles (THQ)

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