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“Wedding Crashers” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” lead the pack at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, garnering five noms each. Both are up for top film honors, along with “King Kong,” “Sin City” and “Batman Begins.”

Top performance nominees are Jake Gyllenhaal for “Brokeback Mountain,” Rachel McAdams for “Red Eye,” Steve Carell for “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” Terrence Howard for “Hustle & Flow” and both Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon for “Walk the Line.”

Carell is nominated for the same role in the comedic performance category, along with both Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn for “Wedding Crashers,” Adam Sandler for “The Longest Yard” and Tyler Perry for “Madea’s Family Reunion.”

New this year are categories for best hero and sexiest performance as well as an mtvU student filmmaker award.

Viewers can vote for winners before May 19 at Movieawards.mtv.com, by calling 1-877-MTV-VOTE, or via their mobile phones by sending a message reading “MOVIEAWARDS” to 91757.

Kudocast will be taped June 3 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City and will air June 8.

And the nominees are…

MOVIE
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal Pictures)
Batman Begins (Warner Bros. Pictures)
King Kong (Universal Pictures)
Sin City (Dimension Films)
Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema)

PERFORMANCE
Joaquin Phoenix – Walk The Line (20th Century Fox)
Jake Gyllenhaal – Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)
Rachel McAdams – Red Eye (DreamWorks)
Steve Carell – The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal Pictures)
Terrence Howard – Hustle & Flow (Paramount Classics)
Reese Witherspoon – Walk the Line (20th Century Fox)

COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Owen Wilson – Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema)
Adam Sandler – The Longest Yard (Paramount Pictures)
Steve Carell – The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal Pictures)
Tyler Perry – Madea’s Family Reunion (Lionsgate Films)
Vince Vaughn – Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema)

BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM
Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen & Romany Malco – The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal Pictures)
Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott & Jessica Simpson – The Dukes of Hazzard (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans & Michael Chiklis – Fantastic Four (20th Century Fox)
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson & Rupert Grint – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson – Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema)

BEST VILLAIN
Cillian Murphy – Batman Begins (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Hayden Christensen – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (20th Century Fox)
Ralph Fiennes – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Tilda Swinton – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Disney Pictures)
Tobin Bell – Saw II (Lionsgate Films)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Andre “3000” Benjamin – Four Brothers (Paramount Pictures)
Isla Fisher – Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema)
Nelly – The Longest Yard (Paramount Pictures)
Jennifer Carpenter – The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Screen Gems)
Romany Malco – The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal Pictures)
Taraji P. Henson – Hustle & Flow (Paramount Classics)

BEST HERO
Christian Bale – Batman Begins (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Jessica Alba – Fantastic Four (20th Century Fox)
Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Kate Beckinsale – Underworld: Evolution (Screen Gems)
Ewan McGregor – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (20th Century Fox)

SEXIEST PERFORMANCE
Beyonce Knowles – The Pink Panther (Sony Pictures)
Jessica Alba – Sin City (Dimension Films)
Jessica Simpson – The Dukes of Hazzard (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Ziyi Zhang – Memoirs of a Geisha (Sony Pictures)
Rob Schneider – Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Sony Pictures)

BEST FIGHT
Kong vs. the planes – King Kong (Universal Pictures)
Stephen Chow vs. Axe Gang – Kung Fu Hustle (Sony Pictures Classics)
Angelina Jolie vs. Brad Pitt – Mr. & Mrs. Smith (20th Century Fox)
Ewan McGregor vs. Hayden Christensen – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (20th Century Fox)

BEST KISS
Jake Gyllenhaal & Heath Ledger – Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)
Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard – Hustle & Flow (Paramount Classics)
Anna Faris & Chris Marquette – Just Friends (New Line Cinema)
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt – Mr. & Mrs. Smith (20th Century Fox)
Rosario Dawson & Clive Owen – Sin City (Dimension Films)

BEST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
Rachel Nichols – The Amityville Horror (MGM)
Jennifer Carpenter – The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Screen Gems)
Derek Richardson – Hostel (Lionsgate Films)
Paris Hilton – House of Wax (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Dakota Fanning – War of the Worlds (Paramount Pictures)

mtvU STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARD
Joshua Caldwell (Fordham U.) – A Beautiful Lie
Sean Mullin (Columbia U.) – Sadiq
Stephen Reedy (Diablo Valley College) – Undercut
Jarrett Slavin (U. of Michigan) – The Spiral Project
Landon Zakheim (Emerson College) – The Fabulous Felix McCabe

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