×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

BARD TOPS MTV LIST

'Romeo' woos 5 noms, Carrey hooks up 3

“Independence Day,” “Jerry Maguire,” “William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet,” “Scream” and “The Rock” are the best movie nominees for the sixth annual MTV Movie Awards, which unveiled noms in 11 categories on Thursday.

“Romeo & Juliet” pulled in the largest number of nominations of any film, with five. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes were cited for their individual performances, for “on-screen duo” and “best kiss,” while the film also earned a nod for top song (“#1 Crush” by Garbage).

Top male

DiCaprio shared top male performance honors with Tom Cruise (“Jerry Maguire”), Eddie Murphy (“The Nutty Professor”), Will Smith (“Independence Day”) and John Travolta (“Phenomenon”).

Besides Danes, the female performances singled out include Sandra Bullock (“A Time to Kill”), Neve Campbell (“Scream”), Helen Hunt (“Twister”) and Madonna (“Evita”).

Jim Carrey individually pulled in three nominations for work in “The Cable Guy” in the “villain,” “comedic performance” and “best fight” categories (sharing the latter honor with Matthew Broderick).

Best baddies

Nominated in the top villain category opposite Carrey are Robert De Niro (“The Fan”), Kiefer Sutherland (“A Time to Kill”), Edward Norton (“Primal Fear”) and Mark Wahlberg (“Fear”), while the other comedy performance nods go to Murphy (“The Nutty Professor”), Chris Farley (“Beverly Hills Ninja”), Janeane Garofalo (“The Truth About Cats & Dogs”) and Robin Williams (“The Birdcage”).

Other nominations include:

* Breakthrough performance: Vivica A. Fox (“Independence Day”), Courtney Love (“The People vs. Larry Flynt”), Matthew McConaughey (“A Time to Kill”), Ewan McGregor (“Trainspotting”), Renee Zellweger (“Jerry Maguire”).

* Song: “Machinehead” (Bush, from “Fear”), “Change the World” (Eric Clapton & Babyface, from “Phenomenon”), “#1 Crush” (Garbage, from “Romeo & Juliet”), “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” (Madonna, from “Evita”), “I Believe I Can Fly” (R. Kelly, from “Space Jam”).

* Onscreen duo: Beavis & Butt-head” (“Beavis & Butt-head Do America”), Steve Buscemi & Peter Stormare (“Fargo”), Sean Connery & Nicolas Cage (“The Rock”), DiCaprio & Danes (“Romeo & Juliet”), Williams & Nathan Lane (“The Birdcage”).

* Kiss: Christopher Daniel Barnes & Christine Taylor (“A Very Brady Sequel”), Jennifer Tilly & Gina Gershon (“Bound”), Smith & Fox (“Independence Day”), John Travolta & Kyra Sedgwick (“Phenomenon”), Danes & DiCaprio (“Romeo & Juliet”).

* Action sequence: “Mission: Impossible” (train-helicopter chase), “Twister” (truck driving through falling farm equipment), “Independence Day” (aliens blowing up New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.), “Eraser” (Arnold Schwarzenegger freefall), “The Rock” (Ferrari chase through San Francisco).

* Fight: “Cable Guy” (Carrey & Broderick), “Jackie Chan’s First Strike” (Chan & anonymous ladder), “Mars Attacks!” (Jim Brown & anonymous alien), “The Craft” (Fairuza Balk & Robin Tunney), “Barb Wire” (Pamela Lee & anonymous guy).

Among studios, 20th Century Fox led the nominations count with 10, followed by Warner Bros. with eight, TriStar, Hollywood Pictures and Columbia Pictures with five apiece, Paramount and Universal with four each, Miramax, Touchstone and Gramercy Pictures with three, MGM/UA with two and New Line with one.

The MTV Movie Awards nominations are chosen through a national poll of MTV viewers. Winners will also be chosen by the MTV audience through votes cast online and via a special phone number.

Recipients will be announced during an awards ceremony taped June 7 at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport, with the telecast airing June 12 on MTV.

More Scene

  • DF-10956_R – Gwilym Lee (Brian May) and

    'Bohemian Rhapsody' Producer Confirms Bryan Singer's Reason for Leaving, Says 'No One' Was Attached to Play Mercury

    “Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham King provided insight into some of the events surrounding the Golden Globe-winning film Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards Nominees Breakfast, including director Bryan Singer’s departure from the film partway through production. “It’s an unfortunate situation, with like 16, 17 days to go and Bryan Singer just had some issues, his [...]

  • Mj Rodriguez, Nico Santos to Announce

    Mj Rodriguez, Nico Santos to Announce GLAAD Media Award Nominations

    Mj Rodriguez and Nico Santos are set to announce the nominees for the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards. The “Pose” star and “Crazy Rich Asians” funny man will make the announcement during a live-stream hosted by AT&T and from the AT&T Hello Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 25. “The images and stories recognized [...]

  • Emile Hirsch, Matt SmileyEmile Hirsch hosts

    Emile Hirsch Hosts Smiley Face Art Opening at Mondrian Hotel

    Despite the rain on Wednesday night in West Hollywood, there were plenty of smiles inside the Mondrian hotel thanks to artist Matt Smiley‘s Refresh exhibition. Not only is Smiley his real last name, but several of his paintings and other pieces in the exhibit feature smiley faces. “I’ve seen more smiley symbolism lately, and I’ve [...]

  • Randall Park, left, and Constance Wu

    Constance Wu Wants Her 'Fresh Off the Boat' Co-Star Randall Park to Host the Oscars

    While the Academy may have decided to go hostless for this year’s Oscars, that doesn’t mean the rest of Hollywood has stopped thinking about who would be a good choice for the emceeing gig. Former host Whoopi Goldberg recently suggested Ken Jeong. Jeong said, when he was a guest on “The View,” Goldberg told him [...]

  • 'Schitt's Creek' Stars Reveal Dream Guest

    'Schitt's Creek' Cast Reveals Dream Guest Stars: Oprah, Beyonce and ...

    “Schitt’s Creek” has big dreams. Dan Levy, who stars as David on the series, says his wish list of guest stars includes Oprah, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Gwyneth Paltrow. “All for different reasons, none of whom we’ll get,” he cracked at the Critics’ Choice Awards. For those who haven’t caught on to the “Schitt’s Creek” [...]

  • Barbra Streisand and Gisele Bundchen

    Barbra Streisand and Gisele Bündchen to Be Honored at UCLA Science Gala

    Science can be very glamorous. It certainly will be during Oscar week on Feb. 21 when the UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability (IoES) honors Barbra Streisand and Gisele Bündchen for environmental activism at its annual Hollywood for Science Gala. “When I moved to LA, the air was unbreathable. Rivers were catching fire in [...]

  • Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells Black

    Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells Talk Snorting 'Coke' on 'Black Monday'

    “Black Monday” show creators David Caspe and Jordan Cahen divulged an intriguing detail to come later in the first season of the new Showtime comedy at its world premiere, held at the Theatre at Ace Hotel on Monday night in Los Angeles. “The fourth or fifth episode opens with a sexual harassment seminar, which very well [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content