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‘Mary,’ ‘Armageddon’ top MTV pic nom list

'Shakespeare,' 'Ryan,' 'Truman' also vie for best pic

NEW YORK — With eight bids, “There’s Something About Mary” topped nominations for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards, while “Armageddon” earned six.

The music cabler’s annual film awards feature un-Oscarish categories such as best kiss, action sequence and villain.

Winners will be announced during taping of the kudocast June 5 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The show will first air on MTV June 10 at 10 p.m.

MTV conducted a national poll of viewers to determine the movie award noms. Winners will be determined by MTV viewers.

This year’s film category features a competition among “Saving Private Ryan,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “Armageddon,” “There’s Something About Mary” and “The Truman Show.”

For villain, Chucky from “Bride of Chucky” will face off against Matt Dillon in “There’s Something About Mary,” Jet Li in “Lethal Weapon 4” and Rose McGowan in “Jawbreaker.”

The contest for best kiss will feature “Lolita” (Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain), “Out of Sight” (George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez), “Shakespeare in Love” (Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes), “There’s Something About Mary” (Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz) and “Wild Things” (Matt Dillon, Denise Richards and Neve Campbell).

The fight category will include “Blade” (Wesley Snipes vs. vampires), “The Mask of Zorro” (Antonio Banderas vs. Catherine Zeta-Jones), “Rush Hour” (Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker vs. Chinese gang) and “Something About Mary” (Ben Stiller vs. Puffy the Dog).

Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Prods. will return to produce the eighth annual MTV Movie Awards.

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