‘Fault in Our Stars,’ ‘Guardians,’ ‘Neighbors’ lead 2015 MTV Movie Awards nominations

Nominations are in for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, and leading the way overall was “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Neighbors” with seven mentions each. Little surprise, that, given the demographic, but at the same time, it's a relatively inspired (as far as it goes) mish-mash of consumer and prestige work across the board.

“American Sniper,” “Boyhood,” “Selma” and “Whiplash” doubled up on their Best Picture fortunes from the Academy by landing in the Movie of the Year category. There they are joined by “Fault,” “Gone Girl” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Other Oscar nominees who found room include Bradley Cooper, Rosamund Pike (three nominations), J.K. Simmons, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon.

“Whiplash,” in particular, had a heartening showing. Miles Teller landed in the Best Male Performance category, and also picked up Best WTF Moment and Best Musical Moment nods. And though it's no surprise on the surface of things (again, this is MTV), it was Channing Tatum rather than Steve Carell who got a best actor notice for “Foxcatcher.” Some might argue it was the finer performance of the two. (Though Carell was nominated for Best On-Screen Transformation.)

Speaking of which, one of my favorite nominations has to be Ellar Coltrane in that category for “Boyhood.” Yeah, I think growing up on screen for 12 years counts as an on-screen transformation. Oh, and Edward Norton and Michael Keaton have to win Best Fight. I mean, they won't, but we all know they deserve it. I'm thinking of throwing in that hand wave fake-out gesture next time I get into a scuffle.

The most nominations overall went to Seth Rogen, chalked up alongside a number of co-stars in “The Interview” and “Neighbors.”

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Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on April 12. The Circuit is ticking down to a definitive close.

Movie of the Year
“American Sniper”
“The Fault in Our Stars”
“Gone Girl”
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Best Male Performance
Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
Ansel Elgort, “The Fault in Our Stars”
Chris Pratt, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Channing Tatum, “Foxcatcher”
Miles Teller, “Whiplash”

Best Female Performance
Scarlett Johansson, “Lucy”
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”
Shailene Woodley, “The Fault in Our Stars”

Best Scared-as-S*** Performance
Zach Gilford, “The Purge: Anarchy”
Jennifer Lopez, “The Boy Next Door”
Dylan O'Brien, “The Maze Runner”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Annabelle Wallis, “Annabell”

Breakthrough Performance
Ellar Coltrane, “Boyhood”
Ansel Elgort, “The Fault in Our Stars”
Dylan O'Brien, “The Maze Runner”
David Oyelowo, “Selma”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

Best Shirtless Performance
Ansel Elgort, “The Fault in Our Stars”
Zac Efron, “Neighbors”
Chris Pratt, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Channing Tatum, “Foxcatcher”
Kate Upton, “The Other Woman”

Best Kiss
Rose Byrne & Halston Sage, “Neighbors”
Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley, “The Fault in Our Stars”
James Franco & Seth Rogen, “The Interview”
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”
Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Best WTF Moment
Rosario Dawson & Anders Holm, “Top Five”
Jonah Hill, “22 Jump Street”
Seth Rogen & Rose Byrne, “Neighbors”
Jason Sudeikis & Charlie Day, “Horrible Bosses 2”
Miles Teller, “Whiplash”

Best Villain
Jillian Bell, “22 Jump Street”
Peter Dinklage, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Best Comedic Performance
Rose Byrne, “Neighbors”
Kevin Hart, “The Wedding Ringer”
Chris Pratt, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Chris Rock, “Top Five”
Channing Tatum, “22 Jump Street”

Best Duo
Bradley Cooper & Vin Diesel, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Zac Efron & Dave Franco, “Neighbors”
James Franco & Seth Rogen, “The Interview”
Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill, “22 Jump Street”
Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort, “The Fault in Our Stars”

Best Fight
Chris Evans vs. Sebastian Stan, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Jonah Hill & Jillian Bell, “22 Jump Street”
Edward Norton vs. Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Dylan O'Brien vs. Will Poulter, “The Maze Runner”
Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron, “Neighbors”

Best Musical Moment
Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig, “The Skeleton Twins”
Jennifer Lawwrence, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”
Chris Pratt, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Seth Rogen & Zac Efron, “Neighbors”
Miles Teller, “Whiplash”

Best On-Screen Transformation
Elizabeth Banks, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”
Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Ellar Coltrane, “Boyhood”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Zoe Saldana, “Guardians of the Galaxy”