‘Superbad’ Leads the Way at 2008 MTV Movie Awards

Teen comedy Superbad is leading the nominations for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards after picking up five nods, including Best Movie.

The high school comedy, directed by Greg Mottola, also scooped nominations for the film’s stars Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, who will compete in the Breakthrough Performance category along with their co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Hill is also up for Best Comedic Performance.

But Superbad will be going up against Oscar-winning Juno–which Cera also stars in–for the Best Movie prize, while the actor is also recognized for his efforts in the teen pregnancy film with a nomination for Best Male Performance.

Meanwhile, the big-screen adaptation of Transformers is nominated for three gongs: Best Movie, Best Male Performance for Shia LaBeouf and Breakthrough Performance for Megan Fox. And Enchanted star Amy Adams also received a trio of nods for the Disney film–Best Female Performance, Best Comedic Performance and Best Kiss for her smooch with Patrick Dempsey.

The winners for the 17th Annual MTV Movie Awards will be unveiled on June 1 at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Movie:



I Am Legend 

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End


Best Comedic Performance:

Amy Adams – Enchanted

Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Jonah Hill – Superbad

Seth Rogen – Knocked Up 

Adam Sandler – I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Best Male Performance:

Michael Cera – Juno

Matt Damon – The Bourne Ultimatum

Shia LaBeouf – Transformers

Will Smith – I Am Legend 

Denzel Washington – American Gangster

Best Female Performance:

Amy Adams – Enchanted

Jessica Biel – I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Katherine Heigl – Knocked Up

Keira Knightley – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 

Ellen PageJuno

Breakthrough Performance: 

Nikki BlonskyHairspray

Chris Brown – This Christmas

Michael Cera – Superbad

Zac Efron – Hairspray

Megan Fox – Transformers

Jonah Hill – Superbad

Christopher Mintz-Plasse – Superbad

Seth Rogen – Knocked Up

Best Fight:

Alien vs. Predator – Alien vs. Predator: Requiem 

Hayden Christensen vs. Jamie Bell – Jumper

Matt Damon vs. Joey AnsahThe Bourne Ultimatum

Sean Faris vs. Cam Gigandet – Never Back Down 

Tobey Maguire vs. James Franco – Spider-Man 3 

Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan vs. Sun Ming Ming – Rush Hour 3

Best Villain: 

Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men 

Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd 

Topher GraceSpider-Man 3 

Angelina Jolie – Beowulf

Denzel Washington – American Gangster

Best Kiss:

Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey – Enchanted

Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman – Step Up 2 the Streets

Shia LaBeouf and Sarah Roemer – Disturbia

Ellen Page and Michael Cera – Juno

Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Leung – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Best Summer Movie So Far:

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 

Sex and the City 

Speed Racer 

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 

Iron Man