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‘Mean Girls’ to fight for MTV Movie Awards

Rachel McAdams picks up five nods, while Lohan scores four
/ Source: msnbc.com news services

Teen film comedy “Mean Girls” clinched four of the MTV Movie Award nominations announced Wednesday, but star Lindsay Lohan was topped by her on-screen rival, Rachel McAdams, who earned five mentions.

Lohan — last year’s breakthrough-performance winner — was nominated for best female performance for “Mean Girls,” while McAdams was nominated in the same category for “The Notebook,” MTV said on its Web site.

“Mean Girls” also picked up a nod for best on-screen team — including both actresses — while McAdams was nominated for best villain and best female breakthrough performance in the film about feuding high school cliques.

“Anchorman,” starring Will Ferrell, also grabbed four nominations — for best comedic performance for Ferrell, best on-screen team, best fight and best musical performance.

MTV’s movie awards, to be presented in June in Los Angeles, come in the middle of Hollywood’s summer film season and feature stars of the hottest upcoming titles.

Who will win Best Kiss?Unlike more traditional showbiz honors such as the Oscars, MTV offers fans a ceremony filled with irreverent sketches, stars cutting loose and buckets of golden popcorn for winners of such categories as best fight, best villain and best kiss.

McAdams is among the contenders for best kiss for her smooch with Ryan Gosling in “The Notebook,” but faces tough competition from the likes of Natalie Portman in “Garden State” and Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law in “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.”

Elisha Cuthbert and Emile Hirsch also are nominated for their clinch in “The Girl Next Door,” as are Jennifer Garner and Natassia Malthe for their same-sex kiss in “Elektra.”

Last year’s best fight winner Uma Thurman was nominated again for her clash with Daryl Hannah in “Kill Bill: Vol. 2.”

Announcing the nominations on its Web site, MTV invited readers to vote for their favorites on a list that included a number of films shunned by the more mainstream awards such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes.

The legendary epic “Troy” may not have made the grade for the Oscars, but the film’s star, Brad Pitt, may be consoled by his nomination for best fight alongside Eric Bana.

The full list of nominations can be see at http://www.mtv.com/

Jimmy Fallon reduxJimmy Fallon will return as host of the MTV Movie Awards.

“I’m kinda bummed because I thought I had a shot at being named Pope ... but this is cool, too,” Fallon said Wednesday in a statement to The Associated Press. He hosted the 2001 MTV Movie Awards and the 2002 Video Music Awards.

The 14th annual awards ceremony will be taped June 4 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The show will air June 9.