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MTV Movie Awards Will Be Held This Sunday

PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International(NEW YORK) -- The 2013 MTV Movie Awards will air live from Culver City, California, this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson will host the event.

The leading nominees are Quentin Tarantino's drama Django Unchained and Seth MacFarlane's comedy Ted. They each have seven nods apiece.

The contenders for the top prize, movie of the year, are: Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Ted, Marvel's The Avengers, and The Dark Knight Rises. Brad Pitt will present the category.

Fans can cast their vote for several categories on through Saturday.

MTV has already announced that Will Ferrell will receive its first-ever Comedic Genius Award; Jamie Foxx will be given the Generation Award; and Emma Watson will accept the Trailblazer Award.

During the broadcast, viewers will be treated to previews of Iron Man 3 and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Here are the nominees:

Movie Of The Year
Django Unchained
Silver Linings Playbook
Marvel's The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises

Best Female Performance
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Mila Kunis, Ted
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect

Best Male Performance
Ben Affleck, Argo
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained
Channing Tatum, Magic Mike

Breakthrough Performance
Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Eddie Redmayne, Les Miserables
Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect

Best Scared-As-S**T Performance
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Alexandra Daddario, Texas Chainsaw 3D
Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Jennifer Lawrence, House at the End of the Street
Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi

Best On-Screen Duo
Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson, Django Unchained
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as Ted, Ted
Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo, Marvel's The Avengers
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, The Campaign

Best Shirtless Performance
Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises
Daniel Craig, Skyfall
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2
Seth MacFarlane as Ted, Ted
Channing Tatum, Magic Mike

Best Fight
Jamie Foxx vs. Candieland Henchmen, Django Unchained
Daniel Craig vs. Ola Rapace, Skyfall
Mark Wahlberg vs. Seth MacFarlane as Ted, Ted
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston, Marvel's The Avengers
Christian Bale vs. Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises

Best Kiss
Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained
Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman, Moonrise Kingdom
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg, Ted
Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best WTF Moment
Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, "Candieland Gets Smoked" in Django Unchained
Denzel Washington, "Final Descent" in Flight
Anna Camp, "Hack-Appella" in Pitch Perfect
Javier Bardem, "Oops...There Goes His Face" in Skyfall
Seth MacFarlane as Ted, "Ted Gets Saucy" in Ted

Best Villain
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Marion Cotillard, The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hiddleston, Marvel's The Avengers

Best Musical Moment
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez, Magic Mike
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee, Pitch Perfect
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Producer: Jennifer Lawrence Almost Didn't Get "Silver Linings" Part

Weinstein Company(NEW YORK) -- Many critics felt Jennifer Lawrence was a lock for a best actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook -- and they turned out to be right Sunday night -- but she nearly lost out on the role.

Producer John Gordon told ABC News Radio that director David O. Russell had some reservations about the actress before she auditioned for him.

"She was actually right at the last minute," the producer explained.  "Every actress in Hollywood wanted to play this part...and she had read the script and really wanted to do it, and David originally thought she was too young."

At the time, Lawrence was 20, Gordon explained, but any reservations about Lawrence went out the window after a seemingly unconventional audition.

"She Skyped her audition from her parent's house in Louisville, Ky., and it was unquestionable at that moment that she was the person to play the part," Gordon said.

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Film Independent Spirit Awards: 'Silver Linings Playbook' Is Big Winner

John Shearer/Getty Images For Piaget(NEW YORK) -- Silver Linings Playbook shone at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, a kind of prelude to Hollywood's biggest awards -- the Oscars, winning four of the honors given to the best of independent films.

The film, which was nominated in five categories, won best picture, best director and best screenplay for David O. Russell, and best actress for Jennifer Lawrence, who also won best actress at the Golden Globes.

Bradley Cooper was also nominated for best actor for his role in the film, but he lost out to John Hawkes for The Sessions.

Helen Hunt, Hawkes' co-star in The Sessions, also won in the best supporting actress category.

The best supporting actor award went to Matthew McConaughey for Magic Mike.

The Spirit Awards “celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today's independent filmmakers," according to the Film Independent website.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards were first given out in 1984, which were known as the FINDIE Awards (Friends of Independents). The awards were later renamed as Independent Spirit Awards in 1986.

Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg was this year's host.

Unlike other award shows, the Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony is a luncheon event in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., but the winners were not announced until after the ceremony aired Saturday on IFC at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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"Broken City," "The Last Stand," "Mama" Open Nationwide

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Broken City: An ex-cop is hired by a corrupt New York mayor to investigate the mayor's wife, who is suspected of having an affair.  However, he soon realizes that he's been double-crossed by the politician.  Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones star.  Rated R.

-- The Last Stand: Arnold Schwarzenegger is a sheriff in a border town who lends a hand to authorities trying to capture a drug kingpin headed for Mexico.  Johnny Knoxville and Forest Whitaker also star.  Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

-- Mama: Two young sisters are found, five years after their parents died and the girls went missing.  However, something's amiss with the kids as they begin living with their uncle and his girlfriend.  Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain stars in this horror film.  Rated PG-13.

And expanding into wide release:

-- Silver Linings Playbook: The Oscar contender for best picture stars Bradley Cooper as a man who leaves a mental institution, moves back in with his parents, and meets a woman -- Jennifer Lawrence's character -- with her own set of personal problems.  Cooper, Lawrence and co-stars Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver all received acting nods for next month's Academy Awards.  Rated R.

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