For the first time in the history of the Movie Awards, MTV put the nominations in the hands of its fans, and the votes were unanimous: “Twilight.”

The vampire flick received seven nominations: Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart), Best Breakthrough Male Performance (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner), Best Kiss, Best Fight and Best Song From A Movie (Paramore “Decode”).

“Slumdog Millionaire” came in a close second with nods for Best Movie, Best Breakthrough Female Performance (Freida Pinto), Best Breakthrough Male Performance (Dev Patel), Best Kiss, Best WTF Moment and Best Song From A Movie (A.R. Rahman “Jai Ho”).

Across the board, the movies honored in the MTV Movie Award Nominations bear a surprising resemblance to those nominated at this year’s Academy Awards. Kate Winslet was nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in “The Reader” and Sean Penn and James Franco made their way in to the Best Kiss nomination for their first kiss in “Milk.” “Slumdog,” this year’s Oscar sweetheart, was nominated for all the overlapping categories, including “Jai Ho,” which won Best Song at the Academy Awards.

In addition to being the first time the entire slew of nominees were chosen by the fans (in previous years, fans just voted on the MTV-picked nominees to decide the winner), two new categories were introduced: Best Song From A Movie and Best WTF Moment.

Best Song From A Movie is a category long waiting to be tied in to the MTV Movie Awards (MTV = Music Television, remember?), but Best WTF Moment seems to have been inspired solely by this years many WTF movie moments. Among the nominated are the scene where Jamal jumps into an outhouse dump from “Slumdog Millionaire” and when Amy Poehler pees into a sink in “Baby Mama.”

Here is a full list of Movie Award categories and their nominees:

Best Movie:
Slumdog Millionaire
The Dark Knight
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Iron Man

Best Female Performance:

Kristen Stewart “Twilight”
Kate Winslet “The Reader”
Anne Hathaway “Bride Wars”
Angelina Jolie “Wanted”
Taraji P. Henson “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

Best Male Performance:
Christian Bale “The Dark Knight”
Zac Efron “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”
Robert Downey Jr. “Iron Man”
Vin Diesel “Fast and Furious”
Shia LaBeouf “Eagle Eye”

Best Breakthrough Female Performance:
Amanda Seyfried “Mamma Mia!”
Ashley Tisdale “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”
Freida Pinto “Slumdog Millionaire”
Vanessa Hudgens “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”
Miley Cyrus “Hannah Montana: The Movie”
Kat Dennings “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”

Best Breakthrough Male Performance:
Robert Pattinson “Twilight”
Taylor Lautner “Twilight”
Ben Barnes “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”
Bobb’e J. Thompson “Role Models”
Dev Patel “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Comedic Performance:

Amy Poehler “Baby Mama”
Anna Faris “The House Bunny:
James Franco “Pineapple Express”
Jim Carey “Yes Man”
Steve Carrell “Get Smart”

Best Villain:

Heath Ledger “The Dark Knight”
Derek Mears “Friday the 13th”
Dwayne Johnson “Get Smart”
Johnathan Schaech “Prom Night”
Luke Goss “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”

Best Kiss
James Franco and Sean Penn “Milk”
Dev Patel and Freida Pinto “Slumdog Millionaire”
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson “Twilight”
Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy “Wanted”
Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon “I Love You, Man”
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

Best Fight:
Anne Hathaway vs. Kate Hudson “Bride Wars”
Christian Bale vs. Heath Ledger “The Dark Knight”
Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet “Twilight”
Ron Perlman vs. Luke Goss “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”
Seth Rogen vs. James Franco vs. Danny McBride “Pineapple Express”

Best WTF Moment:
Peeing in the sink “Baby Mama”
Curved Bullet Kill “Wanted”
Jumping In Poop Shed “Slumdog Millionaire”
Tasting Decapitated Head “Tropic Thunder”
Naked Break Up “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

Best Song From A Movie:

“Decode” Paramore “Twilight”
“Jai Ho” A.R. Rahman “Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Wrestler” Bruce Springsteen “The Wrestler”
“The Climb” Miley Cyrus “Hannah Montana: The Movie”

To vote on the nominees, go here.

The 2009 MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by Andy Samberg. They air live on May 31 at 9:00 p.m. EST on MTV.

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Terri Schwartz was a Blast Contributing Editor from 2008-2009.

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