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MTV Movie Awards nominees include Anne Hathaway, Daniel Craig
Oscars, Shmoscars: Anne Hathaway, Daniel Craig and Denzel Washington are among the Hudson Valley nominees up for the coveted Golden Popcorn at this year's MTV Movie Awards, airing April 14.
"Django Unchained" and "Ted" lead the pack with seven nominations apiece, and are among the five flicks up for Movie of the Year. Rounding out the category are "Silver Linings Playbook," which scored six nominations overall; "The Dark Knight Rises," which swooped up five; and "The Avengers," which assembled four.
Hathaway, who briefly attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, is nominated for Best Female Performance and Best Musical Moment her Academy Award-winning work in "Les Misérables." But it's her summer blockbuster from last year, "The Dark Knight Rises," that collected five nods, including Movie of the Year, Best Fight and (ahem) Best Shirtless Performance.
That last category pits Christian Bale against an exhibitionist field that includes Daniel Craig, who was married in Stone Ridge and is nominated for his "work" in "Skyfall." The latest James Bond blockbuster earned four nominations overall, including a Best Fight nod for Craig's battle with a villain on top of a speeding train.
Washington, who grew up in Mount Vernon, is up for the legendary Best WTF Moment category, which is evidently a thing people vote on these days. Washington, who was Oscar-nominated for his role in "Flight," is up for some Golden Popcorn for that movie's "Final Descent" scene.
Hudson Valley directors also contributed to award-nominated performances. Directed by former Larchmont resident Ang Lee, "LIfe of Pi" actor Suraj Sharma is up for Breakthrough Performance and Best Scared-A** Performance (wow, seriously, MTV?). Directed by former Hastings resident Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" actress Quvenzhané Wallis is also nominated in the Breakthrough Performance category.
If you can't get enough of two of the Hudson Valley's most notable A-list actors, relive the 10 most memorable movie roles of Anne Hathaway and Denzel Washington. Also, tell us: Which awards ceremony do you enjoy more: the Academy Awards or the MTV Movie Awards? Vote in Newsday Westchester's poll, and explain your answer in the comments section.