Voting is officially open for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, and you’ve never had more opportunities to let your votes do the talking when it comes to comic book movies.
Last year’s wealth of films based on comic book properties is indeed reflected in this year’s list of MTV Movie Award nominees, with 11 nominations spread over 7 categories — from the grand “Best Movie” all the way to the most head-scratching “Best WTF Moment.”
You can log in and cast your votes for all of the categories before Wednesday, May 27, but voting for “Best Movie” will remain open right up until the big show on Sunday, May 31. Read on for a roundup of the categories and nominees comic book fans should pay extra attention to this year.
BEST MOVIE: “The Dark Knight” takes on “Iron Man” in this category — but the real question is whether either film will be able to compete with “Twilight” in the MTV audience. Come on, comic book crew, give ‘em heck!
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE: Angelina Jolie’s role as the super-sexy Fox in “Wanted” nabbed her a nomination for best female performance. Are you going to be the one to deny Fox a vote (or anything else, for that matter)? I didn’t think so.
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE: It’s Batman vs. Iron Man as Christian Bale’s performance in “The Dark Knight” receives a nomination alongside Robert Downey Jr.’s “Iron Man,” Tony Stark. Can either of them beat Zac Efron, though?
BEST VILLAIN: Sure, the late, great Heath Ledger is likely to have his great performance as The Joker in “The Dark Knight” recognized by fans, but Luke Goss is also in the running for his “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” role.
BEST KISS: “Wanted” gets another nomination for its steamy lip-lock between Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy. But was it more memorable than the vampire-human makeout session in “Twilight”? Only you can decide!
BEST FIGHT: It’s another comic book twosome, but instead of locking lips, these comic book duets are fighting to be recognized as the best brawl of 2008. Christian Bale and Heath Ledger worked out their anger issues in “The Dark Knight,” but Ron Perlman and Luke Goss got downright supernatural in their “Hellboy II” battle.
BEST WTF MOMENT: It’s a big ol’ spoiler, so we’ll understand if you refrain from checking this one out — but there’s a lot to be said for the “Wanted” moment that’s vying for this head-scratching award. Sure, it was a bit of a departure from the comic book story, but it was still a big part of this hit adaptation. If you’ve seen the film, go ahead and vote it up, folks.
Head over to the official MTV Movie Movie Awards page for all of the categories, as well as video nominations and information about this year’s big event.