The early nominee list for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards is proof of how far-reaching the fame of Twilight stars has become. Whereas the 2009 awards saw plenty of nods for “Twilight” itself, the 2010 early award nominations read more like the 2009 project list for the Twilight Saga stars.
The “Best Kiss” category has so much redundancy, it’s almost comical. The three principal Twilighters are nominated for a total of four films: Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson for ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’, Taylor Swift & Taylor Lautner for ‘Valentine’s Day’, Emilie de Ravin & Robert Pattinson for ‘Remember Me’, and Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning for ‘The Runaways’.
The only non-principal Twilight actor to receive a first round nomination in the awards is Anna Kendrick for ‘Up in the Air’ in the “Best Female Breakout Star” category.
Kristen Stewart (and both of her 2009 films) see a large presence in the “Best Female Performance” category. She is nominated for both the ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ and ‘The Runaways’, and will go up against Dakota Fanning, who is also a candidate for the latter.
“Best Male Performance” sees both Taylor and Rob for ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’; Rob is nominated again for ‘Remember Me’ (meanwhile, his co-star Emilie de Ravin was nominated for “Best Female Breakout Star” for the film).
Kristen, Rob, and Taylor are all noms in the “Global Superstar” category, which leaves only one more category in which “Twilight” stars received nods. That category is “Best Movie”, and only two of the five mentioned Twilight star films will contend. Unsurprisingly, ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ will compete. The final “Best Movie” nominee? ‘The Runaway’