Get the Golden Popcorn Ready: Our 2014 MTV Movie Awards Picks!

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Calling all movie lovers! The 2014 MTV Movie Awards air this weekend, and we’re pretty stoked. With host Conan O’Brien at the helm, a monster of a performance from Eminem & Rihanna and an MTV Generation Award for Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg, the night should be one for the books. Not because it’s the most “legit” award show per say, but it is almost always a ton of fun.

Plus, they’re doing a tribute to Paul Walker. <crying emoji>

And in the spirit of fun, here are our picks for the big winners of the night:

Movie of the Year
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Wolf of Wall Street

We say: Pretty sure the odds are ever in Catching Fire‘s favor. (Three finger salute).

Best Male Performance
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

We say: We’re picking Leo here! Since these aren’t The Oscars, he may have a fighting shot. And he deserves it for this alone:

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Best Female Performance
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

We say: As America’s reigning sweetheart, we’re willing to bet J. Law has this on lock. Though Jennifer Aniston’s powerful, emotional turn as a stripper pretending to be a housewife will stay with us for years to come.

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Breakthrough Performance
Liam James – The Way Way Back
Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station
Will Poulter – We’re the Millers
Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street
Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now

We say: If there’s any justice, Michael B. Jordan takes this one for his phenomenal performance in Fruitvale. And then Miles Teller can just have a breakthrough performance in our beds.

Best Kiss
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams – American Hustle
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson – Don Jon
James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens – Spring Breakers
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter – We’re the Millers

We say: Yawn. We guess Amy and Jennifer, because it would make the most interesting acceptance speech. And Jen will probably trip or do something else BREAKING NEWS-worthy. But on the topic of Best Kiss, never forget:

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Best Fight
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs. James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs. Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs. Greg Kinnear
Identity Thief – Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
This is the End – Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen

We say: Despite the fact that Peeta was COMPLETELY useless in the fight against the Mutant Monkeys (and generally useless throughout the movie) those beasts were legit. Like Rafikis on crack.

Best Comedic Performance
Kevin Hart – Ride Along
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Johnny Knoxville – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Melissa McCarthy – The Heat
Jason Sudeikis – We’re the Millers

We say: Jonah Hill… and his penis.

Best Scared-As-S**t Performance
Rose Byrne – Insidious: Chapter 2
Jessica Chastain – Mama
Vera Farmiga – The Conjuring
Ethan Hawke – The Purge
Brad Pitt – World War Z

We say: We’re scared-as-s**t of scary movies, but our money is on Jessica Chastain.

Best On-Screen Duo
Amy Adams and Christian Bale – American Hustle
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker – Fast & Furious 6
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart – Ride Along
Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

We say: No words necessary.

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Best Shirtless Performance
Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers
Sam Claflin – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Zac Efron – That Awkward Moment
Chris Hemsworth – Thor: The Dark World

We say: Zac Efron. For totally selfish reasons.

#WTF moment
The RV Crash – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
The Beauty Pageant – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Car Sex – The Counselor
The Lude Scene – The Wolf of Wall Street
Danny’s New Pet – This is the End

We say: We seriously might still be laughing from the lude scene in Wolf of Wall Street. Comedic gold.

Best Villain
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Benedict Cumberbatch – Star Trek into Darkness
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Mila Kunis – Oz The Great and Powerful
Donald Sutherland – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

We say: We still cringe whenever we see Fassbender. And that’s the sign of a villain doing his job right.

Best On-Screen Transformation
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Orlando Bloom – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

We say: Alright, alright, alright — this one goes to McConaughey.

Best Musical Moment
Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson Peform in Heaven – This is the End
Jennifer Lawrence Sings “Live & Let Die’ – American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio Pops and Locks – The Wolf of Wall Street
Melissa McCarthy Sings “Barracuda” – Identity Thief
Will Poulter Sing “Waterfalls” – We’re the Millers

We say: BACKSTREET’S BACK, ALL RIGHT?!!!! We need this to happen.

Best Cameo Performance
Robert De Niro – American Hustle
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Kanye West – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Joan Rivers – Iron Man 3
Rihanna – This is the End

We say: Amy and Tina. Because Amy and Tina could make a cameo in a tampon commercial and we would love it. Actually, that would probably be the best commercial ever.

Best Hero
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent – Man of Steel
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – Iron Man 3
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Chris Hemsworth as Thor – Thor: The Dark World
Channing Tatum as John Cale – White House Down

We say: REALLY?! Bilbo Baggins is in the same category as THOR?! We can’t even. Our money’s on Chris Hemsworth because, in the most scientific way I can put it, we like his face.

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Love our picks? Loathe our picks? Either way is cool — just let us know your own picks over in the MTV Movie Awards room here. Psst… be sure to be a part of the award show convo over there during the show when it airs on MTV, Sunday night at 9/8c.

Written by Jen Abidor 

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