Another movie awards season seemed to have ended after February 24's Oscars - Argo stunned prognosticators with its miraculous run to Best Picture (even with its actor-director Ben Affleck getting snubbed), Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway rode smooth courses to Oscar wins, and Jennifer Lawrence cemented their status as Hollywood's "it girl" with her Best Actress win.
Yet for all the ceremonies and red carpets over the last few months, there will be at least one more ceremony to get its say - and a few nominees from those other awards may need to find one more suit or dress to get into.
March 5 saw the announcement of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards nominees, and some of the year's biggest blockbusters (notably The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and Seth MacFarlane's Ted) received the lion's share of bids. Even with this in mind, several Academy Award nominees & winners from this year saw their magical runs get extended for another event. The MTV voters didn't put Argo on the final list of nominees for Movie of the Year, but Affleck wasn't given a no-no from them - he received a bid for Best Male Performance.
Two Best Picture nominees to make the cut for Movie of the Year was Quentin Tarantino's revisionist Western Django Unchained & David O. Russell's dramedy Silver Linings Playbook. While Django's Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio were snubbed at the big ceremony, they were not ignored for the MTV Awards. Foxx received four nominations including one for Best Male Performance and another for Best Kiss (with his co-star Kerry Washington), with DiCaprio also landing bids for Best Villain and Best On-Screen Duo, sharing that nod with Samuel L. Jackson.
Besides Silver Linings Playbook's Movie of the Year nod, its two leading actors in Bradley Cooper and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence were listed for nominations. Cooper goes up for Best Male Performance, while Lawrence is nommed for Best Female Performance - in that category, she will square off with Les Miserables' Supporting Actress winner in Anne Hathaway. The duo also earned bids for Best Kiss, Best On-Screen Duo and Best Musical Moment.
Besides the Best Female Performance nomination, Hathaway scored another major bid for Les Miserables in the category for Best Musical Moment, likely for her landmark rendition of the musical's stirring "I Dreamed a Dream." Two of Lawrence's Oscar competitors received individual MTV nods: Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain for Best Scared-as-S**t Performance, and young Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) landing one for Breakthrough Performance. Even two Oscar winners in Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) and Denzel Washington (a Best Actor Oscar nominee for Flight) managed to score bids for Best Male Performance and Best WTF Moment, respectively.
The MTV Movie Awards will be handed out on April 14 - and movie fans will find out if any Oscar nominees and winners will land one more trophy from this year's topsy-turvy awards season.