’12 Years’ Vies With ‘Hunger Games’ at MTV Awards

Oscar winner “12 Years a Slave” will face off with blockbusters like “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” at the MTV Movie Awards.

The network announced Thursday the nominees for its 24th annual Movie Awards. The other movie of the year nominees are “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “American Hustle.”

Most of the best male and female nominees reassemble recent Oscar contenders including Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The awards’ best kiss category will have a clear favorite: Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence’s smooch in “American Hustle.”

For best shirtless performance, Jennifer Aniston from “We’re the Millers” will vie with DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Conan O’Brien will host the show live April 13 from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre. (AP)

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Conan O’Brien to Host MTV Movie Awards

Conan O’Brien will be serving up buckets of golden popcorn.

O’Brien announced Tuesday on his TBS talk show “Conan” that he’s hosting this year’s MTV Movie Awards. The annual movie celebration that honors winners with popcorn-shaped trophies is scheduled for April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

The comedian joked in a statement that he’s honored to host “MTV’s second most prestigious awards show.”

This year’s nominees in such silly categories as best kiss and best fight will be announced Thursday.

It marks the first time O’Brien has hosted the MTV Movie Awards. He hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2002 and 2006.

Past hosts of the MTV Movie Awards have included Jimmy Fallon, Aziz Ansari, Russell Brand and Rebel Wilson. (AP)