MTV Announces Movie Award Nominations

By | April 25, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Hobbits and elves rule this year’s MTV Movie Awards, with “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” receiving a leading six nominations. Elijah Wood was nominated for best male performance for his portrayal of the hobbit Frodo Baggins. Orlando Bloom, who played the archer elf Legolas, was nominated for male breakthrough performance.

“The Fellowship of the Ring,” the first installment of the J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy, is up for best movie, as well as best villain (Christopher Lee), best action sequence and best fight.

Other best movie nominees announced Tuesday are “Black Hawk Down,” “The Fast and the Furious,” “Legally Blonde” and “Shrek.”

“The Fast and the Furious” and “Rush Hour 2” received five nominations each, and “Moulin Rouge” and “Shrek” got four apiece.

The irreverent awards show, with categories including best kiss and best on-screen team, will be taped on June 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. It’s scheduled to air on MTV at 9 p.m. EDT on June 6.

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