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'Superbad,' 'Juno' Lead MTV Movie Award Nominations

The nominations for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards are out and it appears that this will be the year of the nerd and the outcast.

"Superbad" is the leading nominee, picking up five nods for the ceremony, which will air live on MTV on Sunday, June 1. "Juno" was close behind with four nominations, meaning that 2008 may actually be The Year of Michael Cera.

"Superbad" and "Juno" are both nominated for best movie along with "Transformers," "I Am Legend" and the sequels "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

In addition to the bed movie nod, "Superbad" earned nominations for Jonah Hill for both best comedic performance and breakthrough performance, where he'll have to go against co-stars Christopher "McLovin'" Mintz-Plasse and Cera.

Cera is also nominated for best male performance for "Juno," where his competition includes industry heavyweights Will Smith ("I Am Legend"), Matt Damon ("The Bourne Ultimatum"), Denzel Washington ("American Gangster") and Shia LaBeouf ("Transformers").

"Juno" star Ellen Page is up for best female performance, going against Keira Knightley ("Pirate of the Caribbean: At World's End"), Katherine Heigl ("Knocked Up"), Amy Adams ("Enchanted") and, for some strange reason, Jessica Biel for "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry".

Page and Cera are up for best kiss as well, going against liplocks from "Disturbia," "Enchanted," "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and "Step Up 2 The Streets."

You can check out all of the nominees and cast your own votes over at the MTV Movie Awards official site.

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