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Last Updated: Monday, 24 April 2006, 16:49 GMT 17:49 UK
Comedies head MTV shortlist
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are shortlisted for best team
Wedding Crashers and The 40-Year Old Virgin lead the nominations for the MTV Movie Awards, with five mentions each.

The two comedies compete in the best film category alongside Batman Begins, King Kong and Sin City.

The awards show, which takes place in California on 3 June, sets out to be more irreverent than other ceremonies.

Best kiss nominees include Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal for Brokeback Mountain, and real-life couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for Mr & Mrs Smith.

Crash, which won best picture at the Academy Awards, did not receive a nomination for the awards, whose winners are chosen by viewers.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Best kiss: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a nomination
Wedding Crashers duo Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are up for best on-screen team, pitting them against 40-Year-Old Virgin's lead Steve Carell and co-stars Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen and Romany Malco.

A new category, sexiest performance, sees a nomination for Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo star Rob Schneider.

He competes against Beyonce Knowles, Ziyi Zhang, Jessica Alba and Jessica Simpson.

A best hero category has also been added, along with a student film-maker award.


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