Same-sex smooches and Ian McKellen to vie for MTV Movie Awards

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com April 24 2002 11:00 PM ET

Nominations for the 2002 MTV Movie Awards were announced, and once again same-gender lip locks made it into the Best Kiss category--one male-male (Jason Biggs and Seann William Scott in American Pie 2) and one female-female (Mia Kirshner and Beverly Polcyn in Not Another Teen Movie). Also in the running for the large-popcorn-shaped trophy is out actor Sir Ian McKellen (nominated alongside Christopher Lee for Best Fight in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) and the film Legally Blonde, from out director Robert Luketic, in several categories.

MTV viewers can vote for the awards by telephone and online. The awards will be distributed June 1 at Los Angeles's Shrine Auditorium, and the show will be broadcast on MTV on June 6.

Here is a complete list of the 2002 MTV Movie Awards nominees:

Best Movie: Black Hawk Down, The Fast and the Furious, Legally Blonde, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Shrek

Best Male Performance: Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind; Vin Diesel, The Fast and the Furious; Josh Hartnett, Pearl Harbor; Will Smith, Ali; Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Female Performance: Kate Beckinsale, Pearl Harbor; Halle Berry, Monster's Ball; Angelina Jolie, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider; Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge; Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde

Best On-Screen Team: Vin Diesel-Paul Walker, The Fast and the Furious; Casey Affleck-Scott Caan-Don Cheadle-George Clooney-Matt Damon-Elliott Gould-Eddie Jemison-Bernie Mac-Brad Pitt-Shaobo Qin-Carl Reiner, Ocean's Eleven; Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker, Rush Hour 2; Cameron Diaz-Eddie Murphy-Mike Myers, Shrek; Ben Stiller-Owen Wilson, Zoolander

Best Comedic Performance: Eddie Murphy, Shrek; Mike Myers, Shrek; Seann William Scott, American Pie 2; Chris Tucker, Rush Hour 2; Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde

Best Villain: Aaliyah, The Queen of the Damned; Christopher Lee, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; Tim Roth, Planet of the Apes; Denzel Washington, Training Day; Zhang Ziyi, Rush Hour 2

Breakthrough Male: Orlando Bloom, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; DMX, Exit Wounds; Colin Hanks, Orange County; Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; Paul Walker, The Fast and the Furious

Breakthrough Female: Penélope Cruz, Blow; Anne Hathaway, The Princess Diaries; Mandy Moore, A Walk to Remember; Shannyn Sossamon, A Knight's Tale; Britney Spears, Crossroads

Best Kiss: Heath Ledger and Shannyn Sossamon, A Knight's Tale; Jason Biggs and Seann William Scott, American Pie 2; Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth, Bridget Jones's Diary; Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, Moulin Rouge; Mia Kirshner and Beverly Polcyn, Not Another Teen Movie

Best Action Sequence: Black Hawk Down, first helicopter crash; The Fast and the Furious, final race; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring, cave tomb battle; Pearl Harbor, attack scene

Best Fight: Angelina Jolie vs. the robot, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider; Christopher Lee vs. Ian McKellen, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; Jet Li vs. himself, The One; Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan vs. the Hong Kong Gang, Rush Hour 2

Best Musical Sequence: Heath Ledger and Shannyn Sossamon, A Knight's Tale; Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge; Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge; Chris Tucker, Rush Hour 2