The destiny of the coveted golden popcorn lies in the hands of the viewers as MTV: Music Television announced the nominees for the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. Dominating the pack is 300 with 5 nominations followed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with 4 nods. Also vying for the much sought-after statue is Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Blades of Glory, and The Devil Wears Prada with 3 nominations each. The 16th annual awards show will be executive produced by Emmy Award winning producer Mark Burnett. Airing LIVE for the first time ever, the 2007 MTV Movie Awards will be broadcast from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on Sunday, June 3rd at 8pm/7c. Performers and presenters for the 2007 MTV Movie Awards will be announced at a later date.

It is all about the fans this year as MTV rolls out its first-ever user generated category, "BEST MOVIE SPOOF" where viewers have the opportunity to submit their own original movie shorts parodying films from the past year. As previously announced, MTV and Yahoo! have partnered to launch this interactive website via Yahoo! Movies (mtvmovieawards.yahoo.com) which explores the convergence of entertainment and technology like never before allowing fans to be part of the show. The undiscovered talent will be revealed to the world during the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." Additionally, MTV unveils another new category, BEST SUMMER MOVIE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN YET, giving a nod to upcoming summer blockbusters. And making its return this year is the mtvU Best Filmmaker on Campus award, offering the winner national exposure at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards and a $25,000 development deal with MTV Films.

"This year's star-studded show will be live, and inspired by all the new ways our audience experiences the movies," said Christina Norman, President, MTV. "From texting their vote for 'Best Fight,' to uploading their own original movie spoofs, to posting photos online, fans are just a click away from being in the spotlight in this year's celebration of the movies and stars they love."

Fans can vote by visiting movieawards.mtv.com before May 29th. Viewers can also vote from their mobile phones by texting "MOVIES" to 22422. Voting is also available by dialing toll free to 1-877-MTV-VOTE where fans can support their favorite nominees in each category. For the first time ever, the 2007 MTV Movie Awards will offer live voting during the show. One category will remain open and viewers will be asked to cast their votes via mtv.com and text messaging on their wireless phones.

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.4 billion people via MTV's global network of 55 channels reaching 492.7 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's more than 200 digital media properties around the world.

Nominees for the 2007 MTV Movie Awards are:

BEST MOVIE

-- 300 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

-- Blades of Glory (Paramount Pictures)

-- Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation

of Kazakhstan (20th Century Fox)

-- Little Miss Sunshine (Fox Searchlight)

-- "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST PERFORMANCE

-- Gerard Butler- 300 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

-- Johnny Depp- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Walt Disney

Pictures)

-- Jennifer Hudson- Dreamgirls (Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks SKG)

-- Keira Knightley- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Walt

Disney Pictures)

-- Beyonce Knowles- Dreamgirls (Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks SKG)

-- Will Smith- The Pursuit of Happyness (Sony Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

-- Emily Blunt -- The Devil Wears Prada (20th Century Fox)

-- Abigail Breslin -- Little Miss Sunshine (Fox Searchlight)

-- Lena Headey -- 300 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

-- Columbus Short -- Stomp the Yard (Screen Gems)

-- Jaden Smith -- The Pursuit of Happyness (Sony Pictures)

-- Justin Timberlake -- Alpha Dog (Universal Pictures)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

-- Emily Blunt -- The Devil Wears Prada (20th Century Fox)

-- Sacha Baron Cohen -- Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make

Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (20th Century Fox)

-- Will Ferrell -- Blades of Glory (Paramount Pictures)

-- Adam Sandler -- Click (Sony Pictures)

-- Ben Stiller -- Night at the Museum (20th Century Fox)

BEST KISS

-- Cameron Diaz & Jude Law -- The Holiday (Sony Pictures)

-- Will Ferrell & Sacha Baron Cohen -- Talladega Nights: The Ballad of

Ricky Bobby (Sony Pictures)

-- Columbus Short & Meagan Good -- Stomp the Yard (Screen Gems)

-- Mark Wahlberg & Elizabeth Banks -- Invincible (Walt Disney Pictures)

-- Marlon Wayans & Brittany Daniel -- Little Man (Sony Pictures)

BEST VILLAIN

-- Tobin Bell -- Saw III (Lions Gate Films)

-- Jack Nicholson -- The Departed (Warner Bros. Pictures)

-- Bill Nighy -- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Walt Disney

Pictures)

-- Rodrigo Santoro -- 300 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

-- Meryl Streep -- The Devil Wears Prada (20th Century Fox)

BEST FIGHT

-- Jack Black & Hector Jimenez vs. Los Duendes -- Nacho Libre (Paramount

Pictures)

-- Gerard Butler vs. "The Uber Immortal" -- 300 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

-- Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Ken Davitian- Borat: Cultural Learnings of

America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (20th Century

Fox)

-- Will Ferrell vs. Jon Heder -- Blades of Glory (Paramount Pictures)

-- Uma Thurman vs. Anna Faris -- My Super Ex-Girlfriend (20th Century Fox)

BEST SUMMER MOVIE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN YET

-- Evan Almighty (Universal Pictures)

-- Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (20th Century Fox)

-- Hairspray (New Line Cinema)

-- Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (Warner Bros. Pictures)

-- Rush Hour 3 (New Line Cinema)

-- Transformers (Paramount Pictures)

mtvU BEST FILMMAKER ON CAMPUS

-- Robert Dastoli (University of Central Florida) -- "Southwestern Orange

County vs. The Flying Saucers"

-- Maria Gigante (Columbia College, Chicago) -- "Girls Room"

-- Josh Greenbaum (University of Southern California) -- "Border Patrol"

-- Alexander Poe (Columbia University) -- "Please Forget I Exist"

-- Andrew Shipsides (Savannah College of Art and Design) -- "Bottleneck"

2007 MTV Movie Awards

Total Number of Combined Category Nominations

300 : 5

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest : 4

Blades of Glory : 3

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan : 3

The Devil Wears Prada : 3

Dreamgirls : 2

Little Miss Sunshine : 2

The Pursuit of Happyness : 2

Stomp the Yard : 2

Alpha Dog : 1

Click : 1

The Departed : 1

Evan Almighty : 1

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer : 1

Hairspray : 1

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix : 1

The Holiday : 1

Invincible : 1

Little Man : 1

My Super Ex-Girlfriend : 1

Nacho Libre : 1

Night at the Museum : 1

Rush Hour 3 : 1

Saw III : 1

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby : 1

Transformers : 1