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Twilight sequel leads MTV Movie Awards field

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Image caption The previous two Twilight films received nine MTV Movie Awards between them

Fantasy sequel The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has received eight nominations ahead of this year's MTV Movie Awards.

The third film in the vampire franchise is up for best movie, while its stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart both receive acting nods.

Leonardo DiCaprio film Inception is up for seven prizes, among them best line in a movie - a new category this year.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 has six nominations, while The Social Network has five.

Both Pattinson and Stewart will be defending the acting titles they won last year when the second Twilight film, New Moon, walked away with four prizes.

This year Pattinson goes up against fellow Twilight star Taylor Lautner, Zac Efron for Charlie St Cloud, Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg.

Stewart's competition includes Oscar winner Natalie Portman for Black Swan, Radcliffe's Potter co-star Emma Watson and former Friends star Jennifer Aniston.

MTV's annual salute to Hollywood will see prizes awarded for best fight, best kiss and best jaw-dropping moment.

The awards, which are voted for by the public, will be handed out at a Los Angeles ceremony on 5 June hosted by Saturday Night Live star Jason Sudeikis.

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