Johnny Depp's summer (03) hit Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL leads the pack of Mtv Movie Awards with an impressive six nods.

The film was nominated for Best Movie and Best On-screen team for co-stars Depp and Orlando Bloom.

Depp was also chosen for Best Male Performance and Comedic Performance, while Geoffrey Rush's efforts as a skeletal buccaneer earned him a mention for Best Villain.

Keira Knightley was recognised among the Breakthrough Female nominees.

Four nominations each went to the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore comedy 50 FIRST DATES and the superhero sequel X2. Along with Pirates of the Caribbean, both will compete with Finding Nemo and The Lord Of The Rings: THE RETURN OF THE KING for Best Movie.

Although THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING trilogy swept the Oscars this year (04) with 11 awards, it has only received two MTV nominations - including Best Action Sequence for the climactic Battle at Gondor scene.

The 13th annual MTV Movie Awards will take place in Los Angeles on 5 June (04).

The full list of nominees is as follows:

- BEST PICTURE

50 FIRST DATES

FINDING NEMO

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

X2

- BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

ADAM SANDLER - 50 FIRST DATES

BILL MURRAY - LOST IN TRANSLATION

JOHNNY DEPP - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

TOM CRUISE - THE LAST SAMURAI

JIM CAVIEZEL - THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

- BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

DREW BARRYMORE - 50 FIRST DATES

QUEEN LATIFAH - BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE

HALLE BERRY - GOTHIKA

UMA THURMAN - KILL BILL: VOL 1

Charlize Theron - MONSTER

- BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Jim Carrey - BRUCE ALMIGHTY

WILL FERRELL - ELF

ELLEN DeGENERES - FINDING NEMO

JOHNNY DEPP - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

JACK BLACK - SCHOOL OF ROCK

- BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM

ADAM SANDLER/DREW BARRYMORE - 50 FIRST DATES

Will Smith/MARTIN LAWRENCE - BAD BOYS II

JOHNNY DEPP/ORLANDO BLOOM - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

JACK BLACK AND THE SCHOOL OF ROCK 'BAND' - SCHOOL OF ROCK

Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson - STARSKY + HUTCH

- BEST VILLAIN

DEMI MOORE - CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE

LUCY LIU - KILL BILL: VOL 1

KIEFER SUTHERLAND - PHONE BOOTH

GEOFFREY RUSH - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

LEATHERFACE - THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

- BREAKTHROUGH MALE

LUDACRIS - 2 FAST 2 Furious

CILLIAN MURPHY - 28 DAYS LATER

SHIA LaBEOUF - HOLES

Shawn Ashmore - X2

Omarion - YOU GOT SERVED

- BREAKTHROUGH FEMALE

LINDSAY LOHAN - FREAKY FRIDAY

SCARLETT JOHANSSON - LOST IN TRANSLATION

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

JESSICA BIEL - THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

EVAN RACHEL WOOD - THIRTEEN

- BEST KISS

JIM CARREY + JENNIFER ANISTON - BRUCE ALMIGHTY

Keanu Reeves + MONICA BELLUCCI - THE MATRIX: RELOADED

CHARLIZE THERON + CHRISTINA RICCI - MONSTER

OWEN WILSON + Carmen Electra + AMY SMART - STARSKY + HUTCH

SHAWN ASHMORE + ANNA PAQUIN - X2

- BEST ACTION SEQUENCE

INTERCOASTAL FREEWAY PURSUIT - BAD BOYS II

ESCAPE FROM MONGOLIA - CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE

BATTLE AT GONDOR - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

CHAMPION CRANE CHASE - TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES

- BEST FIGHT

QUEEN LATIFAH VS MISSI PYLE - BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE

UMA THURMAN VS CHIAKI KURIYAMA - KILL BILL: VOL 1

THE ROCK VS KONTIKI REBELS - THE RUNDOWN

HUGH JACKMAN VS KELLY HU - X2

- BEST DANCE SEQUENCE

BEN STILLER + JENNIFER ANISTON - ALONG CAME POLLY

SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT - AMERICAN WEDDING

STEVE MARTIN - BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE

DREW BARRYMORE/Cameron Diaz/LUCY LIU - CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE

OMARION, MARQUES HOUSTON AND THE LIL SAINTS - YOU GOT SERVED

22/04/2004 09:47