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Jennifer Lawrence and Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey -- seen here at Sunday’s Academy Awards -- are among the nominees for the MTV Movie Awards.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave" will face off with blockbusters like "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at the MTV Movie Awards.

The network announced Thursday the nominees for its 24th annual Movie Awards. The other movie of the year nominees are "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "American Hustle."

Most of the best male and female nominees reassemble recent Oscar contenders including Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The awards’ best kiss category will have a clear favorite: Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence’s smooch in "American Hustle."

For best shirtless performance, Jennifer Aniston from "We’re the Millers" will vie with DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Conan O’Brien will host the show live April 13 from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre.

"After eight years of intense negotiations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV’s second most prestigious awards show," the comedian joked in a statement.

It marks the first time O’Brien has hosted the MTV Movie Awards. He previously hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2002 and 2006.

Past hosts of the MTV Movie Awards have included Jimmy Fallon, Aziz Ansari, Russell Brand, Rebel Wilson and Sarah Silverman.


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