"Django" and "Ted" lead comedies, superheroes at MTV Movie Awards

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By Piya Sinha-Roy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Django Unchained" and raunchy comedy "Ted" landed seven MTV Movie Awards nominations on Tuesday, leading a slew of comedies and superhero blockbusters among the nominees at the annual film awards voted for by youth audiences.

Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, 22, landed five nominations, including Best Female Performance for her role as young widow Tiffany in quirky comedy "Silver Linings Playbook," as well as Best Kiss, Best On-Screen Duo and Best Musical Moment with her co-star Bradley Cooper.

Cooper, 38, who plays bipolar character Pat in "Silver Linings," tied with Seth MacFarlane as pot-smoking foul-mouthed bear Ted for four nominations each.

"Silver Linings" picked up six nominations, including the night's top honor for Movie of the Year.

Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti Western-style "Django" scored an array of nominations including Best Villain for Leonardo DiCaprio and Best On-Screen Duo for DiCaprio as plantation owner Calvin Candie and Samuel L. Jackson as his slave, Stephen.

"Family Guy" creator MacFarlane's R-rated directorial debut "Ted" also picked up a Movie of the Year nod, along with Best Female Performance for Mila Kunis and Best WTF Moment.

While the star-studded Oscars, hosted by MacFarlane last month, honored critically acclaimed films, the MTV Movie Awards is a tongue-in-cheek, youth-orientated ceremony rewarding the box office hits often overlooked by the Academy Awards.

Hosted by "Pitch Perfect" actress and comedienne Rebel Wilson, the Movie Awards will hand out golden popcorn trophies in 12 categories, ranging from performances, Best Kiss, Best Fight and Best Villain.   Continued...

Cast members Samuel L. Jackson (L-R) Quentin Tarantino, Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz pose on the red carpet for the German premiere for Tarantino's latest movie "Django Unchained" in Berlin January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz