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2012 MTV Movie Award Nominee Spotlight: Best Male Performance

Posted 30/05/2012

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2012 MTV Movie Award Nominee Spotlight: Best Male Performance
This year, the competition for Best Male Performance is pretty darn fierce. With Daniel Radcliffe and Josh Hutcherson, we’ve got a battle of two beloved book characters brought to life in crowd-pleasing performances. And with the charming, talented, and extremely hot trio of Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ryan Gosling in the mix, all bets are off!

Channing Tatum – ‘The Vow’
In this romantic tear-jerker, Tatum must convince his wife (played by Rachel McAdams) to fall in love with him all over again, after she loses her memory of their relationship. Errr… and she needs convincing why, exactly?!

Daniel Radcliffe – ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’
Over a decade of “Harry Potter” films, we’ve watched DanRad grow up along with the iconic character, from an unknown child actor to a seasoned movie star. Will he nab a popcorn for his final turn in the role?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – ‘50/50’
He’s already racked up a long and varied on-screen resume, and JGL just seems to keep growing as an actor. His powerful portrayal of a cancer patient in a movie that is both funny and touching earned deserved accolades.

Josh Hutcherson – ‘The Hunger Games’
The role of Peeta Mellark required an actor with some serious range: It isn’t easy to pull off a tender love scene that takes place during a vicious battle to the death! Josh totally nailed the part—as is also evidenced by his Best Kiss nomination!

Ryan Gosling – ‘Drive’
He does indie films! He does romances! And once in a while, he breaks up fights or saves lives! Although Ryan Gosling’s awesomeness was never in doubt, this was the year he really got recognized—especially for his dark turn in the violent ‘Drive.’