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Oscar faves among MTV Movie Awards nods

Oscar winner “12 Years a Slave” will face off with blockbusters such as “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.

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

Conan O’Brien will host the show live April 13.

Directorial debut by Cox at Tribeca

The 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival will premiere films starring Katie Holmes and Robin Williams and feature Courteney Cox’s directorial debut.

The New York festival announced the second half of its slate Thursday. Debuting at Tribeca will be the comedy “Just Before I Go,” Cox’s first feature as director. Also premiering is the drama “Boulevard,” starring Williams, and the schoolteacher tale “Miss Meadows,” with Holmes.

A romance penned by Joss Whedon, “In Your Eyes,” will come to Tribeca, as will “Every Secret Thing,” a crime drama scripted by “Enough Said” director Nicole Holofcener.

The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 16 through April 27.

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