Nev schulman and his chest hair reveal the mtv movie awards’ best shirtless performance nominees

Why on earth would you care about Best Sound Mixing or even Best Picture (sorry, sound mixers and Ben Affleck) when the MTV Movie Awards has added a new category designed to elicit drool and condom runs? You wouldn’t. You don’t.

Because our great network truly understands your most fundamental need to praise a good set of pecs, we picked five BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE contenders, which were revealed during tonight’s MTV Movie Awards Nominations Spectacular live stream. “Catfish” private eyes Nev Schulman and Max Joseph announced the very hunky nominees (okay, maybe the teddy bear’s a stretch), and Nev even attempted to throw his bare chest’s best performance (a cameo in “The Return of Sasquatch”) into the ring. Sadly, it was not eligible due to bad timing. (Those five nominees should be grateful — a torso worthy of its own Instagram account could certainly hold its own against a male stripper and James Bond.)

Nominees for Best Shirtless Performance

– Channing Tatum, “Magic Mike”

– Christian Bale, “The Dark Knight Rises”

– Daniel Craig, “Skyfall”

– Seth MacFarlane (as Ted), “Ted”

– Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”

Whether smooth or hairy is more your speed, cast your vote for the most ab-tastic performance now! And don’t forget to tune in Sunday, April 14 at 9e/6p for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards to see whose pecs win the golden popcorn.