Irish actor Cillian Murphy is among the nominees for this year's MTV Movie Awards.

Murphy is nominated in the Best Villain category for his performance as Dr Jonathan Crane in 'Batman Begins'.

Tobin Bell ('Saw II'), Hayden Christensen ('Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith'), Ralph Fiennes ('Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire') and Tilda Swinton ('The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe') are also shortlisted.

It is the second time Murphy has been nominated for an MTV Movie Award; he was previously nominated for the Breakthrough Male award in 2004 for his performance in '28 Days Later'.

The nominees for Best Performance are: Steve Carell ('The 40-Year Old Virgin'), Jake Gyllenhaal ('Brokeback Mountain'), Terrence Howard ('Hustle & Flow'), Rachel McAdams ('Red Eye') and Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon (both for 'Walk the Line').

'The 40-Year-Old Virgin', 'Batman Begins', 'King Kong', 'Sin City' and 'The Wedding Crashers' are shortlisted for Best Movie.

'The Wedding Crashers' stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are each nominated for Best Comedic Performance, along with Steve Carell ('The 40-Year-Old Virgin'), Tyler Perry ('Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion') and Adam Sandler ('The Longest Yard').

The nominees for Best Newcomer are: Andre '3000' Benjamin ('Four Brothers'), Jennifer Carpenter ('The Exorcism of Emily Rose'), Isla Fisher ('The Wedding Crashers'), Taraji P Henson ('Hustle & Flow'), Nelly ('The Longest Yard') and Romany Malco ('The 40-Year-Old Virgin').

Other categories at the MTV Movie Awards include Best On-Screen Team, Best Hero, Best Fight, Best Kiss and Sexiest Performance.

The awards take place in Culver City, California on 3 June and will be shown on MTV the following week.