[Note: Round 2 is closed. Head here for the final round in the Best Kiss Smoochdown!]
OME. Just editing photos for our MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Smoochdown is raising the temperature in this office today. The things we do for you fans. Round 1 just finished this morning, and so we’ll say goodbye to worthy contenders Save the Last Dance, Brokeback Mountain, Independence Day and Shakespeare in Love in this grueling tournament to determine the hottest facesuckers of all past MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss winners. The victories leading up to this point were swift and decisive, but now it’s time to make some tough decisions for Round 2. Polls close Friday at 9 a.m. ET.
Blame It On the Rain: Spider-Man Vs. The Notebook
Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst defied gravity, bad guys and the admittedly creepy factor of kissing a strange boy in a dark alley for this Golden Popcorn worthy makeout sesh. In interviews, Kirsten Dunst said the rain made it feel like she was drowning too. But all that discomfort didn’t discourage the Spider-Man co-stars to carry on their romance off-screen while filming the 2001 flick. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling’s drenched performance didn’t seem to require all that much acting in The Notebook — the two were also dating in real life. We really can’t blame them. But can we choose between them?
Dangerous Liaisons: Cruel Intentions vs. Twilight
We’d probably be willing to switch teams and fake complete naivete if Sarah Michelle Gellar offered to teach us what first base means. Just saying. Her Cruel Intentions tongue massage with Selma Blair was one for the record books. Who even remembers the rest of the movie? We’re very interested to see how they stand up to reigning Best Kiss champions, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. “Don’t move,” Edward instructs Bella, as he attempts the very risky move of kissing his little lamb without ripping her throat out. To our delight, she does not obey for long.
Check back here on Friday morning for the final round of our Best Kiss Smoochdown!
[Photos: Marvel Studios, New Line, Focus Features, Summit Entertainment]