MTV Movie Awards Best Shirtless Performance: Who Will Win?

Listen. There are a lot of great contenders up for Best Shirtless Performance, but I think we can all agree the award is nothing if it doesn't go to Channing Tatum for his leading role in Magic Mike, last summer's hit about male strippers and warm weather.

I don't know about you, but I didn't particularly love the movie, even though it featured plenty of attractive and fit men sans shirts. The main character wasn't super likable, and I felt the same about Matthew McConaughey's character, but Tatum was downright awesome and talented. Here are the people he's up against for the award:

Christian Bale — "The Dark Knight Rises"
Daniel Craig — "Skyfall"
Taylor Lautner — "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2"
Seth MacFarlane as Ted — "Ted"

Sorry, Lautner, but your hot shirtless moments are like, so 2009. It feels like forever ago that the Twilight saga was still a thing. I will always love it, but come on, guys. Move one! Ted was just annoying, so no, and The Dark Knight Rises was nothing shot of stressful. I'm also over James Bond. Tatum is fresh and new. Let's all agree he's the guy for the award. The dad-to-be better collect tonight or I'm going to be really disappointed!

How much do you trust the information in this article?

Laura Donovan

Laura is a former PolicyMic publishing editor and aims to expand coverage on school bullying and youth aggression. She is a former associate editor of women's news site The Jane Dough and Mediaite. She has also worked for The Daily Caller.

MORE FROM

Know who’s really winning ‘Game of Thrones’ this season? The show’s editing team

Props to Crispin Green and Tim Porter for episodes one and two, respectively. Y'all are some gross monsters.

TJ Miller’s explanation of the “feminist agenda” in ‘The Emoji Movie’ proves the bar is too low

How feminist can a movie with no female writers really be?

On Lana Del Rey’s lust for social consciousness

For her latest studio full-length, LDR proves there's more to her than the flower-crown aesthetic.

‘Game of Thrones’ Theories: Arya and Nymeria finally reunited, but what does it mean?

So, is Arya actually heading back to Winterfell?

‘Game of Thrones’: So Samwell Tarly is basically George R.R. Martin, right?

Finally, Jon Snow's sidekick has a greater purpose.

‘Game of Thrones’: Everyone's true nature is exposed in "Stormborn"

WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU, THEON!

Know who’s really winning ‘Game of Thrones’ this season? The show’s editing team

Props to Crispin Green and Tim Porter for episodes one and two, respectively. Y'all are some gross monsters.

TJ Miller’s explanation of the “feminist agenda” in ‘The Emoji Movie’ proves the bar is too low

How feminist can a movie with no female writers really be?

On Lana Del Rey’s lust for social consciousness

For her latest studio full-length, LDR proves there's more to her than the flower-crown aesthetic.

‘Game of Thrones’ Theories: Arya and Nymeria finally reunited, but what does it mean?

So, is Arya actually heading back to Winterfell?

‘Game of Thrones’: So Samwell Tarly is basically George R.R. Martin, right?

Finally, Jon Snow's sidekick has a greater purpose.

‘Game of Thrones’: Everyone's true nature is exposed in "Stormborn"

WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU, THEON!