MTV has revealed the nominees for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards setting the stage for the 25th anniversary of the ultimate celebration of blockbuster movies and the fans who love them.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton scored nominations for movie of the year, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens garnering the most nominations (11) for a franchise.
Hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, the awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, April 10 on the Warner Bros. backlot in Burbank, California. Tune in for the primetime premiere of the show on MTV (DStv channel 130) on Monday, April 11 at 8.30 pm CAT (red carpet show) and 9 pm (awards).
In another first for the show, MTV has partnered with Google for voting on the coveted movie of the year category, allowing fans to vote by typing keywords, “MTV Vote,” into the Google search bar.
“What has always been so cool about the MTV Movie Awards is that it’s about blockbuster movies that audiences line up to see; comedies, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, action,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer. “This show is about fandom and the stars come out to celebrate that. The nominees and the content are naturally diverse and eclectic because we’re a true reflection of real movie-going audience.”
This year the MTV Movie Awards are also introducing two new categories that celebrate authentic narratives – true story and documentary.
The full list of nominees is:
- Movie of the year: Avengers: Age of Ultron; Creed; Deadpool; Jurassic World; Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Straight Outta Compton.
- True story: Concussion; Joy; Steve Jobs; Straight Outta Compton; The Big Short; The Revenant.
- Documentary: Amy; Cartel Land; He Named Me Malala; The Hunting Ground; The Wolfpack; What Happened, Miss Simone?
- Best female performance: Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina; Anna Kendrick – Pitch Perfect 2; Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road; Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Jennifer Lawrence – Joy; Morena Baccarin – Deadpool.
- Best male performance: Chris Pratt – Jurassic World; Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant; Matt Damon – The Martian; Michael B. Jordan – Creed; Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool; Will Smith – Concussion.
- Breakthrough performance: Amy Schumer – Trainwreck; Brie Larson – Room; Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Dakota Johnson – Fifty Shades of Grey; John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens; O’Shea Jackson Jr. – Straight Outta Compton.
- Best comedic performance: Amy Schumer – Trainwreck; Kevin Hart – Ride Along 2; Melissa McCarthy – Spy; Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect 2; Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool; Will Ferrell – Get Hard.
- Best action performance: Chris Pratt – Jurassic World; Dwayne Johnson – San Andreas; Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2; John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool; Vin Diesel – Furious 7.
- Best hero: Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road; Chris Evans – Avengers: Age of Ultron; Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Dwayne Johnson – San Andreas; Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2; Paul Rudd – Ant-Man.
- Best villain: Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Ed Skrein – Deadpool; Hugh Keays-Byrne – Mad Max: Fury Road; James Spader – Avengers: Age of Ultron; Samuel L. Jackson – Kingsman: The Secret Service Tom Hardy – The Revenant.
- Best virtual performance: Amy Poehler – Inside Out; Andy Serkis – Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Jack Black – Kung Fu Panda 3 (20th Century Fox); James Spader – Avengers: Age of Ultron; Lupita Nyong’o – Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Seth MacFarlane – Ted 2.
- Ensemble cast: Avengers: Age of Ultron; Furious 7; Pitch Perfect 2; Star Wars: The Force Awakens; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2; Trainwreck.
- Best kiss: Amy Schumer & Bill Hader – Trainwreck; Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan – Fifty Shades of Grey; Leslie Mann & Chris Hemsworth – Vacation; Margot Robbie & Will Smith – Focus; Morena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool; Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine – Pitch Perfect 2.
- Best fight: Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein) – Deadpool; Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. The Bear – The Revenant; Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) vs. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) – Mad Max: Fury Road; Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – Avengers: Age of Ultron; Rey (Daisy Ridley) vs. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) – Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) vs. Lia (Nargis Fakhri) – Spy.
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