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‘Stranger Things’ & ‘Get Out’ May Sweep MTV’s Movie & TV Awards

Spoilers ahead

For the first time in its history, the MTV Movie Awards are expanding to the MTV Movie & Television Awards. It's a smart move considering how television has risen in the ranks of prestige, giving major movie distributors a run for their money. This, however, casts a wider net than usual with many television characters and actors going up against movie characters and actors in the same categories. No matter, though; it just means that whoever wins is the best of the best. Take that, Golden Globes.

This year, Get Out and Stranger Things lead the pack in terms of nominations for their respective mediums. Get Out's success story continues with its six nods, including Movie of the Year. Stranger Things garnered four noms, while runaway smash This Is Us earned three. It's encouraging to see RuPaul and his incredible reality show, RuPaul's Drag Race, continue to rake in the award nominations; after last year's triumphant Emmy win, Ru and his Queens could very well go home with two more awards. MTV is also introducing a new category intended to spotlight the actors to watch called the Next Generation Award. It should be noted (and applauded) that MTV has forgone dividing Best Actor categories by gender (actor/actress) in favor of the relatively gender-neutral term "actor," putting everyone up for the same award. You can't say MTV ain't woke. 

Meanwhile, Academy favorite La La Land only scored one nomination. I guess the true pulse of pop culture that is MTV wasn't here for the movie's surface level optimism and white boy saving jazz narrative. Best Picture winner Moonlight, thankfully, scored three nominations. Dope! 

For a full list of nominations, see below. Note that the Best Tearjerker awards could spoil some shows for you. The MTV Movie & TV Awards will air Sunday, May 7 at 8pm EST.

Movie Of The Year (Presented by Toyota CH-R)  

Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Get Out (Universal Pictures)

Logan (20th Century Fox)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

The Edge of Seventeen (STX Entertainment)

Best Actor In A Movie

Daniel Kaluuya—Get Out (Universal Pictures)

Emma Watson—Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Hailee Steinfeld—The Edge of Seventeen (STX Entertainment)

Hugh Jackman—Logan (20th Century Fox)

James McAvoy—Split (Universal Pictures)

Taraji P. Henson—Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)

Show Of The Year

Atlanta (FX)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Insecure (HBO)

Pretty Little Liars (Freeform)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

This Is Us (NBC)

Best Actor In A Show

Donald Glover—Atlanta (FX)

Emilia Clarke—Game of Thrones (HBO)

Gina Rodriguez—Jane the Virgin (The CW)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan—The Walking Dead (AMC)

Mandy Moore—This Is Us (NBC)

Millie Bobby Brown—Stranger Things (Netflix)

Best Comedic Performance

Adam DeVine—Workaholics (Comedy Central)

Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson—Broad City (Comedy Central)

Lil Rel Howery—Get Out (Universal Pictures)

Seth MacFarlane—Family Guy (FOX)

Seth Rogen—Sausage Party (Sony)

Will Arnett—The LEGO Batman Movie (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Best Kiss

Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome—Moonlight (A24)

Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling—La La Land (Summit Entertainment)

Emma Watson & Dan Stevens—Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard—Empire (FOX)

Zac Efron & Anna Kendrick—Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (20th Century Fox)

Best Villain

Allison Williams—Get Out (Universal Pictures)

Demogorgon—Stranger Things (Netflix)

Jared Leto—Suicide Squad (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan—The Walking Dead (AMC)

Wes Bentley—American Horror Story (FX)

Best Host

Ellen DeGeneres—The Ellen DeGeneres Show (NBC)

John Oliver—Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

RuPaul—RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1/Logo)

Samantha Bee—Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

Trevor Noah—The Daily Show (Comedy Central)  

Best Hero

Felicity Jones—Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Grant Gustin—The Flash (The CW)

Mike Colter—Luke Cage (Netflix)

Millie Bobby Brown—Stranger Things (Netflix)

Stephen Amell—Arrow (The CW)

Taraji P. Henson—Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)

Best Duo

Adam Levine & Blake Shelton—The Voice (NBC)

Daniel Kaluuya & Lil Rel Howery—Get Out (Universal Pictures)

Brian Tyree Henry & Lakeith Stanfield—Atlanta (FX)

Hugh Jackman & Dafne Keen—Logan (20th Century Fox)

Josh Gad & Luke Evans—Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg—Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (VH1)  

Best Documentary

13th (Netflix)

I Am Not Your Negro (Magnolia Pictures)

O.J.: Made in America (ESPN Films)

This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (YouTube|Red)

TIME: The Kalief Browder Story (Spike)

Best Reality Competition

America’s Got Talent (NBC)

MasterChef Junior (FOX)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1/Logo)

The Bachelor (ABC)

The Voice (NBC)

Best Tearjerker

Game of Thrones—Hodor’s Death (HBO)

Grey’s Anatomy—Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death (ABC)

Me Before You—Will tells Louisa he can’t stay with her (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Moonlight—Paula tells Chiron that she loves him (A24)

This Is Us—Jack and Randall at karate (NBC)

Nest Generation Award

Chrissy Metz

Daniel Kaluuya

Issa Rae

Riz Ahmed

Yara Shahidi    

Best American Story

Blackish (ABC)

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

Jane the Virgin (The CW)

Moonlight (A24)

Transparent (Amazon)

Best Fight Against The System

Get Out (Universal Pictures)

Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)

Loving (Focus Features)

Luke Cage (Netflix)

Mr. Robot (USA)