MTV Announces Nominations & Rule Changes for Inaugural Movie & TV Awards

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MTV has given one of their premier annual events a facelift, as the MTV Movie Awards now become the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The inaugural telecast -- hosted by actor and comedian Adam Devine -- will air live on Sunday, May 7.

Different from the original awards show, the new format will now include separate categories for TV in addition to film. Another rule change sees actors in both mediums competing against one another for the same awards. The network has also broken down the gender wall with exclusively non-gendered categories -- meaning Emma Watson will go up against Hugh Jackman for top performance honors. 

Five new categories make this year's telecast, as MTV hopes to highlight cultural relevancy in today's society. Aside from the explanatory categories Best Host, Best Reality Competition, and Tearjerker, there will also be awards for Best American Story (awarded to the show or film that shows America at its best, open and diverse) and Best Fight Against the System (formerly known as Best Fight -- awarded to the film or show whose characters best exemplify fighting against a system that tries to keep them down).

Jordan Peele's thought-provoking horror film Get Out leads the pack with six nominations, including the top prize Movie of the Year (presented by Toyota C-HR). Its leading star, Daniel Kaluuya, receives his first-ever major U.S. award show nods for Best Actor in a Movie, Next Generation, and Best Duo (with his co-star, Lil Rel Howery). 

Meanwhile, Disney's remake of Beauty and the Beast and Netflix's Stranger Things follow with four nods, while Atlanta, Game of ThronesHidden Figures, LoganMoonlight and This Is Us all receive three. Here are all the categories and nominees below: 

MOVIE OF THE YEAR (Presented by Toyota C-HR)  

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)      


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)   


Atlanta (FX)    

Game of Thrones (HBO)  

Insecure (HBO)  

Pretty Little Liars (Freeform) 

Stranger Things (Netflix)      

This Is Us (NBC)       


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 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)  


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) 

Samantha Bee – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)     

Trevor Noah – The Daily Show (Comedy Central)  


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) 


America’s Got Talent (NBC)     

MasterChef Junior (FOX) 

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)  

The Bachelor (ABC)     

The Voice (NBC) 


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 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)   


Game of Thrones – Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) Death (HBO)  

Grey’s Anatomy – Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death (Ellen Pompeo) (ABC)       

Me Before You – Will (Sam Claflin) tells Louisa (Emilia Clarke) he can’t stay with her (Warner Bros. Pictures)  

Moonlight – Paula (Naomie Harris) tells Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) that she loves him (A24)      

This Is Us – Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate (NBC)       


Chrissy Metz   

Daniel Kaluuya 

Issa Rae        

Riz Ahmed       

Yara Shahidi   

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)     


Blackish (ABC)  

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)       

Jane the Virgin (The CW)       

Moonlight (A24) 

Transparent (Amazon)   


Get Out (Universal Pictures)    

Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)      

Loving (Focus Features)

Luke Cage (Netflix)    

Mr. Robot (USA)