‘Get Out’ Leads First-Ever MTV Movie and TV Awards Nominations

MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations:
Courtesy of Universal Pictures

The annual MTV Movie Awards have a makeover coming this year as for the first time ever, movie and television categories will both be represented on the show.

Nominees were unveiled Thursday. Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” led the pack with six mentions. Additionally, the actor and actress categories have been combined into non-gendered fields for movies and TV shows.


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Two more categories will be announced closer to the ceremony. Voting is open now at MTV.com.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards will be held on May 7. Full list of nominees below.

Movie of the Year
“Beauty and the Beast”
“The Edge of Seventeen”
“Get Out”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Best Actor in a Movie
Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out”
Emma Watson – “Beauty and the Beast”
Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”
Hugh Jackman – “Logan”
James McAvoy – “Split”
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”

Show of the Year
“Game of Thrones”
“Pretty Little Liars”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”

Best Actor in a Show
Donald Glover – “Atlanta”
Emilia Clarke – “Game of Thrones”
Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead”
Mandy Moore – “This Is Us”
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”

Best Kiss
Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome – “Moonlight”
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens – “Beauty and the Beast”
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard – “Empire”
Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick – “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”

Best Villain
Allison Williams – “Get Out”
Demogorgon – “Stranger Things”
Jared Leto – “Suicide Squad”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead”
Wes Bentley – “American Horror Story”

Best Host
Ellen DeGeneres – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
John Oliver – “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
RuPaul – “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Samantha Bee – “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
Trevor Noah – “The Daily Show”

Best Documentary
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“O.J.: Made in America”
“This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous”
“TIME: The Kalief Browder Story”

Best Reality Competition
“America’s Got Talent”
“MasterChef Junior”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“The Bachelor”
“The Voice”

Best Comedic Performance
Adam Devine – “Workaholics”
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson – “Broad City”
Lil Rel Howery – “Get Out”
Seth MacFarlane – “Family Guy”
Seth Rogen – “Sausage Party”
Will Arnett – “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Best Hero
Felicity Jones – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
Grant Gustin – “The Flash”
Mike Colter – “Luke Cage”
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”
Stephen Amell – “Arrow”
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”

“Game of Thrones” – Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) Death
“Grey’s Anatomy” – Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death (Ellen Pompeo)
“Me Before You” – Will (Sam Claflin) tells Louisa (Emilia Clarke) he can’t stay with her
“Moonlight” – Paula (Naomie Harris) tells Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) that she loves him
“This Is Us” – Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate

Next Generation
Chrissy Metz
Daniel Kaluuya
Issa Rae
Riz Ahmed
Yara Shahidi

Best Duo
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton – “The Voice”
Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery – “Get Out”
Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield – “Atlanta”
Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen – “Logan”
Josh Gad and Luke Evans – “Beauty and the Beast”
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg – “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”

Best American Story
“Fresh Off the Boat”
“Jane the Virgin”

Best Fight Against the System
“Get Out”
“Hidden Figures”
“Luke Cage”
“Mr. Robot”

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  1. Jason Singleton says:

    Why is Get Out even nominated for anything?

  2. Millie Bobby Brown says:

    Allison Williams’ nod as Best Villain is kind of a spoiler, isn’t it? ;)

  3. Millie Bobby Brown says:

    I love that Moonlight didn’t get a Best Picture nod but instead was recognized in the only MTV Movie Award Category that ever mattered: Best Kiss. Those were the days (Sarah Michelle Gellar + Selma Blair).

  4. Alex says:

    I won’t be shocked if the ratings suck. MTV is no longer important. MTV and GLAAD hand out their worthless awards now because the real awards season is over…and their ratings were down

  5. Ray C says:

    Isnt it ironic that the MTV (M stood for music) awards does not recognize song or score in film or TV?

  6. George says:

    Many have called “Get Out” the most hateful, racist movie ever made. That said it comes as no surprise that it would win an MTV movie award.

    • Steve says:

      Who the hell is “many”? Having seen the film, and as a white guy, I think only the defensive would find this racist. It has interesting and tough things to say about racism, but that doesn’t make it racist. It’s a funny, entertaining genre film that has some serious ideas at the core, and I love that kind of thing. The fact that it’s a smash hit makes me happy.

    • Will C says:

      Well, those people are total morons who know nothing about history, both real or cinematic (they want to bitch that this is racist, they should go back to 1915 and watch D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation”), and need to grow a thicker skin. Probably the same dumbasses who think “Dear White People” is racist towards white people because they lack an understanding of satire or the source material.

  7. Andrej says:

    Although with the topics at hand it’s always better to try and participate than to disregard, these awards were always meant to be aloof and carefree. Therefore, I don’t know how to feel about this surge of socially-driven prizes like Best Fight Against the System, Best Documentary and Best American Story in an awards shows which used to features categories such as Best Shirtless Performance, Best Scared-As-Shit Performance and WTF Moment only a couple of years ago. It rings somewhat… phony, like it’s all too forced. I hope they keep the good spirits intact to balance out the need for gravitas and social commentary, at least.

    Aside from that, Jared Leto being nominated in Best Villain for his five-minute-cameo-at-best performance in Suicide Squad is a disservice to Cara Delevigne and/or Viola Davis, I must say.

  8. Steve says:

    Well, Best Villain kinda spoils Get Out, but OK. Dafne Keen and Angourie Rice should have been nominated for Best Newcomer.

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