MTV is making major changes to their annual awards show celebrating film. First they added television and streaming to the mix, meaning that some categories will nominate movies, tv, and streaming for the same award. Now they are making another major change, they are ditching gender division for their awards.
What this means is that award for Best Actor will now include male and female performers, eliminating the best actress award. This will also be the same for the categories like Best Actor in a Show, Best Host, Best Villain, Best Hero, and Best Comedic Performance. In addition to those changes, MTV has added five new categories to accommodate the content expansion to include television and streaming, MTV's new categories are Show of the Year, Best Host, Best Reality Competition, Tearjerker and Next Generation.
As far as nominations go, Jordan Peele's horror film Get Out leads all nominations with six. They are up for Movie of the Year, Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya, Best Villain for Allison Williams, Best Comedic Performance for Lil Rel Howery, Best Duo for Kaluuya and Howery, and Best Fight Against the System, which replaces Best Fight, and recognizes a movie or TV show whose characters best exemplify fighting against a system that tries to keep them down.
Other noteworthy nominees include Beauty and the Beast, who has four nominations, including one for movie of the year, while Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine outing, Logan, has three nominations. On the TV side, Stranger Things leads with four nominations including show of the year, best actor in a show (Millie Bobby Brown), best villain (Demogorgon) and best hero (Brown). Atlanta, Game of Thrones and This is Us each have three noms
Adam Devine is set to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards live from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can vote for their favorites on MTV.com.