‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ grabs 11 nominations for MTV Movie Awards

03.08.16 2 years ago

While it got shut out at the Academy Awards, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have a chance to take home some gold at the silver anniversary of the MTV Movie Awards.  The epic sci-fi flick received 11 nominations including Ensemble Cast as well as for Adam Driver (Best Villain) and Daisy Ridley (Best Female Performance).  It was, however, shut out in the Movie of the Year category.

It was also a very good year for two major comic book-based films, Deadpool (8 nominations) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (6 nominations).  Both of those films were nominated for Movie of the Year alongside Creed, Jurassic World and Straight Outta Compton.

In its announcement, MTV took a dig at the Oscars and the fact that there were no minority nominees in any of the acting categories despite outstanding performances by Michael B. Jordan (Creed) and Will Smith (Concussion) among others.

“The nominees and the content are naturally diverse and eclectic because we're a true reflection of real movie-going audience,” said Casey Patterson, the show”s executive producer.  

The award show airs April 10 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV and will be hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.  

Following is a full list of nominees: 

MOVIE OF THE YEAR

• Avengers: Age of Ultron
• Creed
• Deadpool
• Jurassic World
• 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

BEST 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
• 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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