Star Wars leads MTV Movie Awards with 11 noms

Star Wars leads MTV Movie Awards with 11 noms

The force is certainly with the latest Star Wars instalment which is leading the 2016 MTV Movie Awards with 11 nominations.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ main star Daisy Ridley alone earned four of nods – Best Female Performance, Breakthrough Performance, Best Hero and Best Fight (shared with Adam Driver) for her portrayal of Rey. Driver, who played Kylo Ren, also nabbed a nomination for Best Villain.

The seventh film in the Star Wars film series also got a Movie Of The Year nod along with Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World and Straight Outta Compton.

Among the other frontrunners are Deadpool which scored eight nominations while Avengers: Age Of Ultron scored six.

“What has always been so cool about the MTV Movie Awards is that it’s about blockbuster movies that audiences line up to see; comedies, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, action,” says its executive producer Casey Patterson in a press statement.

“This show is about fandom and the stars come out to celebrate that. The nominees and the content are naturally diverse and eclectic because we’re a true reflection of real movie-going audience.”

The awards show will be hosted by movie star Dwayne Johnson and comedian Kevin Hart.

“It’s an honour to be hosting the MTV Movie Awards with a guy who’s not only one of the funniest guys on the planet, but who’s often mistaken as my twin, Kevin Hart,” says Johnson. “We live for our fans and promise to make this an epic, historic unforgettable night for them.”

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Daisy Ridley snags four nominations for her portrayal of Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Photo: Reuters

The awards show, which turns 25 this year, will be taped at the Warner Bros Studios in Burbank, California on April 9. It will air in Malaysia on April 11 at 9pm on MTV (Astro Ch 713).

“I love hosting – it’s my thing,” says Hart. “Dwayne and I are the perfect team for the epic 25th anniversary show. It’s going to go down.”

Two new categories True Story and Documentary have been introduced to this year’s edition.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Movie Of The Year

Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Creed

Deadpool

Jurassic World

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Straight Outta Compton

Star Wars: The Force Awakens emerge as 2016 MTV Movie Awards frontrunner with 11 nominations

Star Wars: The Force Awakens emerge as 2016 MTV Movie Awards frontrunner with 11 nominations

 

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 Perfromance

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

Charlize Therons performance in Mad Max: Fury Road gets Best Female Performance and Best Hero nominations.

Charlize Therons performance in Mad Max: Fury Road gets Best Female Performance and Best Hero nominations.

 

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

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

Chris Pratt earns Best Male Performance and Best Action Performance for Jurassic World.

Chris Pratt earns Best Male Performance and Best Action Performance for Jurassic World.

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

Tom Hardy gets Best Villain nomination for his role in The Revenant.

Tom Hardy gets Best Villain nomination for his role in The Revenant.

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

James Spader – Avengers: Age Of Ultron

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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