MTV Movie Awards 2016 Nominees: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Leads with 11

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Daisy Ridley, John Boyega Star Wars The Force Awakens Photo

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega star in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

MTV is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its MTV Movie Awards with this year’s show hosted by Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. The 2016 MTV Movie Awards will air on April 10th at 8pm ET/PT on MTV and will take place at the backlot of Warner Bros. in Burbank, CA. MTV announced this year’s nominees via Snapchat, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens earning 11 nominations including Movie of the Year. Deadpool (released in 2016) also earned a Movie of the Year nomination as well as seven additional nominations in categories including Best Male Performance and Best Fight.

Other films that earned multiple nominations include Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Pitch Perfect 2, The Revenant, Trainwreck, Jurassic World, Straight Outta Compton, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Voting is now open online at www.MovieAwards.MTV.com through Sunday, March 20 at 11:59pm ET. Two new categories have been added to the awards show for 2016: True Story and Documentary.

“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,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer. “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.”

2016 MTV MOVIE AWARDS NOMINEES:


MOVIE OF THE YEAR
• Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Creed (Warner Bros.)
• Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)
• Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)

TRUE STORY
• Concussion (Columbia Pictures)
• Joy (20th Century Fox)
• Steve Jobs (Universal Pictures)
• Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)
• The Big Short (Paramount Pictures)
• The Revenant (20th Century Fox)

DOCUMENTARY
• Amy (A24)
• Cartel Land (The Orchard)
• He Named Me Malala (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• The Hunting Ground (RADiUS-TWC)
• The Wolfpack (Magnolia Pictures)
• What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
• Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina (A24)
• Anna Kendrick – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)
• Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)
• Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Jennifer Lawrence – Joy (20th Century Fox)
• Morena Baccarin – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
• Chris Pratt – Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)
• Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant (20th Century Fox)
• Matt Damon – The Martian (20th Century Fox)
• Michael B. Jordan – Creed (Warner Bros.)
• Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Will Smith – Concussion (Columbia Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
• Amy Schumer – Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)
• Brie Larson – Room (A24)
• Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Dakota Johnson – Fifty Shades of Grey (Universal Pictures)
• John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• O’Shea Jackson Jr. – Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
• Amy Schumer – Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)
• Kevin Hart – Ride Along 2 (Universal Pictures)
• Melissa McCarthy – Spy (20th Century Fox)
• Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)
• Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Will Ferrell – Get Hard (Warner Bros.)

BEST ACTION PERFORMANCE
• Chris Pratt – Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)
• Dwayne Johnson – San Andreas (Warner Bros.)
• Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lionsgate)
• John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Vin Diesel – Furious 7 (Universal Pictures)

BEST HERO
• Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)
• Chris Evans – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Dwayne Johnson – San Andreas (Warner Bros.)
• Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lionsgate)
• Paul Rudd – Ant-Man (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

BEST VILLAIN
• Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Ed Skrein – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Hugh Keays-Byrne – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)
• James Spader – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Samuel L. Jackson – Kingsman: The Secret Service (20th Century Fox)
• Tom Hardy – The Revenant (20th Century Fox)

BEST VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE
• Amy Poehler – Inside Out (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Andy Serkis – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Jack Black – Kung Fu Panda 3 (20th Century Fox)
• James Spader – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Lupita Nyong’o – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Seth MacFarlane – Ted 2 (Universal Pictures)

ENSEMBLE CAST
• Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Furious 7 (Universal Pictures)
• Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)
• Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lionsgate)
• Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)

BEST KISS
• Amy Schumer & Bill Hader – Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)
• Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan – Fifty Shades of Grey (Universal Pictures)
• Leslie Mann & Chris Hemsworth – Vacation (Warner Bros.)
• Margot Robbie & Will Smith – Focus (Warner Bros.)
• Morena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)

BEST FIGHT
• Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein) – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. The Bear – The Revenant (20th Century Fox)
• Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) vs. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)
• Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Rey (Daisy Ridley) vs. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) vs. Lia (Nargis Fakhri) – Spy (20th Century Fox)

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