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Jordan Peele’s racially themed horror film Get Out isn’t just a hit at the box office and with critics, the movie, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Girls‘ Allison Williams, has landed six nominations for the rebranded MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Get Out, which has a 99 percent freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has made more than $168 million at the global office, is nominated for movie of the year, best movie actor (Kaluuya), best villain (Williams), best comedic performance (Lil Rel Howery), best duo (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.
Kaluuya is also nominated for the “next generation” award along with Riz Ahmed (The Night Of, Rogue One, Girls); This Is Us‘ Chrissy Metz; Insecure‘s Issa Rae and Black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi.
Fellow recent box-office hit Beauty and the Beast has four nominations, including one for movie of the year, while Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine outing, Logan, has three nominations as do Oscar favorites Moonlight, La La Land and Hidden Figures. For the last film, star Taraji P. Henson, memorably snubbed for a best actress nomination by the Oscars, is up for best movie actor, a gender-neutral category whose nominees include Kaluuya, Henson, Jackman, Beauty and the Beast‘s Emma Watson, Edge of Seventeen‘s Hailee Steinfeld and Split‘s James McAvoy.
Logan, Beauty and Get Out will face off with Rogue One and Edge of Seventeen for movie of the year honors.
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 nominations, including one for show of the year, where they’ll face off against Stranger Things, Pretty Little Liars and Insecure. As on the movie side, best actor in a show is a non-gendered category whose nominees include Brown, Atlanta‘s Donald Glover, Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez, The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan and This is Us‘ Mandy Moore.
While there are some movie- and TV-specific categories, in other categories both forms of content are eligible, with best kiss, best villain, best hero, best comedic performance, best fight against the system, tearjerker, best duo and best American story all featuring big- and small-screen performances.
New categories include best host, best reality competition, tearjerker, next generation and best American story, which showcases America at its best, open and diverse. Two more categories will be revealed closer to the show, MTV teases.
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 and PT. Fans can vote for their favorites on MTV.com
A complete list of the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Award nominations follows.
SOURCE: awards holly