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MTV Movie and TV Awards Announces Nominations and Host

  • Craig Miller
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  • June 12, 2023
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MTV Movie and TV Awards Announces Nominations and Host
Key Takeaways
  • "Top Gun: Maverick," "Stranger Things," and "The Last of Us" lead the nominations for the MTV Movie and TV Awards, securing six nominations each.
  • The event will be hosted by Drew Barrymore, who is also a nominee for her self-titled talk show.
  • The awards feature a range of diverse and gender-neutral categories, including "Best Villain," "Best Kick-Ass Cast," and "Breakthrough Performance."
  • Both scripted and unscripted content is recognized, with nominees including "The White Lotus," "Jersey Shore Family Vacation," "RuPaul's Drag Race," and "Vanderpump Rules."
  • The ceremony will be broadcast live on May 7th from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, promising an evening of excitement and recognition for the entertainment industry.

 

The MTV Movie and TV Awards nominations have been revealed, with “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Stranger Things,” and “The Last of Us” leading the pack.

These three fan-favorites have secured six nominations each.

The ceremony will be hosted by actress and talk show host Drew Barrymore, who is also a nominee for her self-titled talk show.

The event will be broadcast live on Sunday, May 7, at 8 pm ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

Diverse Categories and New Additions

This year’s MTV Movie and TV Awards boasts a range of colorful, gender-neutral, and genre-crossing categories.

One such category is Best Villain, which includes nominees from both movies and TV shows. 

Some of the contenders are the murderous dancing doll from “M3GAN,” the eerie Upside Down monster Vecna from “Stranger Things,” and the CGI title character from “Cocaine Bear.”

These characters will compete against Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and Harry Styles in “Don’t Worry Darling.”

A fresh addition to this year’s awards is the “Best Kick-Ass Cast” category, which celebrates ensembles from different movies and TV shows.

Among the nominees are the casts from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania,” “Teen Wolf: The Movie,” and Netflix series “Outer Banks” and “Stranger Things.”

Nominations Spanning Scripted and Unscripted Content

The MTV Movie and TV Awards recognizes both scripted and unscripted content. In addition to the leading nominees mentioned earlier, other contenders in the scripted categories include “The White Lotus” and “Wednesday.”

In the realm of unscripted content, popular shows such as “Jersey Shore Family Vacation,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and “Vanderpump Rules” have received multiple nominations.

A Night of Excitement and Recognition

With a diverse lineup of nominees and categories, the MTV Movie and TV Awards promises to be an evening filled with excitement and appreciation for the entertainment industry.

Host Drew Barrymore will guide viewers through a night that honors both well-loved favorites and fresh faces in film and television.

Be sure to tune in on Sunday, May 7, at 8 pm ET/PT to catch all the action live from Santa Monica, California.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

BEST MOVIE

“Avatar: The Way of Water”

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

“Elvis”

“Nope”

“Scream VI”

“Smile”

“Top Gun: Maverick”

BEST SHOW

“Stranger Things”

“The Last of Us”

“The White Lotus”

“Wednesday”

“Wolf Pack”

“Yellowstone”

“Yellowjackets”

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE

Austin Butler — “Elvis”

Florence Pugh — “Don’t Worry Darling:

KeKe Palmer — “Nope”

Michael B. Jordan — “Creed III”

Tom Cruise — “Top Gun: Maverick”

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW

Aubrey Plaza — “The White Lotus”

Christina Ricci — “Yellowjackets”

Jenna Ortega — “Wednesday”

Riley Keough — “Daisy Jones & The Six”

Sadie Sink — “Stranger Things”

Selena Gomez — “Only Murders in the Building”

BEST HERO

Diego Luna —”Andor”

Jenna Ortega — “Wednesday”

Paul Rudd — “Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania”

Pedro Pascal — “The Last Of Us”

Tom Cruise — “Top Gun: Maverick”

A fresh addition to this year’s awards is the “Best Kick-Ass Cast” category, which celebrates ensembles from different movies and TV shows.

BEST VILLAIN

Elizabeth Olsen — “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

Harry Styles – “Don’t Worry Darling”

Jamie Campbell Bower — “Stranger Things”

M3GAN – “M3GAN”

The Bear — “Cocaine Bear”

BEST KISS (presented by Cheetos®)

Anna Torv + Philip Prajoux – “The Last Of Us”

Harry Styles + David Dawson – “My Policeman”

Madison Bailey + Rudy Pankow – “Outer Banks”

Riley Keough + Sam Claflin – “Daisy Jones & The Six”

Selena Gomez + Cara Delevingne – “Only Murders in the Building”

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Adam Sandler – “Murder Mystery 2”

Dylan O’Brien – “Not Okay”

Jennifer Coolidge – “Shotgun Wedding”

KeKe Palmer – “Nope”

Quinta Brunson – “Abbott Elementary”

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

Bad Bunny – “Bullet Train”

Bella Ramsey – “The Last Of Us”

Emma D’Arcy – “House of the Dragon”

Joseph Quinn – “Stranger Things”

Rachel Sennott – “Bodies Bodies Bodies”

BEST FIGHT

Brad Pitt (Ladybug) vs. Bad Bunny (The Wolf) – “Bullet Train”

Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) vs. Ghostface – “Scream VI”

Jamie Campbell Bower (Vecna) vs. Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) – “Stranger Things”

Keanu Reeves (John Wick) vs. Everyone – “John Wick 4”

Escape from Narkina 5- “Andor”

MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE

Jennifer Coolidge – “The White Lotus”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson – “Cocaine Bear”

Justin Long – “Barbarian”

Rachel Sennott – “Bodies Bodies Bodies”

Sosie Bacon – “Smile”

BEST DUO

Camila Mendes + Maya Hawke – “Do Revenge”

Jenna Ortega + Thing – “Wednesday”

Pedro Pascal + Bella Ramsey – “The Last Of Us”

Simona Tabasco + Beatrice Grannò – “The White Lotus”

Tom Cruise + Miles Teller – “Top Gun: Maverick”

BEST KICK-ASS CAST

“Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania”

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

“Outer Banks”

“Stranger Things”

“Teen Wolf: The Movie”

BEST SONG

Demi Lovato – Still Alive (“Scream VI”)

Doja Cat – Vegas (“Elvis”)

Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand (“Top Gun: Maverick”)

OneRepublic – I Ain’t Worried (“Top Gun: Maverick”)

Rihanna – Lift Me Up (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)

Taylor Swift – Carolina (“Where The Crawdads Sing”)

BEST DOCU-REALITY SERIES

“Jersey Shore Family Vacation”

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

“Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition”

“The Kardashians”

“Vanderpump Rules”

BEST COMPETITION SERIES

“All-Star Shore”

“Big Brother”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars”

“The Challenge: USA”

“The Traitors”

BEST HOST

Drew Barrymore – “The Drew Barrymore Show”

Joel Madden – “Ink Master”

Nick Cannon – “The Masked Singer”

RuPaul – “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Kelly Clarkson – “The Kelly Clarkson Show”

BEST REALITY ON-SCREEN TEAM (presented by SONIC®)

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Vinny Guadagnino, Pauly D (MVP) – “Jersey Shore Family Vacation”

Tori Deal and Devin Walker – “The Challenge: Ride or Dies”

RuPaul Charles and Michelle Visage – “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney, Scheana Shay, LaLa Kent – “Vanderpump Rules”

Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke – “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

“Halftime”

“Love, Lizzo”

“Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me”

“Sheryl”

“The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s American Pie”

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