Time for some fun – the MTV Movie Award nominations have been announced

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We’ve just experienced the conclusion of the Oscars for this year and seen all the years most critically recognized films get awarded and now its time for an awards ceremony that’s a little bit more fun – with the MTV Movie Awards whose nominations were announced yesterday evening. The MTV Awards typically focus on popularity rather than technical merit, but are also known for a host of crazy awards such as Best Kiss and Best Action Scene, which make it perhaps less credible, but nonetheless still a lot of fun.

In other words, if you want to know which movies and scenes were the most fun of the year, chances are this is the award show to look out for. So, just which films have been deemed worthy by the MTV Generation, well here is the full list below:

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

I’ve long since realised I am no longer part of the MTV Generation, as I don’t get many of these awards, but at least we’re seeing a lot of good critical films still getting recognized (Mad Max, Ex Machina and the The Revenant) and its nice that we get to see popular films like The Avengers and Deadpool get recognized for their ability to bring cinema goers into the theatres and for being entertaining – which is what movies are supposed to be. Not to mention it is a heck of a lot more diverse than the Oscars (too soon?).

One award which perhaps highlights the typical bias that the Oscars have towards historical films is the true story category, which is for the best films based on true stories and actually looks a lot more of what you would expect at the Oscars, whereas the best movie nominations are filled with big, yet original, blockbusters. It goes to show you that as much as we complain about the lack of creativity and endless sequels in Hollywood, its still where the imagination gets explored the most.

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Personally, I think its going to be between Star Wars and Deadpool to have the most golden popcorn statuettes awarded, which I think would be a fair reflection of fan sentiment for the  films released so far. The awards show will be hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and will be broadcast on  Sunday, April 10 for all those interested. As always, we will have the winners list ready for you after the show.

What do you make of the MTV Movie Award nominations for this year? Is it just a stupid award show or perhaps a better list than the Oscars?

Last Updated: March 9, 2016

Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I’d rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

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