MTV is giving their annual entertainment award show two big changes this year. For the first time, it is now the MTV Movie & TV Awards, combining both the big and small screens in the show (and in certain categories).
Secondly, the award show has created non-gendered categories for the individual awards. Now, instead of two separate categories for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Movie, six actors of any gender are nominated for Best Actor in a Movie. The nominations come the day after Billions’ actor Asia Kate Dillon challenged the Emmys’ gendered acting categories.
This is not the first time genderless categories have been brought up. Last year’s fall TCA acting awards also featured non-gendered acting categories, which was a good step. Whether or not the TCAs and MTV will pave the path for other award shows to follow in their footsteps remains to be seen, but there’s certainly an argument for them to do so.
The show will air on May 7. See the full list of nominees below.
Movie of the Year
Best Actor in a Movie
Show of the Year
Best Actor in a Show
Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome, MOONLIGHT
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, LA LA LAND
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, EMPIRE
Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick, MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES
Best Reality Competition
Best Comedic Performance
GAME OF THRONES, Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) Death
GREY’S ANATOMY, Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death (Ellen Pompeo)
ME BEFORE YOU, Will (Sam Claflin) tells Louisa (Emilia Clarke) he can’t stay with her
MOONLIGHT, Paula (Naomie Harris) tells Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) that she loves him
THIS IS US, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, THE VOICE
Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery, GET OUT
Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield, ATLANTA
Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen, LOGAN
Josh Gad and Luke Evans, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, MARTHA AND SNOOP’S POTLUCK DINNER PARTY
Best American Story
Best Fight Against the System
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor