MTV Movie & TV Awards Organisers drop “Best Actor/Actress” category to be gender neutral

The decision indicates that there will be no “best actor” and “best actress” award separately but in one category.

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The organisers of the MTV Movie & TV Awards have announced that they, as well as their nominees will be ditching the best actor/actress categories, allowing them to keep things a little more neutral.

This decision indicates that there will be no “best actor” and “best actress” award separately but one category in which all actors will compete which is “Best Actor in a Movie” and “Best Actor in a Show”.

According to MTV, the non-gendered awards will put Emma Watson and Taraji P. Henson against Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy for “best actor in a movie” and Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown and Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke in competition with The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan for “best actor in a show”.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Movie of the Year

Beauty and the Beast

Get Out

Logan

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Edge of Seventeen

 

Show of the Year

Atlanta

Game of Thrones

Insecure

Pretty Little Liars

Stranger Things

This Is Us

 

Best Kiss

Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome — Moonlight

Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling — La La Land

Emma Watson & Dan Stevens — Beauty and the Beast

Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard — Empire

Zac Efron & Anna Kendrick — Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates

 

Best Villain

Allison Williams — Get Out

Demogorgon — Stranger Things

Jared Leto — Suicide Squad

Jeffrey Dean Morgan — The Walking Dead

Wes Bentley — American Horror Story: Roanoke

 

Best Host

Ellen DeGeneres -The Ellen DeGeneres Show

John Oliver – Last Week Tonight

RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race

Samantha Bee – Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Trevor Noah -The Daily Show

 

Best Documentary

13th

I Am Not Your Negro

O.J.: Made in America

This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

TIME: The Kalief Browder Story

 

Best Reality Competition

America’s Got Talent

MasterChef Junior

RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Bachelor

The Voice

 

Best Actor in a Movie

Daniel Kaluuya — Get Out

Emma Watson — Beauty and the Beast

Hailee Steinfeld — The Edge of Seventeen

Hugh Jackman — Logan

James McAvoy — Split

Taraji P. Henson — Hidden Figures

 

Best Actor in a Show

Donald Glover — Atlanta

Emilia Clarke — Game of Thrones

Gina Rodriguez — Jane the Virgin

Jeffrey Dean Morgan — The Walking Dead

Mandy Moore — This Is Us

Millie Bobby Brown — Stranger Things

 

Best Comedic Performance

Adam DeVine — Workaholics

Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson — Broad City

Lil Rel Howery — Get Out

Seth MacFarlane — Family Guy

Will Arnett — The LEGO Batman Movie

 

Best Hero

Felicity Jones — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Grant Gustin — The Flash

Mike Colter — Luke Cage

Millie Bobby Brown — Stranger Things

Stephen Amell — Arrow

Taraji P. Henson — Hidden Figures

 

Tearjerker

Game of Thrones — Hodor’s death

Grey’s Anatomy — Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death

Me Before You — Will tells Louisa he can’t stay with her

Moonlight — Paula tells Chiron that she loves him

This Is Us — Jack and Randall at karate

 

Next Generation

Chrissy Metz

Daniel Kaluuya

Issa Rae

Riz Ahmed

Yara Shahidi

 

Best Duo

Adam Levine & Blake Shelton — The Voice

Daniel Kauuya & Lil Rel Howery — Get Out

Brian Tyree Henry & Lakeith Stanfield — Atlanta

Hugh Jackman & Dafne Keen — Logan

Josh Gad & Luke Evans — Beauty and the Beast

Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg — Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

 

Best American Story

Black-ish

Fresh Off the Boat

Jane the Virgin

Moonlight

Transparent

 

Best Fight Against the System

Get Out

Hidden Figures

Loving

Luke Cage

Mr. Robot

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