Monday, 24 April, 2017

'Get Out' leads expanded, gender-free MTV Movie and TV Awards

Adam Devine Nabs Hosting Duties For 'MTV Movie and TV Awards' Workaholics' Adam Devine to Host MTV's First-Ever Movie & TV Awards
Sammy Stanley | 07 April, 2017, 01:48

The gala is to take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Psychological race-centric horror Get Out earned six nominations for the awards show on May 7th, while Beauty and the Beast and Stranger Things pulled in four nominations each. A few new categories are being added, including Show of the Year, Best Host, Best Reality Competition, Tearjerker, and Next Generation, while peeps in the Best Kiss, Best Hero, and Best Villain categories will compete with others from both shows and films. 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.

On the television side of the awards, nominations for best show went to FX's "Atlanta"; HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Insecure"; Freeform's "Pretty Little Liars"; Netflix's "Stranger Things"; and NBC's "This is Us".

Adam Devine, star of Comedy Central's retired "Workaholics", is your host for the inaugural "MTV Movie & TV Awards" - a beefed up product from the annual movie awards show produced by Casey Patterson Entertainment.

Ditching gendered categories has become more common with awards shows.

The changes produced a list of nominations on Thursday that included "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke competing for best actor in a show against Donald Glover of "Atlanta" and Mandy Moore from "This is Us".

Nominees are decided by producers and executives at MTV with winners chosen online by the general public.

New categories this year include best American story, for a TV show or movie that showcases America at its "open and diverse" best.

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