The Inaugural MTV Movie and TV Awards Will Include All Genderless Categories
MTV just shook up the awards show in the best way possible. The network recently announced that this year's MTV Movie Awards will be a celebration of both film and TV — and will be aptly re-titled the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
There are 16 categories in the inaugural show: Some are film-specific. Some are TV-specific. And some actually blend talent from both film and TV (best Villain, for example, lists both Alison Williams in "Get Out" and the Demogorgon in "Stranger Things" as nominees). This move speaks to the ever-increasing blurred line between television and film. People don't just go to the theater or watch live television on Thursday nights anymore. They simultaneously stream movies and TV shows on platforms like Netflix. They record TV shows and watch them later on their phones. There isn't this great divide between the mediums anymore, and it's a sign of the times that MTV is taking notice.
But that's not even the best part: All of the categories for the MTV Movie and TV Awards are genderless. Yup. There's no Best Actress or Best Actor; instead, both Emma Watson and Hugh Jackman will duke it out for Best Actor in a Movie. Donald Glover and Mandy Moore are both in the running for Best Actor in a Show. And mediums collide in more general categories like Best Villain and Best Kiss. Again, this a very cool move from MTV. Many people think the gender separation in awards shows is antiquated and, sometimes, even offensive. Putting both women and men on the same playing field takes gender politics out of the equation and allows the performances to speak for themselves. May the best person win (read: Millie Bobby Brown).
MTV also updated its legendary Best Fight Award to Best Fight Against the System, which will celebrate the film or TV show that made the biggest sociopolitical impact in 2016.
Adam Devine will host the MTV Movie and TV Awards, which airs May 7 at 8pm EST on MTV. Check out some of the nominees, below. Click here for the full list.
Movie of the Year
"Beauty and the Beast"
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
"The Edge of Seventeen"
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"
Show of the Year
"Game of Thrones"
"Pretty Little Liars"
"This Is Us"
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