MTV Movie Awards: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Tops Nominations

5:00 AM 3/8/2016

by Hilary Lewis

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart will co-host the 25th annual ceremony, which is set to air on Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m.

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The Force is strong with the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens scored a leading 11 nominations, it was announced Tuesday morning, including one for movie of the year, where JJ Abrams' hit sequel will face off against Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World and Straight Outta Compton.

The Force Awakens is also up for best female performance (Daisy Ridley), breakthrough performance (Ridley and John Boyega), best action performance (Boyega), best hero (Ridley), best villain (Adam Driver), best virtual performance (Andy Serkis and Lupita Nyong'o), ensemble cast and best fight, for Rey and Kylo Ren's face-off.

Recent hit Deadpool scored the second-most nominations with eight: movie of the year, best female performance (Morena Baccarin), best male performance (Ryan Reynolds), best comedic performance (Reynolds), best action performance (Reynolds), best villain (Ed Skrein), best kiss (Baccarin and Reynolds) and best fight, for Deadpool and Ajax's battle. Avengers: Age of Ultron scored six nominations: movie of the year, best hero (Chris Evans), best villain (James Spader), best virtual performance (Spader), ensemble cast and best fight (Iron Man vs. Hulk).

Several movies scored four nominations each: Mad Max: Fury Road, Pitch Perfect 2, The Revenant (including one for the epic battle between Leonardo DiCaprio's Hugh Glass and the bear) and Trainwreck. Jurassic World, Straight Outta Compton and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay landed three nominations apiece. Meanwhile, Concussion, Creed, Fifty Shades of Grey, Furious 7, Joy, San Andreas and Spy each landed two nominations.

This year, the Movie Awards have introduced two new categories: true story and documentary, both of which are filled with Oscar nominees and hopefuls.

Oscar nominees DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jennifer Lawrence will have a shot at MTV's best male and female prizes with best actress Oscar winner Brie Larson up for best breakthrough performance for her role in Room, facing off against her Trainwreck co-star Amy Schumer, who also earned a best comedic performance nomination.

MTV, which announced the Movie Awards nominees via its new Snapchat Discover channel, has also partnered with Google to allow fans to vote on the movie of the year winner by typing the keywords "MTV Vote" into the Google search bar. Fans can vote in other categories on MovieAwards.MTV.com. Voting closes on Sunday, March 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

"What has always been so cool about the MTV Movie Awards is that it's about blockbuster movies that audiences line up to see; comedies, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, action,” executive producer Casey Patterson said in a statement. “This show is about fandom and the stars come out to celebrate that.  The nominees and the content are naturally diverse and eclectic because we're a true reflection of real movie-going audience.”

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart will co-host the 25th annual MTV Movie Awards, which is set to air on Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m. from outdoors on the Warner Bros. backlot in Burbank, Calif.

  • Movie of the Year

    Courtesy of Lucasfilms 2015/Walt Disney Studios

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) **WINNER
    Avengers
    : Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
    Creed (Warner Bros.)
    Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
    Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)
    Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)

  • True Story

    Jaimie Trueblood

    Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures) **WINNER
    Concussion (Columbia Pictures)
    Joy (20th Century Fox)
    Steve Jobs (Universal Pictures)
    The Big Short (Paramount Pictures)
    The Revenant (20th Century Fox)

  • Documentary

    Amy (A24) **WINNER
    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)

  • Best Female Performance

    'Mad Max: Fury Road,' Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

    Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.) **WINNER
    Alicia VikanderEx Machina (A24)
    Anna Kendrick – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)
    Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
    Jennifer Lawrence – Joy (20th Century Fox)
    Morena BaccarinDeadpool (20th Century Fox)

  • Best Male Performance

    'The Revenant,' Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

    Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant (20th Century Fox) ** WINNER
    Chris
    Pratt – Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)
    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

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    Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) ** WINNER
    Amy SchumerTrainwreck (Universal Pictures)
    Brie Larson – Room (A24)
    Dakota Johnson – Fifty Shades of Grey (Universal Pictures)
    John BoyegaStar Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
    O’Shea Jackson Jr. – Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)

  • Best Comedic Performance

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    Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
    Amy SchumerTrainwreck (Universal Pictures)
    Kevin Hart – Ride Along 2 (Universal Pictures)
    Melissa McCarthy – Spy (20th Century Fox)
    Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)
    Will Ferrell – Get Hard (Warner Bros.)

  • Best Action Performance

    Courtesy of Universal Pictures

    Chris Pratt – Jurassic World (Universal Pictures) **WINNER
    Dwayne Johnson – San Andreas (Warner Bros.)
    Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lionsgate)
    John BoyegaStar Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
    Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
    Vin Diesel – Furious 7 (Universal Pictures)

  • Best Hero

    Murray Close/LIONSGATE

    Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (Lionsgate) **WINNER
    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.)
    Paul Rudd – Ant-Man (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

  • Best Villain

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    Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) **WINNER
    Ed SkreinDeadpool (20th Century Fox)
    Hugh Keays-ByrneMad 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

    Courtesy of Disney/Pixar

    Amy PoehlerInside Out (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) **WINNER
    Andy SerkisStar 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'oStar Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
    Seth MacFarlaneTed 2 (Universal Pictures)

  • Ensemble Cast

    Richard Cartwright/Courtesy of Universal Pictures

    Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures) **WINNER
    Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
    Furious 7 (Universal Pictures)
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 (Lionsgate)
    Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)

  • Best Kiss

    Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures) **WINNER
    Amy Schumer & Bill HaderTrainwreck (Universal Pictures)
    Dakota Johnson & Jamie DornanFifty Shades of Grey (Universal Pictures)
    Leslie Mann & Chris HemsworthVacation (Warner Bros.)
    Margot Robbie & Will Smith – Focus (Warner Bros.)
    Morena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)

     

  • Best Fight

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    Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein) – Deadpool (20th Century Fox) **WINNER
    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)

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