MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Get Out' Leads With 6 Nominations

9:06 AM 4/6/2017

by Hilary Lewis

'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Stranger Things' scored four noms each as the annual big-screen celebration adds small-screen performances to its honors.

Jordan Peele's racially themed horror film Get Out isn't just a hit at the box office and with critics, the movie, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Girls' Allison Williams, has landed six nominations for the rebranded MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Get Out, which has a 99 percent freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has made more than $168 million at the global office, is nominated for movie of the year, best movie actor (Kaluuya), best villain (Williams), best comedic performance (Lil Rel Howery), best duo (Kaluuya and Howery) and "best fight against the system," which replaces "best fight," and recognizes a movie or TV show whose characters best exemplify fighting against a system that tries to keep them down.

Kaluuya is also nominated for the "next generation" award along with Riz Ahmed (The Night Of, Rogue One, Girls); This Is Us' Chrissy Metz; Insecure's Issa Rae and Black-ish's Yara Shahidi.

Fellow recent box-office hit Beauty and the Beast has four nominations, including one for movie of the year, while Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine outing, Logan, has three mentions, as do Oscar favorites Moonlight, La La Land and Hidden Figures. 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.

Logan, Beauty and Get Out will face off with Rogue One and Edge of Seventeen for movie of the year honors.

On the TV side, Stranger Things leads with four nominations including show of the year, best actor in a show (Millie Bobby Brown), best villain (Demogorgon) and best hero (Brown). Atlanta, Game of Thrones and This is Us each have three noms, including one for show of the year, where they'll face off against Stranger Things, Pretty Little Liars and Insecure. As on the movie side, best actor in a show is a non-gendered category whose nominees include Brown, Atlanta's Donald Glover, Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez, The Walking Dead's Jeffrey Dean Morgan and This is Us' Mandy Moore.

While there are some movie- and TV-specific categories, in other categories both forms of content are eligible, with best kiss, best villain, best hero, best comedic performance, best fight against the system, tearjerker, best duo and best American story all featuring big- and small-screen performances.

New categories include best host, best reality competition, tearjerker, next generation and best American story, which showcases America at its best, open and diverse. Two more categories will be revealed closer to the show, MTV teased Thursday.

"MTV is about celebrating youth culture and fueling our audience’s passion points,” MTV, VH1 and Logo president Chris McCarthy said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have Adam Devine as our master of ceremonies for the new MTV Movie & TV Awards where we honor the best stories, actors and characters our audience loves."

Adam Devine is set to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards live from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can vote for their favorites on

A complete list of the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Award nominations follows.

  • Movie of the Year

    Courtesy of Disney

    Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

    Get Out (Universal Pictures)

    Logan (20th Century Fox)

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

    The Edge of Seventeen (STX Entertainment)

  • Best Actor in a Movie

    Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival

    Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out (Universal Pictures)

    Emma Watson – Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

    Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen (STX Entertainment)

    Hugh Jackman – Logan (20th Century Fox)

    James McAvoy – Split (Universal Pictures)

    Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)

  • Show of the Year


    Atlanta (FX)

    Game of Thrones (HBO)

    Insecure (HBO)

    Pretty Little Liars (Freeform)

    Stranger Things (Netflix)

    This Is Us (NBC)

  • Best Actor in a Show

    Quantrell D. Colbert/FX

    Donald Glover – Atlanta (FX)

    Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones (HBO)

    Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin (The CW)

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan – The Walking Dead (AMC)

    Mandy Moore – This Is Us (NBC)

    Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things (Netflix)

  • Best Kiss


    Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome – Moonlight (A24)

    Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling – La La Land (Summit Entertainment)

    Emma Watson & Dan Stevens – Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

    Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard – Empire (FOX)

    Zac Efron & Anna Kendrick – Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (20th Century Fox)

  • Best Villain

    Warner Bros.

    Allison Williams – Get Out (Universal Pictures)

    Demogorgon – Stranger Things (Netflix)

    Jared Leto – Suicide Squad (Warner Bros. Pictures)

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan – The Walking Dead (AMC)

    Wes Bentley – American Horror Story (FX)

  • Best Host

    Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

    Ellen DeGeneres – The Ellen DeGeneres Show (NBC)

    John Oliver – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1/Logo)

    Samantha Bee – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

    Trevor Noah – The Daily Show (Comedy Central)

  • Best Documentary

    Courtesy of ESPN

    13TH (Netflix)

    I Am Not Your Negro (Magnolia Pictures)

    O.J.: Made in America (ESPN Films)

    This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (YouTube|Red)

    TIME: The Kalief Browder Story (Spike)

  • Best Reality Competition

    ABC/Mitch Haaseth

    America’s Got Talent (NBC)

    MasterChef Junior (FOX)

    RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1/Logo)

    The Bachelor (ABC)

    The Voice (NBC)

  • Best Comedic Performance

    Courtesy of SXSW

    Adam Devine – Workaholics (Comedy Central)

    Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson – Broad City (Comedy Central)

    Lil Rel Howery – Get Out (Universal Pictures)

    Seth MacFarlane – Family Guy (FOX)

    Seth Rogen – Sausage Party (Sony)

    Will Arnett – The LEGO Batman Movie (Warner Bros. Pictures)

  • Tearjerker

    Courtesy of HBO

    Game of Thrones – Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) Death (HBO)

    Grey’s Anatomy – Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death (Ellen Pompeo) (ABC)

    Me Before You – Will (Sam Claflin) tells Louisa (Emilia Clarke) he can’t stay with her (Warner Bros. Pictures)

    Moonlight – Paula (Naomie Harris) tells Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) that she loves him (A24)

    This Is Us – Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate (NBC)

  • Best Hero

    Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Photofest

    Felicity Jones – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

    Grant Gustin – The Flash (The CW)

    Mike Colter – Luke Cage (Netflix)

    Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things (Netflix)

    Stephen Amell – Arrow (The CW)

    Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)

  • Next Generation

    Ron Batzdorff/NBC

    Chrissy Metz

    Daniel Kaluuya

    Issa Rae

    Riz Ahmed

    Yara Shahidi

  • Best Duo


    Adam Levine & Blake Shelton – The Voice (NBC)

    Daniel Kaluuya & Lil Rel Howery – Get Out (Universal Pictures)

    Brian Tyree Henry & Lakeith Stanfield – Atlanta (FX)

    Hugh Jackman & Dafne Keen – Logan (20th Century Fox)

    Josh Gad & Luke Evans – Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

    Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg – Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (VH1)

  • Best American Story

    Patrick Wymore/The CW

    Blackish (ABC)

    Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

    Jane the Virgin (The CW)

    Moonlight (A24)

    Transparent (Amazon)

  • Best Fight Against the System

    Courtesy of Hopper Stone

    Get Out (Universal Pictures)

    Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)

    Loving (Focus Features)

    Luke Cage (Netflix)

    Mr. Robot (USA)

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