MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'RBG' Lead Nominations

12:00 PM 5/14/2019

by Annie Howard

'Shazam!' star Zachary Levi is set to host the show, airing June 17 on MTV.

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Game of Thrones, Avengers: Endgame and documentary RBG lead the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards nominations, with each project picking up four nominations.

MTV eliminated gender from the acting categories and has bridged a divide between performances on film, television and streaming. The nominations also strive to include all content regardless of genre. Three new categories are introduced this year — reality royalty, most meme-able moment and best real-life hero — while notable categories including best kiss, best hero and best villain return.

Zachary Levi, star of 2019's Shazam!, is set to host the June 17 show. He is nominated for best hero and best comedic performance for his work in the film's title role.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards will air Monday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Performers and presenters will be announced by MTV at a later date.

  • Best Movie

    Avengers: Endgame (WINNER)
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • Best Show

    Game of Thrones (WINNER)
    Big Mouth
    Schitt's Creek
    The Haunting of Hill House

  • Best Performance in a Movie

    Lady Gaga (Ally) – A Star is Born (WINNER)
    Amandla Stenberg (Starr Carter) – The Hate U Give
    Lupita Nyong’o (Red) – Us
    Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury) – Bohemian Rhapsody
    Sandra Bullock (Malorie) – Bird Box

  • Best Performance in a Show

    Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred) – The Handmaid's Tale (WINNER)
    Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) – Game of Thrones
    Gina Rodriguez (Jane Villanueva) – Jane the Virgin
    Jason Mitchell (Brandon) – The Chi
    Kiernan Shipka (Sabrina Spellman) – Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

  • Best Hero

    Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) – Avengers: Endgame (WINNER)
    Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel) – Captain Marvel
    John David Washington (Ron Stallworth) – BlacKkKlansman
    Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) – Game of Thrones
    Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam) – Shazam!

  • Best Villain

    Josh Brolin (Thanos) – Avengers: Endgame (WINNER)
    Jodie Comer (Villanelle) – Killing Eve
    Joseph Fiennes (Commander Fred Waterford) – The Handmaid's Tale
    Lupita Nyong’o (Red) – Us
    Penn Badgley (Joe Goldberg) – You

  • Best Kiss

    Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean) – To All the Boys I've Loved Before (WINNER)
    Camila Mendes & Charles Melton (Veronica Lodge & Reggie Mantle) – Riverdale
    Jason Momoa & Amber Heard (Aquaman & Mera) – Aquaman
    Ncuti Gatwa & Connor Swindells (Eric Effiong & Adam Groff) – Sex Education
    Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams (Eddie Brock/Venom & Anne Weying) – Venom

  • Reality Royalty

    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (WINNER)
    Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
    The Bachelor
    The Challenge
    Vanderpump Rules

  • Best Comedic Performance

    Daniel Levy (David Rose) – Schitt's Creek (WINNER)
    Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh) – Crazy Rich Asians
    John Mulaney (Andrew Glouberman) – Big Mouth
    Marsai Martin (Little Jordan Sanders) – Little
    Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam) – Shazam!

  • Breakthrough Performance

    Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky) – To All the Boys I've Loved Before (WINNER)
    Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh) – Crazy Rich Asians
    Haley Lu Richardson (Stella) – Five Feet Apart
    Mj Rodriguez (Blanca Rodriguez) – Pose
    Ncuti Gatwa (Eric Effiong) – Sex Education

  • Best Fight

    Captain Marvel – Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva (WINNER)
    Avengers: Endgame – Captain America vs. Thanos
    Game of Thrones – Arya Stark vs. the White Walkers
    RBG – Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Inequality
    WWE Wrestlemania – Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair

  • Best Real-Life Hero

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg – RBG (WINNER)
    Alex Honnold – Free Solo
    Hannah Gadsby – Nanette
    Roman Reigns – WWE SmackDown
    Serena Williams – Being Serena

  • Most Frightened Performance

    Sandra Bullock (Malorie) – Bird Box (WINNER)
    Alex Wolff (Peter) – Hereditary
    Linda Cardellini (Anna Tate-Garcia) – The Curse of La Llorona
    Rhian Rees (Dana Haines) – Halloween
    Victoria Pedretti (Nell Crain) – The Haunting of Hill House

  • Best Documentary

    Surviving R. Kelly (WINNER)
    At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
    Minding the Gap

  • Best Host

    Nick Cannon – Wild 'n Out (WINNER)
    Gayle King – CBS This Morning
    Nick Cannon – The Masked Singer
    RuPaul – RuPaul's Drag Race
    Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
  • Most Meme-able Moment

    The Bachelor – Colton Underwood jumps the fence (WINNER)
    Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club – The Lilo Dance
    Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood – Ray J's Hat
    RBG – The Notorious RBG
    RuPaul's Drag Race – Asia O'Hara's butterfly finale fail

  • Best Musical Moment

    A Star Is Born, "Shallow" (WINNER)
    Bohemian Rhapsody, Live Aid Concert Captain Marvel, "Just a Girl"
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, "Masquerade"
    On My Block, "Look at that Butt"
    Riverdale, "Seventeen"
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, "Sunflower"
    The Umbrella Academy, "I Think We're Alone Now"