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

9:06 AM 4/6/2017

by Hilary Lewis

'Beauty and the Beast' scored five noms and 'Stranger Things' nabbed four 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 five nominations, including one for movie of the year, while La La Land earned four. Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine outing, Logan, has three mentions, as do Oscar best picture winner Moonlight 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, trending, best musical moment and best American story, which showcases America at its best, open and diverse.

"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.

Updated Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.: Nominees for trending and best musical moment categories added.

  • Movie of the Year

    Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) (WINNER)

    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

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

    Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out (Universal 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

    Stranger Things (Netflix) (WINNER)

    Atlanta (FX)

    Game of Thrones (HBO)

    Insecure (HBO)

    Pretty Little Liars (Freeform)

    This Is Us (NBC)

  • Best Actor in a Show

    Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix) (WINNER)

    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)

  • Best Kiss

    Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome, Moonlight (A24) (WINNER)

    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

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead (AMC) (WINNER)

    Allison Williams, Get Out (Universal Pictures)

    Demogorgon, Stranger Things (Netflix)

    Jared Leto, Suicide Squad (Warner Bros. Pictures)

    Wes Bentley, American Horror Story (FX)

  • Best Host

    Trevor Noah, The Daily Show (Comedy Central) (WINNER)

    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)


  • Best Documentary

    13th (Netflix) (WINNER)

    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

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

    America’s Got Talent (NBC)

    MasterChef Junior (Fox)

    The Bachelor (ABC)

    The Voice (NBC)

  • Best Comedic Performance

    Lil Rel Howery, Get Out (Universal Pictures) (WINNER)

    Adam Devine, Workaholics (Comedy Central)

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

    Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy (Fox)

    Seth Rogen, Sausage Party (Sony)

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

  • Tearjerker

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

    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)

  • Best Hero

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

    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)

  • Next Generation

    Daniel Kaluuya (WINNER)

    Chrissy Metz

    Issa Rae

    Riz Ahmed

    Yara Shahidi

  • Best Duo

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

    Adam Levine & Blake Shelton, The Voice (NBC)

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

    Brian Tyree Henry & Lakeith Stanfield, Atlanta (FX)

    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

    Blackish (ABC) (WINNER)

    Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

    Jane the Virgin (The CW)

    Moonlight (A24)

    Transparent (Amazon)

  • Best Fight Against the System

    Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox) (WINNER)

    Get Out (Universal Pictures)

    Loving (Focus Features)

    Luke Cage (Netflix)

    Mr. Robot (USA)

  • Best Musical Moment

    “You’re the One That I Want," ensemble, Grease: Live (Fox) (WINNER)

    "Beauty and the Beast," Ariana Grande and John Legend, Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)            

    "Can't Stop the Feeling," Justin Timberlake, Trolls (20th Century Fox)    

    "How Far I'll Go," Auli'i Cravalho, Moana (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

    "City of Stars," Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, La La Land (Summit Entertainment)

    "You Can't Stop the Beat," Ensemble, Hairspray Live! (NBC)

    “Be That As It May," Herizen Guardiola, The Get Down (Netflix)


  • Trending

    "Run the World (Girls)," Channing Tatum and Beyonce, Lip Sync Battle (Spike) (WINNER)

    "Sean Spicer Press Conference" feat. Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (NBC)        

    "Lady Gaga Carpool Karaoke," The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS)      

    "Cash Me Outside How Bout Dat," Dr. Phil (CBS)             

    "Wheel of Musical Impressions With Demi Lovato," The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)        

    Winona Ryder's Winning SAG Awards Reaction, 23rd Annual SAG Awards (TNT)