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*NEW YORK, NY  – MTV today revealed the nominees for the “2016 MTV Movie Awards,” setting the stage for the 25th anniversary of the ultimate celebration of blockbuster movies and the fans who love them.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton scored nominations for “Movie of the Year,” with Star Wars: The Force Awakens garnering the most nominations (11) for a franchise.  The nominees were announced via MTV’s new Snapchat Discover channel – a first for an event of this kind.  The “2016 MTV Movie Awards” hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart airs Sunday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT from outdoors on the Warner Bros. backlot in Burbank, Calif.

In another first for the show, MTV has partnered with Google for voting on the coveted “Movie of the Year” category, allowing fans to vote by typing keywords, “MTV Vote,” into the Google search bar.  In other categories, fans can get loud and make their voices heard starting today, across mobile, tablet and desktop devices at www.MovieAwards.MTV.com, until 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,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer.  “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.”

This year the “MTV Movie Awards” are also introducing two new categories that celebrate authentic narratives – “True Story” and “Documentary.”

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Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart prep to host the 2016 MTV Movie Awards

THE NOMINEES FOR THE “2016 MTV MOVIE AWARDS” ARE:

MOVIE OF THE YEAR

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

 

TRUE STORY

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

 

DOCUMENTARY

  • Amy (A24)
  • 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

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

 

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

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

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

 

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

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

 

BEST ACTION PERFORMANCE

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

 

BEST HERO

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

 

BEST VILLAIN

  • Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Ed Skrein – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
  • Hugh Keays-Byrne – Mad 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

  • Amy Poehler – Inside Out (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Andy Serkis – Star 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’o – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Seth MacFarlane – Ted 2 (Universal Pictures)

 

ENSEMBLE CAST

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

 

BEST KISS

  • Amy Schumer & Bill Hader – Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)
  • Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan – Fifty Shades of Grey (Universal Pictures)
  • Leslie Mann & Chris Hemsworth – Vacation (Warner Bros.)
  • Margot Robbie & Will Smith – Focus (Warner Bros.)
  • Morena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
  • Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)

 

BEST FIGHT

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

 

Official sponsors of the “2016 MTV Movie Awards” include M&M’S® Brand, Mountain Dew® and Taco Bell®.

 

Casey Patterson, Garrett English and Jane Mun serve as Executive Producers for the “2016 MTV Movie Awards.” Jim Roush serves as Co-Executive producer. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent.  Sandy Alouete is Executive in Charge of Music Talent.

 

2016 MTV Movie Awards: Total Number of Combined Category Nominations for Movies

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 11
Deadpool (20th Century Fox) 8
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 6
Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.) 4
Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures) 4
The Revenant (20th Century Fox) 4
Trainwreck (Universal Pictures) 4
Jurassic World (Universal Pictures) 3
Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures) 3
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lionsgate) 3
Concussion (Columbia Pictures) 2
Creed (Warner Bros.) 2
Fifty Shades of Grey (Universal Pictures) 2
Furious 7 (Universal Pictures) 2
Joy (20th Century Fox) 2
San Andreas (Warner Bros.) 2
Spy (20th Century Fox) 2
Amy (A24) 1
Ant-Man (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 1
Cartel Land (The Orchard) 1
Ex Machina (A24) 1
Focus (Warner Bros.) 1
Get Hard (Warner Bros.) 1
He Named Me Malala (Fox Searchlight Pictures) 1
Inside Out (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 1
Kingsman: The Secret Service (20th Century Fox) 1
Kung Fu Panda 3 (20th Century Fox) 1
Ride Along 2 (Universal Pictures) 1
Room (A24) 1
Steve Jobs (Universal Pictures) 1
Ted 2 (Universal Pictures) 1
The Big Short (Paramount Pictures) 1
The Hunting Ground (RADiUS-TWC) 1
The Martian (20th Century Fox) 1
The Wolfpack (Magnolia Pictures) 1
Vacation (Warner Bros.) 1
What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix) 1

 

2016 MTV Movie Awards: Total Number of Combined Studio Nominations

Universal Pictures 21
20th Century Fox 19
Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures 19
Warner Bros. 11
A24 3
Lionsgate 3
Columbia Pictures 2
Fox Searchlight Pictures 1
Magnolia Pictures 1
Netflix 1
Paramount Pictures 1
RADiUS-TWC 1
The Orchard 1

 

The “2016 MTV Movie Awards” official gift bag is produced by Karen Wood at Backstage Creations.

 

About MTV:

MTV is a global media brand inspired by the freedom and passion of youth.  For more information, check out http://www.mtvpress.com.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).

 

About Casey Patterson Entertainment:
Casey Patterson Entertainment is a full service production company producing premium content, live events, and talent-driven series and specials with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Patterson is an Emmy®-nominated, critically-acclaimed executive producer who has created an array of groundbreaking programming during her 20 year tenure at Viacom. Patterson’s current projects include the breakout hit-series “Lip Sync Battle,” the highest-rated series in Spike history; “Guys Choice;” Spike’s “One Night Only;” “The TV Land Awards;” and “Rock the Troops” with Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions. Patterson’s credits include such high-profile events as “The Concert for New York City;” “The Concert of the Century at the White House;” “Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special;” ” The Comedy Awards;” “Between Two Ferns- A Fairy Tale of New York;” “The Video Game Awards;” “Scream;” “GQ Men of the Year Awards;” “VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards;” “VH1 Divas Live;” “FOX’s “Billboard Music Awards;” and “NBC’s “Concert for America.”

 

 

 

 

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