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'Get Out' Is the Most Nominated Film At This Year's MTV Movie and TV Awards

"Get Out' has received six MTV Movie and TV Awards nominations, other nominees include "Moonlight," "Insecure," and "Hidden Figures."

The nominees for the MTV Movie Awards, were announced last Thursday, and it's looking like everyone's favorite "socail thriller," Get Out is going to make a pretty big wave.


The Jordan Peele production leads the pack with six nominations, including both a "Best Actor" and "Next Generation" nod for Daniel Kaluuya, and a "Best Villain" nomination for Allison Williams. Lil Rel Howery earned a nomination for "Best Comedic Performance," and both him and Kaluuya are nominated in the "Best Duo" category. The film is also nominated for the "Best Fight Against the System" award (which honestly sounds like it was named by someone who works at Pepsi).

Some of our other favorites are up for awards as well. Atlanta and Insecure are nominated for Best Show of the Year, and our girl Issa Rae also received a nod for the "Next Generation" award. Barry Jenkin's Moonlight racked in four nominations.

The folks at MTV made some renovations to the program this year. For the first time ever, TV shows are in the running. They've also done away with gender-specific categories. Seems like they're making improvements, but let's hope they get it right when the show airs on May 7, by just giving all the awards to black folks.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Movie of the Year

“Beauty and the Beast”

“The Edge of Seventeen”

“Get Out”

“Logan”

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Best Actor in a Movie

Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out”

Emma Watson – “Beauty and the Beast”

Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”

Hugh Jackman – “Logan”

James McAvoy – “Split”

Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”

Show of the Year

“Atlanta”

“Game of Thrones”

“Insecure”

“Pretty Little Liars”

“Stranger Things”

“This Is Us”

Best Actor in a Show

Donald Glover – “Atlanta”

Emilia Clarke – “Game of Thrones”

Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead”

Mandy Moore – “This Is Us”

Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”

Best Kiss

Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome – “Moonlight”

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens – “Beauty and the Beast”

Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard – “Empire”

Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick – “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”

Best Villain

Allison Williams – “Get Out”

Demogorgon – “Stranger Things”

Jared Leto – “Suicide Squad”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead”

Wes Bentley – “American Horror Story”

Best Host

Ellen DeGeneres – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

John Oliver – “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

RuPaul – “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Samantha Bee – “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”

Trevor Noah – “The Daily Show”

Best Documentary

“13TH”

“I Am Not Your Negro”

“O.J.: Made in America”

“This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous”

“TIME: The Kalief Browder Story”

Best Reality Competition

“America’s Got Talent”

“MasterChef Junior”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”

“The Bachelor”

“The Voice”

Best Comedic Performance

Adam Devine – “Workaholics”

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson – “Broad City”

Lil Rel Howery – “Get Out”

Seth MacFarlane – “Family Guy”

Seth Rogen – “Sausage Party”

Will Arnett – “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Best Hero

Felicity Jones – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Grant Gustin – “The Flash”

Mike Colter – “Luke Cage”

Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”

Stephen Amell – “Arrow”

Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”

Tearjerker

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

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

“Me Before You” – Will (Sam Claflin) tells Louisa (Emilia Clarke) he can’t stay with her

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

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

Next Generation

Chrissy Metz

Daniel Kaluuya

Issa Rae

Riz Ahmed

Yara Shahidi

Best Duo

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton – “The Voice”

Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery – “Get Out”

Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield – “Atlanta”

Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen – “Logan”

Josh Gad and Luke Evans – “Beauty and the Beast”

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg – “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”

Best American Story

“Black-ish”

“Fresh Off the Boat”

“Jane the Virgin”

“Moonlight”

“Transparent”

Best Fight Against the System

“Get Out”

“Hidden Figures”

“Loving”

“Luke Cage”

“Mr. Robot”

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