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MTV Movie Awards 2016: Star Wars: The Force Awakens leads nominations

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Story by Jack Foley

STAR Wars: The Force Awakens leads the nominees for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards with 11 nods in total.

JJ Abrams’ revival is in the running for Best Picture, where it faces competition from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Rocky spin-off Creed, R-rated superhero flick Deadpool, dinosaur blockbuster revival Jurassic World and hip-hop drama Straight Outta Compton.

The Force Awakens also saw leading duo Daisy Ridley and John Boyega shortlisted for a number of separate accolades. Ridley is in the running for best female performance, as well as breakthrough performance (along with Boyega) and best hero – not to mention best fight, for her coming together with Kylo Ren.

Boyega, meanwhile, is also in the running for best action performance, while Adam Driver is shortlisted for best villain. Andy Serkis and Lupita Nyong’o drew best virtual performance nods, while the whole cast is up for the ensemble prize.

Another more recent box office sensation, Deadpool, landed the second most nominations with eight, including movie of the year, best male performance (for Ryan Reynolds) and best female performance (for Morena Baccarin).

The film also saw Reynolds shortlisted for best comedic performance, best action performance and best fight, for his battle with Ajax. Baccarin and Reynolds also share a best kiss nod, while Ed Skrein is in the running for best villain.

Among Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s six nominations were nods for movie of the year, best hero (Chris Evans), best villain (James Spader), best virtual performance (Spader), ensemble cast and best fight (Iron Man vs. Hulk).

Several movies landed four nominations, including Mad Max: Fury Road, Pitch Perfect 2, The Revenant (including one for the epic battle between Leonardo DiCaprio’s Hugh Glass and the bear) and Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck.

Jurassic World, Straight Outta Compton and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 landed three nominations apiece.

Somewhat incredibly, James Bond movie Spectre failed to land a single nomination despite becoming the second highest grossing 007 adventure of all time.

MTV, which announced the nominations via its new Snapchat Discover channel, has also partnered with Google to allow fans to vote on the movie of the year winner by typing the keywords “MTV Vote” into the Google search bar. Fans can vote in other categories on MovieAwards.MTV.com.

Voting closes on Sunday, March 20 at 11:59pm.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart will co-host the 25th annual MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 10.

View the nominations in full

Movie of the Year
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Creed
Deadpool
Jurassic World
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Straight Outta Compton

True Story
Concussion
Joy
Steve Jobs
Straight Outta Compton
The Big Short
The Revenant

Documentary
Amy
Cartel Land
He Named Me Malala
The Hunting Ground
The Wolfpack
What Happened, Miss Simone?

Best Female Performance
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
Anna Kendrick – Pitch Perfect 2
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Morena Baccarin – Deadpool

Best Male Performance
Chris Pratt – Jurassic World
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Matt Damon – The Martian
Michael B. Jordan – Creed
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool
Will Smith – Concussion

Breakthrough Performance
Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
Brie Larson – Room
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Dakota Johnson – Fifty Shades of Grey
John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
O’Shea Jackson Jr. – Straight Outta Compton

Best Comedic Performance
Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
Kevin Hart – Ride Along 2
Melissa McCarthy – Spy
Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect 2
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool
Will Ferrell – Get Hard

Best Action Performance
Chris Pratt – Jurassic World
Dwayne Johnson – San Andreas
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool
Vin Diesel – Furious 7

Best Hero
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
Chris Evans – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Dwayne Johnson – San Andreas
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Paul Rudd – Ant-Man

Best Villain
Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Ed Skrein – Deadpool
Hugh Keays-Byrne – Mad Max: Fury Road
James Spader – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Samuel L. Jackson – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Tom Hardy – The Revenant

Best Virtual Performance
Amy Poehler – Inside Out
Andy Serkis – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jack Black – Kung Fu Panda 3
James Spader – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Lupita Nyong’o – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Seth MacFarlane – Ted 2

Ensemble Cast
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Furious 7
Pitch Perfect 2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Trainwreck

Best Kiss
Amy Schumer & Bill Hader – Trainwreck
Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan – Fifty Shades of Grey
Leslie Mann & Chris Hemsworth – Vacation
Margot Robbie & Will Smith – Focus
Morena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool
Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine – Pitch Perfect 2

Best Fight
Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein) – Deadpool Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. The Bear – The Revenant
Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) vs. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) – Mad Max: Fury Road Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Rey (Daisy Ridley) vs. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) vs. Lia (Nargis Fakhri) – Spy