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MTV Movie & TV Awards to Have Gender-Blind Acting Categories

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A groundbreaking tweak.

The MTV Movie Awards have undergone some majorchanges this year--for starters, they're now the MTV Movie & TV Awards, which adds a whole slew of new categories to the mix. Perhaps even more interesting, though, is this groundbreaking tweak: all genders will compete under the same categories for acting awards.

For example, Daniel Kaluuya is up for Best Actor in a Movie against Emma Watson and Taraji P. Henson. And Best Actor in a Show nominees include Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Millie Bobby Brown.

Another interesting thing to note is that in certain categories, TV and movies will compete against each other --so, for instance, in the Best Hero category, movie stars like Taraji in Hidden Figures and Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are up against protagonists from their bingeworthy TV counterparts, like Mike Colter in Luke Cage and Millie, again, in Stranger Things.

Leading the pack is, to no one's surprise, the genius film from Jordan Peele, Get Out, with six nominations. You can vote for your favorites now on MTV.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards will air Sunday, May 7 at 8 PM EST on MTV. Check out the full list of nominees, below:

Movie of the Year

Beauty and the Beast

Get Out


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Edge of Seventeen

Show of the Year


Game of Thrones


Pretty Little Liars

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Best Kiss

Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome -- Moonlight

Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling -- La La Land

Emma Watson & Dan Stevens -- Beauty and the Beast

Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard -- Empire

Zac Efron & Anna Kendrick -- Mike & 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: Roanoke

Best Host

Ellen DeGeneres -- The Ellen DeGeneres Show

John Oliver -- Last Week Tonight

RuPaul -- RuPaul's Drag Race

Samantha Bee -- Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Trevor Noah -- The Daily Show

Best Documentary


I Am Not Your Negro

OJ: 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 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

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 Comedic Performance

Adam DeVine -- Workaholics

Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson -- Broad City

Lil Rel Howery -- Get Out

Seth MacFarlane -- Family Guy

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


Game of Thrones -- Hodor's death

Grey's Anatomy -- Meredith tells her children about Derek's death

Me Before You -- Will tells Louisa he can't stay with her

Moonlight -- Paula tells Chiron that she loves him

This Is Us -- Jack and Randall at karate

Next Generation

Chrissy Metz

Daniel Kaluuya

Issa Rae

Riz Ahmed

Yara Shahidi

Best Duo

Adam Levine & Blake Shelton -- The Voice

Daniel Kauuya & Lil Rel Howery -- Get Out

Brian Tyree Henry & Lakeith Stanfield -- Atlanta

Hugh Jackman & Dafne Keen -- Logan

Josh Gad & Luke Evans -- Beauty and the Beast

Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg -- Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party

Best American Story


Fresh Off The Boat

Jane The Virgin



Best Fight Against the System

Get Out

Hidden Figures


Luke Cage

Mr. Robot

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