'Get Out' leads expanded, gender-free MTV Movie and TV Awards

04/07/2017 03:00 | 1

'Get Out' leads expanded, gender-free MTV Movie and TV Awards

The network has announced that Adam Devine will emcee the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Director of the movie Bill Condon poses at the premiere of "Beauty and the Beast" in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 2, 2017.

"Get Out", written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele, earned six nominations including for movie of the year, best actor for star Daniel Kaluuya, best villain and a new category called "best fight against the system". The Michelle Williams-Ryan Gosling starrer Blue Valentine initially received an NC-17, but it was knocked down to an R. The company's best picture Oscar victor The King's Speech also received an R, which remained in place, but TWC managed to get a PG-13 rating for an alternate version. Competing for best actor in a show are Millie Bobby Brown ("Stranger Things"), Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones"), Donald Glover ("Atlanta"), Mandy Moore ("This Is Us"), Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("The Walking Dead") and Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin"). MTV announced on Thursday that there will be no more gender divisions when it comes to the acting categories.

Beauty and the Beast and Stranger Things tied for second with four total nominations while Atlanta, Game of Thrones, Hidden Figures, Logan, Moonlight and This Is Us each received three nominations.

Nominees are decided by producers and executives at MTV with winners chosen online by the general public.

What's more, Devine won the coveted BEST KISS award at last year's MTV Movie Awards, nabbing the prize with on-screen Pitch Perfect beau Rebel Wilson and then recreating their award-winning smooch on stage. The former category is for the best showcase of America as open and diverse, while the latter is awarded to the best depiction of a character fighting the system.

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