Tue. Feb 18th, 2020

MTV Movie & TV Awards: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ Lead Nominations

HBO’s Game of Thrones and Disney’s Avengers: Endgame and documentary RBG  lead the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards  nominations, with each project picking up four nominations.

MTV eliminated gender from the acting categories and has bridged a divide between performances on film, television and streaming. The nominations also strive to include all content regardless of genre. Three new categories are introduced this year — reality royalty, most meme-able moment and best real-life hero — while notable categories including best kiss, best hero and best villain return.


Zachary Levi, star of 2019’s Shazam!,  is set to host the June 17 show. He is nominated for best hero and best comedic performance for his work in the film’s title role.


The MTV Movie and TV awards  will air Monday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Performers and presenters will be announced by MTV at a later date.


Best Movie

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Us

Best Show

  • Big Mouth
  • Game of Thrones
  • Riverdale
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • The Haunting of Hill House

Best Performance in a Movie

  • Amandla Stenberg (Starr Carter), The Hate U Give
  • Lady Gaga (Ally), A Star is Born
  • Lupita Nyong’o (Red), Us
  • Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury), Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Sandra Bullock (Malorie), Bird Box

Best Performance in a Show

  • Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred), The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Game of Thrones
  • Gina Rodriguez (Jane Villanueva), Jane the Virgin
  • Jason Mitchell (Brandon), The Chi
  • Kiernan Shipka (Sabrina Spellman), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Best Hero

  • Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Captain Marvel
  • John David Washington (Ron Stallworth), BlacKkKlansman
  • Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Game of Thrones
  • Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Avengers: Endgame
  • Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam), Shazam!


Best Villain

  • Jodie Comer (Villanelle), Killing Eve
  • Joseph Fiennes (Commander Fred Waterford), The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Josh Brolin (Thanos), Avengers: Endgame
  • Lupita Nyong’o (Red), Us
  • Penn Badgley (Joe Goldberg), You

Best Kiss

  • Camila Mendes & Charles Melton (Veronica Lodge & Reggie Mantle), Riverdale
  • Jason Momoa & Amber Heard (Aquaman & Mera), Aquaman
  • Ncuti Gatwa & Connor Swindells (Eric Effiong & Adam Groff), Sex Education
  • Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean), To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams (Eddie Brock/Venom & Anne Weying), Venom


Reality Royalty

  • Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
  • Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
  • The Bachelor
  • The Challenge
  • Vanderpump Rules


Best Comedic Performance

  • Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh), Crazy Rich Asians
  • Dan Levy (David Rose), Schitt’s Creek
  • John Mulaney (Andrew Glouberman), Big Mouth
  • Marsai Martin (Little Jordan Sanders), Little
  • Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam), Shazam!

Breakthrough Performance

  • Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh), Crazy Rich Asians
  • Haley Lu Richardson (Stella), Five Feet Apart
  • Mj Rodriguez (Blanca Rodriguez), Pose
  • Ncuti Gatwa (Eric Effiong), Sex Education
  • Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky), To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Best Fight

  • Avengers: Endgame – Captain America vs. Thanos
  • Captain Marvel – Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva
  • Game of Thrones – Arya Stark vs. the White Walkers
  • RBG – Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Inequality
  • WWE Wrestlemania – Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair

Best Real-Life Hero

  • Alex Honnold, Free Solo
  • Hannah Gadsby, Nanette
  • Roman Reigns, WWE SmackDown
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG
  • Serena Williams, Being Serena

Most Frightened Performance

  • Alex Wolff (Peter), Hereditary
  • Linda Cardellini (Anna Tate-Garcia), The Curse of La Llorona
  • Rhian Rees (Dana Haines), Halloween
  • Sandra Bullock (Malorie), Bird Box
  • Victoria Pedretti (Nell Crain), The Haunting of Hill House

Best Documentary

  • At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
  • McQueen
  • Minding the Gap
  • RBG
  • Surviving R. Kelly

Best Host

  • Gayle King, CBS This Morning
  • Nick Cannon, Wild ‘n Out
  • Nick Cannon, The Masked Singer
  • RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Most Meme-Able Moment

  • Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club – The Lilo Dance
  • Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood – Ray J’s Hat
  • RBG – The Notorious RBG
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race – Asia O’Hara’s butterfly finale fail
  • The Bachelor – Colton Underwood jumps the fence
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   Disney/Marvel; Helen Sloan/HBO
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