StarWars a force to be reck­oned with on MTV

China Daily (Canada) - - LIFE - By REUTERS in Los An­ge­les

It may have been snubbed at the Os­cars, but the Force awak­ened onTues­day for the cur­rent StarWars block­buster with the film gain­ing a lead­ing 11 nom­i­na­tions for the up­com­ing MTV Movie Awards.

Break­out Bri­tish star Daisy Ri­d­ley, 23, led the way for Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens, get­ting nods for best fe­male per­for­mance, best hero and best fight in the Walt Dis­ney movie that has taken more than $2 bil­lion at the world­wide box of­fice.

John Boyega, 23, was nom­i­nated for best break­through and best ac­tion per­for­mance for his role as turn­coat Stormtrooper Finn, and the movie will also com­pete for movie of the year and best cast en­sem­ble at the fan­based awards show in April.

Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens failed to win any of its five Os­car nom­i­na­tions in Fe­bru­ary— mostly for vis­ual ef­fects and edit­ing — and failed to get a best pic­ture nom­i­na­tion then.

The MTV Movie Awards, how­ever, are all about fans. “It’s about block­buster movies that au­di­ences line up to see; come­dies, su­per­heroes, sci­ence fic­tion, fan­tasy ac­tion,” says the show’s ex­ec­u­tive Patterson.

The MTV Movie Awards are known for their ir­rev­er­ent hu­mor and cat­e­gories like best kiss and best vil­lain. This year’s Os­car win­ner Leonardo DiCaprio will com­pete in the best fight cat­e­gory for his tus­sle with a fe­ro­cious bear in the movie The Revenant, as well as for best male per­for­mance.

Hit box-of­fice ac­tion movie Dead­pool got eight nom­i­na­tions, in­clud­ing for its stars Ryan Reynolds and Morena Bac­carin.

The 2016 MTV Movie Awards will be handed out in Los An­ge­les at a cer­e­mony hosted by Dwayne John­son and Kevin Hart and broad­cast onMTV on April 10.



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