Star Wars leads MTV Movie Awards with 11 nom­i­na­tions

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - SHOWBIZ - By KEN­NETH CHAW en­ter­tain­ment@thes­

THE force is cer­tainly with the lat­est Star Wars in­stal­ment which is lead­ing the 2016 M TV M ovie Awards with 11 nom­i­na­tions.

Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens’ main star Daisy Ri­d­ley ( pic) alone earned four of nods – Best Fe­male Per­for­mance, Break­through Per­for­mance, Best Hero and Best Fight ( shared with Adam Driver) for her por­trayal of Rey. Driver, who played Kylo Ren, also nabbed a nom­i­na­tion for Best V il­lain.

The sev­enth film in the Star Wars film se­ries also got a M ovie Of The Year nod along with Avengers: Age Of Ul­tron, Creed, Dead­pool, Juras­sic World and Straight Outta Comp­ton.

Among the other fron­trun­ners are Dead­pool which scored eight nom­i­na­tions while Avengers: Age Of Ul­tron scored six.

“W hat has al­ways been so cool about the M TV M ovie Awards is that it’s about block­buster movies that au­di­ences line up to see; come­dies, su­per­heroes, sci­ence fic­tion, fan­tasy, ac­tion,” says its ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Casey Patterson in a press state­ment.

“This show is about fan­dom and the stars come out to cel­e­brate that. The nom­i­nees and the con­tent are nat­u­rally di­verse and eclec­tic be­cause we’re a true re­flec­tion of real movie- go­ing au­di­ence.”

The awards show will be hosted by movie star Dwayne John­son and co­me­dian Kevin Hart.

“It’s an hon­our to be host­ing the M TV M ovie Awards with a guy who’s not only one of the fun­ni­est guys on the planet, but who’s of­ten mis­taken as my twin, Kevin Hart,” says John­son.

“W e live for our fans and prom­ise to make this an epic, his­toric un­for­get­table night for them.”

The awards show, which turns 25 this year, will be taped at the W arner Bros. Stu­dios in Bur­bank, Cal­i­for­nia on April 9. It will air in M alaysia on April 11 at 9pm on M TV ( Astro Ch 713).

“I love host­ing – it’s my thing,” says Hart. “Dwayne and I are the per­fect team for the epic 25th an­niver­sary show. It’s go­ing to go down.”

Two new cat­e­gories True Story and Doc­u­men­tary have been in­tro­duced to this year’s edi­tion.

Check out some of the nom­i­nees:

Photo: AP

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