Star Wars leads MTV Movie Awards with 11 nominations
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: