MTV Reveals Nominations for the 25th Anniversary of the 'MTV Movie Awards'

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SINGAPORE, 9 MARCH 2016MTV today revealed the nominees for the “2016 MTV Movie Awards,” setting the stage for the 25th anniversary of the ultimate celebration of blockbuster movies and the fans who love them. Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton scored nominations for “Movie of the Year,” with Star Wars: The Force Awakens garnering the most nominations (11) for a franchise.

Global box-office powerhouses and stars of the upcoming action comedy, Central Intelligence, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart will host the “2016 MTV Movie Awards” and the show will tape at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California on Saturday, 9 April. For the first time ever, MTV will take the telecast entirely outdoors and onto the backlot to capture the essence of movie making magic against a dramatic nighttime backdrop. The show premieres in Asia on MTV on Monday, 11 April at 7pm (WIB), 8pm (SG), 9pm (MY) and on MTV LIVE HD on Tuesday, 12 April at 1am (TH/WIB) and 2am (HK/MY/PH/SG). It repeats on MTV LIVE HD on Tuesday, 12 April at 7pm (TH/WIB) and 8pm (HK/MY/PH/SG).

In another first for the show, MTV has partnered with Google for voting on the coveted “Movie of the Year” category, allowing fans to vote by typing keywords, “MTV Vote,” into the Google search bar. In other categories, fans can get loud and make their voices heard starting today, across mobile, tablet and desktop devices at www.MovieAwards.MTV.com, until Monday, 21 March at 10.59am Singapore time.

"What has always been so cool about the ‘MTV Movie Awards’ is that it's about blockbuster movies that audiences line up to see; comedies, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, action,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer. “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.”

"It's an honor to be hosting the ‘MTV Movie 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,” said Dwayne Johnson. “We live for our fans and promise to make this an epic, historic unforgettable night for them."

"I love hosting - it's my thing,” said Kevin Hart. "Dwayne and I are the perfect team for the epic 25th anniversary show. It's going to go down.”

"Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart define what it means to be modern movie stars," said Executive Producer Casey Patterson. "They have a direct and personal relationship with their fans, who love them for it and have made them two of the biggest entertainers in the world. They are bringing the action and comedy to the big 25th anniversary of the ‘MTV Movie Awards,’ which makes me excited and frankly a little afraid. Double trouble!"
With film revenues exceeding $5.7 billion worldwide, Dwayne Johnson has solidified himself as a global box-office powerhouse in both film and television and for the second time in three years (2013, 2015) has become the #1 International box-office star in the world.

Always adding to his busy schedule, Johnson shows no sign of slowing down as he recently starred in the summer blockbuster San Andreas, and currently stars in the critically acclaimed “Ballers” for HBO, directed by Peter Berg, where he plays an ex-football star turned money manager, navigating life on the other side of the field, which will be going into its second season this year. Also adding to a slew of tent-pole films in 2016, Johnson recently completed filming Central Intelligence opposite Kevin Hart, and will film the big screen adaptation of Baywatch, Furious 8, and an action based feature Rampage. He is also tied to the remake of the cult classic, Big Trouble in Little China for FOX and The Jansen Directive for Universal. Also upcoming in 2016, Johnson will lend his voice to the new Disney Animated film Moana.

In addition, Johnson’s production company, Seven Bucks Productions, will be releasing a youth prison documentary, “A Rock and a Hard Place,” for HBO in 2016. Recently announced, Johnson is also developing an LAPD based television project “Boost Unit” for FOX.

Kevin Hart has continued to work non-stop and in 2015 Kevin can be seen in two movies and on the road for his What Now Comedy tour. His recent movie projects include the much anticipated Ride Along 2, the sequel to last year’s one-hundred-million-dollar blockbuster hit of the same name, Screen Gems’ The Wedding Ringer, opposite Josh Gad and Warner Bros.’ Get Hard, opposite Will Ferrell. The consummate worker, Hart is also a force in television, Executive Producing the show, Real Husbands of Hollywood which premiered its third season last September.

This year, Hart will also appear in the highly anticipated action comedy Central Intelligence, opposite Dwayne Johnson, as well as the animated film The Secret Life of Pets (Illumination Entertainment). Rounding out the year, Universal Pictures will release the What Now concert film. Kevin will also be embarking on a multi-city international live tour, What Now, following his highly successful domestic tour of the same name.

The 2016 “MTV Movie Awards” are also introducing two new categories that celebrate authentic narratives – “True Story” and “Documentary.”

THE NOMINEES FOR THE “2016 MTV MOVIE AWARDS” ARE:

MOVIE OF THE YEAR
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Creed (Warner Bros.)
Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)

TRUE STORY
Concussion (Columbia Pictures)
Joy (20th Century Fox)
Steve Jobs (Universal Pictures)
Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)
The Big Short (Paramount Pictures)
The Revenant (20th Century Fox)

DOCUMENTARY
Amy (A24)
Cartel Land (The Orchard)
He Named Me Malala (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
The Hunting Ground (RADiUS-TWC)
The Wolfpack (Magnolia Pictures)
What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
• Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina (A24)
• Anna Kendrick – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)
• Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)
• Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Jennifer Lawrence – Joy (20th Century Fox)
• Morena Baccarin – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
• Chris Pratt – Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)
• Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant (20th Century Fox)
• Matt Damon – The Martian (20th Century Fox)
• Michael B. Jordan – Creed (Warner Bros.)
• Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Will Smith – Concussion (Columbia Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
• Amy Schumer – Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)
• Brie Larson – Room (A24)
• Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Dakota Johnson – Fifty Shades of Grey (Universal Pictures)
• John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• O’Shea Jackson Jr. – Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
• Amy Schumer – Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)
• Kevin Hart – Ride Along 2 (Universal Pictures)
• Melissa McCarthy – Spy (20th Century Fox)
• Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)
• Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Will Ferrell – Get Hard (Warner Bros.)

BEST ACTION PERFORMANCE
• Chris Pratt – Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)
• Dwayne Johnson – San Andreas (Warner Bros.)
• Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lionsgate)
• John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Vin Diesel – Furious 7 (Universal Pictures)

BEST HERO
• Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)
• Chris Evans – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Dwayne Johnson – San Andreas (Warner Bros.)
• Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (Lionsgate)
• Paul Rudd – Ant-Man (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

BEST VILLAIN
• Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Ed Skrein – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Hugh Keays-Byrne – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)
• James Spader – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Samuel L. Jackson – Kingsman: The Secret Service (20th Century Fox)
• Tom Hardy – The Revenant (20th Century Fox)

BEST VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE
• Amy Poehler – Inside Out (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Andy Serkis – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Jack Black – Kung Fu Panda 3 (20th Century Fox)
• James Spader – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Lupita Nyong'o – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Seth MacFarlane – Ted 2 (Universal Pictures)

ENSEMBLE CAST
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Furious 7 (Universal Pictures)
Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (Lionsgate)
Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)

BEST KISS
• Amy Schumer & Bill Hader – Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)
• Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan – Fifty Shades of Grey (Universal Pictures)
• Leslie Mann & Chris Hemsworth – Vacation (Warner Bros.)
• Margot Robbie & Will Smith – Focus (Warner Bros.)
• Morena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)

BEST FIGHT
• Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein) – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
• Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. The Bear – The Revenant (20th Century Fox)
• Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) vs. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)
• Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Rey (Daisy Ridley) vs. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) vs. Lia (Nargis Fakhri) – Spy (20th Century Fox)
Casey Patterson, Garrett English and Jane Mun serve as Executive Producers for the “2016 MTV Movie Awards.” Jim Roush serves as Co-Executive producer. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Sandy Alouete is Executive in Charge of Music Talent.

2016 MTV Movie Awards: Total Number of Combined Category Nominations for Movies
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 11 Deadpool (20th Century Fox) 8
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 6
Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.) 4
Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures) 4
The Revenant (20th Century Fox) 4
Trainwreck (Universal Pictures) 4
Jurassic World (Universal Pictures) 3
Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures) 3
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lionsgate) 3
Concussion (Columbia Pictures) 2
Creed (Warner Bros.) 2
Fifty Shades of Grey (Universal Pictures) 2
Furious 7 (Universal Pictures) 2
Joy (20th Century Fox) 2
San Andreas (Warner Bros.) 2
Spy (20th Century Fox) 2
Amy (A24) 1
Ant-Man (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 1
Cartel Land (The Orchard) 1
Ex Machina (A24) 1
Focus (Warner Bros.) 1
Get Hard (Warner Bros.) 1
He Named Me Malala (Fox Searchlight Pictures) 1
Inside Out (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 1
Kingsman: The Secret Service (20th Century Fox) 1
Kung Fu Panda 3 (20th Century Fox) 1
Ride Along 2 (Universal Pictures) 1
Room (A24) 1
Steve Jobs (Universal Pictures) 1
Ted 2 (Universal Pictures) 1
The Big Short (Paramount Pictures) 1
The Hunting Ground (RADiUS-TWC) 1
The Martian (20th Century Fox) 1
The Wolfpack (Magnolia Pictures) 1
Vacation (Warner Bros.) 1
What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix) 1

2016 MTV Movie Awards: Total Number of Combined Studio Nominations
Universal Pictures 21
20th Century Fox 19
Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures 19
Warner Bros. 11
A24 3
Lionsgate 3
Columbia Pictures 2
Fox Searchlight Pictures 1
Magnolia Pictures 1
Netflix 1
Paramount Pictures 1
RADiUS-TWC 1
The Orchard 1
The "2016 MTV Movie Awards" official gift bag is produced by Karen Wood at Backstage Creations. 

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