Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads MTV Movie Awards Noms
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will not be leaving the 25th annual MTV Movie Awards emptied handed. J.J. Abrams' galaxy dominating film leads the pack with 11 nominations, including one for movie of the year. It'll be competing against Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World and Straight Outta Compton.
That's not all—the principals in The Force Awakens have also been recognized in a bunch of categories. Daisy Ridely is up for three categories; best female performance, breakthrough performance and best hero. Boyega is up for two; best breakthrough performance and best action performance. Adam Driver was nominated for best villain, and both Andy Serkis and Lupita Nyong'o were nominated for best virtual performance. The film itself was nominated for best ensemble cast and best fight, for the epic, climatic final battle bewteen Rey and Kylo Ren.
Your second-most nominated film is that other massive recent hit, Deadpool, which garnered eight noms: the aforementioned movie of the year, best female performance (Morena Baccarin), best male performance (Ryan Reynolds), best comedic performance (Reynolds), best action performance (Reynolds), best villain (Ed Skrein), best kiss (Baccarin and Reynolds) and best fight, for the cathartic mano-y-mano brawl between Deadpool and Ajax. You know who else was nominated for best fight? The bear in The Revenant! (along with Leonardo DiCaprio, of course).
For a full list of the nominees, and to vote yourself, click here.
Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will co-host the 25th MTV Movie Awards, which airs on Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m.