Black Panther, Stranger Things lead MTV Movie & TV Awards nominees
Black Panther launched Chadwick Boseman to Marvel Superhero immortality
Black Panther, Stranger Things lead MTV Movie & TV Awards nominees
SOUNDS FAMILIAR - Baby A. Gil (The Philippine Star) - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am

Black Panther, the movie that launched Chadwick Boseman to Marvel Superhero immortality, and Stranger Things, the creepy show about kids coping with an eerie environment, topped the list of nominees at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. Nominations in 14 categories were revealed last week with more to follow these coming days.

To find out who will win and to watch the awards night, check into the MTV channel on June 18 for the live telecast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica California.

Black Panther which has became one of the biggest-grossing films of all time got seven nominations, including the much sought-after Best Movie and the Best Performance in a Movie for the Black Panther himself, Boseman. Meanwhile, Stranger Things bested all other shows with six nods, including Best Show and Best Performance in a Show, for its talented fast growing-up star Millie Bobby Brown.

Now the MTV Movie and TV Award is no Oscar or Emmy or even a Golden Globe but it is tops if you want to find out what is hip and what kids are watching or talking about. Some people who may see these nominations as bits of nonsense. These are pieces that make up today’s pop culture. Besides, the MTV Movie and TV Awards has this daring, who cares, thumb-in-the-nose attitude. You can bet that what other award-givers will not dare do, MTV will. 

Can you imagine honoring a Most Frightened Performance? Well, MTV will, which only goes to show that horror flicks where kids can get really frightened are important this season. There are more and these things are among the reasons why I actually look forward to the nominations and why I always watch the show.

Come to think of it though, because MTV gives its awards ahead of all others, it has the capacity to be able to set the trend or be the preview vehicle for other awards. The film Get Out, an MTV favorite, made it to some nominations at the Academy Awards. Do you think the same thing will happen to Black Panther? Does being nominated or will winning an MTV give Black Panther, Oscar quality? We will soon find out.

Meanwhile, here are the nominees in the first 14 categories of the MTV Movie and TV Awards.

Stranger Things is about kids coping with an eerie environment

Check out the nominations: 

Movie of the Year (Presented by Toyota): Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Girls Trip, It, Wonder Woman.

Best Performance in a Movie: Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther; Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name; Anset Elgort, Baby Driver; Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird.

Best Show: 13 Reasons Why, Game Of Thrones, Grown-ish, Riverdale, Stranger Things.

Best Performance in a Show: Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things; Darren Criss, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story; Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why; Issa Rae, Insecure; Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones.

Best Comedic Performance: Jack Black, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle; Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip; Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek; Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live, Amy Schumer, I Feel Pretty.

Best Hero: Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther; Emilia Clark, Game Of Thrones; Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman; Grant Gustin, The Flash; Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

 Best Villain: Josh Brolin, Avengers: Infinity War; Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther; Aubrey Plaza, Legion; Bill Skarsgard, It.

Best Kiss: Gina Rodriguez and Justin Baldoni, Jane The Virgin; Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale, Love Simon; Olivia Cooke and Tye Sheridan, Ready Player One; KJ Apa and Camila Mendes, Riverdale; Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things.

Most Frightened Performance: Talitha Bateman, Annabelle: Creation; Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place; Sophia Lillis, It; Cristin Milioti, Black Mirror; Noah Schnapp, Stranger Things.

Best Reality Series/Franchise: The Kardashians, Love & Hip Hop, The Real Housewives, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Vanderpump Rules.

Scene Stealer: Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip; Dacre Montgomery, Stranger Things; Madelaine Petsch, Riverdale; Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok; Letitia Wright, Black Panther.

Best On-Screen Team: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Letitian Wright, Black Panther; Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Nick Jonas, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle; Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki and Lena Waithe, Ready Player One; Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp and Sadie Sink, Stranger Things.

Best Music Documentary: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story; Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated; Gaga: Five Foot Two Jay-Z’s Footnotes For 4:44; The Defiant Ones. 

Best Fight: Charlize Theron vs. Daniel Hargrave & Greg Rememter, Atomic Blonde; Scarlett Johansson, Danai Gurira & Elizabeth Olsen vs. Carrie Coon, Avengers: Infinity War; Chadwick Boseman vs. Winston Duke, Black Panther; Mark Ruffalo vs. Chris Hemsworth, Thor: Ragnarok; Gal Gadot vs. German Soldiers, Wonder Woman.

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