Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke
The MTV Movie & TV Awards nominees are out
SOUNDS FAMILIAR - Baby A. Gil (The Philippine Star) - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am

When summer comes, can the MTV Movie & TV Awards be far behind?  No way.  In only a few weeks, we will be able to watch what has become the coolest awards show ever. I mean that. Can you name another awards organization that considers only the best and does not look into gender or genre or I must add, the source? None. This is why fans absolutely believe in the results. They voted for their favorites, which means that they choose the winners themselves.

 Now, while the others are still doing battle regarding differences among films or TV shows or online content, etc., MTV just went ahead and lumped them all together in the M&TVAs. The awards are for work done, after all.  They are all moving pictures whether you watched them on TV, cable or free, the theater with the big screen or streamed them on Netflix.

This is the reason why Lady Gaga of A Star is Born and Rami Malek of Bohemian Rhapsody are contending for Best Performance. The same thing goes for Gayle King of CBS This Morning against RuPaul of RuPaul’s Drag Race for Best Host. This is also why two Starks, Tony a.k.a. Robert Downey Jr., of the movie Avengers: Endgame, and Arya, a.k.a. Maisie Williams of the cable TV show, Game of Thrones, are both nominees for Best Hero. And because this is the age of the online meme, the M&TVA now includes the Most Meme-able Moment. 

Awkwafina of Crazy Rich Asians

Just in case you are among those who  have not noticed, M&TVA nominations do not consider gender but only performances by male, female, etc., etc. And in keeping with that rule, the famous Moonman trophy has now become the gender-less Moonperson trophy.

So set the date. The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards night will be held on  June 17 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The show will be emceed by Zachary Levi, Mr. Shazam! Himself, and will feature performances by Martin Garrix, Macklemore, Patrick Stump and the sensational Lizzo.

Here now are those on the short list for Moonpersons on what is considered pop culture’s hottest night, ta-da! The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards nominees:

•Best Movie: Avengers: Endgame; BlacKkKlansman; Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before; and Us.

•Best Show: Big Mouth; Game of Thrones; Riverdale; Schitt’s Creek; The Haunting of Hill House.

Captain Marvel's Brie Larson

•Best Performance in a Movie: Amandla Stenberg, The Hate U Give; Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born; Lupita Nyong’o, Us; Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody; Sandra Bullock, Bird Box.

•Best Performance in a Show:  Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale; Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones; Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin; Jason Mitchell, The Chi; Kiernan Shipka, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

•Best Hero: Brie Larson, Captain Marvel; John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman; Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones; Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Endgame; Zachary Levi, Shazam!

•Best Villain: Jodie Corner, Killing Eve; Joseph Finnes, The Handmaid’s Tale; Josh Brolin, Avengers: Endgame; Lupita Nyong’o, Us; Penn Badgley, You.

Sandra Bullock of Bird Box

•Best Kiss: Camila Mendes and Charles Melton, Riverdale; Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, Aquaman; Ncuti Gatwa and Connor Swindells, Sex Education; Noah Centineo and Lana Condor, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before; Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams, Venom.

•Reality Royalty:  Jersey Shore: Family Vacation; Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta; The Bachelor; The Challenge; Vanderpump Rules.

•Best Comedic Performance: Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians; Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek; John Mulaney, Big Mouth; Marsai Martin, Little; Zachary Levi, Shazam!

•Breakthrough Performance: Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians; Haley Lu Richardson, Five Feet Apart; Mj Rodriguez, Pose; Ncuti Gatwa, Sex Education; Noah Centineo, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

•Best Fight: Avengers: Endgame, Captain America vs. Thanos; Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel vs. Minn-erva; Game of Thrones, Arya Stark vs. the White Walkers; RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Inequality; WWE Wrestlemania, Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair.

Avengers: Endgame

•Best Real-Life Hero: Alex Honnold, Free Solo; Hannah Gadsby, Nanette; Roman Reigns, WWE Smackdown; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG; Serena Williams, Being Serena.

•Best Documentary: At The Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal; McQueen; Minding the Gap; RBG; Surviving R. Kelly.

•Best Host: Gayle King, CBS This Morning; Nick Cannon, Wild ‘n Out; Nick Cannon, The Masked Singer; RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race; Trevor Noah, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.

•Most Meme-able Moment: Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club, The Lilo Dance; Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Ray J’s Hat; RBG, The Notorious RBG; RuPaul’s Drag Race, Asia O’Hara’s butterfly finale fall; The Bachelor, Cotton Underwood jumps the fence.

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