2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards Latest News & Update:Adam Devine to Host, Categories and Nominees Bared
New York, NY/ Singapore – April 7, 2017 – MTV today announced the categories and nominees for the first-ever 2017 “MTV Movie & TV Awards”, celebrating the actors, stories and moments that defined pop culture in the past year.
Comedian, film and TV star Adam Devine will host young Hollywood’s party of the year LIVE from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. MTV will air the show’s live premiere in Asia on Monday, 8 May at 7am (WIB), 8am (MY/PH/SG), with a repeat telecast that evening on MTV Asia at 7pm (WIB), 8pm (MY/PH/SG).
“MTV is about celebrating youth culture and fueling our audience’s passion points,” said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV, VH1 and Logo. “We are thrilled to have Adam Devine as our master of ceremonies for the new MTV Movie and TV Awards where we honor the best stories, actors and characters our audience loves.”
Breakout horror film, “Get Out,” leads the pack with six nominations including Movie of the Year (Presented by Toyota C-HR), Best Villain, Best Fight Against the System. The film’s star, David Kaluuya, secures his first-ever major U.S.
award show nods for Best Actor in a Movie, Next Generation and Best Duo with Lil Rel Howery. Additional leading nominees include “Beauty and the Beast” and “Stranger Things” with four, as well as “Atlanta,” “Game of Thrones,” “Hidden Figures,” “Logan,” “Moonlight” and “This Is Us,” scoring three nods each.
This year’s nominations include transformations of both categories fans have come to expect as well as the introduction of new ones. While fan favorites like Best Kiss, Best Hero, Best Villain and more remain, MTV has collapsed the divide between film, television and streaming series, instead nominating the best performances no matter the screen. Also for the first time, the former Best Actor and Best Actress categories have been replaced with non-gendered Best Actor in a Movie and Best Actor in a Show.
Among the most iconic categories, Best Fight has been modernized to Best Fight the System reflecting the audience’s increasing awareness and activism around broader social justice issues. In addition, MTV is introducing new and timely categories including: Best American Story, awarded to the show or film that showcases America at its most open and diverse; Tearjerker, awarded to the scene that most illuminates the emotional connection people feel to characters; Best Host, highlighting the cross-section of personalities speaking to young people today; Best Reality Competition and Next Generation. Additional categories will be revealed closer to the show.