Following on the heels of the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony, awards season is winding to a close but there are still some awards shows lurking this year – not least, the MTV Movie Awards. Traditionally more free and laid-back than some of the more prestigious ceremonies, the MTV Movie Awards seek to recognize a wide genre of films and are usually more inclined to award popular mainstream movies; in particular, the comic-book and/or sci-fi genres.

Hosted this year by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart – who will share the screen later the year in the buddy action/comedy Central Intelligence – the MTV awards are voted for by the general public and the newly-announced nominations reflect the public’s appetite for two films in particular. Star Wars: The Force Awakens only received five Oscar nominations, and didn’t take home any of them, but it might well fare better at the MTV Awards. Receiving a massive eleven MTV award nominations in total, The Force Awakens team will be hoping to triumph in some of the toughest categories – including, Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Daisy Ridley), and Best Villain (Adam Driver). Ridley is also pitted against her co-star, John Boyega in the Breakthrough Performance category. After losing out to Boyega for the BAFTA Rising Star Award, will this be Ridley’s turn?

Meanwhile, R-rated superhero action/comedy Deadpool came too late for most award recognition, but MTV have not left it out of the running in 2016. The film has garnered eight nominations in total, including five for star Ryan Reynolds. Elsewhere, other movies that have pulled many nominations throughout awards season are also included (such as The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Steve Jobs), along with 2015’s biggest blockbusters, including Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World.

Read on for the full list of 2016 MTV Movie Award nominations below, and don’t forget to let us know who you think deserves to win!

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Movie of the Year
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Creed
Deadpool
Jurassic World
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Straight Outta Compton

True Story
Concussion
Joy
Steve Jobs
Straight Outta Compton
The Big Short
The Revenant

Documentary
Amy
Cartel Land
He Named Me Malala
The Hunting Ground
The Wolfpack
What Happened, Miss Simone?

Best Female Performance
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect 2
Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Morena Baccarin, Deadpool

Best Male Performance
Chris Pratt, Jurassic World
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael B. Jordan, Creed
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Will Smith, Concussion

Breakthrough Performance
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Brie Larson, Room
Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
John Boyega, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
O’Shea Jackson Jr., Straight Outta Compton

Best Comedic Performance
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Kevin Hart, Ride Along 2
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect 2
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Will Ferrell, Get Hard

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Best Action Performance
Chris Pratt, Jurassic World
Dwayne Johnson, San Andreas
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
John Boyega, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Vin Diesel, Furious 7

Best Hero
Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
Chris Evans, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Dwayne Johnson, San Andreas
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
Paul Rudd, Ant-Man

Best Villain
Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Ed Skrein, Deadpool
Hugh Keays-Byrne, Mad Max: Fury Road
James Spader, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Samuel L. Jackson, Kingsman: The Secret Service
Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Best Virtual Performance
Amy Poehler, Inside Out
Andy Serkis, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jack Black, Kung Fu Panda 3
James Spader, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Lupita Nyong’o, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Seth MacFarlane, Ted 2

Ensemble Cast
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Furious 7
Pitch Perfect 2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
Trainwreck

Best Kiss
Amy Schumer & Bill Hader, Trainwreck
Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey
Leslie Mann & Chris Hemsworth, Vacation
Margot Robbie & Will Smith, Focus
Morena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect 2

Best Fight
Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein), Deadpool
Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. The Bear, The Revenant
Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) vs. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), Mad Max: Fury Road
Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Avengers: Age of Ultron
Rey (Daisy Ridley) vs. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) vs. Lia (Nargis Fakhri), Spy

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The 2016 MTV Movie Awards will air on Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Source: MTV