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2016 MTV Movie Award Nominees Include Star Wars & Deadpool

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

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

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