Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones Lead 2019 MTV Movie & TV Award Nominees

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Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones lead the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Award nominees. After a record-breaking year in both film and television, the nearly three-decade old awards ceremony will recognize two of the strongest contenders, with plenty of love to go around for other mega-franchises and smaller scale fare alike.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards (originally referred to as the MTV Movie Awards before television became too much of a juggernaut to ignore) has been handing out golden popcorn statues since 1992. Similar to the Peoples Choice Awards, the MTV Movie & TV Awards allows the audience to vote online, with winners representing public opinion, as opposed to industry professionals. Over the years, Oscar-winning films like Titanic and Pulp Fiction have won Best Movie, sharing the honor with films that were ignored by the Academy entirely, like Wedding Crashers, Screamand The Fault in Our Stars. Now, the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards are recognizing a whole new batch of contenders.

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The list of nominees for the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards include a wide variety of genres in lead categories, including horror (Us), comedy (Schitt's Creek), and animation (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse). However, the most nominations go to both Avengers:Endgame and Game of Thrones, totaling 4 and 3 nominations, respectively - which goes to show how diverse this year's show will be, given the multitude of other films and shows in the running. Check out the full list of nominees below:

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Best Movie

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Us

Best Show

  • Big Mouth
  • Game of Thrones
  • Riverdale
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • The Haunting of Hill House

Best Performance in a Movie

  • Amandla Stenberg (Starr Carter), The Hate U Give
  • Lady Gaga (Ally), A Star is Born
  • Lupita Nyong’o (Red), Us
  • Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury), Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Sandra Bullock (Malorie), Bird Box

Best Performance in a Show

  • Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred), The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Game of Thrones
  • Gina Rodriguez (Jane Villanueva), Jane the Virgin
  • Jason Mitchell (Brandon), The Chi
  • Kiernan Shipka (Sabrina Spellman), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Best Hero

  • Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Captain Marvel
  • John David Washington (Ron Stallworth), BlacKkKlansman
  • Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Game of Thrones
  • Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Avengers: Endgame
  • Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam), Shazam!

Best Villain

  • Jodie Comer (Villanelle), Killing Eve
  • Joseph Fiennes (Commander Fred Waterford), The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Josh Brolin (Thanos), Avengers: Endgame
  • Lupita Nyong’o (Red), Us
  • Penn Badgley (Joe Goldberg), You

Best Kiss

  • Camila Mendes & Charles Melton (Veronica Lodge & Reggie Mantle), Riverdale
  • Jason Momoa & Amber Heard (Aquaman & Mera), Aquaman
  • Ncuti Gatwa & Connor Swindells (Eric Effiong & Adam Groff), Sex Education
  • Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean), To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams (Eddie Brock/Venom & Anne Weying), Venom

Reality Royalty

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

Best Comedic Performance

  • Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh), Crazy Rich Asians
  • Dan Levy (David Rose), Schitt’s Creek
  • John Mulaney (Andrew Glouberman), Big Mouth
  • Marsai Martin (Little Jordan Sanders), Little
  • Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam), Shazam!

Breakthrough Performance

  • Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh), Crazy Rich Asians
  • Haley Lu Richardson (Stella), Five Feet Apart
  • Mj Rodriguez (Blanca Rodriguez), Pose
  • Ncuti Gatwa (Eric Effiong), Sex Education
  • Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky), 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

Best Real-Life Hero

  • Alex Honnold, Free Solo
  • Hannah Gadsby, Nanette
  • Roman Reigns, WWE SmackDown
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG
  • Serena Williams, Being Serena

Most Frightened Performance

  • Alex Wolff (Peter), Hereditary
  • Linda Cardellini (Anna Tate-Garcia), The Curse of La Llorona
  • Rhian Rees (Dana Haines), Halloween
  • Sandra Bullock (Malorie), Bird Box
  • Victoria Pedretti (Nell Crain), The Haunting of Hill House

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 fail
  • The Bachelor – Colton Underwood jumps the fence

Hosted by Shazam!'s Zachary Levi, the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards also introduces some new categories to the show. The new categories include Reality Royalty, Most Meme-able Moment, and Best Real-Life Hero, which recognizes everyone from Lindsay Lohan and Ruth Bader Ginsberg to shows like RuPaul's Drag Race and The Bachelor. Fans can vote online at, and also through Twitter and Facebook Messenger by direct messaging @MTVAwards.

As for what movies and TV shows stand the biggest chance, it's tough to say. While Avengers: Endgame is the most recent and successful nominee in the category for Best Movie, more or less guaranteeing the most votes, Best Performance in a Movie has recent Academy Award-winner Rami Malek up against equally strong contenders like Lady Gaga and Lupita Nyong’o, while Best Hero's two Marvel nominees (Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel) could easily cancel each other out, handing the golden popcorn over to DC (Shazam!). That is, unless Arya Stark's recent victory on Game of Thrones doesn't guarantee her the spot given how celebrated her big moment was during the Battle of Winterfell.

More: The Most Important Avengers In Beating Thanos In Endgame

The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards air on June 17, 2019 at 9pm EST on MTV.

Source: MTV

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