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2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards: The Nominations

by Diego Andaluz
The logo for the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The most notable televised ceremony selected by fans, the MTV Movie & TV Awards are vastly different from the majority of the more traditional voting bodies in the award season. Featuring popular blockbusters, unconventional categories, unisex groups – all voted by fans from all around the world – they take place on May 16 this year. Even those who don’t watch this show live every year are familiar with its mass popularity; certain pools of fans won’t think twice about rallying behind their favorites in categories like “Best Kiss” and “Best Villain.”

All in all, this celebration is a fun and charming break from the rest of the more strict award season, especially since many fan-favorite stars and performances who unfortunately couldn’t get recognition in other shows tend to get the spotlight here. What do the official nominations for the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards look like? Check them out below and you can also find the final winners for the 2021 Golden GlobesCritics Choice AwardsSAG Awards, and BAFTAs right here on DiscussingFilm.

Best Movie

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
“Judas and the Black Messiah”
“Promising Young Woman”
“Soul”
“To All the Boys: Always and Forever”

Best Show

“Bridgerton”
“Cobra Kai”
“Emily in Paris”
“The Boys”
“WandaVision”

Best Performance in a Movie

Carey Mulligan – “Promising Young Woman”
Chadwick Boseman – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Daniel Kaluuya – “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Sacha Baron Cohen – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Zendaya – “Malcolm & Marie”

Best Performance in a Show

Anya Taylor-Joy – “The Queen’s Gambit”
Elizabeth Olsen – “WandaVision”
Elliot Page – “The Umbrella Academy”
Emma Corrin – “The Crown”
Michaela Coel – “I May Destroy You”

Best Hero

Anthony Mackie – “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
Gal Gadot – “Wonder Woman 1984”
Jack Quaid – “The Boys”
Pedro Pascal – “The Mandalorian”
Teyonah Parris – “WandaVision”

Best Kiss

Chase Stokes & Madelyn Cline – “Outer Banks”
Jodie Comer & Sandra Oh – “Killing Eve”
Lily Collins & Lucas Bravo – “Emily in Paris”
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan & Jaren Lewison – “Never Have I Ever”
Regé-Jean Page & Phoebe Dynevor – “Bridgerton”

Best Comedic Performance

Annie Murphy – “Schitt’s Creek”
Eric Andre – “Bad Trip”
Issa Rae – “Insecure”
Jason Sudeikis – “Ted Lasso”
Leslie Jones – “Coming 2 America”

Best Villain

Aya Cash – “The Boys
Ewan McGregor – “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)”
Giancarlo Esposito – “The Mandalorian”
Kathryn Hahn – “WandaVision”
Nicholas Hoult – “The Great”

Breakthrough Performance

Antonia Gentry – “Ginny & Georgia”
Ashley Park – “Emily in Paris”
Maria Bakalova – “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
Paul Mescal – “Normal People”
Regé-Jean Page – “Bridgerton”

Best Fight

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” – Final Funhouse Fight
“Cobra Kai” – Finale House Fight
“The Boys” – Starlight, Queen Maeve, Kimiko vs. Stormfront
“WandaVision” – Wanda vs. Agatha
“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” – Final Fight vs. Steppenwolf

Most Frightened Performance

Elisabeth Moss – “The Invisible Man”
Jurnee Smollett – “Lovecraft Country”
Simona Brown – “Behind Her Eyes”
Victoria Pedretti – “The Haunting of Bly Manor”
Vince Vaughn – “Freaky”

Best Duo

“Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar” – Star (Kristen Wiig) & Barb (Annie Mumolo)
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” – Falcon (Anthony Mackie) & Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan)
“The Mandalorian” – Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) & Grogu
“Emily in Paris” – Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) & Mindy Chen (Ashley Park)
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” – Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) & Tutar Sagdiyev (Maria Bakalova)

The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards take place May 16!

The Final Award Winners of 2021:

Follow Awards Editor Diego Andaluz on Twitter: @thediegoandaluz

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