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'Star Wars' Leads The 2016 MTV Movie Awards Nominations

HuffPost logo HuffPost 8/03/2016 Stephanie Marcus

It may have been snubbed at the Oscars but the Force awakened on Tuesday for the current "Star Wars" blockbuster with the film gaining a leading 11 nominations for the upcoming MTV Movie Awards.

Breakout British star Daisy Ridley, 23, led the way for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," getting nods for best female performance, best hero and best fight in the Walt Disney movie that has taken more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office.

John Boyega, 23, was nominated for best breakthrough and best action performance for his role as turncoat Stormtrooper Finn, and the movie will also compete for movie of the year and best cast ensemble at the fan-based awards show in April.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" failed to win any of its five Oscar nominations in February - mostly for visual effects and editing - and failed to get a best picture nomination.

The MTV Movie Awards however, are all about fans. "It's about blockbuster movies that audiences line up to see; comedies, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy action," the show's executive producer, Casey Patterson, said in a statement.

The MTV Movie Awards are known for their irreverent humor and categories like best kiss and best villain. This year Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio will compete in the best fight category for his tussle with a ferocious bear in the movie "The Revenant," as well as for best male performance.

Hit box-office action movie "Deadpool" got eight nominations, including for its stars Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin.

The 2016 MTV Movie Awards will be handed out in Los Angeles at a ceremony hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and broadcast on April 10 on MTV.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Movie of the Year

Avengers: Age of Ultron



Jurassic World

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Straight Outta Compton

True Story



Steve Jobs

Straight Outta Compton

The Big Short

The Revenant



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


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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