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MTV celebrates summer viewing season with Movie & TV Awards

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/7/2017 By SANDY COHEN and FRAZIER MOORE, AP Entertainer Writers
Michelle Visage, left, and RuPaul arrive at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Michelle Visage, left, and RuPaul arrive at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite glowering skies and dime-size hail stones, MTV is heralding the start of the summer viewing season with its Movie & TV Awards.

Jack Johnson, left, and Jack Gilinsky arrive at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Jack Johnson, left, and Jack Gilinsky arrive at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The red carpet outside Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium was soaked Sunday as luminaries made their water-logged arrival for the shindig. They included Dr. Drew Pinsky and award nominee RuPaul, who joked that he was on hand "to find my next job."

Josh Gad arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Josh Gad arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters arrived trash-talking President Donald Trump, while seven members of the cast from the Netflix hit "Stranger Things" teamed up for interviews arm-in-arm.

Jasmine Tookes arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Jasmine Tookes arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

TV shows are newly eligible for Golden Popcorn trophies at this year's ceremony, formerly known as the MTV Movie Awards. The show will be broadcast live.

Hailee Steinfeld arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Hailee Steinfeld arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

MTV is also breaking down gender barriers in its new format, with men and women competing together in the acting categories.

Issa Rae arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Issa Rae arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The show is keeping up its traditional irreverence, though, with awards recognizing the best hero, villain, kiss and duo across television and film.

Josh Gad arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Josh Gad arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Several new categories were added this year: Best American Story, for the program or film that "showcases America at its best"; Best Fight Against the System, which celebrates underdog efforts and social justice; top trending moment; and best musical moment.

Shannon Purser arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Shannon Purser arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The horror hit "Get Out" leads all nominees with six bids, including movie of the year.

Shelley Hennig arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Shelley Hennig arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

"Beauty and the Beast" and the Netflix series "Stranger Things" have four nominations each.

The cast of the "Fast and Furious" franchise will receive the Generation Award, which Vin Diesel is set to accept.

Hosted by actor Adam Devine, the MTV Movie & TV Awards will also feature sneak peeks of anticipated films including "Transformers: The Last Knight" and "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

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Frazier Moore reported from New York.

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