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This Is Us, Stranger Things, Atlanta Lead MTV Movie & TV Award Nominations

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MTV on Thursday unveiled the (slightly confusing) list of nominees for its first-ever MTV Movie & TV Awards, which has TV and film competing in many of the same categories.

For instance, The Flash‘s Grant Gustin and Arrow‘s Stephen Amell are competing against Rogue One‘s Felicity Jones (as well as Hidden Figures‘ Taraji P. Henson, who played a real-life person) for Best Hero, while the Oscar-winning Moonlight is pitted against black-ish and Transparent in the race for Best American Story.

Some categories are less confusing than others. Stranger Things, This Is Us and Atlanta are among the nominees for Show of the Year, while The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez and Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke will compete for Best Actor in a Show. Other series up for top honors include Marvel’s Luke Cage, Pretty Little Liars, Empire, Insecure, Broad City and, umm, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. (#PeakTV!)

Adam Devine (who is nominated for Best Comedic Performance, on Workaholics) will serve as host of the basic cable awards gala, which will be air live on Sunday, May 7 at 8/7c. A complete list of nominees reads as follows:

SHOW OF THE YEAR

Atlanta

Game of Thrones

Insecure

Pretty Little Liars

Stranger Things

This Is Us

BEST ACTOR IN A SHOW

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

BEST REALITY COMPETITION

America’s Got Talent

MasterChef Junior

RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Bachelor

The Voice

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Adam Devine, Workaholics

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Broad City

Lil Rel Howery, Get Out

Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy

Seth Rogen, Sausage Party

Will Arnett, The LEGO Batman Movie

BEST HERO

Felicity Jones, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Grant Gustin, The Flash

Mike Colter, Marvel’s Luke Cage

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Stephen Amell, Arrow

Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures

BEST VILLAIN

Allison Williams, Get Out

Demogorgon, Stranger Things

Jared Leto, Suicide Squad

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead

Wes Bentley, American Horror Story

BEST HOST

Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen DeGeneres Show

John Oliver, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Samantha Bee, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Trevor Noah, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

BEST DUO

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, The Voice

Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery, Get Out

Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield, Atlanta

Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen, Logan

Josh Gad and Luke Evans, Beauty and the Beast

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg – Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

BEST KISS

Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome, Moonlight

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, Beauty and the Beast

Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, Empire

Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick, Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates

TEARJERKER

Game of Thrones – Hodor’s Death

Grey’s Anatomy – Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death

Me Before You – Will tells Louisa he can’t stay with her

Moonlight – Paula tells Chiron that she loves him

This Is Us – Jack and Randall at karate

BEST AMERICAN STORY

black-ish

Fresh Off the Boat

Jane the Virgin

Moonlight

Transparent

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM

Get Out

Hidden Figures

Loving

Marvel’s Luke Cage

Mr. Robot

NEXT GENERATION

Chrissy Metz

Daniel Kaluuya

Issa Rae

Riz Ahmed

Yara Shahidi

MOVIE OF THE YEAR 

Beauty and the Beast

Get Out

Logan

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Edge of Seventeen

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Emma Watson, Beauty and the Beast

Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

Hugh Jackman, Logan

James McAvoy, Split

Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures

BEST DOCUMENTARY

13TH

I Am Not Your Negro

O.J.: Made in America

This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

TIME: The Kalief Browder Story

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