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MTV Announces Hero-Heavy 2016 Movie Awards Nominations, Performers

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Gustavo Caballero, Getty Images
Gustavo Caballero, Getty Images

The 2016 MTV Movie Awards will air next month from Los Angeles’ Warner Brothers Studios, but its slew of Star Wars nominees might have you convinced the celebration’s 25th broadcast is set in a galaxy far, far away.

This morning (February 8), the network unveiled its new nominees via Snapchat, and The Force Awakens took a commanding lead over the competition with 11 nominations, including nods for Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver in a handful of categories. The Ryan Reynolds-fronted Deadpool came in a close second with eight nominations, and the final Hunger Games installment got some love among the award show’s action categories.

The 2016 show will introduce two new categories: Best Documentary, which has nominated the likes of Amy and He Named Me Malala, among others; and True Story, which includes films like Joy, Concussion and Straight Outta Compton.

Voting is now open here, and fans can make their picks until March 20. Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who are both up for coveted golden popcorn trophies themselves, will host.

Check out the full list of nominees below, and tune in to the show on April 10 at 8 PM EST on MTV!

Movie of the Year:
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Creed
Deadpool
Jurassic World
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Straight Outta Compton

True Story
Concussion
Joy
Steve Jobs
Straight Outta Compton
The Big Short
The Revenant

Documentary 
Amy
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
Trainwreck

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

Check out photos from the 2015 MTV Movie Awards red carpet:

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