Writer-director Jordan Peele’s satirically astute horror film “Get Out” leads this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, with a half-dozen nominations.
The cable network’s former MTV Movie Awards, rebranded last month to include television and to return to a live format, gave four nods apiece to the film “Beauty and the Beast” and the TV show “Stranger Things,” while the movies “Hidden Figures,” “La La Land,” “Logan” and “Moonlight” each are up for three awards.
“Get Out” competes with “Beauty and the Beast,” “Logan,” “The Edge of Seventeen” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” for movie of the year, and also snagged nominations for best fight against the system — a progressive-minded replacement for best fight — as well as for best actor in a movie (Daniel Kaluuya), best villain (Allison Williams), best comedic performance (Lil Rel Howery) and best duo (Kaluuya and Howery).
Last year’s categories best male performance and best female performance have been combined as best actor in a movie, with Kaluuya joined by Taraji P. Henson (“Hidden Figures”), Hugh Jackman (“Logan”), James McAvoy (“Split”), Hailee Steinfeld (“The Edge of Seventeen”) and Emma Watson (“Beauty and the Beast”).
Gone are action performance, breakthrough performance, ensemble cast, true story and virtual performance to make room for TV categories. Up for show of the year are “Atlanta,” “Game of Thrones,” “Insecure,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Stranger Things” and “This Is Us.” Competing for best actor in a show are Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Donald Glover (“Atlanta”), Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“The Walking Dead”) and Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”).
The two other new TV categories are host and reality competition, and the three other new general categories are American story, next generation and tearjerker. Returning are documentary, hero, kiss and duo, a renaming of the on-screen duo category last seen in 2015.
MTV producers and executives choose the nominees, with the public voting for winners at mtv.com/movie-and-tv-awards/vote. Adam Devine hosts the awards live on May 7.