2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards: Full List of Nominees

MTV‘s annual Movie Awards just got a HUUUGE makeover!

Now called the MTV Movie & TV Awards, the telecast will celebrate the actors, stories, and moments that defined pop culture in the past year.  

“MTV is about celebrating youth culture and fueling our audience’s passion points,” said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV, VH1 and Logo. “We are thrilled to have Adam Devine as our master of ceremonies for the new MTV Movie and TV Awards where we honor the best stories, actors and characters our audience loves.”

The network just announced the nominees this morning, and breakout horror film, Get Out, leads the pack with six nominations including Movie of the Year (Presented by Toyota C-HR), Best Villain, Best Fight Against the System. The film’s star, David Kaluuya, secures his first-ever major U.S. award show nods for Best Actor in a Movie, Next Generation and Best Duo with Lil Rel Howery.

Additional leading nominees include Beauty and the Beast and Stranger Things with four, as well as Atlanta, Game of Thrones, Hidden Figures, Logan, Moonlight and This Is Us, scoring three nods each.

This year’s nominations include transformations of both categories fans have come to expect as well as the introduction of new ones. While fan favorites like Best Kiss, Best Hero, Best Villain and more remain, MTV has collapsed the divide between film, television and streaming series, instead nominating the best performances no matter the screen. Also for the first time, the former Best Actor and Best Actress categories have been replaced with non-gendered Best Actor in a Movie and Best Actor in a Show.

Among the most iconic categories, Best Fight has been modernized to Best Fight the System reflecting the audience’s increasing awareness and activism around broader social justice issues. In addition, MTV is introducing new and timely categories including: Best American Story, awarded to the show or film that showcases America at its most open and diverse; Tearjerker, awarded to the scene that most illuminates the emotional connection people feel to characters; Best Host, highlighting the cross-section of personalities speaking to young people today; Best Reality Competition and Next Generation. Additional categories will be revealed closer to the show.

Hosted by Adam Devine, the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air LIVE from The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7th @ 8PM ET/PT on MTV.  

The nominees for the first-ever 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards are:

Movie of the Year

Beauty and the Beast

Get Out


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Edge of Seventeen


Show of the Year 


Game of Thrones


Pretty Little Liars

Stranger Things

This Is Us


Best Kiss 

Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome – Moonlight 

Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling – La La Land 

Emma Watson & Dan Stevens – Beauty & The Beast 

Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard – Empire 

Zac Efron & Anna Kendrick – Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates 


Best Villain 

Allison Williams – Get Out 

Demogorgon – Stranger Things 

Jared Leto – Suicide Squad 

Jeffrey Dean Morgan – The Walking Dead 

Wes Bentley – American Horror Story: Roanoke


Best Host 

Ellen DeGeneres – The Ellen DeGeneres Show

John Oliver – Last Week Tonight 

RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race 

Samantha Bee – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Trevor Noah – The Daily Show


Best Documentary


I Am Not Your Negro

OJ: Made in America

This is Everything: GiGi Gorgeous

TIME: The Kalief Browder Story


Best Reality Competition

Americas Got Talent

MasterChef Junior

RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Bachelor

The Voice


Best Actor in a Movie 

Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out 

Emma Watson – Beauty & the Beast

Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen 

Hugh Jackman – Logan 

James McAvoy – Split 

Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures 


Best Actor in a Show

Donald Glover – Atlanta

Emilia Clark – 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 Comedic Performance 

Adam Devine – Workaholics 

Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson – Broad City

Lil Rel Howrey – Get Out 

Seth MacFarlane – Family Guy

Will Arnett – The LEGO Batman Movie 


Best Hero 

Felicity Jones – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Grant Gustin – The Flash 

Mike Colter – Luke Cage

Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things 

Stephen Amell – Arrow 

Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures 



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 


Next Generation 

Chrissy Metz

Daniel Kaluuya

Issa Rae

Riz Ahmed

Yara Shahidi


Best Duo 

Adam Levine & Blake Shelton – The Voice

Daniel Kaluuya & Lil Rey Howery – Get Out 

Brian Tyree Henry & Lakeith Stanfield – Atlanta 

Hugh Jackman & Dafne Keen – Logan

Josh Gad & Luke Evans – Beauty & The Beast 

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


Best American Story


Fresh Off The Boat

Jane the Virgin




Best Fight Against the System 

Get Out

Hidden Figures


Luke Cage

Mr. Robot




Written by Veronica Toscano

Veronica Toscano is an intern at Celeb Secrets. She is a communications major with a minor in TV/Film Production at Orange Coast College. She loves mac n cheese, art museums, photography, and film. In her free time, she enjoys going out to concerts, traveling, reading, and hanging out with friends.