Just as regular awards season is over, out comes the popular vote awards, the biggest being the MTV Movie Awards, which are being hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart next month. I have no idea when the nominations are being announced, or if new categories are going to be introduced/extended, but I had a look at last year’s nominations, and they came out on this day exactly 1 year ago. This is my first time predicting these nominations, mainly because MTV never tell us when they are going to be announced, and I like to predict them the night before. So, I’ve spent the last hour or so doing some research into all the films of last year, and given my best guess of what is getting nominated. Predicted winners are in bold. Enjoy!
Best Movie of the Year: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Inside Out, Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Straight Outta Compton.
Best Male Performance: John Boyega- Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Matt Damon- The Martian, Leonardo DiCaprio- The Revenant, Michael B. Jordan- Creed, Chris Pratt- Jurassic World.
Best Female Performance: Brie Larson- Room, Jennifer Lawrence- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Daisy Ridley- Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Charlize Theron- Mad Max: Fury Road, Alicia Vikander- Ex Machina.
Best Breakthrough Performance: Abraham Attah- Beasts of No Nation, John Boyega- Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Taron Egerton- Kingsman: The Secret Service, Daisy Ridley- Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jacob Tremblay- Room.
Best Scared-as-S*** Performance: Matt Damon- The Martian, Maika Monroe- It Follows, Will Poulter- The Revenant, Jacob Tremblay- Room, Mia Wasikowska- Crimson Peak.
Best On-Screen Duo: Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron- Mad Max: Fury Road, Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone- Creed, Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay- Room, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey- Sisters, Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas- Ant-Man.
Best Shirtless Performance: Jamie Dornan- 50 Shades of Grey, Dakota Johnson- 50 Shades of Grey, Michael B. Jordan- Creed, Rooney Mara- Carol, Channing Tatum- Magic Mike XXL.
Best Fight: Leonardo DiCaprio vs. Tom Hardy- The Revenant, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. James Spader- Avengers: Age of Ultron, Daisy Ridley vs. Adam Driver- Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Paul Rudd vs. Corey Stoll- Ant-Man, Charlize Theron vs. Hugh Keays-Byrne- Mad Max: Fury Road.
Best Kiss: Cara Delevigne and Nat Wolff- Paper Towns, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson- 50 Shades of Grey, Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson- The Longest Ride, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard- Jurassic World.
Best WTF Moment: Leonardo DiCaprio and the Bear- The Revenant, Josh Gad and Q*Bert- Pixels, Richard Kind, Amy Poehler and Phyllis Smith (Abstract Thought)- Inside Out, Joe Manganiello (Gas Station Scene)- Magic Mike XXL, Tye Sheridan (Honestly, just Google it)- Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.
Best Villain: Adam Driver- Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Tom Hardy- The Revenant, Hugh Keays-Byrne- Mad Max: Fury Road, James Spader- Avengers: Age of Ultron, Corey Stoll- Ant-Man.
Best Musical Moment: Oscar Isaac- Ex Machina, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell- Straight Outta Compton, Anna Kendrick- Pitch Perfect 2, Jennifer Jason Leigh- The Hateful Eight, Joe Manganiello- Magic Mike XXL.
Best Comedic Performance: Will Ferrell- Daddy’s Home, Tina Fey- Sisters, Melissa McCarthy- Spy, Ryan Reynolds- Deadpool, Amy Schumer- Trainwreck.
Best On-Screen Transformation: Elizabeth Banks- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Johnny Depp- Black Mass, Jake Gyllenhaal- Southpaw, Nicholas Hoult- Mad Max: Fury Road, Eddie Redmayne- The Danish Girl.
Best Hero: Taron Egerton- Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jennifer Lawrence- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Dylan O’Brien- The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, Chris Pratt- Jurassic World, Daisy Ridley- Star Wars: The Force Awakens.