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‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Last Of Us,’ and ‘Wednesday’ Among Top Nominees for the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards

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On Wednesday, MTV announced the nominees for the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards, and genre, particularly genre television, is fairly well represented across the 26 categories. Among the top nominees for scripted films or television were “Stranger Things” and “The Last of Us,” both with six nominations, along with “Wednesday,” which received four.

The 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air on May 7 as an epic, supersized Los Angeles takeover event live from Barker Hangar starting at 8 PM ET/PT. This year’s awards show, which will be hosted by the very first Ghostface victim in the “Scream” franchise, Drew Barrymore, will air on MTV internationally in more than 170 countries.

Below is a list of all of the categories that genre film and television were nominated. Amazingly, genre film or television found itself nominated in 21 of the 26 categories!

Best Movie

  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Elvis
  • Nope
  • Scream VI
  • Smile
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Best Show

  • Stranger Things
  • The Last of Us
  • The White Lotus
  • Wednesday
  • Wolf Pack
  • Yellowstone
  • Yellowjackets

Best Performance In A Movie

  • Austin Butler — Elvis
  • Florence Pugh — Don’t Worry Darling
  • KeKe Palmer — Nope
  • Michael B. Jordan — Creed III
  • Tom Cruise — Top Gun: Maverick

Best Performance In A Show

  • Aubrey Plaza — The White Lotus
  • Christina Ricci — Yellowjackets
  • Jenna Ortega — Wednesday
  • Riley Keough — Daisy Jones & The Six
  • Sadie Sink — Stranger Things
  • Selena Gomez — Only Murders in the Building

Best Hero

  • Diego Luna —Andor
  • Jenna Ortega — Wednesday
  • Paul Rudd — Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania
  • Pedro Pascal — The Last Of Us
  • Tom Cruise — Top Gun: Maverick

Best Villain

  • Elizabeth Olsen — Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Harry Styles – Don’t Worry Darling
  • Jamie Campbell Bower — Stranger Things
  • M3GAN – M3GAN
  • The Bear — Cocaine Bear

Best Kiss

  • Anna Torv + Philip Prajoux – The Last Of Us
  • Harry Styles + David Dawson – My Policeman
  • Madison Bailey + Rudy Pankow – Outer Banks
  • Riley Keough + Sam Claflin – Daisy Jones & The Six
  • Selena Gomez + Cara Delevingne – Only Murders in the Building

Best Comedic Performance

  • Adam Sandler – Murder Mystery 2
  • Dylan O’Brien – Not Okay
  • Jennifer Coolidge – Shotgun Wedding
  • KeKe Palmer – Nope
  • Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary

Breakthrough Performance

  • Bad Bunny – Bullet Train
  • Bella Ramsey – The Last Of Us
  • Emma D’Arcy – House of the Dragon
  • Joseph Quinn – Stranger Things
  • Rachel Sennott – Bodies Bodies Bodies

Best Fight

  • Brad Pitt (Ladybug) vs. Bad Bunny (The Wolf) – Bullet Train
  • Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) vs. Ghostface – Scream VI
  • Jamie Campbell Bower (Vecna) vs. Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) – Stranger Things
  • Keanu Reeves (John Wick) vs. Everyone – John Wick 4
  • Escape from Narkina 5 – Andor

Most Frightening Performance

  • Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Cocaine Bear
  • Justin Long – Barbarian
  • Rachel Sennott – Bodies Bodies Bodies
  • Sosie Bacon – Smile

Best Duo

  • Camila Mendes + Maya Hawke – Do Revenge
  • Jenna Ortega + Thing – Wednesday
  • Pedro Pascal + Bella Ramsey – The Last Of Us
  • Simona Tabasco + Beatrice Grannò – The White Lotus
  • Tom Cruise + Miles Teller – Top Gun: Maverick

Best Kick-Ass Cast

  • Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Outer Banks
  • Stranger Things
  • Teen Wolf: The Movie

Best Song

  • Demi Lovato – Still Alive (Scream VI)
  • Doja Cat – Vegas (Elvis)
  • Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick)
  • OneRepublic – I Ain’t Worried (Top Gun: Maverick)
  • Rihanna – Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
  • Taylor Swift – Carolina (Where The Crawdads Sing)

Fans can vote for their favorites through Monday, April 17 at 6 PM ET by visiting https://www.mtv.com/movie-and-tv-awards/vote/. Fans can vote up to 20 times a day.

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