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Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Deadpool dominate the MTV Movie Awards nominations

Clarisse Loughrey
Wednesday 09 March 2016 11:27 GMT
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Ever wanted to see Leonardo DiCaprio duke it out with Deadpool for an award? Well now's your chance; the MTV Movie Awards nominations have been announced.

Its more diverse focus, taking in the likes of Room, doc Wolfpack, as well as blockbusters Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World actually makes it one of the more interesting awards shows of the season. It's particularly fantastic to see recognition for the oft-ignored efforts of virtual performers (AKA the Andy Serkis category, though he may not actually win this year), and of fight co-ordinators.

Though Deadpool also has a strong sweep of the nominations, expect Star Wars: The Force Awakens to be the big winner of the night. Though, with the franchise's intense filming schedule, it's still up in the air as to whether Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver would actually be able to receive in person their likely awards.

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 

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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 

The awards are determined by US viewers, with voting taking place here.

The show, hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, will air on MTV in the US; Sunday 10 April, 8/7c.

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