The MTV Movies Awards have announced their list of 2016 nominees, but Spotlight, the Academy Award-winning movie for Best Picture that’s based in Boston, is not one of them. Therefore, Boston does not care about the MTV Movie Awards.
Just kidding. MTV Movie Award nominations historically go to blockbusters and franchise films, hence the many nominations for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Deadpool, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
But some of this year’s noms do have local ties: Cambridge’s Matt Damon was nominated for Best Male Performance for his role in The Martian, Sudbury’s Chris Evans was nominated for Best Hero for his role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Burlington’s Amy Poehler was nominated for Best Virtual Performance for her role in Inside Out, and Seth MacFarlane was also nominated for Best Virtual Performance for his role in Ted 2.
The 2016 MTV Movie awards air Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m. See the list of nominees below.
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
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