BLACK PANTHER Dominates MTV Movie Award Nominations While STRANGER THINGS Leads The TV Nominees

The MTV Movie and TV Awards nominees were recently made public as voting opened. Marvel Studios' film Black Panther leads the film awards' charge whilst Netflix's Stranger Things dominates the TV portion..

Black Panther and Stranger Things lead the MTV Movie & TV Awards with seven and six nominations each, respectively.

Marvel Studios' cultural phenomenon is nominated for: best movie, best performance, best hero (for Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa), best villain (for Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger), best fight, best on-screen team, and scene stealer (for Letitia Wright's Shuri). The film is competing with Wonder WomanITGirls Trip, and Marvel Cinematic Universe sibling Avengers: Infinity War, for the show's top prize - best movie.

The show was reinvigerated last year by adding TV awards to the mix. Netflix original series Stranger Things, which had its second season debut last October, is nominated for: best show, best performance (for Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven), best kiss, scene stealer (for Billy Hargrove actor Dacre Montgomery), on-screen team and most frightened performance (for Will Byers actor Noah Schnapp). The show is facing Game of ThronesRiverdale, Grown-ish, and fellow Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why.

Thor: Ragnarok director and actor Taika Waititi is up for the scene stealer award for his fan-favourite role of Korg. The third Thor film is also up for best fight for its gladiatorial battle between Thor and The Hulk. Similarly, Infinity War’s all-female skirmish, which featured Black Widow, Scarlet Witch and Okoye against Proxima Midnight, is also up for best fight. And while Josh Brolin didn't get a nomination for best villain for his role as Thanos, he did get a nod.

Check out the full list of TV and movie nominees below:


  • Avengers: Infinity War (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Black Panther (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
  • IT (New Line Cinema)
  • Wonder Woman (Warner Bros. Pictures)


  • 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • grown-ish (Freeform)
  • Riverdale (The CW)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)


  • Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther
  • Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
  • Ansel Elgort – Baby Driver
  • Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird


  • Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things
  • Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • Katherine Langford – 13 Reasons Why
  • Issa Rae – Insecure
  • Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones


  • Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther) – Black Panther
  • Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) – Game of Thrones
  • Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman) – Wonder Woman
  • Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash) – The Flash
  • Daisy Ridley (Rey) – Star Wars: The Last Jedi


  • Josh Brolin (Thanos) – Avengers: Infinity War
  • Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Michael B. Jordan (N’Jadaka/Erik Killmonger) – Black Panther
  • Aubrey Plaza (Lenny Busker) – Legion
  • Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) – IT


  • Jane the Virgin – Gina Rodriguez (Jane) and Justin Baldoni (Rafael)
  • Love, Simon – Nick Robinson (Simon) and Keiynan Lonsdale (Bram)
  • Ready Player One – Olivia Cooke (Sam) and Tye Sheridan (Wade)
  • Riverdale – KJ Apa (Archie) and Camila Mendes (Veronica)
  • Stranger Things – Finn Wolfhard (Mike) and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)


  • Talitha Bateman (Janice) – Annabelle: Creation
  • Emily Blunt (Evelyn Abbott) – A Quiet Place
  • Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh) – IT
  • Cristin Milioti (Nanette Cole) – Black Mirror
  • Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) –  Stranger Things


  • Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/ Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri)
  • IT – Finn Wolfhard (Richie), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Jaeden Lieberher (Bill), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Chosen Jacobs (Mike)
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Dwayne Johnson (Smolder), Kevin Hart (Mouse), Jack Black (Shelly), Karen Gillan  (Ruby), Nick Jonas (Seaplane)
  • Ready Player One –  Tye Sheridan (Wade), Olivia Cooke (Samantha), Philip Zhao (Sho), Win Morisaki (Daito), Lena Waithe (Aech)
  • Stranger Things – Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Noah Schnapp (Will), Sadie Sink (Max)


  • Jack Black – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip
  • Dan Levy – Schitt’s Creek
  • Kate McKinnon – SNL
  • Amy Schumer – I Feel Pretty


  • Tiffany Haddish (Dina) – Girls Trip
  • Dacre Montgomery (Billy Hargrove) – Stranger Things
  • Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) – Riverdale
  • Taika Waititi (Korg) – Thor: Ragnarok
  • Letitia Wright (Shuri) – Black Panther


  • Atomic Blonde – Charlize Theron (Lorraine) vs. Daniel Hargrave (Sniper), Greg Rementer (Spotter)
  • Avengers: Infinity War – Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) vs. Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight)
  • Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) vs. Winston Duke (M’Baku)
  • Thor: Ragnarok – Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) vs. Chris Hemsworth (Thor)
  • Wonder Woman – Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) vs. German Soldiers

Tiffany Haddish will host the ceremony, airing June 18 at 9 p.m. on MTV. Voting is now open so make sure to head over to and vote for which movie and/or show you'd like to see win!

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