It hasn’t even been out for a week in North America and already, Avengers: Infinity War is in the running for a number of prestigious awards.
We are, of course, referring to the 2018 MTV Movie Awards. Set to take place next month in Los Angeles, today brings forth the official, exhaustive list of nominees, which includes everything from the aforementioned Infinity War to Ryan Coogler’s standalone Black Panther film.
The latter is now in the running for Best Movie, Best Performance in a Movie (Chadwick Boseman) and Best Villain (Michael B. Jordan), among many others, while Warner’s Wonder Woman also received multiple nods for Best Hero (Gal Gadot) and Best Fight Scene.
Hosted by Tiffany Hadish, the MTV Movie & TV Awards is expected to kick off on Monday, June 18th, and we’ve included the full list of nominees for you to peruse below:
BEST MOVIE (Presented by Toyota)
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)
Riverdale (The CW)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
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
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Elsewhere, Game of Thrones and Strangers Things received nods for their powerful performances – ditto for Daisy Ridley, whose Rey walked the fine line between good and evil all throughout Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
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
The list continues with shoutouts to Most Frightened Performance (?) and Best On-Screen Team, which is really a toss-up between the natives of Wakanda and the Losers Club of New Line’s It.
MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
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
BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM
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)
And finally, the bona fide scene stealers, followed by those nominees in the running for Best Fight. At the top, David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde will be a difficult one to beat, even if Avengers: Infinity War deserves a shoutout for the sheer scale of its mind-melting third act.
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
It’s a pretty conclusive list, and we can’t argue with any of the nominees – fingers crossed Letitia Wright nabs the award for Scene Stealer after lighting up Black Panther with her cheeky humor and intellect. That performance is about to grace Blu-ray, too, given Ryan Coogler’s Afrocentric epic has been slated for a home video release on May 15th.
On the other side of the Marvel camp, Avengers: Infinity War continues to reign supreme at the global box office, and it’ll likely cross the $1 billion threshold before the week is out.