“Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms

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Wakanda!

It’s official, Black Panther is king. At least for now. As the Marvel epic begins its awards run (it will get nominated for Best Picture in 2019 heard it here first), there is no better place to start than the fun and always spontaneous MTV Movie and TV Awards. Noms for this year were announced and T’Challa is coming for that Golden Popcorn with seven nominations.

Wakanda!

T’Challa and the Dora Milaje will claw for Best Movie; Scene Stealer for breakout Letitia Wright; and Best Villain for Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger. But Black Panther isn’t the only Marvel movie in the mix. Avengers: Infinity War (that little indie film) picked up three nominations. Go, Thanos.

Over on the TV side, 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale make their Movie & TV Awards debut with Riverdale High sweethearts Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) scoring a coveted Best Kiss nom, and Katherine Langford earning a nom for her harrowing work in the Netflix drama. But it’s that other Netflix show, Stranger Things, that proved to be as unstoppable as the Demogorgon with six noms overall.

Here are the rest of the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards nom nom noms:

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)

BEST SHOW
   13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
   Game of Thrones (HBO)
   grown-ish (Freeform)
   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

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

BEST HERO
   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

BEST VILLAIN
   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

BEST KISS
   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)

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)

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

SCENE STEALER
   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

BEST FIGHT
   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

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
   Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story
   Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated
   Gaga: Five Foot Two
   Jay-Z’s “Footnotes for 4:44”
   The Defiant Ones

BEST REALITY SERIES/FRANCHISE
   The Kardashians
   Love & Hip Hop
   Real Housewives
   RuPaul’s Drag Race
   Vanderpump Rules

Voting is live now at MTV.com and additional categories and honors are still to come.
Tiffany Haddish hosts on Monday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

 
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