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2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards nominations

EW – Though its yearly crop of nominees tends to skew more commercial than the Oscars’ or Golden Globes’, MTV’s annual Hollywood awards show has proven, once again, its finger is pressed firmly on the pulse of pop culture, recognizing a wealth of diversity across both film and television categories among its 2017 class.


For the first time in its 25-year history, the MTV Movie & TV Awards — previously known simply as the MTV Movie Awards — has expanded the scope of its categories to include titles like Netflix’s Stranger Things, NBC’s This Is Us, FX’s Atlanta, and VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race — each of which scored major notices among the ceremony’s inaugural set of TV honorees.


While television performers have been integrated into pre-existing categories like Best Villain (where the likes of — spoiler alert — Get Out star Allison Williams goes head-to-head with Demogorgon from Stranger Things), Best Comedic Performance, and Best Kiss, among others, several new brackets make their debut this year, including Show of the Year (Atlanta and Insecure square off against This Is Us, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, and Stranger Things), Best Host (LGBT icons RuPaul and Ellen DeGeneres vs. Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah, and John Oliver), and an individual television acting set that includes Donald Glover (Atlanta), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead), Mandy Moore (This Is Us), and Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things).


Also new for 2017 is the Next Generation award, which will be given to a breakout media star. Nominees include actress Chrissy Metz (This Is Us), actor Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Insecure writer-actress-creator Issa Rae, The Night Of star Riz Ahmed, and Blackish performer Yara Shahidi.


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‘Moonlight’, ‘Fences’, ‘Hidden Figures’ Make History with SAG Award Nominations

EUR WEB – *The entire casts of “Moonlight,” “Fences” and “Hidden Figures” were among the nominees for the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday morning by the actors guild SAG-AFTRA.


Their nominations mark the first time since 2008 that the majority of nominees in the Outstanding Cast category are people of color.


“Fences” is the screen adaptation of August Wilson’s drama about a black family in ‘50s Pittsburgh; and “Hidden Figures” follows the three black women mathematicians who joined NASA’s space program in the ‘60s, and “Moonlight” centers on a young gay black man coming of age in a tough Miami neighborhood.


The three films will compete in the Outstanding Cast category along with “Manchester by the Sea” and “Captain Fantastic.”


“Moonlight” earned a total of three noms, with its supporting actor and actress Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris also earning nominations.


“Fences” also picked up three total noms, with Denzel Washington, who directed the film, earning a lead actor nom and Viola Davis, who plays his characters’ wife, earning a supporting actress nomination.


“Manchester” led all SAG nominees with four, including individual nods for lead actor Casey Affleck and supporting actress and actor Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges.

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2016 Television Critics Association Awards nominations

EW – With Emmy season in full swing, the Television Critics Association has announced the roster of nominees for its 32nd annual awards ceremony, boosting HBO and FX to the top of the pack with 12 and 11 overall nominations, respectively.


While HBO and FX lead in total nominations, USA’s Mr. Robot, a first-time nominee, garnered the most individual nods for a series (tied with FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), earning recognition in Individual Achievement in Drama (Rami Malek), Outstanding New Program, Outstanding Achievement in Drama, and Program of the Year.


Elsewhere in Program of the Year, HBO scored a nomination for Game of Thrones, while FX landed three series amid the category’s seven slots: Fargo, The Americans, and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Lifetime’s UnREAL and Netflix’s Making a Murderer round out the list of Program of the Year contenders.


The CW also made a strong showing with the TCA, earning three total nominations for its Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, including in Individual Achievement in Comedy (Rachel Bloom) and Outstanding New Program. It’s worth noting that each of the nominees in the latter category come from smaller networks, as series from the usual suspects like ABC, HBO, and other major TV players are noticeably absent. WGN America (Underground), Netflix (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Masters of None), USA (Mr. Robot), and Lifetime (UnREAL), however, picked up the slack.
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Straight Outta Compton – Multiple MTV Movie Award Nominees!

Congrats to the Straight Outta Compton crew!

MTV – Star Wars: The Force Awakens leads the pack with a whopping 11 MTV Movie Awards nominations, including noms in key categories like Movie of the Year, Best Female Performance (Daisy Ridley), Best Villain (Adam Driver) and Breakthrough Performance (Ridley and co-star John Boyega). Meanwhile, Deadpool scored eight nominations, including five for the Merc With a Mouth himself, Ryan Reynolds. (Here’s hoping he and co-star Morena Baccarin will re-enact their nominated “Best Kiss” on the Movie Awards stage.)


But that’s not all: starting today, fans can cast their votes for their favorites at, through Sunday, March 20. Fans will also be allowed to vote for the coveted “Movie of the Year” directly on Google — just Google “MTV Vote” and make your pick. Seriously, voting has never been easier.




Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, both 2016 Movie Awards nominees themselves, will host this year’s ceremony, which air on April 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The show, which marks its 25th anniversary, will be held outdoors at the famed Warner Bros. Studios.


Without further ado, here are your nominees for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. Be sure to tune to find out who will take home the Golden Popcorn!


Movie of the Year
–Avengers: Age of Ultron
–Jurassic World
–Star Wars: The Force Awakens
–Straight Outta Compton


True Story
–Steve Jobs
–Straight Outta Compton
–The Big Short
–The Revenant



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2016 Oscars Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

E! ONLINE – Say what?!?!


Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, directors Guillermo Del Toro and Ang Lee and actor John Krasinski announced the nominations for the 2016 Oscars Thursday morning, and while justice was served for some, others were completely snubbed. In additions to the snubs there were also plenty of surprises that caught us off guard, so this year’s Oscars will probably be full of even more shocking moments (with the help of host Chris Rock, of course).


Let’s talk about how “See You Again,” the song from Furious 7 performed by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, didn’t earn a nomination for Best Song. That’s right, Paul Walker’s tribute didn’t get a nod. Instead, “Earned It” by The Weekend from Fifty Shades of Grey made the cut as well as Golden Globe-winning “Writing’s on the Wall” by Sam Smith from Spectre, which sort of went without saying. But “Earned It” over “See You Again”?! We’d understand “Love Me Like You Do,” but “Earned It” seems a little out of left field. Continuing in the song category, we’re still surprised about Lady Gaga. Yes, it was awesome to watch her win the Golden Globe, but it’s still slightly jaw-dropping how she can go from slightly out there performer to a potential EGOT winner in a year.


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Congratulations to For The Critics Choice Nomination!

The cast of Straight Outta Compton has been nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award!   The Critics Choice Awards will air January 17 on A&E.


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Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Nomination for Straight Outta Compton!

Congratulations to “Straight Outta Compton” for their SAG nomination for the Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture! The 22nd SAG Awards will be presented on Jan. 30 on TBS and TNT.

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People’s Choice Award 2016 Nomination Time!

There are a couple of nominations for Aldis’ movie, Straight Outta Compton, plus you can also write in a vote for Aldis himself! Click on the graphics below to go directly to vote for his movie and him.

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