HOLLYWOOD—The contenders for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards were announced on May 3 and leading all contenders was the blockbuster hit “Black Panther” with seven nominations including Best Movie. Followed close behind was the Netflix series “Stranger Things” which picked up six nominations including Best Show.

For the second consecutive year, the ceremony has ensured to have gender neutral categories which I think is fantastic. This is something more awards shows should seriously consider, as it puts the best against the best and cuts down on unnecessary categories at the same time. The festivities will be hosted by “Girls Trip” and break-out star Tiffany Haddish. Oh, I can only imagine what this woman will say and do while on stage. Prepare to have bellyaches because with Haddish you will get plenty of truth and unexpected antics, which is going to make for a hilarious ceremony.

A list of this year’s nominees can be seen below:

Best Movie

-“Avengers: Infinity War”

-“Black Panther”

-“Girls Trip”


-“Wonder Woman”

Best Show

-“13 Reasons Why”

-“Game of Thrones”



-“Stranger Things”

Best Performance in a Movie

-Chadwick Boseman “Black Panther”

-Timothee 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 Assasination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

-Katherine Langford “13 Reasons Why”

-Issa Rae “Insecure”

-Maisie Williams “Game of Thrones”

Best Comedic Performance

-Jack Black “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

-Tiffany Haddish “Girls Trip”

-Dan Levy “Schitt’s Creek”

-Kate McKinnon “Saturday Night Live”

-Amy Schumer “I Feel Pretty”

Best Hero

-Chadwick Boseman “Black Panther”

-Emilia Clarke “Game of Thrones”

-Gal Gadot “Wonder Woman”

-Grant Gustin “The Flash”

-Daisy Ridley “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Best Villain

-Josh Brolin “Avengers: Infinity War”

-Adam Driver “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

-Michael B. Jordan “Black Panther”

-Aubrey Plaza “Legion”

-Bill Skarsgard “It”

Best Kiss

-Gina Rodriguez and Justin Baldoni “Jane the Virgin”

-Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale “Love, Simon”

-Olivia Cooke and Tye Sheridan “Ready Player One”

-KJ Apa and Camila Mendes “Riverdale”

-Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown “Stranger Things”

Most Frightened Performance

-Talitha Bateman “Annabelle: Creation”

-Emily Blunt “A Quiet Place”

-Sophia Lillis “It”

-Cristin Milioti “Black Mirror”

-Noah Schnapp “Stranger Things”

Scene Stealer

-Tiffany Haddish “Girls Trip”

-Dacre Montgomery “Stranger Things”

-Madelaine Petsch “Riverdale”

-Taika Waititi “Thor: Ragnorak”

-Letitia Wright “Black Panther”

Best Fight

-Charlize Theron vs. Daniel Hargrave & Greg Rementer “Atomic Blonde”

-Scarlett Johansson, Danai Gurira & Elizabeth Olsen vs. Carrie Coon “Avengers: Infinity War”

-Chadwick Boseman vs. Winston Duke “Black Panther”

-Mark Ruffalo vs. Chris Hemsworth “Thor: Ragnorak”

-Gal Gadot vs. German Soldiers “Wonder Woman”

Best On-Screen Team

-Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright “Black Panther”

-Finn Wolfhand, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Chosen Jacobs “It”

-Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

-Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Phillip Zhao, Win Morisaki and Lena Waithe “Ready Player One”

-Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp and Saide Sink “Stranger Things”

Best Reality Series/Franchise

-“Keeping up With the Kardashians”

-“Love & Hip Hop”

-“The Real Housewives”

-“RuPaul’s Drag Race”

-“Vanderpump Rules”

The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards will be handed out on Monday, June 18 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The awards will air on MTV starting at 8 p.m.