HOLLYWOOD—It doesn’t have the same clout that it used to have, but I do like that the MTV Movie & TV Awards have eliminated gender from the acting categories to just focus on the best of the best. To be honest it would cut a significant amount of time and many award shows and bring an edge to the ceremonies.

Nominees for the 2019 ceremony were unveiled on Wednesday, May 15 and leading the pack of all contenders were “Avengers: Endgame” and “RBG” with total of four nominations. Actor and star of the superhero flick “Shazam!” Zachary Levi is slated to host the ceremony on June 17. There new categories were introduced into the race this year: Best Real-Life Hero, Reality Royalty and Most Meme-able Moment.

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

Best Movie

-“Avengers: Endgame”



-“To All The Boys I’ve Loved”

-“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Show

-“Game of Thrones”

-“The Haunting of Hill House”


-“Big Mouth”

-“Schitt’s Creek”

Best Performance in a Movie

-Sandra Bullock “Bird Box”

-Lady Gaga “A Star is Born”

-Lupita Nyong’o “Us”

-Rami Malek “Bohemian Rhapsody”

-Amandla Stenberg “The Hate U Give.”

Best Performance in a Show

-Gina Rodriguez “Jane the Virgin”

-Elisabeth Moss “The Handmaid’s Tale”

-Emilia Clarke “Game of Thrones”

-Kiernan Shipka “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

-Jason Mitchell “The Chi”

Best Kiss

-Jason Momoa & Amber Heard “Aquaman”

-Noah Centineo & Lana Condor “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

-Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams “Venom”

-Ncuti Gatwa & Connor Swindells “Sex Education”

-Camila Mendes & Charles Melton “Riverdale”

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Best Villain

-Lupita Nyong’o “Us”

-Penn Badgley “You”

-Josh Brolin “Avengers: Endgame”

-Jodie Comer “Killing Eve”

-Joseph Fiennes “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Best Hero

-Zachary Levi “Shazam!”

-Maisie Williams “Game of Thrones”

-John David Washington “BlacKkKlansman”

-Brie Larson “Captain Marvel”

-Robert Downey Jr. “Avengers: Endgame”

Best Comedic Performance

-Marsai Martin “Little”

-Awkwafina “Crazy Rich Asians”

-Zachary Levi “Shazam!”

-John Mulaney “Big Mouth”

-Dan Levy “Schitt’s Creek

Best Fight

-Captain America vs. Thanos “Avengers: Endgame”

-Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva “Captain Marvel”

-Arya Stark vs. the White Walkers “Game of Thrones”

-Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Inequality “RBG”

-Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair “WWE Wrestlemania”

Reality Royalty

-“The Challenge”

-“The Bachelor”

-“Jersey Shore: Family Vacation”

-“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”

-“Vanderpump Rules”

Most Frightened Performance

-Rhian Rees “Halloween”

-Victoria Pedretti “The Haunting of Hill House”

-Sandra Bullock “Bird Box”

-Linda Cardellini “The Curse of La Llorona”

-Alex Wolff “Hereditary”

The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards will be televised on Monday, June 17 at 9 p.m. on MTV. The awards will be handed out from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica.