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awards, split, 2017
APRIL 6, 2017 | 09:18AM PT
MTV Movie Awards have a makeover coming this year as for the first time
ever, movie and television categories will both be represented on the
The MTV Movie & TV Awards will be held on May 7. Full list of nominees below.
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE
Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out”Emma Watson – “Beauty and the Beast”Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”Hugh Jackman – “Logan”James McAvoy – “Split”Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”
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The Best Actor and Actress categories have been scrapped.
Following a recent debate
around gender-specific categories at awards ceremonies, MTV has
announced a major shake-up to its format ahead of this year's LA event.
The network has announced the 2017 nominations and as well as introducing separate categories for TV in addition to film, the awards show is also leading the way when it comes to breaking down the gender barrier.
the first time, the awards for best actor and actress have been
replaced by "non-gendered" categories. This means nominees including
Emma Watson and Hailee Steinfeld will compete against Hugh Jackman and
James McAvoy for the 'Best Actor in a Movie' prize. Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown and Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones are up against The Walking Dead's Jeffrey Dean Morgan for 'Best Actor in a Show.'
According to Billboard,
MTV hopes the changes will highlight the cultural relevancy in society
today, but it's not the only awards show to support gender neutral
National Television Awards changed its best actor and actress categories
in 2008. They now honor Best Drama Performance and Best Serial Drama
Performance, regardless of gender.
MTV's announcement comes after a recent discussion around this year's Emmys, where organizers asked Billions star Asia Kate Dillon to choose which category to be considered for.
who was born female but doesn't identify as male or female, wrote a
letter to the Academy asking: "I'd like to know if in your eyes 'actor'
and 'actress' denote anatomy or identity and why it is necessary to
denote either in the first place?"
In an interview with Variety,
Dillion said the event organizers were "100% supportive". In their
response, the Academy told Dillion: "anyone can submit under either
category for any reason. The Academy supports anyone's choice to do
that, and the Academy is not going to do any sort of check."
The 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards will take place in Los Angeles on May 7.
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