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‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘The Last of Us’ Lead 2023 MTV Movie & TV Award Nominations



Top Gun: Maverick, Stranger Things and The Last of Us are among the top nominees for the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards with six nods each. The White Lotus and Wednesday closely followed with four noms per series.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules all tied in the unscripted categories with two nominations each.

First-time MTV Movie & TV Awards nominees include Austin Butler, Bad Bunny, Beatrice Grannò, Bella Ramsey, Cara Delevingne, Courteney Cox, Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jennifer Coolidge, Joseph Quinn, Justin Long, Keke Palmer, Madison Bailey, Maya Hawke, Quinta Brunson, Riley Keough, Rudy Pankow and Simona Tabasco.

This year’s ceremony also features two new categories: best reality onscreen team and best kick-ass cast, with Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Outer Banks, Stranger Things and Teen Wolf: The Movie being nominated for their ensemble casts.

Fans can vote for their favorite movies, TV shows, moments and cast members across scripted and unscripted projects through April 17. The show will air live on May 7 at 8 pm ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on MTV internationally in more than 170 countries.

Drew Barrymore will host the show. Over the course of her career, the talk show host has been nominated for 10 MTV Movie & TV Awards and has taken home three Golden Popcorns — two in scripted categories and one in unscripted.

See the full list of nominees below.

Best Movie

Avatar: The Way of Water
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Scream VI
Top Gun: Maverick

Best Show

Stranger Things
The Last of Us
The White Lotus
Wolf Pack

Best Performance in a Movie

Austin Butler — Elvis
Florence Pugh — Don’t Worry Darling
Keke Palmer — Nope
Michael B. Jordan — Creed III
Tom Cruise — Top Gun: Maverick

Best Performance in a Show

Aubrey Plaza — The White Lotus
Christina Ricci — Yellowjackets
Jenna Ortega — Wednesday
Riley Keough — Daisy Jones & The Six
Sadie Sink — Stranger Things
Selena Gomez — Only Murders in the Building

Best Hero

Diego Luna — Andor
Jenna Ortega — Wednesday
Paul Rudd — Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania
Pedro Pascal — The Last Of Us
Tom Cruise — Top Gun: Maverick

Best Villain

Elizabeth Olsen — Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Harry Styles – Don’t Worry Darling
Jamie Campbell Bower — Stranger Things
The Bear — Cocaine Bear

Best Kiss (presented by Cheetos®)

Anna Torv + Philip Prajoux — The Last Of Us
Harry Styles + David Dawson — My Policeman
Madison Bailey + Rudy Pankow — Outer Banks
Riley Keough + Sam Claflin — Daisy Jones & The Six
Selena Gomez + Cara Delevingne — Only Murders in the Building

Best Comedic Performance

Adam Sandler — Murder Mystery 2
Dylan O’Brien — Not OK
Jennifer Coolidge — Shotgun Wedding
Keke Palmer — Nope
Quinta Brunson — Abbott Elementary

Breakthrough Performance

Bad Bunny — Bullet Train
Bella Ramsey — The Last Of Us
Emma D’Arcy — House of the Dragon
Joseph Quinn — Stranger Things
Rachel Sennott — Bodies Bodies Bodies

Best fight

Brad Pitt (Ladybug) vs. Bad Bunny (The Wolf) — Bullet Train
Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) vs. Ghostface — Scream VI
Jamie Campbell Bower (Vecna) vs. Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) — Stranger Things
Keanu Reeves (John Wick) vs. Everyone — John Wick 4
Escape from Narkina 5 — Andor

Most Frightened Performance

Jennifer Coolidge — The White Lotus
Jesse Tyler Ferguson — Cocaine Bear
Justin Long — Barbarian
Rachel Sennott — Bodies Bodies Bodies
Sosie Bacon — Smile

Best Duo

Camila Mendes + Maya Hawke — Do Revenge
Jenna Ortega + Thing — Wednesday
Pedro Pascal + Bella Ramsey — The Last Of Us
Simona Tabasco + Beatrice Grannò — The White Lotus
Tom Cruise + Miles Teller — Top Gun: Maverick

Best Kick-Ass Cast

Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Outer Banks
Stranger Things
Teen Wolf: The Movie

Best Song

Demi Lovato — “Still Alive” (Scream VI)
Doja Cat — “Vegas” (Elvis)
Lady Gaga — “Hold My Hand” (Top Gun: Maverick)
OneRepublic — “I Ain’t Worried” (Top Gun: Maverick)
Rihanna — “Lift Me Up” (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Taylor Swift — “Carolina” (Where The Crawdads Sing)

Best Docu-Reality Series

Jersey Shore Family Vacation
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
The Kardashians
Vanderpump Rules

Best Competition Series

All-Star Shore
Big Brother
RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars
The Challenge: USA
The Traitors

Best Host

Drew Barrymore — The Drew Barrymore Show
Joel Madden — Ink Master
Nick Cannon — The Masked Singer
RuPaul — RuPaul’s Drag Race
Kelly Clarkson — The Kelly Clarkson Show

Best Reality Onscreen Team (presented by SONIC®)

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Vinny Guadagnino, Pauly D (MVP) — Jersey Shore Family Vacation
Tori Deal and Devin Walker — The Challenge: Ride or Die
RuPaul Charles and Michelle Visage — RuPaul’s Drag Race
Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney, Scheana Shay, LaLa Kent — Vanderpump Rules
Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke — The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Best Music Documentary

Love, Lizzo
Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me
The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s American Pie

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