“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” may have been snubbed by the Oscars but it reaped a leading 11 nominations for the MTV Movie Awards. This sci-fi blockbuster contends for Movie of the Year against two other films that were similarly shut out of the Oscars — “Creed” and “Straight Outta Compton” as well as another franchise reboot, “Jurassic World,” and two action hero movies, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Deadpool.”
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“Star Wars” earned four of its nominations for Daisy Ridley (Female Performance, Breakthrough Performance, Hero, Fight). Adam Driver shares in that Fight nomination and also contends for Villain. John Boyega is up for both Breakthrough and Action Perfomance. Lupita Nyongo is cited for Best Virtual Performance. And the cast is nominated for Best Ensemble.
“Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds picked up a whopping five nominations: Male, Action and Comedic Performance as well as shared bids for Fight and Kiss. He shares the former with Ed Skrein who also contends for Villian and the latter with Morena Baccarin who is up for Best Female Performance too.
Surprisingly, six-time Oscar champ “Mad Max: Fury Road” reaped only four bids here: three for Charlize Theron (Female Performance, Hero and Fight) and one for Villain (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Theron shares that Fight nomination with Tom Hardy who contends for Villain for his turn in “The Revenant.”
That 12-time Oscar contender is up for four awards here, including in the new category of True Story where it faces off against “Concussion,” “Joy,” “Steve Jobs,” Straight Outta Compton” and “The Big Short.” Shockingly, Best Picture winner “Spotlight” does not number among these six nominees. Leonardo DiCaprio, who won the Best Actor Oscar for “The Revenant,” contends for Male Performance and Fight (with the bear).
However, Best Actress champ Brie Larson (“Room”) is relegated to the Breakthrough category while Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) contends in Female Performance for “Ex Machina.” The only other Oscar nominees in the running are Matt Damon (“The Martian”) and MTV Movie Awards darling Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”).
Best Documentary Feature Oscar winner “Amy” is up for the new Documentary prize here against “Cartel Land,” “He Name Me Malala,” “The Hunting Ground,” “The Wolfpack” and “What Happened, Miss Simone.”
Photos: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (Disney); “The Revenant” (Fox)