The 2017 MTV Movie Awards for the first time have branched out to include TV shows, resulting in a blended category for Best Hero. Based on Gold Derby’s predictions Felicity Jones (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) is far out front to prevail with leading 8/5 odds. The Oscar-nominated star of “The Theory of Everything” (2014) made waves with her action-hero debut as Jyn Erso in the “Star Wars” spinoff, a film that’s also nominated for Movie of the Year. The MTV Awards ceremony will take place Sunday, May 7 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, hosted by Adam Devine.
In second place with 9/4 odds is Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven on “Stranger Things.” The breakout star of this 1980s-set Netflix drama about the search for a missing boy has four total MTV nominations, more than any other TV program, including bids for Show of the Year, Actor in a Show (Brown) and Best Villain (Demogorgon).
Teen hearthrob Grant Gustin (“The Flash”) comes in third place with 3/1 odds. Gustin is a regular fixture at both the Teen Choice Awards and Kids’ Choice Awards for his leading CW role as Barry Allen/The Flash, so it’d be no surprise to see MTV voters anoint him as well at their first-ever film/TV ceremony.
2008 Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) comes in fourth place with 4/1 odds for her new big-screen role of real-life mathematician Katherine G. Johnson in “Hidden Figures.” Henson is also up for Actor in a Movie, while the inspirational film has a notable nom for Best Fight Against the System.
There’s a two-way tie for last place, as Mike Colter (“Luke Cage”) and Stephen Amell (“Arrow”) both enjoy 9/2 odds to win. Colter headlines Nexflix’s Marvel adaptation, while Amell plays the titular character on the CW’s DC Comics show. Since there are three comic book characters duking it out in this category — Gustin, Colter and Amell — might they all split the vote?
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