‘Star Wars’ will rule MTV Movie Awards with 6 wins, followed by ‘Deadpool’ with 3

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The MTV Movie Awards announce the winners of their 25th anniversary event on Sunday, April 10, and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will dominate the competition by taking six prizes according to the combined predictions of our Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s MTV Movie Award winners and the hundreds of total Users who make up our largest and often savviest bloc of predictors. (Click here for our complete predictions by category.)

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These awards are decided by fans voting online, and we’re betting those fans will award the blockbuster “Star Wars” sequel Movie of the Year and Best Ensemble Cast. Additionally, its breakout star Daisy Ridley is projected to win three of her four nominations: Best Female Performance, Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Hero. The last prize will go to Adam Driver as Best Villain for playing Darth Vader’s grandson Kylo Ren.

But while “Star Wars” is expected to come out on top, it’s not the only film we’re betting on in several categories. “Deadpool” will prevail in three of its eight contests, all for star Ryan Reynolds: Best Comedic Performance, Best Action Performance and Best Kiss with his co-star Morena Baccarin.

One more film will win multiple prizes: “The Revenant.” Though the Oscar-winning epic is only up for four awards, our predictors say it will win two of those: Best Male Performance for Leonardo DiCaprio, which would be his third win in that category, and Best Fight for DiCaprio’s famous face-off against the bear.

The NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton” won’t prevail as Movie of the Year, but it will win one of its other two nominations: Best True Story, a new category honoring films inspired by actual events.

Another new category for nonfiction, Best Documentary Film, is expected to go to the Oscar-winning music documentary “Amy” about the life and death of British singer Amy Winehouse.

The last prize at these awards is Best Virtual Performance, which is predicted to go to Amy Poehler for her voice performance in the Pixar animated film “Inside Out.”

Check out our complete predictions by film below:

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (6 wins)
Movie of the Year
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Female Performance – Daisy Ridley
Breakthrough Performance – Daisy Ridley
Best Hero – Daisy Ridley
Best Villain – Adam Driver

Deadpool” (3 wins)
Best Comedic Performance – Ryan Reynolds
Best Action Performance – Ryan Reynolds
Best Kiss – Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin

The Revenant” (2 wins)
Best Male Performance – Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Fight – Leonardo DiCaprio vs. the Bear

“Amy” (1 win)
Best Documentary Film

Inside Out” (1 win)
Best Virtual Performance – Amy Poehler

Straight Outta Compton” (1 win)
Best True Story

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Photo credits: “Star Wars” by Walt Disney Pictures; “Deadpool” by 20th Century Fox

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