‘Black Panther’ will be the king of the MTV Movie and TV Awards with 4 wins, including Best Movie

The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards will be held on Monday, June 18, but who will take home the coveted golden popcorn? Hundreds of Gold Derby users have been predicting the winners in 12 categories, and it looks like it’ll be a good night for the kingdom of Wakanda. We’re betting on “Black Panther” to come away with the most awards.

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“Black Panther” enters this contest with the most nominations for a film (seven), and it’s expected to win four times: Best Movie, Best Performance in a Movie (Chadwick Boseman), Best Villain (Michael B. Jordan) and Best On-Screen Team (Boseman with Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira).

These awards are decided by fans voting online, so it can only help that the film is not only one of the year’s most acclaimed films, but also the most successful at the US box office. It has taken in $699 million domestically, which makes it the third biggest hit of all time (not accounting for inflation).

But maybe we’re underestimating “Avengers: Infinity War.” That blockbuster immediately followed “Black Panther” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it also features Black Panther, so fans of the character could vote for “Avengers” as a way to honor a dozen superheroes for the price of one. And there’s precedent: the first “Avengers” film won Best Movie in 2013. But as it stands we’re only forecasting one win for “Infinity War” out of its three nominations: Best Fight for Scarlett Johansson, Danai Gurira, Elizabeth Olsen and Carrie Coon.

Check out our predictions by film/show below. Do you agree with our picks? You can make or update your predictions here in our predictions center until the winners are announced.

“BLACK PANTHER”
Best Movie
Best Performance in a Movie — Chadwick Boseman
Best Villain — Michael B. Jordan
Best On-Screen Team — Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright

“GIRLS TRIP”
Best Comedic Performance — Tiffany Haddish
Best Scene Stealer — Tiffany Haddish

“STRANGER THINGS”
Best Show
Best Performance in a Show — Millie Bobby Brown

“AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR”
Best Fight — Scarlett Johansson, Danai Gurira, Elizabeth Olsen vs. Carrie Coon

“LOVE, SIMON”
Best Kiss — Nick Robinson, Keiynan Lonsdale

“A QUIET PLACE”
Most Frightened Performance — Emily Blunt

“WONDER WOMAN”
Best Hero — Gal Gadot

Be sure to make your MTV Movie and TV Award predictions so that Hollywood studio executives and top name stars can see how their films and shows are faring in our odds. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until winners are announced on June 18. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 MTV Awards taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our film forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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