MTV Movie Awards – The Movie Awards for Movies that Most People Actually Watched in Theaters

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Not to put down the Academy Awards, I watch them every year and I am thoroughly entertained every time. But generally I only know a hand full of the movies that are being represented. Much less have I watched. Granted, obtaining an Oscar award is definitely the pinnacle of any entertainer’s portfolio and has been regarded as the greatest award that an entertainer can attain. Poor Leonardo DiCaprio has been working towards a well deserved award from the Academy for years. He definitely deserved to win this past year for best actor. Although I think his past performances were far superior and that he deserved an award way before his role in the Revenant. But then again, I thought The Revenant was boring as all hell. Anyways, the MTV Movie Awards have announced their picks for the 2016 ceremony. It is no secret that their picks are far different than the awards at the Academy Awards.

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The Oscars seem to represent how elegant and detailed a movie can be, with precise effects and displaying the most well achieved compelling performances. Often times, these movies are also not huge blockbusters until after the awards, which then suddenly many people are informed of them and they flock to see it for themselves. This was the case with me and the Revenant. The MTV Movie awards on the other hand represent the movies that people did see in theaters and enjoyed and probably talked about online regularly. Like every single movie that is nominated as best movie by MTV this year.

Star Wars

While watching the Academy Awards this past year, I noticed that Mad Max was shown and won several awards. I was very thankful over this. Even Star Wars was nominated a couple times. Both these movies I thought were incredible and deserved much more recognition. They may not have had the best performances, but they brought in massive amounts of money from people who enjoyed them. As of the making of this post, The Revenant has made $361 million worldwide while Star Wars: The Force Awakes has made over $2 Billion worldwide. Money does not necessitate a good movie, but it should be acknowledged at the very least that Star Wars was enjoyed much more.

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Why do I even care? Honestly I do not care. I just thought it was interesting to see the differences in movie selections between the two different sides of the spectrum. It almost feels as though the Academy Awards are the Conservative Awards that is given to the more artsy films that many people do not watch; While the MTV Movie Awards are the liberals that give their awards to the movies that most people have seen or at least want to view.

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To view all of the movies nominated by MTV and vote on them, head to their site: MTV.com/ontv/movieawards/. I am very thankful that Star Wars The Force Awakens received 11 nominations, as it well deserves. Here is a shortlist of the nomiations:

Movie of the Year
–Avengers: Age of Ultron
–Creed
–Deadpool
–Jurassic World
–Star Wars: The Force Awakens
–Straight Outta Compton

True Story
–Concussion
–Joy
–Steve Jobs
–Straight Outta Compton
–The Big Short
–The Revenant

Documentary
–Amy
–Cartel Land
–He Named Me Malala
–The Hunting Ground
–The Wolfpack
–What Happened, Miss Simone?

Best Female Performance
-Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
-Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect 2
-Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
-Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
-Morena Baccarin, Deadpool

Best Male Performance
-Chris Pratt, Jurassic World
-Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
-Matt Damon, The Martian
-Michael B. Jordan, Creed
-Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
-Will Smith, Concussion

Breakthrough Performance
-Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
-Brie Larson, Room
-Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
-John Boyega, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-O’Shea Jackson Jr., Straight Outta Compton

Best Comedic Performance
-Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
-Kevin Hart, Ride Along 2
-Melissa McCarthy, Spy
-Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect 2
-Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
-Will Ferrell, Get Hard

Best Action Performance
-Chris Pratt, Jurassic World
-Dwayne Johnson, San Andreas
-Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
-John Boyega, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
-Vin Diesel, Furious 7

Best Hero
-Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
-Chris Evans, Avengers: Age of Ultron
-Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Dwayne Johnson, San Andreas
-Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
-Paul Rudd, Ant-Man

Best Villain
-Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Ed Skrein, Deadpool
-Hugh Keays-Byrne, Mad Max: Fury Road
-James Spader, Avengers: Age of Ultron
-Samuel L. Jackson, Kingsman: The Secret Service
-Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Best Virtual Performance
-Amy Poehler, Inside Out
-Andy Serkis, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Jack Black, Kung Fu Panda 3
-James Spader, Avengers: Age of Ultron
-Lupita Nyong’o, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Seth MacFarlane, Ted 2

Ensemble Cast
–Avengers: Age of Ultron
–Furious 7
–Pitch Perfect 2
–Star Wars: The Force Awakens
–The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
–Trainwreck

Best Kiss
-Amy Schumer & Bill Hader, Trainwreck
-Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey
-Leslie Mann & Chris Hemsworth, Vacation
-Margot Robbie & Will Smith, Focus
-Morena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
-Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect 2

Best Fight
-Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein), Deadpool
-Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. The Bear, The Revenant
-Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) vs. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), Mad Max: Fury Road
-Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Avengers: Age of Ultron
-Rey (Daisy Ridley) vs. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) vs. Lia (Nargis Fakhri), Spy

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