The MTV Movie Awards turn 25 this year, which means that any day now they’ll be out of our houses and off our family insurance plans. They have, after all, shown considerable maturity, managing not only to avoid controversy over lack of diversity among the nominees, but also to omit any bleeped-out swears (in the names of the categories, anyway). But this year’s slew of award categories still hints at the adaptability and irreverence of youth, as room was made to acknowledge the “Best True Story” told on screen (which they haven’t just confused with Best Documentary), while the hard work of screenwriters and cinematographers continues to go unrecognized. But don’t worry, all this growing up doesn’t mean that the Best Kiss will go unrewarded (or un-hooted).

Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens leads the cinematic pack with 11 nominations, which is one for almost every category. The film was shut out of the aforementioned Kiss category, as well as Best Documentary, True Story, and Comedic Performance, though we’re pretty sure that a little creative thinking could have led to some nominations in those areas as well (does our Poe/Finn slash fiction count for nothing?). The Force Awakens’ heaviest competition comes from the merc with a mouth, as Deadpool received eight nominations, including three for Ryan Reynolds’ acting performance, which is a feather he can put in his cap along with the “viable franchise lead” one.


Elsewhere on the list of nominees, MTV remembered that Avengers: Age Of Ultron was a thing last year, and has nominated the film in five categories, including Movie Of The Year, a competition from which Mad Max: Fury Road is conspicuously absent. But Imperator Furiosa herself, Charlize Theron, could win for Best Hero and/or Best Female Performance, as well as arm-wrestle Tom Hardy to see who takes home the statuette for Best Fight.

The 25th MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by two of this year’s nominees, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, and will be held on April 10 at 8 p.m. EST. The complete list of nominees is below, and is mostly bereft of awards singling out people who doffed their clothes onscreen. Awards shows aimed at teenagers—they grow up so fast.

Movie Of The Year

Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jurassic World
Straight Outta Compton


Best True Story

Steve Jobs
Straight Outta Compton
The Big Short
The Revenant

Best Documentary

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


Best 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
Lupita Nyong’o, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Seth MacFarlane, Ted 2


Best Ensemble Cast

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

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