The nominees for the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards were announced on Tuesday (May 14), and Game of Thrones, A Star Is Born, RGB and Avengers: Endgame were among the titles leading the pack with four nominations each. The show also announced a number of new categories in the mix for the broadcast that celebrates the best and brightest on the big and little screen, including reality royalty, most meme-able moment and best real-life hero, with the latter recognizing boundary-pushing comedian Hannah Gadsby, wrestler Roman Reigns and Being Serena subject Serena Williams.
In keeping with recent tradition, the 2019 nominations are gender-neutral. This year's show -- which will air June 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California -- will be hosted by Shazam! star Zachary Levi. RGB, the biopic about Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is up for best documentary, most meme-able momentand the first-ever real-life hero category, as well as landing the first best fight category nod for a public figure.
The about-to-wrap final season of Game of Thrones is vying for best showfor the third year in a row, with Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) up for for best hero, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) nominated in best performance in a show and Arya vs. the White Walkers competing in best fight. Avengers: Endgame is up for best movie, best fight, best hero for Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man and best villain for Josh Brolin's Thanos.
Oscar and Golden Globe winner Lady Gaga is in the mix for best performance in a movie for her role in A Star Is Born, going up against Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give), Lupita Nyong'o (Us), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Sandra Bullock (Bird Box). The best documentary category is a mix of stories that honor the groundbreakers (RGB, McQueen), explorations of racial identity (Minding the Gap) and two difficult projects that uncover decades of alleged sexual assaults by singer R. Kelly and disgraced former Team USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, Surviving R. Kelly and At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal.
Check out the full list of nominations below.
BEST MOVIE Avengers: Endgame BlacKkKlansman Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Us
BEST SHOW Big Mouth Game of Thrones Riverdale Schitt’s Creek The Haunting of Hill House
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE Amandla Stenberg (Starr Carter) – The Hate U Give Lady Gaga (Ally) – A Star is Born Lupita Nyong’o (Red) – Us Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury) – Bohemian Rhapsody Sandra Bullock (Malorie) – Bird Box
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred) – The Handmaid’s Tale Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) – Game of Thrones Gina Rodriguez (Jane Villanueva) – Jane the Virgin Jason Mitchell (Brandon) – The Chi Kiernan Shipka (Sabrina Spellman) – Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
BEST HERO Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel) – Captain Marvel John David Washington (Ron Stallworth) – BlacKkKlansman Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) – Game of Thrones Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) – Avengers: Endgame Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam) – Shazam!
BEST VILLAIN Jodie Comer (Villanelle) – Killing Eve Joseph Fiennes (Commander Fred Waterford) – The Handmaid’s Tale Josh Brolin (Thanos) – Avengers: Endgame Lupita Nyong’o (Red) – Us Penn Badgley (Joe Goldberg) – You
BEST KISS Camila Mendes & Charles Melton (Veronica Lodge & Reggie Mantle) – Riverdale Jason Momoa & Amber Heard (Aquaman & Mera) – Aquaman Ncuti Gatwa & Connor Swindells (Eric Effiong & Adam Groff) – Sex Education Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean) – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams (Eddie Brock/Venom & Anne Weying) – Venom
REALITY ROYALTY Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta The Bachelor The Challenge Vanderpump Rules
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh) – Crazy Rich Asians Dan Levy (David Rose) – Schitt’s Creek John Mulaney (Andrew Glouberman) – Big Mouth Marsai Martin (Little Jordan Sanders) – Little Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam) – Shazam!
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh) – Crazy Rich Asians Haley Lu Richardson (Stella) – Five Feet Apart Mj Rodriguez (Blanca Rodriguez) – Pose Ncuti Gatwa (Eric Effiong) – Sex Education Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky) – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
BEST FIGHT Avengers: Endgame – Captain America vs. Thanos Captain Marvel – Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva Game of Thrones – Arya Stark vs. the White Walkers RBG – Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Inequality WWE Wrestlemania – Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
BEST REAL-LIFE HERO Alex Honnold – Free Solo Hannah Gadsby – Nanette Roman Reigns – WWE SmackDown Ruth Bader Ginsburg – RBG Serena Williams – Being Serena
MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE Alex Wolff (Peter) – Hereditary Linda Cardellini (Anna Tate-Garcia) – The Curse of La Llorona Rhian Rees (Dana Haines) – Halloween Sandra Bullock (Malorie) – Bird Box Victoria Pedretti (Nell Crain) – The Haunting of Hill House
BEST DOCUMENTARY At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal McQueen Minding the Gap RBG Surviving R. Kelly
BEST HOST Gayle King – CBS This Morning Nick Cannon – Wild ‘n Out Nick Cannon – The Masked Singer RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
MOST MEME-ABLE MOMENT Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club – The Lilo Dance Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood – Ray J’s Hat RBG – The Notorious RBG RuPaul’s Drag Race – Asia O’Hara’s butterfly finale fail The Bachelor – Colton Underwood jumps the fence