“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has received the most nominations at this year’s MTV Movie Awards, after being selected in a total of 11 categories.
Having been snubbed in all five of its categories at the Oscars recently, with no recognition in any of the acting categories or for best picture, the record-breaking movie has scored big at the upcoming awards ceremony to be held here next month, reported Deadline.
The film’s 23-year-old female lead Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, has been nominated in the best female performance, best hero, best breakthrough performance and best fight categories.
Fellow young star John Boyega was also selected in the best breakthrough category with his co-star, and in best action performance for his role as the Stormtrooper-turned-good Finn.
The JJ Abrams-directed film will also compete in the movie of the year and best cast ensemble categories when the 25th annual awards ceremony happens on April 10, hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.
The MTV Movie Awards’ executive producer Casey Patterson said, “It’s about blockbuster movies that audiences line up to see; comedies, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy action.”
“Deadpool” picked up a total of eight nominations, including for its stars Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin.
Recent Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated in the best fight category for his on-screen grapple with a bear in “The Revenant”.