Thursday, February 29, 2024

MTV Movie Awards: Oscar Winner “Spotlight” Doesn’t Exist, Neither Does A Best Song from a Movie Category

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MTV barely exists at this point except as a dumping ground for really bad reality TV. The music is long gone. But they still give awards that can be understood by the remaining (and not very bright) audience that watches “Pregnant Teen Age Mom” or whatever.

In the world of the MTV Movie Awards, “Spotlight,” the new Oscar winning Best Picture, does not exist, not even in their True Story category. (“The Revenant” is considered a True Story, however.)

The MTV Movie Awards pretty much ignore “Room,” also, although Oscar winner Brie Larson gets a nomination for “Breakthrough Performance”– not ‘breakout’- which would have been so much better since she ‘breaks out’ of the shed.

Easily the hottest category is Best Fight, in which Leonardo DiCaprio and the CGI bear from “The Revenant” are nominated. Oh come on, they win. I do hope the bear has a tux.

Oddly, though MTV used to stand for “Music Television,” there doesn’t seem to be a category for Best Song from a Movie. So Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth– either MTV couldn’t any of them to perform or they just don’t matter anymore to Music Television.

Here are the nominees:

MOVIE OF THE YEAR

· Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Creed (Warner Bros.)

· Deadpool (20th Century Fox)

· Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)

· Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)

TRUE STORY

· Concussion (Columbia Pictures)

· Joy (20th Century Fox)

· Steve Jobs (Universal Pictures)

· Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)

· The Big Short (Paramount Pictures)

· The Revenant (20th Century Fox)

DOCUMENTARY

· Amy (A24)

· Cartel Land (The Orchard)

· He Named Me Malala (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

· The Hunting Ground (RADiUS-TWC)

· The Wolfpack (Magnolia Pictures)

· What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

· Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina (A24)

· Anna Kendrick – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)

· Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)

· Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Jennifer Lawrence – Joy (20th Century Fox)

· Morena Baccarin – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

· Chris Pratt – Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)

· Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant (20th Century Fox)

· Matt Damon – The Martian (20th Century Fox)

· Michael B. Jordan – Creed (Warner Bros.)

· Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)

· Will Smith – Concussion (Columbia Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

· Amy Schumer – Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)

· Brie Larson – Room (A24)

· Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Dakota Johnson – Fifty Shades of Grey (Universal Pictures)

· John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· O’Shea Jackson Jr. – Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

· Amy Schumer – Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)

· Kevin Hart – Ride Along 2 (Universal Pictures)

· Melissa McCarthy – Spy (20th Century Fox)

· Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)

· Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)

· Will Ferrell – Get Hard (Warner Bros.)

BEST ACTION PERFORMANCE

· Chris Pratt – Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)

· Dwayne Johnson – San Andreas (Warner Bros.)

· Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lionsgate)

· John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)

· Vin Diesel – Furious 7 (Universal Pictures)

BEST HERO

· Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)

· Chris Evans – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Dwayne Johnson – San Andreas (Warner Bros.)

· Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lionsgate)

· Paul Rudd – Ant-Man (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

BEST VILLAIN

· Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Ed Skrein – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)

· Hugh Keays-Byrne – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)

· James Spader – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Samuel L. Jackson – Kingsman: The Secret Service (20th Century Fox)

· Tom Hardy – The Revenant (20th Century Fox)

BEST VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE

· Amy Poehler – Inside Out (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Andy Serkis – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Jack Black – Kung Fu Panda 3 (20th Century Fox)

· James Spader – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Lupita Nyong’o – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Seth MacFarlane – Ted 2 (Universal Pictures)

ENSEMBLE CAST

· Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Furious 7 (Universal Pictures)

· Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)

· Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lionsgate)

· Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)

BEST KISS

· Amy Schumer & Bill Hader – Trainwreck (Universal Pictures)

· Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan – Fifty Shades of Grey (Universal Pictures)

· Leslie Mann & Chris Hemsworth – Vacation (Warner Bros.)

· Margot Robbie & Will Smith – Focus (Warner Bros.)

· Morena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)

· Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)

BEST FIGHT

· Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein) – Deadpool (20th Century Fox)

· Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. The Bear – The Revenant (20th Century Fox)

· Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) vs. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)

· Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Rey (Daisy Ridley) vs. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

· Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) vs. Lia (Nargis Fakhri) – Spy (20th Century Fox)

 

 

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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