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The MTV Movie & TV Awards’ Nominations Are Out — And You Can Decide The Winners!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Texas chapter.

As an avid movie and television watcher myself this year, I have had my fair share of favorites that I am personally rooting for. The MTV Movie & TV Awards happen every year, and this year’s ceremony will be held on May 7, 2023!

I’ve compiled the full list of nominees here. For me — with my love of The Last of Us, Daisy Jones & The Six, Wednesday, Stranger Things, Marvel, Star Wars, and more — it’s a really competitive group! Stick around to the end for my details and tips on how you can vote for your favorites to win too!

Best Movie

Avatar: The Way Of Water

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever



Scream VI


Top Gun: Maverick

Best Show

Stranger Things

The Last of Us

The White Lotus


Wolf Pack



Best Performance in a Movie

Austin Butler in Elvis

Florence Pugh in Don’t Worry Darling

Keke Palmer in Nope

Michael B. Jordan in Creed III

Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

Best Performance in a Show

Aubrey Plaza in The White Lotus

Christina Ricci in Yellowjackets

Jenna Ortega in Wednesday

Riley Keough in Daisy Jones & The Six

Sadie Sink in Stranger Things

Selena Gomez in Only Murders in the Building

Best Hero

Diego Luna in Andor

Jenna Ortega in Wednesday

Paul Rudd in Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Pedro Pascal in The Last of Us

Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

Best Villain

Elizabeth Olsen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Harry Styles in Don’t Worry Darling

Jamie Campbell Bower in Stranger Things


The Bear in Cocaine Bear

Best Kiss

Anna Torv & Philip Prajoux in The Last of Us

Harry Styles & David Dawson in My Policeman

Madison Bailey & Rudy Pankow in Outer Banks

Riley Keough & Sam Claflin in Daisy Jones & The Six

Selena Gomez & Cara Delevingne in Only Murders in the Building

Best Comedic Performance

Adam Sandler in Murder Mystery 2

Dylan O’Brien in Not Okay

Jennifer Coolidge in Shotgun Wedding

Keke Palmer in Nope

Quinta Brunson in Abbott Elementary

Breakthrough Performance

Bad Bunny in Bullet Train

Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us

Emma D’Arcy in House of the Dragon

Joseph Quinn in Stranger Things

Rachel Sennott in Bodies Bodies Bodies

Best Fight

Brad Pitt (Ladybug) vs. Bad Bunny (The Wolf) in Bullet Train

Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) vs. Ghostface in Scream VI

Escape from Narkina 5 in Andor

Jamie Campbell Bower (Vecna) vs. Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) in Stranger Things

Keanu Reeves (John Wick) vs. Everyone in John Wick 4

Most Frightened Performance

Jennifer Coolidge in The White Lotus

Jesse Tyler Ferguson in Cocaine Bear

Justin Long in Barbarian

Rachel Sennott in Bodies Bodies Bodies

Sosie Bacon in Smile

Best Duo

Camila Mendes & Maya Hawke in Do Revenge

Jenna Ortega & Thing in Wednesday

Pedro Pascal & Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us

Simona Tabasco & Beatrice Grannò in The White Lotus

Tom Cruise & Miles Teller in Top Gun: Maverick

Best Kick-Ass Cast

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Outer Banks

Stranger Things

Teen Wolf: The Movie

Best Song

Still Alive by Demi Lovato for Scream VI

Vegas by Doja Cat for Elvis

Hold My Hand by Lady Gaga for Top Gun: Maverick

I Ain’t Worried by OneRepublic for Top Gun: Maverick

Lift Me Up by Rihanna for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Carolina by Taylor Swift for Where the Crawdads Sing

Best Docu-Reality Series

Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

The Kardashians

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Vanderpump Rules

Best Competition Series

All Star Shore

Big Brother

RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars

The Challenge: USA

The Traitors

Best Host

Drew Barrymore in The Drew Barrymore Show

Joel Madden in Ink Master

Kelly Clarkson in The Kelly Clarkson Show

Nick Cannon in The Masked Singer

RuPaul in RuPaul’s Drag Race

Best Reality On-Screen Team

Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney, Scheana Shay, & Lala Kent in Vanderpump Rules

Garcelle Beauvais & Sutton Stracke in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Vinny Guadagnino, & Pauly D (MVP) in Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

RuPaul Charles & Michelle Visage in RuPaul’s Drag Race

Tori Deal & Devin Walker in The Challenge: Ride or Dies

Best Music Documentary


Love, Lizzo

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me


The Day the Music Died: The story of Don McLean’s American Pie

If you made it down the list, congrats! Here is how the voting works: signing in on the MTV website grants you 20 votes per day per category, resetting each day at 11 p.m. central time. You can vote for as few or as many categories as you want, and spend your 20 votes however you like: you can go all in on your favorites, or split it any which way! This will continue until Monday, April 17 so they can be counted and ready when the winners are announced at 7 p.m. central on MTV on Sunday, May 7.

Finally now that you’re an expert, here is the website to cast your votes! Whether you bookmark to vote every day as a dedicated fan or tune in out of curiosity on the day of the ceremony to see how it all pans out, it’s award season for your favorite TV shows and movies!

Raissa Cady is a writer and assistant editor for the Her Campus at Texas chapter based at UT Austin. In their second semester with the magazine, they love to write about media she's interested in, including television, film, music & pop culture events. She will also write about topics she is passionate about such as mental health & queer culture, and contribute the occasional personal essay. Beyond Her Campus, Raissa is a 3rd year psychology major with a creative writing certificate. They are the service director for Always Texas, a UT inclusive spirit group, a peer mentor for incoming freshmen, and a research assistant for Project SEED, which works with Mexican children who translate. She will be graduating in the spring and plans to go to graduate school for mental health counseling. In their free time, Raissa loves to spend time with their 3 dogs, go to aerial sling classes, and write fiction, especially her work in progress novels. She's an avid concert goer and weekend movie marathoner.