The 2023 “MTV Movie & TV Award” Nominees Are Out

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Nicki Minaj arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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The 2023 “MTV Movie & TV Award” nominees are out.  “Top Gun: Maverick”“Stranger Things”, and “The Last of Us” lead with six nominations each.  Here is the complete nominee list:

Best Movie:

“Avatar: The Way of Water”

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”



“Scream 6”


“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 3”

Tom Cruise in “Top Gun: Maverick”

Best Performance in a Show:

Aubrey Plaza on “The White Lotus”

Christina Ricci on “Yellowjackets”

Jenna Ortega on “Wednesday”

Riley Keough on “Daisy Jones & the Six”

Sadie Sink on “Stranger Things”

Selena Gomez on “Only Murders in the Building”

Best Hero:

Diego Luna on “Andor”

Jenna Ortega on “Wednesday”

Paul Rudd in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”

Pedro Pascal on “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 on “Stranger Things”

M3GAN in “M3GAN”

The Bear in “Cocaine Bear”

Best Kiss . . . Presented by Cheetos  (???):

Anna Torv and Philip Prajoux on “The Last of Us”

Harry Styles and David Dawson in “My Policeman”

Madison Bailey and Rudy Pankow on “Outer Banks”

Riley Keough and Sam Claflin on “Daisy Jones & the Six”

Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne on “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 on “Abbott Elementary”

Breakthrough Performance:

Bad Bunny in “Bullet Train”

Bella Ramsey, Ellie on “The Last of Us”

Emma D’Arcy, Rhaenyra Targaryen on “House of the Dragon”

Joseph Quinn, Eddie Munson on “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 6”

Jamie Campbell Bower (Vecna) vs. Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) on “Stranger Things”

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

Escape from Narkina 5 on “Andor”

Most Frightened Performance:

Jennifer Coolidge on “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 and Maya Hawke in “Do Revenge”

Jenna Ortega and Thing on “Wednesday”

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey on “The Last of Us”

Simona Tabasco and Beatrice Grannò on “The White Lotus”

Tom Cruise and 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 from “Scream 6”

Vegas” by Doja Cat from “Elvis”

Hold My Hand” by Lady Gaga from “Top Gun: Maverick”

I Ain’t Worried” by OneRepublic from “Top Gun: Maverick”

Lift Me Up” by Rihanna from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Carolina” by Taylor Swift from “Where the Crawdads Sing”

Best Docu-Reality Series:

“Jersey Shore Family Vacation”

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

“Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition”

“The Kardashians”

“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 on “The Drew Barrymore Show”

Joel Madden on “Ink Master”

Nick Cannon on “The Masked Singer”

RuPaul on “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Kelly Clarkson on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”

Best Reality Onscreen Team . . . Presented by Sonic:  (???)

Mike “The Situation” SorrentinoVinny Guadagnino, and Pauly D (MVP) on “Jersey Shore Family Vacation”

Tori Deal and Devin Walker on “The Challenge: Ride or Dies”

RuPaul and Michelle Visage on “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Ariana MadixKatie MaloneyScheana Shay, and LaLa Kent on “Vanderpump Rules”

Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

Best Music Documentary:

“Halftime”, featuring Jennifer Lopez

“Love, Lizzo”

“Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me”

“Sheryl”, featuring Sheryl Crow

“The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s American Pie”

The show will air live on May 7th at 8:00 p.m with Drew Barrymore as the host.

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