The MTV Movie And TV Awards Is Done With Gendered Acting Categories

MTV is shaking things up big time.

The network has given its awards ceremony a facelift and introduced the revamped MTV Movie And TV Awards. The ceremony has combined film and television for the first time ever and will be honouring theatrical and streaming releases, along with network, cable and streaming series.

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In addition to the newly redesigned awards show, which takes place on May 7, the network is doing something even greater. MTV announced on Thursday that there will be no more gender divisions when it comes to the acting categories.

That’s right. No best actress or best actor, just a general best actor that is inclusive to all. This year’s nominees are star-studded. Emma Watson for “Beauty and the Beast”, Hailee Steinfeld for “Edge of Seventeen”, Donald Glover for “Atlanta”, “This Is Us” and many more.

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In the film category, Jordan Peele’s smash-hit horror film, “Get Out”, earned an outstanding six nominations. Click here for a full list of nominees.

The ceremony this year is hosted by “Workaholics” star Adam Devine and in addition to the non-gendered acting categories, there are even more new additions.

The categories “Best American Story” and “Best Fight Against the System” have been added to the awards ceremony. The former category is for the best showcase of America as open and diverse, while the latter is awarded to the best depiction of a character fighting the system.

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