Bling Empire among leading nominations for inaugural MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED

·         Other leading nominees for the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards scripted and unscripted categories include: WandaVision, Judas and the Black Messiah, Bridgerton, Emily In Paris, Anya Taylor Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), The Mandalorian, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Borat: 2

·         Chadwick Boseman received posthumous "Best Performance in a Movie" nomination 

·         Same-day premiere in Asia on Monday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 18

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The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards will make its highly-anticipated return on Monday, May 17 for an epic Los Angeles multi-day takeover honoring the biggest and best in movies and television, with a same-day premiere in Asia at 7pm (WIB) and 8pm (SG, MAL).

 

Immediately following, MTV will air the inaugural MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED on Tuesday, May 18 at 7pm (WIB) and 8pm (SG, MAL); a first-of-its-kind celebration of all things reality television.  Over-the-top, funny and completely fresh, the night will celebrate the jaw-dropping, no-rules, drama-filled moments from our favorite reality shows. 

 

Bling Empire, a reality series focusing on the lives of super-wealthy Asian and Asian-American socialites based in the Los Angeles area, is nominated for “Best Docu-Reality Show” and “Best New Unscripted Series”. Other unscripted series tying with two nominations each are 90 Day Fiancé, Legendary, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Nailed It!, Ridiculousness and The Challenge. Iconic reality competition show RuPaul’s Drag Race is currently ahead with four nominations.

 

Quarantine’s most bingeable reality TV shows including Tiger King, Unsolved Mysteries, Love Is Blind and more are also up for awards this year. Additional details about the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards and MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED including hosts, presenters and more will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Currently leading the pack for scripted nominations are: WandaVision (5), Emily In Paris (4), The Boys (4), Bridgerton (3), Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (3) and The Mandalorian (3). Actor Chadwick Boseman also received a posthumous nomination for “Best Performance in a Movie” for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

 

Fans can currently vote for their favorites across 25 gender-neutral categories including “Best Kiss,” “Breakthrough Performance,” “Best Show,” and more by visiting vote.mtv.com through April 30, 2021.

 

For updates and additional information, please visit MTVAwards.mtv.com, follow @MTVasia on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube, use hashtag #MTVAwards and follow @MTVAwards on Facebook and Twitter.

 

COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, SCRIPTED:

 

BEST MOVIE 

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 

Judas and the Black Messiah 

Promising Young Woman 

Soul 

To All the Boys: Always and Forever 

 

BEST SHOW 

Bridgerton 

Cobra Kai 

Emily in Paris 

The Boys

WandaVision 

 

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman 

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom 

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah 

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7 

Zendaya – Malcolm & Marie

 

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit

Elizabeth Olsen - WandaVision

Elliot Page – The Umbrella Academy

Emma Corrin – The Crown

Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You

 

BEST HERO

Anthony Mackie – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman 1984

Jack Quaid – The Boys

Pedro Pascal – The Mandalorian

Teyonah Parris – WandaVision

 

BEST KISS

Chase Stokes & Madelyn Cline – Outer Banks

Jodie Comer & Sandra Oh – Killing Eve

Lily Collins & Lucas Bravo – Emily in Paris

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan & Jaren Lewison – Never Have I Ever 

Regé-Jean Page & Phoebe Dynevor – Bridgerton

 

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE 

Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek

Eric Andre – Bad Trip 

Issa Rae – Insecure 

Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso 

Leslie Jones – Coming 2 America

 

BEST VILLAIN

Aya Cash – The Boys

Ewan McGregor – Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Giancarlo Esposito – The Mandalorian

Kathryn Hahn – WandaVision

Nicholas Hoult – The Great

 

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

Antonia Gentry – Ginny & Georgia

Ashley Park – Emily in Paris

Maria Bakalova - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 

Paul Mescal – Normal People

Regé-Jean Page – Bridgerton

 

BEST FIGHT

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – Final Funhouse Fight 

Cobra Kai – Finale House Fight 

The Boys – Starlight, Queen Maeve, Kimiko vs. Stormfront

WandaVision – Wanda vs. Agatha 

Zack Snyder’s Justice League – Final Fight vs. Steppenwolf

 

MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE

Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man

Jurnee Smollett – Lovecraft Country

Simona Brown – Behind Her Eyes

Victoria Pedretti – The Haunting of Bly Manor

Vince Vaughn – Freaky

 

BEST DUO

Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar - Star (Kristen Wiig) & Barb (Annie Mumolo) 

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Falcon (Anthony Mackie) & Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan)

The Mandalorian - Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) & Grogu

Emily in Paris - Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) & Mindy Chen (Ashley Park)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) & Tutar Sagdiyev (Maria Bakalova)

 

COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, UNSCRIPTED:

 

BEST DOCU-REALITY SHOW

Below Deck Mediterranean

Black Ink Crew New York

Bling Empire

Jersey Shore Family Vacation

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta

 

BEST DATING SHOW

90 Day Fiancé

Ex On The Beach

Love Is Blind

Ready to Love

The Bachelorette

 

BEST REALITY CAST

90 Day Fiancé

Jersey Shore Family Vacation

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta

RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

 

BEST COMPETITION SERIES

Legendary

RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Challenge

The Circle

The Masked Singer

 

BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW

Deliciousness

Fixer Upper: Welcome Home

Making The Cut

Nailed It!

Queer Eye

 

BEST NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES (brought to you by SONIC® Drive-In)

Bling Empire

Cardi Tries

Selena + Chef

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition

 

BEST TALK / TOPICAL SHOW

A Little Late with Lilly Singh

Red Table Talk

The Breakfast Club

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

 

BEST COMEDY / GAME SHOW

Floor Is Lava

Impractical Jokers

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out

Ridiculousness

 

BEST HOST

Nicole Byer – Nailed It!

Rob Dyrdek – Ridiculousness

RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race

T.J. Lavin – The Challenge

Tiffany Haddish – Kids Say the Darndest Things

 

BREAKTHROUGH SOCIAL STAR

Addison Rae

Bretman Rock

Charli D'Amelio

Jalaiah Harmon

Rickey Thompson

 

BEST REAL-LIFE MYSTERY OR CRIME SERIES

Catfish: The TV Show

Evil Lives Here

Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Unsolved Mysteries

 

BEST FIGHT

Selling Sunset – Chrishell Stause vs. Christine Quinn 

The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Jackie Goldschneider vs. Teresa Giudice 

Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race – Kandy Muse vs. Tamisha Iman 

Keeping Up With The Kardashians – Kourtney Kardashian vs. Kim Kardashian West 

Legendary – Law Roach vs. Guest Judge Dominique Jackson 

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL REALITY SERIES

Acapulco Shore

Geordie Shore

Love Island (ITV)

¡Nailed it! México 

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

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