Star Wars leads MTV Movie Awards nominations

Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster

Star Wars: The Force Awakens pummeled the competition at the box office and now it’s poised to do the same at the MTV Movie Awards.

The record-breaking smash hit scored 11 nominations, which were announced this morning through MTV’s new Snapchat Discover channel.

The force was with the sci-fi epic as it led the charge with representation in top categories, including Best Movie of the Year, Female Performance (Daisy Ridley) and Ensemble Cast.

Its closest rival is another box office favorite. Deadpool, which earned eight nods, was recognized in the Movie of the Year, Male Performance (Ryan Reynolds) and Female Performance (Morena Baccarin) categories.

Avengers: Age of Ultron rounded out the top three films with most nominations. It’s up in six categories, including Movie of the Year and Best Hero (Chris Evans).

The other films vying for the Best Movie of the Year prize are Creed, Jurassic World and Straight Outta Compton.

Fresh off their Oscar wins, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson will also compete. Leonardo will take on the men of the Male Performance group for his work in The Revenant while Brie will challenge her fellow Breakthrough Performance nominees for her role in Room.

The MTV Movie Awards introduced two new categories this year. The True Story category contains films like Joy and Steve Jobs, while the Documentary group features Amy and He Named Me Malala.

Fans can vote for their picks on MovieAwards.MTV.com until Sunday, March 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Nominee Kevin Hart will co-host the awards with two-time nominee Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The show will air Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m.

Movie of the Year
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Creed
Deadpool
Jurassic World
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Straight Outta Compton

True Story
Concussion
Joy
Steve Jobs
Straight Outta Compton
The Big Short
The Revenant

Documentary
Amy
Cartel Land
He Named Me Malala
The Hunting Ground
The Wolfpack
What Happened, Miss Simone?

Best Female Performance
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect 2)
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
Morena Baccarin (Deadpool)

Best Male Performance
Chris Pratt (Jurassic World)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Michael B. Jordan (Creed)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Will Smith (Concussion)

Breakthrough Performance
Amy Schumer (Trainwreck)
Brie Larson (Room)
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey)
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton)

Best Comedic Performance
Amy Schumer (Trainwreck)
Kevin Hart (Ride Along 2)
Melissa McCarthy (Spy)
Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect 2)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Will Ferrell (Get Hard)

Best Action Performance
Chris Pratt (Jurassic World)
Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2)
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Vin Diesel (Furious 7)

Best Hero
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Chris Evans (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2)
Paul Rudd (Ant-Man)

Best Villain
Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Ed Skrein (Deadpool)
Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max: Fury Road)
James Spader (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Samuel L. Jackson (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)

Best Virtual Performance
Amy Poehler (Inside Out)
Andy Serkis (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda 3)
James Spader (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Lupita Nyong’o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Seth MacFarlane (Ted 2)

Ensemble Cast
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Furious 7
Pitch Perfect 2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
Trainwreck

Best Kiss
Amy Schumer & Bill Hader (Trainwreck)
Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Leslie Mann & Chris Hemsworth (Vacation)
Margot Robbie & Will Smith (Focus)
Morena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine (Pitch Perfect 2)

Best Fight
Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein) — Deadpool
Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. The Bear — The Revenant
Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) vs. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) — Mad Max: Fury Road
Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) — Avengers: Age of Ultron
Rey (Daisy Ridley) vs. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) — Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) vs. Lia (Nargis Fakhri) — Spy

~Matthew Pariselli 

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  1. CDubya • March 8, 2016 @ 6:20 PM

    best fight: Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. The Bear — The Revenant ?!? There was no fight. That was completely one-sided. Iron Man Vs Hulk! That was a fight!

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