By Cindy Sanawong
The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards will be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 7.
Each year, this award ceremony recognizes the best in film and television. All of the categories and nominees are chosen by MTV’s producers and executives and then the general public votes online for who they want to win.
This year’s host is American actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter and producer, Adam DeVine. He is known for productions such as “Pitch Perfect” and Comedy Central’s “Workaholics.” This will be his first time hosting the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
“I think Adam DeVine will do Adam DeFine,” said junior Eddie Feeley.
Before the ceremony, the MTV Movie & TV Awards Festival will feature live performances from artists such as All Time Low, Zara Larsson and Bea Miller. Tickets are available for the public to attend the festival and it will also be streamed live on mtv.com.
For this 26th edition of the award ceremony, changes have been made.
Formerly known as the “MTV Movie Awards,” this year’s show marks the first time that the ceremony celebrates both films and television shows.
Gender-specific award categories have also been removed and actors are now merged into one category, such as “Best Actor in a Movie” and “Best Actor in a Show.”
Daniel Kaluuya, Emma Watson, Hailee Steinfeld, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Taraji P. Henson are all nominated for “Best Actor in a Movie,” and Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Gina Rodriguez, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mandy Moore and Millie Bobby Brown are nominated for “Best Actor in a Movie.”
The two big awards of the night are “Movie of the Year” and “Show of the Year.”
“Movie of the Year” nominees include: “Beauty and the Beast,” “Get Out,” “Logan,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and “The Edge of Seventeen.”
“‘The Edge of Seventeen’ should win ‘Movie of the Year’ because the plot is very relatable and the acting is superb,” said junior Thayrone Veloso.
“Beauty and the Beast” is nominated for four awards; just under “Get Out,” which is nominated for seven.
“I’m the biggest Disney fan in the world and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is my favorite,” said freshman Shannon Fleming. “This deserves ‘Movie of the Year.’ The story is so old and so original, you can’t not love it.”
“Show of the Year” nominees include: “Atlanta,” “Game of Thrones,” “Insecure,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Stranger Things,” and “This Is Us.”
“‘This Is Us’ should win ‘Show of the Year,’” said senior Danielle Tenney. “I loved the message and the real life relationships and complications the family goes through to tell a great story.”
Other categories include: “Best Kiss,” “Best Villain,” “Best Host,” “Best Documentary,” “Best Reality Competition,” “Best Comedic Performance,” “Best Hero,” “Tearjerker,” “Next Generation,” “Best Duo,” “Best American Story” and “Best Fight Against the System.”
Which movies and TV shows will take home the “golden popcorn?” You can tune in on Sunday, May 7 at 8 p.m. to find out.