The MTV Movie and TV Awards are tonight, June 17, and there is some stiff competition in the running.
Unlike the Oscars, which chooses its winners through a prestigious academy of movie buffs, the MTV Movie and TV Awards are decided by the people. The Golden Popcorn awards have even more meaning because it's the fans who decided the winners.
Zachary Levi will host the event and is nominated for two awards. The most honorable award of the night, the Generation Award, which applauds an actor for their significant contributions to entertainment, will go to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
And, of course, it wouldn't be a true MTV awards show without some stellar musical performances. Lizzo, the powerful feminist hip-hop artist who sings "Truth Hurts," and Bazzi, whose hit song "Paradise" feels like the song of the summer, will both hit the stage.
Ahead, you'll find the nominees for each category, so you'll know exactly which ones to vote for! Did your fave make the list of nominees? Check it out!
Best Musical Moment
"Seventeen" from Riverdale
Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) belted out a number from Heathers in this musical season three episode. Toni (Vanessa Morgan) and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) join in at the middle of the song in quite possibly the cutest combination of Rivedale couples ever seen.
"Shallow" from A Star Is Born
Lady Gaga wowed audiences everywhere with her rendition of "Shallow" in her leading role with Bradley Cooper. The song won the Oscar this year for Best Original Song.
"Live Aid Concert" from Bohemian Rhapsody
Rami Malek recreated Queen's Live Aid Concert performance so accurately. The Freddie Mercury actor took home an Oscar for Best Actor thanks in part to this performance.
"Just A Girl" from Captain Marvel
Brie Larson was a powerful feminist superhero in this women-led Marvel movie, and No Doubt's "Just A Girl" was the perfect song choice to be featured.
"Masquerade" from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
In the season two finale, the Sabrina show took a page right out of Riverdale's book and had a musical episode. The cast sang the song from Phantom of The Opera in a slightly different rendition.
"Look At That Butt" from On My Block
Jasmine (Jessica Marie Garcia) and Ruby (Jason Genao) from the Netflix series On My Block dance to Dillon Francis's "Look At That Butt" in an epic dance routine.
"Sunflower" from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Post Malone's "Sunflower" became everyone's favorite song after it was featured in the animated Spider-Man movie. Miles (Shameik Moore) bops along to the song in the trailer, which caused a streaming frenzy.
"I Think We're Alone Now" from The Umbrella Academy
The awkward band of superheroes danced like no one is watching along to Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now."
Fans were terrified of spoilers for the final Avengers movie. Despite some fan-favorite characters not making it out alive, this near-three-hour movie received rave reviews.
Spike Lee directed this movie based on the true story of the first Black detective to serve on a Colorado police force. John David Washington and Adam Driver starred in the film.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
This animated superhero movie opened up the world to all of the Spider-Men/Women/Animals in the multi-verse. Now, fans are speculating whether or not Miles Morales exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
To All The Boys I've Loved Before
Netflix's lovable romantic comedy sparked a huge influx of successful romcoms on the service. Lana Condor and Noah Centineo starred as the high school couple, Lara Jean and Peter.
Jordan Peele entered into the world of horror again after his widely successful Get Out film. Lupita Nyong'o starred as the wide-eyed and terrifying Red/Adelaide.
Game of Thrones
Despite some pushback in the eighth and final season, the HBO fantasy drama was viewed by all. It was one of the most anticipated series finales to date and unfortunately drew lots of criticism by most fans.
This raunchy animated comedy tells the story of puberty through the eyes of middle schoolers and their raging hormones (monsters).
Riverdale continues to be loved by the masses, despite some confusing plot points. This final season left off with a major cliffhanger and fans are so excited for the next season.
Netflix's comedy created by father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy imagines a world without judgment and is funnier for it.
The Haunting of Hill House
Netflix's haunting series became extremely popular because of the incredible cinematography and creepy elements including hidden ghosts in nearly every scene.
Best Performance In A Movie
Lady Gaga In A Star Is Born
The singer proved her acting chops in this film where she starred as Ally, a newcomer to the music industry, and gave an inside look at what it's really like.
Amandla Stenberg in The Hate U Give
Amandla Stenberg's role in this film commented on police brutality. Her character Starr witnesses the death of her best friend in a heartbreaking murder and the film follows how she grieves in a town out to demonize her friend.
Lupita Nyong'o in Us
Nyong'o had to take on two roles that were wildly different in this film. A plot twist at the very end of the movie also left viewers completely shocked by how she was able to pull off her characters.
Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody
Malek took home the Oscar for Best Actor for his accurate portrayal of Freddie Mercury. Even members of Queen thought his performance was incredibly believable.
Sandra Bullock in Bird Box
Twitter went crazy over Bullock in this Netflix horror movie. In fact, they went so wild for her role that they even attempted dangerous challenges that imitated her blindfolded driving.
Best Performance in a Show
Kiernan Shipka in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Newcomer Shipka took on the Archie comics role of a teenaged witch. She had big shoes to fill as Sabrina has been recreated multiple times (Melissa Joan Hart, Emily Hart) and she has mostly lived up to expectations.
Elizabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale
Moss plays Offred, formerly June, in the movie about a dystopian future in which women are belittled into sex slaves and men rule in a hyper-religious society.
Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones
Unfortunately, Clarke didn't see it through to the very end of the HBO series. Her character's story unraveled at the end in a disappointing to fans twist, but Clarke managed to show off her acting abilities despite the writing.
Gina Rodriguez in Jane The Virgin
Rodriguez gained even more notoriety after starring in Netflix's film about female friendship and independence while handling a breakup, Something Great. True fans will always see her as the titular character in this CW drama-comedy that finished filming its final season earlier this year.
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones
A highlight of the fantasy show came early on in the final season when Arya took down the series' most formidable villain.
Brie Larson as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel
Larson famously did all of her own stunts as Captain Marvel and showed off her skills in multiple battle sequences.
John David Washington as Ron Stallworth in BlacKkKlansman
Portraying a real-life hero, Washington's character exposes members of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado. Washington won a Golden Globe for his part.
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark aka Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame
In Endgame Tony Stark is living a pretty good life compared to most of the people who lost friends in family in the snap that wiped out half the world's population. He ends up sacrificing everything he loves to save the world, which is pretty much the ultimate hero status.
Zachary Levi as Billy Batson aka Shazam in Shazam!
The awards show host Levi stars as a young kid who turns into an adult superhero overnight that battles bullies.
Noah Centineo and Lana Condor in To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Fans shipped these two young stars as soon as the trailer for the Netflix film dropped. They had incredible chemistry in the film.
Camila Mendes and Charles Melton in Riverdale
Varchie fans close your eyes! Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Reggie (Charles Melton) clearly had chemistry as they began dating IRL after their characters got together.
Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in Aquaman
Unsurprisingly this stunning couple made waves after the premiere of Momoa's first superhero film. Fans can expect to see them again in the sequel dropping in 2022.
Ncuti Gatwa and Connor Swindwells in Sex Education
Adam (Gatwa) and Eric (Swindwells) are an adorable couple in this film about teenagers coming to terms with sex and sexuality.
Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams in Venom
Hardy and Williams shared a steamy kiss in this super villain movie.
Best Comedic Performance
Awkwafina in Crazy Rich Asians
The beloved romantic comedy was made even better by Awkwafina's zany best friend to Rachel, Ling.
Dan Levy in Schitt's Creek
Levy's quotable comedy in this series about a wealthy family losing it all is quite possibly the best part of the show.
John Mulaney in Big Mouth
All of this animated series is laughable and cringey, but John Mulaney's Andrew is the star of the awkward pre-teen cast.
Marsai Martin in Little
This young actor had the task of portraying a full grown adult in this comedy in which a woman turns into her younger self after a curse goes wrong.
Zachary Levi in Shazam!
In his second nomination, Levi played the heroic teenager who turns into an adult superhuman at the shout of "Shazam!" and his enactment of a pre-teen is spot on.
Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in You
Badgley was a little too believable as the creepy serial killer Joe and some fans had a hard time separating the actor from the evil character.
Lupita Nyong'o as Red in Us
Nyong'o's third nomination is for her second character in Peele's horror movie. She was truly frightening as Red, who is the alter ego to Adelaide.
Josh Brolin as Thanos in Avengers: Endgame
Thanos is the ultimate supervillain and Brolin manages to keep him level-headed, stoic, and evil all at the same time.
Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred Waterford in The Handmaid's Tale
The creepy dystopian future feels all too possible to some fans, and it's what makes Fiennes's Lord Commander character even eviler.
Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve
Comer plays a hired assassin in the series starring Sandra Oh. The two have an obsession with getting each other and have vibrant chemistry as well as hatred for each other in the show.
Haley Lu Richardson in Five Feet Apart
Richardson starred opposite Cole Sprouse in this movie about teenagers with cystic fibrosis falling in love and dealing with their illness.
Awkwafina in Crazy Rich Asians
This is Awkafina's second nomination thanks to her impeccable comedic timing in the romantic comedy.
MJ Rodriguez in Pose
Rodriguez is a part of the largest transgender ensemble to ever be cast in a scripted show. Pose is a series about the LGBTQ+-led ballroom scene set in the '80s in New York City. Rodriguez plays the mother/leader of a ballroom house who pushes her "kids — the ballroom house members — to be more than the social castaways that people try to box LGBTQ+ people into being.
Ncuti Gatwa in Sex Education
Gatwa was beloved by fans in his introductory role in the Netflix series about teenagers being open about sex and sexuality in an underground sex therapy clinic.
Noah Centineo in To All The Boys I've Loved Before
Centineo went on to star in multiple other romantic comedies after his part in this Netflix series. It sparked a successful career for him as the boy-next-door character.
Most Frightened Performance
Sandra Bullock in Bird Box
Bullock plays a terrified adoptive mother to two children that she gives no names. She saves them from an unseen horror in the Netflix film.
Alex Wolff in Hereditary
Wolff's character gets possessed after his sister dies in this horror movie. In one of the scariest moment of the movie, he bangs his head on a desk and contorts his face in a horrifying way.
Linda Cardellini in The Curse of La Llorona
Cardellini proves she can take on any kind of role in this supernatural horror film. Her character's children are stalked by the terrifying ghost La Llorona.
Rhian Rees in Halloween
Rees plays Dana Rhodes in this sequel to the horror classic that reprised Jamie Lee Curtis's role in the 1978 original.
Victoria Pedretti in The Haunting of Hill House
The standout newcomer was Pedretti in this horror Netflix series. Her character Nell is one of the only children who acknowledge the horrors that happened to them in their childhood home and is killed for it.
RBG vs. Inequality
RBG — In the documentary about the Supreme Court Justice, she goes up against a system of oppression and works to make life better for the everyman.
Arya Stark vs. the White Walkers
Game of Thrones — The only thing holding up the final season was possibly the iconic moment when Maisie Williams' character struck down the Night King.
Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey
WWE Wrestlemania — Rousey and Lynch put on the fight of the century, and Lynch surprisingly took down the WWE alum.
Captain America vs. Thanos
Avengers: Endgame — The whole Avengers team took on the alien villain but Chris Evans's character led the charge against him.
Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva
Captain Marvel — Larson was an impressive superhero, and ended up being one of the strongest Marvel heroes of all.
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
HBO produced this documentary about the horrific sexual assaults of the Olympic Gymnastic team.
This film is a look into the creative artistry of designer Alexander McQueen.
Minding the Gap
Three young men try to escape their London hometown and volatile families. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary.
This documentary chronicles the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the important laws she has put into place to protect the people.
Surviving R. Kelly
This Lifetime documentary tells the story of the young men who were sexually assaulted by R&B artist R. Kelly.