This image released by Disney shows Scarlett Johansson, left, and Jeremy Renner in a scene from "Avengers: Endgame." (Disney/Marvel Studios via AP)

Avengers: Endgame' has been nominated for four gongs at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The 2019 fantasy sci-fi blockbuster has the potential to come out on top at the forthcoming event, including walking away with the prestigious Best Movie prize, after finding itself among four categories with the likes of 'Shazam', 'BlacKkKlansman' and 'Captain Marvel'.

The Best Movie award is for anyone's taking as 'Avengers' will go up against 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse', 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before', 'Us' and 'BlacKkKlansman'. 

Robert Downey Jr. - who plays Iron Man - will also be hoping to score the Best Hero accolade for the movie but, before he can add the trophy to his cabinet, he'll have to beat off stiff competition from Captain Marvel's Brie Larson, Game of Throne's Maisie Williams, Shazam!'s Zachary Levi and BlacKkKlansman's John David Washington. 

The Best Villain category is equally as strong with Jodie Comer's Villanelle from 'Killing Eve', Joseph Fiennes Commander Fred Waterford from 'The Handmaid's Tale', Josh Brolin's portrayal of Thanos in 'Avengers: Endgame', Lupita Nyong'o's Red in 'Us' and Penn Badgley's creepy Joe Goldberg in the Netflix series 'You' all up for nomination. 

Sandra Bullock has been recognised and awarded with a nomination in the Best Performance in a Movie section for her portrayal of Malorie in 'Bird Box', but is up against the likes of Lady Gaga's Ally in 'A Star is Born', Lupita's Red in 'Us', Amandla Stenberg's Starr Carter in 'The Hate U Give' and Rami Malek's depiction of Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. 

'Game of Thrones' has found itself up for a number of awards this year too - including Best Performance in a Show and Best Fight - but producers are no doubt hoping it'll bag Best Show. 

This year's ceremony will also see three new categories - Best Real-Life Hero, Most Meme-able Moment and Reality Royalty - in the hope of switching things up a little. 

The list of nominees for this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards are as follows

Best Movie
'Avengers: Endgame'
'BlacKkKlansman'
'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'
'To All the Boys I've Loved Before'
'Us'

Best Show
'Big Mouth'
'Game of Thrones'
'Riverdale'
'Schitt's Creek'
'The Haunting of Hill House'
 
Best Performance in a Movie
Amandla Stenberg (Starr Carter) - 'The Hate U Give'
Lady Gaga (Ally) - 'A Star Is Born'
Lupita Nyong'o (Red) - 'Us' 
Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury) - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Sandra Bullock (Malorie) - 'Bird Box'
 
Best Performance in a Show
Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred) - 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) - 'Game of Thrones'
Gina Rodriguez (Jane Villanueva) - 'Jane the Virgin'
Jason Mitchell (Brandon) - 'The Chi'
Kiernan Shipka (Sabrina Spellman) - 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'
 
Best Hero
Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel) - 'Captain Marvel'
John David Washington (Ron Stallworth) - 'BlacKkKlansman'
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) - 'Game of Thrones'
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) - 'Avengers: Endgame'
Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam) - 'Shazam!'

Best Villain
Jodie Comer (Villanelle) - 'Killing Eve'
Joseph Fiennes (Commander Fred Waterford) - 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Josh Brolin (Thanos) - 'Avengers: Endgame'
Lupita Nyong'o (Red) - 'Us'
Penn Badgley (Joe Goldberg) - 'You'

Reality Royalty
'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation'
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'
'The Bachelor'
'The Challenge'
'Vanderpump Rules'

Best Comedic Performance
Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh) - 'Crazy Rich Asians'
Dan Levy (David Rose) - 'Schitt's Creek'
John Mulaney (Andrew Glouberman) - 'Big Mouth'
Marsai Martin (Little Jordan Sanders) - 'Little'
Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam) - 'Shazam!'
 
Breakthrough Performance
Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh) - 'Crazy Rich Asians'
Haley Lu Richardson (Stella) - 'Five Feet Apart'
Mj Rodriguez (Blanca Rodriguez) - 'Pose'
Ncuti Gatwa (Eric Effiong) - 'Sex Education'
Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky) - 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before'
 
Best Fight
'Avengers: Endgame' - Captain America vs. Thanos
'Captain Marvel' - Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva
'Game of Thrones' - Arya Stark vs. the White Walkers
'RBG' - Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Inequality
'WWE Wrestlemania' - Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
 
Best Real-Life Hero
Alex Honnold - Free Solo
Hannah Gadsby - Nanette
Roman Reigns - WWE SmackDown
Ruth Bader Ginsburg - RBG
Serena Williams - Being Serena 

Most Frightened Performance
Alex Wolff (Peter) - 'Hereditary'
Linda Cardellini (Anna Tate-Garcia) - 'The Curse of La Llorona'
Rhian Rees (Dana Haines) - 'Halloween'
Sandra Bullock (Malorie) - 'Bird Box'
Victoria Pedretti (Nell Crain) - 'The Haunting of Hill House'
  
Best Documentary
'At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal'
'McQueen'
'Minding the Gap'
'RBG'
'Surviving R. Kelly'

Best Host
Gayle King - 'CBS This Morning'
Nick Cannon - 'Wild 'n Out'
Nick Cannon - 'The Masked Singer'
RuPaul - 'RuPaul's Drag Race'
Trevor Noah - 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'

* The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards will take place on June 17. 

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