FILE PHOTO: Cast member Boseman poses at the premiere of "Black Panther" in Los Angeles
FILE PHOTO: Cast member Boseman poses at the premiere of "Black Panther" in Los Angeles

'Black Panther' up for 7 prizes at MTV Movie Awards 2018

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published May 5, 2018

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'Black Panther' and 'Stranger Things' are dominating the MTV Movie & TV Awards nominations.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster has delighted audiences and critics, and now it has found itself on the shortlist for seven prizes at the upcoming event, including Best Movie and Best On-Screen Team.

Leading man Chadwick Boseman - who plays the titular superhero - is nominated for Best Performance in a Movie and Best Hero, while his cast mates Michael B. Jordan and Letitia Wright are up for Best Villain Scene Stealer respectively.

Boseman and Winston Duke, who plays Wakanda warrior M'Baku, also find themselves nominated in the Best Fight category.

Wakanda forever chant will live on.

On the TV side of the awards, Netflix sci-fi horror series 'Stranger Things' is leading the way with nods in six categories.

As well as competing against the likes of 'Riverdale' and 'Game of Thrones' for Best Show, it's also nominated for Best On-Screen Team but it will have to beat the ensembles that feature in 'Black Panther', 'It', 'Ready Player One' and 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'.

Millie Bobby Brown is up for Best Performance in a Show, while she and Finn Wolfhard are nominated for Best Kiss, and their co-star Noah Schnapp has a chance at a prize for the Most Frightened Performance.

Rounding off the show's nominations, Dacre Montgomery is on the shortlist for Scene Stealer along with 'Girls Trip' star Tiffany Haddish, 'Riverdale' actress Madelaine Petsch, Taika Waititi ('Thor: Ragnarok'), and 'Black Panther's' Wright.

Other notable nominees in the film categories include horror 'It' with four nods and 'Girls Trip', 'Avengers: Infinity War', 'Wonder Woman' and 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' which have all garnered three nominations.

TV shows that have achieved multiple nods include 'Riverdale' and 'Game of Thrones' with three apiece.

MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 nominees:


Avengers: Infinity War (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Black Panther (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)

IT (New Line Cinema)

Wonder Woman (Warner Bros. Pictures)


13 Reasons Why (Netflix)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

grown-ish (Freeform)

Riverdale (The CW)

Stranger Things (Netflix)


Chadwick Boseman - Black Panther

Timothée Chalamet - Call Me by Your Name

Ansel Elgort - Baby Driver

Daisy Ridley - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird


Millie Bobby Brown - Stranger Things

Darren Criss - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Katherine Langford - 13 Reasons Why

Issa Rae - Insecure

Maisie Williams - Game of Thrones


Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa/Black Panther) - Black Panther

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) - Game of Thrones

Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman) - Wonder Woman

Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash) - The Flash

Daisy Ridley (Rey) - Star Wars: The Last Jedi


Josh Brolin (Thanos) - Avengers: Infinity War

Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Michael B. Jordan (N'Jadaka/Erik Killmonger) - Black Panther

Aubrey Plaza (Lenny Busker) - Legion

Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) - IT


Jane the Virgin - Gina Rodriguez (Jane) and Justin Baldoni (Rafael)

Love, Simon - Nick Robinson (Simon) and Keiynan Lonsdale (Bram)

Ready Player One - Olivia Cooke (Sam) and Tye Sheridan (Wade)

Riverdale - KJ Apa (Archie) and Camila Mendes (Veronica)

Stranger Things - Finn Wolfhard (Mike) and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)


Talitha Bateman (Janice) - Annabelle: Creation

Emily Blunt (Evelyn Abbott) - A Quiet Place

Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh) - IT

Cristin Milioti (Nanette Cole) - Black Mirror

Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) - Stranger Things


Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa/ Black Panther), Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri)

IT - Finn Wolfhard (Richie), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Jaeden Lieberher (Bill), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Chosen Jacobs (Mike)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - Dwayne Johnson (Smolder), Kevin Hart (Mouse), Jack Black (Shelly), Karen Gillan  (Ruby), Nick Jonas (Seaplane)

Ready Player One -  Tye Sheridan (Wade), Olivia Cooke (Samantha), Philip Zhao (Sho), Win Morisaki (Daito), Lena Waithe (Aech)

Stranger Things - Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Noah Schnapp (Will), Sadie Sink (Max)


Jack Black - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Tiffany Haddish - Girls Trip

Dan Levy - Schitt's Creek

Kate McKinnon - SNL

Amy Schumer - I Feel Pretty


Tiffany Haddish (Dina) - Girls Trip

Dacre Montgomery (Billy Hargrove) - Stranger Things

Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) - Riverdale

Taika Waititi (Korg) - Thor: Ragnarok

Letitia Wright (Shuri) - Black Panther


Atomic Blonde - Charlize Theron (Lorraine) vs. Daniel Hargrave (Sniper), Greg Rementer (Spotter)

Avengers: Infinity War - Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) vs. Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight)

Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) vs. Winston Duke (M'Baku)

Thor: Ragnarok - Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) vs. Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

Wonder Woman - Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) vs. German Soldiers


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The Defiant Ones


The Kardashians

Love & Hip Hop

Real Housewives

RuPaul's Drag Race

Vanderpump Rules

* The ceremony will be held at Los Angeles' Barker Hangar on June 18.

Bang Showbiz

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