'Top Gun: Maverick' and 'Stranger Things' Dominate 2023 MTV Movie and TV Awards Nominations
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The Tom Cruise-starrer, the Netflix hit series as well as HBO's 'The Last of Us' lead the nomination list with six each, as they vie for the top nods in the movie and TV categories.

AceShowbiz - Blockbuster "Top Gun: Maverick" and hit TV shows "Stranger Things", "The Last of Us" and "Wednesday" have gained most nominations among the scripted content in this year's MTV Movie and TV Awards. The list of contenders in 19 categories, released on Wednesday, April 5, ahead of the Sunday, 7 May ceremony also include "Jersey Shore Family Vacation", "RuPaul's Drag Race", "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and "Vanderpump Rules" in the unscripted categories.

A press release for the event said, "The biggest and best in both movies and television, across scripted and unscripted, for one supersized, can't-miss event." Hosted by Drew Barrymore, the awards show will air live from the Barker Hangar Santa Monica, California, from 8 P.M. ET/PT.

"Top Gun: Maverick" was top of the pile with six nominations, while "Stranger Things" and "The Last of Us" got six nods, with "The White Lotus" and "Wednesday" on four. The Best Movie nominations went to "Avatar: The Way of Water", "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever", "Elvis", "Nope", "Scream VI", "Smile" and "Top Gun: Maverick". Nominees for Best Show are "Stranger Things", "The Last of Us", "The White Lotus", "Wednesday", "Wolf Pack", "Yellowstone" and "Yellowjackets".

The Best Performance in a Movie category is gender neutral - with three men but only two women nominated this year. They are Austin Butler for "Elvis", Florence Pugh for "Don't Worry Darling", Keke Palmer for "Nope", Michael B. Jordan for "Creed III" and Tom Cruise for "Top Gun: Maverick".

In contrast, Best Performance in a Show is female dominated with nods to Aubrey Plaza for "The White Lotus", Christina Ricci for "Yellowjackets", Jenna Ortega for "Wednesday", Riley Keough for "Daisy Jones & The Six", Sadie Sink for "Stranger Things" and Selena Gomez for "Only Murders in the Building", while the Best Villain nods include the AI doll in "M3GAN" and the drug-crazed beast in the late Ray Liotta's final film "Cocaine Bear".

There are two same sex smooches in the Best Kiss category, Harry Styles and David Dawson in "My Policeman" and Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne on "Only Murders in the Building". And Keanu Reeves' assassin is listed in the Best Fight category for his battles against "Everybody".

MTV Movie and TV Awards 2023 - Full List of Nominations

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Best Kiss (Presented by Cheetos):

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Best Docu-Reality Series:

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Best Host:

Best Reality On-Screen Team (Presented by SONIC):

Best Music Documentary:

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