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Though they were actually filmed last night, the MTV Movie Awards air on television tonight, acting as a celebration of all things film, music, and the nebulous space occupied by the "models-slash-singers-slash-actresses." Performers and attendees from all walks of fame-hood congregated in Burbank for the ceremony alongside the comedic pairing of VLP (Very Large Person) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and VSP (Very Small Person) Kevin Hart.
The red carpet here tends to be a little more fun than the average awards show, albeit slightly more demure than its August counterpart, the VMAs. Like last year, there were plenty of springy minidresses in bright colors, matching sets, and power clashing — and, of course, jumpsuits. Head here to see every red carpet look.
The most coveted award of the night, Movie of the Year, will go to either Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Deadpool, or Straight Outta Compton. For Best Female Performance, Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) will go head-to-head with Charlize Theron (Mad Max), Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect 2), and Morena Baccarin (Deadpool). Meanwhile, Best Male Performance nominees include Chris Pratt (Jurassic World), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Will Smith (Concussion), and Matt Damon (The Martian).
But it wouldn't be an MTV-sponsored event without categories like Best Kiss (Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in Trainwreck and 50 Shades of Grey's Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are nominated) and Best Fight (Leo DiCaprio vs. The Bear is likely a frontrunner, though Melissa McCarthy's fight scene in Spy certainly deserves an award of its own).
For the full list of nominees, head here.
For the first time ever, MTV is presenting its Comedic Genius award to a woman. That woman? Melissa McCarthy, who got her start at the Groundlings Theatre, then played beloved chef Sookie in Gilmore Girls — a role she'll be (thankfully!) returning to in Netflix's revival.
Will Smith is the recipient of this year's Generation Award, whose past honorees have included Robert Downey, Jr., Sandra Bullock, and Reese Witherspoon.
MTV will bring in acting A-listers Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Olivia Munn to hand out the golden popcorn-shaped awards. Also presenting: supermodel Gigi Hadid and President Obama's favorite artist, Kendrick Lamar.
Dangerous woman Ariana Grande will perform the title track of her new album, Dangerous Woman. Also performing is Halsey, who will perform "Castle," a song from the forthcoming film The Huntsman: Winter's War, live for the first time.
How to Watch
The awards ceremony will start at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 10th, while a red carpet pre-show will air at 7:30 p.m.
Though it took place in the backlot of the Warner Brothers studio in Burbank, you can watch the ceremony on MTV and MTV 2.