The MTV Movie Awards are evolving to include another medium: television!
MTV has announced that the MTV Movie Awards will henceforth be called the MTV Movie & TV Awards, to make room for the growing landscape of television.
"We're living in a golden age of content, and great storytelling and characters resonate regardless of whether you're watching it in a theater or on TV," MTV president Chris McCarthy said in a new statement. "The new MTV Movie & TV Awards will celebrate even more of the brightest, bravest, funniest and most shared films and TV shows resonating across youth culture."
Television has been taken more seriously over the past decade than its ever been, with some of the most beloved actors in the movie business taking bold new roles on the small screen. Such actors include Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Matthew McConaughey, Glenn Close, Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, Kevin Bacon, Anna Faris and many more.
In the past, the MTV Movie Awards have awarded similar categories as other prestigious organizations, including Movie of the Year, Best Male Performance, Best Female Performance and Best Documentary, but they've also included more frivolous categories like Best Kiss, Best Fight, Best Hero, Best Villain and the now-defunct Best Scared-As-S- Performance.
Last year's winners included Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Movie of the Year, Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Male Performance for The Revenant, Charlize Theron for Best Female Performance for Mad Max: Fury Road, Daisy Ridley for Breakthrough Performance for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jennifer Lawrence for Best Hero for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 and Adam Driver for Best Villain for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air Sunday, May 7 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.