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MTV Movie Awards nominations: Lots of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Straight Outta Compton'

Among the nominees for this year's MTV Movie Awards are "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Straight Outta Compton" and "Deadpool," the network announced via Snapchat on Tuesday morning. The lineup of categories this year also features two new ones: best documentary and true story, for the best biopic.

"What has always been so cool about the MTV Movie Awards is that it's about blockbuster movies that audiences line up to see: comedies, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, action,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer of the ceremony. “This show is about fandom and the stars come out to celebrate that."

As the movie industry is still in flux from the #OscarsSoWhite hubub of the last couple of months, Patterson added that the MTV Movie Awards are a great representation of what awards shows can, and perhaps should, be.

"The nominees and the content are naturally diverse and eclectic because we're a true reflection of the real moviegoing audience," she said.

Other films that received nominations include "Mad Max: Fury Road," "Furious 7" and the documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

As for voting, MTV has partnered with Google on the movie of the year category. Fans can cast their votes for the night's top prize -- competitors for which include "Avengers," "Creed," "Deadpool," "Jurassic World," "Star Wars" and "Straight Outta Compton" -- by typing the words "MTV Vote" into the Google search bar. For other categories, votes can be cast at the awards' website, until March 20 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

The 2016 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, will be broadcast on MTV on April 10 at 8 p.m. Pacific time

Below are the list of nominees.

Movie of the year

"Avengers: Age of Ultron"

"Creed"

"Deadpool"

"Jurassic World"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

"Straight Outta Compton"

True story

"Concussion"

"Joy"

"Steve Jobs"

"Straight Outta Compton"

"The Big Short"

"The Revenant"

Documentary

"Amy"

"Cartel Land"

"He Named Me Malala"

"The Hunting Ground"

"The Wolfpack"

"What Happened, Miss Simone?"

Best female performance

Alicia Vikander, "Ex Machina"

Anna Kendrick, "Pitch Perfect 2"

Charlize Theron, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Daisy Ridley, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy"

Morena Baccarin, "Deadpool"

Best male performance

Chris Pratt, "Jurassic World"

Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

Matt Damon, "The Martian"

Michael B. Jordan, "Creed"

Ryan Reynolds, "Deadpool"

Will Smith, "Concussion"

Breakthrough performance

Amy Schumer, "Trainwreck"

Brie Larson, "Room"

Daisy Ridley, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Dakota Johnson, "Fifty Shades of Grey"

John Boyega, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

O’Shea Jackson Jr., "Straight Outta Compton"

Best comedic performance

Amy Schumer, "Trainwreck"

Kevin Hart, "Ride Along 2"

Melissa McCarthy, "Spy"

Rebel Wilson, "Pitch Perfect 2"

Ryan Reynolds, "Deadpool"

Will Ferrell, "Get Hard"

Best action performance

Chris Pratt, "Jurassic World"

Dwayne Johnson, "San Andreas"

Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2"

John Boyega, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Ryan Reynolds, "Deadpool"

Vin Diesel, "Furious 7"

Best hero

Charlize Theron, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Chris Evans, "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Daisy Ridley, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Dwayne Johnson, "San Andreas"

Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2"

Paul Rudd, "Ant-Man"

Best villain

Adam Driver, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Ed Skrein, "Deadpool"

Hugh Keays-Byrne, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

James Spader, "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Samuel L. Jackson, "Kingsman: The Secret Service"

Tom Hardy, "The Revenant"

Best virtual performance

Amy Poehler, "Inside Out"

Andy Serkis, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Jack Black, "Kung Fu Panda 3"

James Spader, "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Lupita Nyong'o, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Seth MacFarlane, "Ted 2"

Ensemble cast

"Avengers: Age of Ultron"

"Furious 7"

"Pitch Perfect 2"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2"

"Trainwreck"

Best kiss

Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, "Trainwreck"

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Leslie Mann and Chris Hemsworth, "Vacation"

Margot Robbie and Will Smith, "Focus"

Morena Baccarin and Ryan Reynolds, "Deadpool"

Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine, "Pitch Perfect 2"

Best fight

Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein), "Deadpool"

Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. the bear, "The Revenant"

Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) vs. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Rey (Daisy Ridley) vs. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) vs. Lia (Nargis Fakhri), "Spy"

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