The issue of gender-neutral awards is now generating much discussion.
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MTV has dropped the male/female division in its Movie and TV awards ceremonies, switching to "non-gendered" prizes that will pit actors against actresses.
The categories formerly titled "Best Actress" and "Best Actor" will now be changed to "Best Actor in a Movie" and "Best Actor in a Show", according to Entertainment Weekly.
And a new category, "Best American Story", will award the show or film that showcases America "at its most open and diverse".
This is the first year that MTV is honoring television and movies at the same time and it means that the show will have a whole new feel. "GQ Men of the Year Awards", VH1's "Vogue Fashion Awards", VH1's "Divas Live", FOX's "Billboard Music Awards", and NBC's "Concert for America".
Comedian Adam Devine is hosting the awards show at the Shrine Auditorum in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 7.
First of all, they will now be known as the MTV Movie and TV Awards and will include TV and streamed services into the nominations. "If we're going to do an award show that celebrates content, why would we not modernize what that looks like?"
On the television side of the awards, nominations for best show went to FX's "Atlanta"; HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Insecure"; Freeform's "Pretty Little Liars"; Netflix's "Stranger Things"; and NBC's "This is Us".
Speaking to NY magazine about the decision to dispense with gendered categories, MTV president Chris McCarthy, said.