MTV is full of changes this year! In a progressive new move, MTV has dropped its restrictive gender categories for the first upcoming 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
This comes after the news that MTV will be expanding its usual movie awards to
include TV and will be adding a huge Coachella-esque music festival before-hand, creating a new award show entirely.
Instead of having “Best Actor” and “Best Actress” categories, MTV will simply have one “Best Actor” award for both a movie and a show, with candidates from all genders vying for the coveted Golden Popcorn trophies.
This is an amazing move, because it acknowledges the public’s growing discomfort with being defined and separated based on gender, and it makes the award show more inclusive for those who do not identify with male or female.
See all of the nominees here!
Also, PSA: Pitch Perfect star Adam Devine is hosting the awards show, so it promises to be hilarious. Watch it all go down at Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m EST.