Black Panther far exceeded expectations and now the Marvel/Disney movie is a front-runner for the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Voting for the award show opened on Thursday, May 3, 2018, and Black Panther is the most nominated entry with seven nominations. The MTV Movie and TV Awards will be held on June 18 at 8/7 CT and Tiffany Haddish will host them.
Black Panther has been nominated for Best Movie, Best Performance in a movie (Chadwick Boseman), Best Hero (Chadwick Boseman), Best Villain (Michael B. Jordan), Best On-Screen Team (Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright), Scene Stealer (Letitia Wright) and Best Fight (Chadwick Boseman vs. Winston Duke).
Now that voting is underway, some are taking to social media to voice their opinions. While many are thrilled to see Black Panther dominate, others are expressing frustration trying to choose their pick for Best Movie. They have also pointed out there are several superhero movies nominated.
In several categories, Black Panther is competing against Avengers: Infinity War, Wonder Woman, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Flash, and Ragnarok.
You may see a video of Tiffany Haddish announcing that voting is open for the 2018 MTV Movie and TV awards in the player below.
— Movie & TV Awards (@MTVAwards) May 3, 2018
Though many people are excited about the MTV Awards, there were some comments on social media from those outside the United States expressing disappointment they couldn’t vote.
Many wanted to vote for shows and movies such as Wonder Woman, Black Panther, and Stranger Things.
The MTV Movie and TV Awards are specifically for those in the United States.
Black Panther has become one of the highest grossing movies of all time and has presented a slew of new superheroes the African-American community can identify with. Due to this, many in the black community are ecstatic to see Black Panther receive honor and praise. Not only have critics hailed the movie, but it’s also earning numerous awards in many different categories.
Those who want to vote for their favorite nominees in the MTV Movie and TV Awards may do so once per day.
What do you think about the news that Black Panther received more nominations than the other nominees?