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“RBG” leads nominations at 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s 2018 documentary RBG, about the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has garnered the most nominations at this year’s MTV Movie & ...
May 15, 2019

Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s 2018 documentary RBG, about the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has garnered the most nominations at this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards.

MTV unveiled the categories and nominees for the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards Tuesday (May 14), which celebrates the performances, stories and moments that drove pop culture over the past year. The youth-focused network continues to amalgamate film, television and streaming spaces as well as nominating the best performances no matter screen, genre or gender.

New categories this year include Reality Royalty, Most Meme-able Moment and Best Real-Life Hero.

RBG (pictured) leads the pack with four nominations for Best Documentary, Most Meme-able Moment and in the inaugural Real-Life Hero category. Ginsburg also makes history as the first public figure to be nominated in the Best Fight category

Other nominations in the Best Documentary category include Erin Lee Carr’s At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal; Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui’s McQueen; Bing Liu’s Minding the Gap; and Lifetime’s docuseries Surviving R. Kelly.

In the reality television space, ABC’s long-running reality dating show The Bachelor took home nominations in the Reality Royalty and Most Meme-able Moment categories.

Rounding out the nominations in the Reality Royalty category are MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation and The Challenge; VH1′s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta; and Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards will air June 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

Honorees, performers and presenters will be announced at a later date. For a full list of nominees, click here.

Best Documentary
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
McQueen
Minding the Gap
RBG
Surviving R. Kelly

Reality Royalty
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
The Bachelor
The Challenge
Vanderpump Rules

Best Real-Life Hero
Alex Honnold – Free Solo
Hannah Gadsby – Nanette
Roman Reigns – WWE SmackDown
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – RBG
Serena Williams – Being Serena

Most Meme-able Moment
Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club – The Lilo Dance
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood – Ray J’s Hat
RBG – The Notorious RBG
RuPaul’s Drag Race – Asia O’Hara’s butterfly finale fail
The Bachelor – Colton Underwood jumps the fence

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