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Star Wars up for 11 MTV Movie Awards

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Star Wars up for 11 MTV Movie Awards

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' leads the way at MTV Movie Awards 2016 with 11 nominations.

Despite being omitted from most of the major categories at the Oscars and Golden Globes, the sci-fi blockbuster is in the running to take home a slew of top prizes from the annual ceremony including Movie of the Year.

In the category 'The Force Awakens' is up against 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Creed', 'Deadpool', 'Jurassic World' and 'Straight Outta Compton'.

Notable nominations for the 'Star Wars' cast include Daisy Ridley being up Best Female Performance for her portrayal of Rey, John Boyega up for Best Action Performance for his turn as Finn, Adam Driver competing for Best Villain for his portrayal of Kylo Ren and Lupita Nyong'o acknowledged in the Best Virtual Performance list for her interpretation of CGI character Maz Kanata.

John and Daisy will be up against one another in the Breakthrough Performance category along with Amy Schumer, Brie Larson, Dakota Johnson and O'Shea Jackson Junior.

'Deadpool' is up for an impressive eight awards including Best Male Performance for lead star Ryan Reynolds, but if he wants to win it he's going to have to beat Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio - acknowledged again for his incredible performance in 'The Revenant' - 'Jurassic World' star Chris Pratt, 'The Martian' actor Matt Damon, Michael B. Jordan for 'Creed' and Will Smith for 'Concussion'.

The star-studded event - which is celebrating its 25th year - will be hosted by 'Central Intelligence' co-stars Kevin Hart and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who are up for the Best Comedic Performance and Best Hero prizes respectively, and will be broadcast on MTV on April 10 at 8pm.

Fans can go to the official MTV website to vote for their winners.

MTV Movie Awards 2016 full list of nominations:

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 Junior - 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 & Bill Hader - Trainwreck

Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan - Fifty Shades of Grey

Leslie Mann & Chris Hemsworth - Vacation

Margot Robbie & Will Smith - Focus

Morena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool

Rebel Wilson & 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)