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Up for a gong Paul Mescal nominated for MTV Movie and TV Award

The Normal People heartthrob is nominated alongside stars of Bridgerton and Borat 2

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Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones

Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones

Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones

Paul Mescal has been nominated for an MTV Movie and TV Award for his performance in Normal People.

The Kildare native (25) played Connell Waldron in the dramatic adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel alongside his co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones, which aired in April 2020 on RTÉ and the BBC.

Mescal has also been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for the role.

He was nominated for the Best Breakthrough Performance award and is up against Bridgerton’s Regé -Jean Page, Ashley Park (Emily in Paris), Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent MovieFilm), and Antonia Gentry (Ginny and Georgia).

WandaVision leads the scripted nominations with five nominations including Best Show, Best Performance in a Show and Best Villain.

The Disney+ series is closely followed by Emily in Paris and The Boys with four nominations each.

The 2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards will air live on Sunday, May 16th from the Palladium in Los Angeles.

However, it seems unlikely that Mescal will address his big nomination on social media as it emerged last week that the star had deleted his Instagram account.

The actor had amassed over 1.1 million followers on the social media platform before he deactivated his profile.

A source told The Sun that “Paul deactivated his Instagram account because it just became a drain.”

“He felt like he was wasting time on there, reading the comments is no good for anyone’s mental health,” the insider continued.

“There are more important things going on in his life and he wants to focus his energy into his personal life and his work, he doesn’t need social media for that.

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“He’s a private guy and doesn’t feel the need to share everything online. But Paul knows it does mean he won’t be able to cash in on lucrative offers for massive brand tie-ins.”

The source revealed that Mescal may “reactivate his page in the future” but is currently “enjoying” his much-needed social media detox.


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