Taika Waititi Tells MTV Awards Nominating Him Was "Big Mistake"

Taika Waititi Tells MTV Awards Nominating Him Was a “Big Mistake”

Posted by May 3, 2018 Comment

This morning MTV announced their selection of 2018 MTV Award nominations, and one of the nominees thinks his being included is a big mistake.

Chris Hemsworth (Thor), and Director Taika Waititi (also playing the role of Korg)
Photo: Jasin Boland
©Marvel Studios 2017

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi responded to MTV’s tweet informing him of his nomination, saying “Big mistake. HUGE.”

But Taika, we love you!

Something interesting about MTV’s general practice with ‘best performances’ categories, they include actors and actresses. Anyhow, here’s the list of nominees, voting is open now on MTV’s website:

BEST MOVIE

Avengers: Infinity War (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Black Panther (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
IT (New Line Cinema)
Wonder Woman (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST SHOW

13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
grown-ish (Freeform)
Riverdale (The CW)
Stranger Things (Netflix)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE

Chadwick Boseman for Black Panther
Timothée Chalamet for Call Me by Your Name
Ansel Elgort for Baby Driver
Daisy Ridley for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW

Millie Bobby Brown for Stranger Things
Darren Criss for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Katherine Langford for 13 Reasons Why
Issa Rae for Insecure
Maisie Williams for Game of Thrones

BEST HERO

Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther) in Black Panther
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) in Game of Thrones
Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman) in Wonder Woman
Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash) in The Flash
Daisy Ridley (Rey) in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST VILLAIN

Josh Brolin (Thanos) in Avengers: Infinity War
Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Michael B. Jordan (N’Jadaka/Erik Killmonger) in Black Panther
Aubrey Plaza (Lenny Busker) in Legion
Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) in IT

BEST KISS

Jane the VirginGina Rodriguez (Jane) and Justin Baldoni (Rafael)
Love, SimonNick Robinson (Simon) and Keiynan Lonsdale (Bram)
Ready Player OneOlivia Cooke (Art3mis) and Tye Sheridan (Parzival)
RiverdaleKJ Apa (Archie) and Camila Mendes (Veronica)
Stranger ThingsFinn Wolfhard (Mike) and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)

MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE

Talitha Bateman (Janice) in Annabelle: Creation
Emily Blunt (Evelyn Abbott) in A Quiet Place
Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh) in IT
Cristin Milioti (Nanette Cole) in Black Mirror
Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) in Stranger Things

BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM

Black PantherChadwick Boseman (T’Challa/ Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri)
ITFinn Wolfhard (Richie), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Jaeden Lieberher (Bill), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Chosen Jacobs (Mike)
Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleDwayne Johnson (Smolder), Kevin Hart (Mouse), Jack Black (Shelly), Karen Gillan (Ruby), Nick Jonas (Seaplane)
Ready Player OneTye Sheridan (Parzival), Olivia Cooke (Art3mis), Lena Waithe (Aech), Win Morisaki (Daito), Philip Zhao (Sho)
Stranger ThingsGaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Noah Schnapp (Will), Sadie Sink (Max)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Jack Black for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Tiffany Haddish for Girls Trip
Dan Levy for Schitt’s Creek
Kate McKinnon for SNL
Amy Schumer for I Feel Pretty

SCENE STEALER

Tiffany Haddish (Dina) for Girls Trip
Dacre Montgomery (Billy Hargrove) for Stranger Things
Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) for Riverdale
Taika Waititi (Korg) for Thor: Ragnarok
Letitia Wright (Shuri) for Black Panther

BEST FIGHT

Atomic BlondeCharlize Theron (Lorraine) vs. Daniel Hargrave (Sniper), Greg Rementer (Spotter)
Avengers: Infinity WarScarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) vs. Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight)
Black PantherChadwick Boseman (Black Panther) vs. Winston Duke (M’Baku)
Thor: RagnarokMark Ruffalo (Hulk) vs. Chris Hemsworth (Thor)
Wonder WomanGal Gadot (Wonder Woman) vs. German Soldiers [No Man’s Land]

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story
Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated
Gaga: Five Foot Two
Jay-Z’s “Footnotes for 4:44”
The Defiant Ones

BEST REALITY SERIES

Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Love & Hip Hop
The Real Housewives
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Vanderpump Rules

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Nominee Tiffany Haddish will be hosting the event, which is set to take place on June 18th 2018.

(Last Updated May 3, 2018 4:52 pm )

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