- The Washington Times - Friday, April 7, 2017

MTV is ditching gender-specific categories such as “Best Actor” and “Best Actress” for “non-gendered” terms ahead of its Movie & TV Awards next month.

The network announced Thursday the categories and nominees for the May 7 ceremony in Los Angeles, which will be hosted by actor and comedian Adam Devine.

“Get Out” is in the lead with six nominations, followed by “Beauty and the Beast” and “Stranger Things” with four.

And for the first time at MTV, the former “Best Actor” and “Best Actress” categories have been replaced with non-gendered “Best Actor in a Movie” and “Best Actor in a Show,” the network said.

The “Best Fight” category has also been updated to “Best Fight the System,” in order to reflect “the audience’s increasing awareness and activism around broader social justice issues,” MTV said.

And a new category, “Best American Story,” will award the show or film that showcases America “at its most open and diverse.”

This is the first year the MTV Movie Awards has been re-dubbed the Movie & TV Awards, The Associated Press reported.

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