Jared Leto Nominated for 2017 MTV Movie Award

Despite not having the greatest critical response, along with a mixed response from general fans, Suicide Squad is an Academy Award winning movie, having won the award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling over A Man Called Ove and Star Trek Beyond.  So, no matter what you thought of the movie and its flaws (I like the movie but let’s not lie, it had issues), it forever will be known as an Academy Award winning picture.

Looking to add the the trophy case, the Squad is up for another award.  For the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Jared Leto has been nominated for Best Villain for his portrayal of the Joker.

Interesting choice, seeing as Enchantress was the true threat in the film, and the Joker was just kind of… there.  One could even argue Amanda Waller deserves a nod as Best Villain, but hey, who am I to judge.

Leto, of course, is no stranger to winning awards for his acting.  He earned an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club.  One of the many reasons fans, including myself, were excited to see this multi-talented star take on the role of the Joker.  Let’s not forget, Leto is also the lead vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter for Thirty Seconds to Mars.

Unfortunately, Suicide Squad isn’t up for any other awards for the MTV Movie Awards.

What do you think?  Does Leto deserve the recognition for his performance as the Clown Prince of Crime?  Let us know!

Here is the full list of the 2017 nominees:

MOVIE OF THE YEAR  
“Beauty and the Beast”
“Get Out”
“Logan”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“The Edge of Seventeen”

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Emma Watson, “Beauty and the Beast”
Hailee Steinfeld, “The Edge of Seventeen”
Hugh Jackman, “Logan”
James McAvoy, “Split”
Taraji P. Henson, “Hidden Figures”

SHOW OF THE YEAR
“Atlanta”
“Game of Thrones”
“Insecure”
“Pretty Little Liars”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”

BEST ACTOR IN A SHOW
Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, “The Walking Dead”
Mandy Moore, “This Is Us”
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”

BEST KISS
Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome, “Moonlight”
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, “Beauty and the Beast”
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, “Empire”
Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick, “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates”

BEST VILLAIN
Allison Williams, “Get Out”
Demogorgon, “Stranger Things”
Jared Leto, “Suicide Squad”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, “The Walking Dead”
Wes Bentley, “American Horror Story”

BEST HOST
Ellen DeGeneres, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
John Oliver, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Samantha Bee, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
Trevor Noah, “The Daily Show”

BEST DOCUMENTARY
“13TH”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“O.J.: Made in America”
“This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous”
“TIME: The Kalief Browder Story”

BEST REALITY COMPETITION
“America’s Got Talent”
“MasterChef Junior”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“The Bachelor”
“The Voice”

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Adam Devine, “Workaholics”
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, “Broad City”
Lil Rel Howery, “Get Out”
Seth MacFarlane, “Family Guy”
Seth Rogen, “Sausage Party”
Will Arnett, “The LEGO Batman Movie”

BEST HERO
Felicity Jones, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
Grant Gustin, The Flash”
Mike Colter, Luke Cage”
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Stephen Amell, “Arrow”
Taraji P. Henson, “Hidden Figures”

TEARJERKER
“Game of Thrones,” Hodor’s death
“Grey’s Anatomy,” Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death
“Me Before You,” Will tells Louisa he can’t stay with her
“Moonlight,” Paula tells Chiron that she loves him
“This Is Us,” Jack and Randall at karate

NEXT GENERATION
Chrissy Metz
Daniel Kaluuya
Issa Rae
Riz Ahmed
Yara Shahidi

BEST DUO
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, “The Voice”
Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery, “Get Out”
Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield, “Atlanta”
Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen, “Logan”
Josh Gad and Luke Evans, “Beauty and the Beast”
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”

BEST AMERICAN STORY
“Blackish”
“Fresh Off the Boat”
“Jane the Virgin”
“Moonlight”
“Transparent”

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
“Get Out”
“Hidden Figures”
“Loving”
“Luke Cage”
“Mr. Robot”

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Chris Foti

Lifelong fan of Batman and Boston Sports