'Moonlight,' 'This Is Everything,' Ellen DeGeneres and more pick up MTV Movie and TV Awards nominations

Yesterday, the nominees for MTV's inaugural Movie and TV Awards were announced, and included nods for several LGBTQ-inclusive films and series. This new show is the updated version of the long-running MTV Movie Awards, and in addition to introducing new TV categories, there are a few other format changes. The acting categories will include both film and television actors competing in the same categories, and the awards have also moved to non-gendered categories. MTV has added five new awards with two that were created specifically to speak to the current societal climate: Best American Story will be "awarded to the show or film that shows America at its best, open and diverse," and the Best Fight Against the System award will be given to "the film or show whose characters best exemplify fighting against a system that tries to keep them down."

GLAAD Media Award-recipient and Oscars' Best Picture-winner Moonlight picked up three nominations, including one in the new Best American Story category. The film is also nominated in Best Kiss for the moment between Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome who play teenage Chiron and Kevin, and in Tearjerker for a scene in the film's third act where Chiron's (Trevante Rhodes) mother, Paula (Naomie Harris), tells him she loves him and acknowledges how she has hurt him. GLAAD Media Award-recipient Transparent and Jane the Virgin are nominated alongside Moonlight in Best American Story.

The Best Documentary category this year included a nomination for I Am Not Your Negro, a documentary about the life and writing of James Baldwin, the gay African American civil rights activist and playwright. Also nominated was This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, a documentary about the life of transgender model and YouTube star GiGi Gorgeous. Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast, which established that LeFou is a canonically gay character, is nominated in Movie of the Year. Josh Gad (LeFou) is also nominated in Best Duo with his co-star, out actor Luke Evans.

Ellen DeGeneres is nominated in Best Host for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. LGBTQ-inclusive series This Is Us and Game of Thrones are nominated in Show of the Year, and out actor Kristian Nairn is nominated in Tearjerker for his Game of Thrones' character's final scene. The Voice is nominated in Best Reality Competition. Loving, the story of the U.S. Supreme Court case that struck down the ban on interracial marriages and which became the foundational argument for winning marriage equality, and Mr. Robot are nominated in Best Fight Against the System.

The MTV Movie and TV Awards, hosted by Adam Devine, air Sunday May 7th on MTV at 8pm ET/5pm PT.