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The critically acclaimed comedic horror film "Get Out" led the pack of nominations announced Thursday for the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards, earning a total of six nods, including movie of the year.

The cable network's former MTV Movie Awards, rebranded last month to include television and to return to a live format, gave four nods apiece to the film "Beauty and the Beast" and the TV show "Stranger Things", while the movies "Hidden Figures", "La La Land", "Logan" and "Moonlight" each are up for three awards.

Kaluuya is also nominated for the "next generation" award along with Riz Ahmed (The Night Of, Rogue One, Girls); This Is Us' Chrissy Metz; Insecure's Issa Rae and Black-ish's Yara Shahidi.

"Get Out", written and directed by Jordan Peele, will compete for movie of the year with Disney's blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast", the X-Men sequel "Logan", the box-office hit "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and the drama "The Edge of Seventeen".

Until this year, the annual awards show was known as the MTV Movie Awards, and only honored big-screen accomplishments, dating back to 1992.

More awards categories will be announced closer to the ceremony date.

Best American Story will be given to a show or film that shows the United States at its "open and diverse" best, while Best Fight Against the System honours a creation whose characters will not be defeated by oppression.

This means the nominations, which were revealed today, see Game of Thrones' resident Queen of Dragons, Emilia Clarke, compete for the TV show prize against Stranger Things' 13-year-old star Millie Bobby Brown.

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