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MTV Dumps Gender-Specific Categories for Movie & TV Awards

In another change, the Best Fight category will become Best Fight the System

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    MTV Dumps Gender-Specific Categories for Movie & TV Awards
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    A general view of the MTV award at Hofplein ahead of the MTV Europe Music Awards 2016 on November 3, 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The MTV Europe Music Awards 2016 is to held on November 6, 2016.

    MTV has scrapped gender specific categories for its upcoming Movie & TV Awards.

    In place of the Best Actress and Best Actor categories, this year's awards will honor a non-gendered Best Actor in a Movie and Best Actor in a Show.

    The move follows the Grammy Awards' decision in 2011 to dump gender distinctions between male and female singers, collaborations and groups.

    MTV's May ceremony will also include a nod to social activism by renaming its Best Fight category to Best Fight the System.

    This the first year the MTV Movie Awards has been redubbed the Movie & TV Awards. They'll be hosted by actor and comedian Adam DeVine in Los Angeles on May 7.