Selena Gomez & Harry Styles Same-Sex On-Screen Kisses Compete for MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Kiss

The 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards have announced their nominations, and the nominees for this year’s Best Kiss include Selena Gomez and Harry Styles — for their headline-making same-sex on-screen kisses.

Best Kiss is one of the most coveted and iconic MTV Movie & TV Awards categories. The 2023 winners will essentially enter a make-out Hall of Fame that’s already stacked with heavy-hitters: Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst’s culture-resetting smooch in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook, Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain, Noah Centineo and Lana Condor in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and of course, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s 4-year winning streak for their lip work in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn Part 1.

Harry Styles (who is also nominated for 2023 Best Villain) is nominated for the first time in the Best Kiss category for his on-screen kiss with David Dawson in 2022’s gay romance My Policeman. He’ll compete against four other nominees, including Selena Gomez’s kiss with her bestie Cara Delevingne in season 2 of Only Murders in the Building. (“It was just fun,” Cara said shortly after the episode aired. “Would anyone in the world not like to kiss Selena?”)

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You might also remember last year’s Best Fight nominees, which had Euphoria‘s iconic Cassie vs. Maddy fight up against literal superhero brawls. The 2023 contenders list features skirmishes like Brad Pitt and Bad Bunny’s Bullet Train fight and the epic showdown between Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in Stranger Things 4.

This year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, taking place at the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles, will be hosted by Drew Barrymore and broadcast live on Sunday, May 7 at 8 p.m. ET. Make sure to cast your vote for your favorite stars, shows, and movies at — all polls close on April 17 at 6 p.m. ET.

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Some of this year’s first-time nominees include Austin Butler, The Last of Us star Bella Ramsey, Doja Cat, Keke Palmer for her scene-stealing role in Nope, and Outer Banks stars Madison Bailey and Rudy Pankow. Leading the TV nominations are a few of your favorite movies and shows: Top Gun: Maverick, Stranger Things, The Last of Us, The White Lotus, and of course, Wednesday.

Keep scrolling to check out the 26 categories for this year’s show, including the two brand-new categories Best Reality On-Screen Team and Best Kick-Ass Cast.

Best Movie

Avatar: The Way of Water

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever



Scream VI


Top Gun: Maverick

Best Show

Stranger Things

The Last of Us

The White Lotus


Wolf Pack



Best Performance in a Movie

Austin Butler — Elvis

Florence Pugh — Don’t Worry Darling

KeKe Palmer — Nope

Michael B. Jordan — Creed III

Tom Cruise — Top Gun: Maverick

Best Performance in a Show

Aubrey Plaza — The White Lotus

Christina Ricci — Yellowjackets

Jenna Ortega — Wednesday

Riley Keough — Daisy Jones & The Six

Sadie Sink — Stranger Things

Selena Gomez — Only Murders in the Building

Best Hero

Diego Luna — Andor

Jenna Ortega — Wednesday

Paul Rudd — Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania

Pedro Pascal — The Last Of Us

Tom Cruise — Top Gun: Maverick

Best Villain

Elizabeth Olsen — Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Harry Styles – Don’t Worry Darling

Jamie Campbell Bower — Stranger Things


The Bear — Cocaine Bear

Best Kiss, presented by Cheetos®

Anna Torv + Philip Prajoux – The Last Of Us

Harry Styles + David Dawson – My Policeman

Madison Bailey + Rudy Pankow – Outer Banks

Riley Keough + Sam Claflin – Daisy Jones & The Six

Selena Gomez + Cara Delevingne – Only Murders in the Building

Best Comedic Performance

Adam Sandler – Murder Mystery 2

Dylan O’Brien – Not Okay

Jennifer Coolidge – Shotgun Wedding

KeKe Palmer – Nope

Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary

Breakthrough Performance

Bad Bunny – Bullet Train

Bella Ramsey – The Last Of Us

Emma D’Arcy – House of the Dragon

Joseph Quinn – Stranger Things

Rachel Sennott – Bodies Bodies Bodies

Best Fight

Brad Pitt (Ladybug) vs. Bad Bunny (The Wolf) – Bullet Train

Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) vs. Ghostface – Scream VI

Jamie Campbell Bower (Vecna) vs. Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) – Stranger Things

Keanu Reeves (John Wick) vs. Everyone – John Wick 4

Escape from Narkina 5 – Andor

Most Frightened Performance

Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus

Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Cocaine Bear

Justin Long – Barbarian

Rachel Sennott – Bodies Bodies Bodies

Sosie Bacon – Smile

Best Duo

Camila Mendes + Maya Hawke – Do Revenge

Jenna Ortega + Thing – Wednesday

Pedro Pascal + Bella Ramsey – The Last Of Us

Simona Tabasco + Beatrice Grannò – The White Lotus

Tom Cruise + Miles Teller – Top Gun: Maverick

Best Kick-Ass Cast

Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Outer Banks

Stranger Things

Teen Wolf: The Movie

Best Song

Demi Lovato – Still Alive (Scream VI)

Doja Cat – Vegas (Elvis)

Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick)

OneRepublic – I Ain’t Worried (Top Gun: Maverick)

Rihanna – Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Taylor Swift – Carolina (Where The Crawdads Sing)

Best Docu-Reality Series

Jersey Shore Family Vacation

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition

The Kardashians

Vanderpump Rules

Best Competition Series

All-Star Shore

Big Brother

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars

The Challenge: USA

The Traitors

Best Host

Drew Barrymore – The Drew Barrymore Show

Joel Madden – Ink Master

Nick Cannon – The Masked Singer

RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race

Kelly Clarkson – The Kelly Clarkson Show

Best Reality On-Screen Team, presented by SONIC®

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Vinny Guadagnino, Pauly D (MVP) – Jersey Shore Family Vacation

Tori Deal and Devin Walker – The Challenge: Ride or Dies

RuPaul Charles and Michelle Visage – RuPaul’s Drag Race

Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney, Scheana Shay, LaLa Kent – Vanderpump Rules

Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Best Music Documentary


Love, Lizzo

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me


The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s American Pie


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