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MTV won't be using gender-specific categories in its upcoming award show


MTV has dumped its Best Actress and Best Actor categories for its upcoming Movie & TV Awards.

In place of the gender-specific 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.

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