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The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards are fast approaching! The ceremony, hosted by Tiffany Haddish in its second year of celebrating both the big and small screens in one huge show, will honor its fan-elected winners on Monday, June 18. But when everyone can vote, how can we guess who will take home the golden popcorns? We’ve predicted all the winners based on the nominees’ Twitter and Instagram followings, so read on to see which social media fanbases are the biggest — and tune in Monday night to see if those follows translate to votes.
The Best Movie trophy might as well be an Infinity Stone, because based on social media, it’s the Avengers’ to keep. Avengers: Infinity War‘s 5.62 million followers bring the ultimate superhero movie out on top of Black Panther, Girls Trip, It, and Wonder Woman.
Winter has come for 13 Reasons Why, grown-ish, Riverdale, and Stranger Things, none of which can match Game of Thrones‘ 12.2 million followers.
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
No slick maneuvers needed here: Baby Driver‘s Ansel Elgort outraces Chadwick Boseman, Timothée Chalamet, Daisy Ridley, and Saoirse Ronan with his 14.46 million followers.
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
You know what’s better than Eleven? Nineteen million, a.k.a. Millie Bobby Brown‘s number of Twitter and Instagram followers. The Stranger Things star tops Darren Criss, Katherine Langford, Issa Rae, and Maisie Williams.
Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Grant Gustin, and Daisy Ridley are all wonderful heroes, but it’s Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, whose 23 million followers make her a princess of MTV as well as Themyscira.
Appropriately, Best Villain nominees Adam Driver and Bill Skarsgård maintain a mysterious profile by staying off social media. Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan, however, flies under the radar about as much as his crown-stealing big-screen alter ego, with 7.7 million followers on Twitter and Instagram combined, more than Josh Brolin or Aubrey Plaza.
Whether measured by the films and shows’ accounts or the combined kissers’, Best Kiss still goes to Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown, with Riverdale‘s K.J. Apa and Camila Mendes coming in second, while Jane the Virgin, Love, Simon, and Ready Player One trail behind.
MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
Stranger Things continues its social media conquest, with Noah Schnapp‘s performance as Will Byers taking the top slot among Most Frightened nominees Talitha Bateman, Emily Blunt, Sophia Lillis, and Cristin Milioti.
BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM
The name of the game here is teamwork, but as far as social media following is concerned, one person is doing all the heavy lifting: Dwayne Johnson has 108 million followers on Instagram alone, carrying the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle team above the rest. Based only on the actual films and series’ official accounts, however, Stranger Things would take this one, with 8.2 million fans between Twitter and Instagram. Black Panther, It, and Ready Player One can’t compare.
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
I Feel Pretty star Amy Schumer should be feeling victorious, too, if her social media following is any indication — her combined 11.65 million followers wipes out the competition of Jack Black, Tiffany Haddish, Dan Levy, and Kate McKinnon.
Riverdale‘s Madelaine Petsch takes this one, with her 9.32 million combined Twitter and Instagram followers beating runner-up Tiffany Haddish‘s 3.13 million by a landslide, and stealing the scene entirely from Dacre Montgomery, Letitia Wright, and Taika Waititi.
There’s a 60 percent chance that Best Fight will go to a Marvel movie one way or another, but based on online followings, Avengers: Infinity War‘s climactic final scene, in which Proxima Midnight (pictured) takes on the female Avengers, will come out on top of Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Wonder Woman, or the lone non-superhero action movie Atomic Blonde.
BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Judging by the documentary subjects’ follower counts, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated comes out on top, with Lovato’s 125.3 million combined Twitter and Instagram followers beating second-place Gaga: Five Foot Two‘s Lady Gaga’s 107.4 million. Trailing behind are Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story, Jay-Z’s “Footnotes for 4:44”, and The Defiant Ones.
BEST REALITY SERIES
All of the nominees are doing amazing sweetie, but who are we kidding? In the battle of the Instagrams, the combined power (and combined talent for self-promotion) of the Kardashian-Jenner clan have this on lock for Keeping Up with the Kardashians. When based entirely on the actual shows’ accounts, however, RuPaul’s Drag Race takes it by a hair. Love & Hip Hop, Vanderpump Rules, and The Real Housewives can’t keep up.