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MTV dumps gender-specific categories for Movie & TV Awards

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NEW YORK -- 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.

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