3 Women We’re Excited to See at the MTV Movie Awards

3 Women We’re Excited to See at the MTV Movie Awards

Awards season may be over, but that doesn’t mean that the films have stopped winning! The MTV Movie Awards will be held on April 12, 2015, and many popular movies of 2014 like Gone Girl, The Fault in Our Stars, and Selma are up for wins. With big films come big names, so let’s take a look at the some of the ladies involved with and nominated for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.

Jessie J

The British pop singer, known for hits like “Price Tag,” “Domino,” and her collaboration with Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, “Bang Bang,” was recently announced as the pre-show host. She’s popular for more than just her songs, however – Jessie J is an LGBTQ and feminist icon, known for being open about her sexuality and beliefs in equal rights. As she’s said in an interview with Huffington Post Entertainment, she’s a feminist. “Not an extreme, but definitely someone that thinks that equal rights should be a normality. I believe in making sure that I understand my responsibility of being a woman, and what I should stand for, and being confident and not standing down for any ego or suit.”

Amy Schumer

The host of the MTV Movie Awards herself is a comedienne, writer, and actress, who has done countless stand-up acts on Comedy Central and other television networks. While her sex-centric humor might make some uncomfortable, she’ll be able to offer a refreshing take on awards show humor regardless of the content.

Her work, which normally focuses on gender roles and consent, brings to light a lot of topics that often aren’t discussed and lets people muse about them while laughing at her jokes. By offering her perspective of what it’s like to be a woman living in a male-centric world, Schumer focuses on empowering women and men alike to fight for equal rights.

Rosamund Pike

The Breakthrough Performance and Best Villain nominee has come under heavy crossfire for her portrayal of Amy in Gone Girl, but with good reason – most critics can’t decide whether Pike’s Amy is the devil’s portrayal of a female or one of the strongest and most complex female characters to have been on the silver screen for a long time. Pike’s portrayal of psychopathic Amy, however, reveals a noteworthy struggle of many screenwriters writing roles for women: It’s a screenwriter’s job to illustrate a representation of women, but how do you do portray all women when women fit into so many different roles and people seem to only want to praise one kind of female portrayal?

While it’s natural that we don’t want to see someone we want to like as a murderous, crazy person, we’d definitely be prejudiced to say that women can’t be anything but completely good. Not to mention, what Amy said in Gone Girl about what it means to be a “cool girl”? Completely on point.

While these aren’t the only three women involved in the MTV Movie Awards, they’re definitely three of the best performers we’re excited to see on screen next Sunday. Here’s to hoping for big wins!

Cover image courtesy of Digital Spy.