'Euphoria' Nominated for 'Best Kiss' and More at MTV Movie & TV Awards

Euphoria received seven nominations at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards including "Best Fight," "Best Kiss" and "Best Show."

The highly anticipated Season 2 of the HBO original series returned in January when the internet came together on "Euphoria Sundays" to watch the drama unfold between the teenagers at East Highland High School.

Zendaya stars as Rue Bennett, a teen struggling to overcome drug addiction. The drama series also follows Rue's peers and their ups and downs with friendships, family and relationships. Sydney Sweeney, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi, Alexa Demie, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud and Barbie Ferreira also star.

On Wednesday, May 11, MTV announced the nominations for this year's awards—premiering live on Sunday, June 5. In total, Euphoria has been nominated in six categories with a total of seven nominations.

Other big nominees include Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Batman, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Adam Project, Selling Sunset and Squid Game.

Euphoria has been nominated in these categories:

  • Best Show
  • Best Performance In A Show — Sydney Sweeney and Zendaya
  • Best Kiss — between Hunter Schafer and Dominic Fike
  • Best Fight — between Cassie (Sweeney) and Maddy (Demie)
  • Here For The Hookup
  • Best Song — "Little Star" by Dominic Fike
"Euphoria" characters Cassie, Maddie and Kat
The HBO original series, "Euphoria," has been nominated for many awards at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards. Eddy Chen/HBO

Fans were excited on Twitter about the many nominations the show received, especially the "Best Fight" category.

"maddy and cassie's fight was the fight of the YEAR and deserves every award," one user exclaimed.

"no way home final fight was cool but they deserve the win," said another.

Euphoria first aired in 2019 and the second season followed almost three years later. In between, two special episodes based on Rue and Jules (Schafer) were released amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Season 2 premiered on January 9 and ended on February 27 with a total of eight episodes. The show averages about 16 million viewers each episode. Since it aired, the drama series became the second most-viewed TV series behind Game of Thrones. It was also the most tweeted about series of the new decade.

Euphoria has also been renewed for Season 3.

"Sam, Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of Euphoria have taken Season 2 to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart," wrote HBO Vice President of Programming, Francesca Orsi in a statement following the news of the renewal.

"We couldn't be more honored to work with this gifted, wildly talented team or more excited to continue our journey with them into Season 3," she continued.

Fans can vote for their favorites and watch to see who takes home the award on Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m. on MTV.