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Actor’s MTV Award Nomination Rescinded

May 29, 2019  •  Post A Comment

The star of a TV drama series had his nomination rescinded after he was up for the MTV Award for Best Performance in a Show. Variety reports that MTV joins the list of outlets severing ties with Jason Mitchell, who stars on Showtime’s “The Chi.”

Mitchell, who had a breakout role as Eazy-E in “Straight Outta Compton,” has been the focus of allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Variety quotes an MTV spokesperson saying: “In light of recent developments, we have removed Jason Mitchell as a nominee.”
The report notes that Mitchell had been set to compete in the category with Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) and Kiernan Shipka (“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”).

“Notably, he was the only male in the category, as MTV dropped gender-specific categories a few years ago,” Variety adds.

Mitchell has been scrapped from season three of “The Chi” along with the Netflix movie “Desperados,” and was dropped by his reps, UTA and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.

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