STAR WARS actor John Boyega has been nominated for a MTV Movie Award for his leading role in the hit franchise.
The 23-year-old south London-born star earned a nomination in the Best Breakthrough Performance category for his portrayal of Stoormtrooper Finn.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh instalment in the long-running series leads this year’s nominations with an 11 nods, including the Movie of The Year and Ensemble Cast categories.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o, who takes on the character of Maz Kanata through motion capture, was nominated for Best Virtual Performance.
John will go head to head with actor O’Shea Jackson who wowed critics and fans with his portrayal of his father NWA founding member Ice Cube in biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
The MTV Movie Awards take place on April 10.