MTV Movie and TV Awards: The Results

The MTV Movie and TV Awards has been hitting the headlines recently. First of all, the show decided to change its name and honour both movies and television, and then announced a massive revamp of the categories. The biggest change, which has started a discussion across the world, is MTV’s decision to make their awards gender neutral. Instead of Best Actor and Best Actress, the Award Show introduced the category of “Best Actor”, mixing male and female actors together. The show, this year hosted by Adam DeVine (you’ll know him once you see him), played on this recent popularity and included some interesting parodies of the year’s biggest movies, including Beauty and the Beast, Logan and Stranger Things.

Yes, that is Hailee Steinfeld as Belle and Rebel Wilson as a rather reluctant Mrs Potts.

Anyway, let’s get down to the results.

Movie of the Year

  • Beauty and the Beast- winner
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Get Out
  • Logan
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Show of the Year

  • Stranger Things- winner
  • Atlanta
  • Game of Thrones
  • Insecure
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • This is Us

Best Actor in a Movie

  • Emma Watson, Beauty and the Beast- winner
  • Taraji P. Henson- Hidden Figures
  • Daniel Kaluuya- Get Out
  • Hugh Jackman-Logan
  • James McAvoy- Split
  • Hailee Steinfeld- The Edge of Seventeen

Best Actor in a Television Show

  • Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things- winner
  • Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
  • Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead
  • Mandy Moore, This is Us
  • Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Best Comedic Performance

  • Lil Rel Howery, Get Out- winner
  • Will Arnett, The Lego Batman Movie
  • Adam DeVine, Workaholics
  • Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Broad City
  • Seth Rogen, Sasusage Party
  • Seth McFarlane, Family Guy

Best Hero

  • Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures- winner
  • Stephen Amell, Arrow
  • Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
  • Mike Colter, Luke Cage
  • Grant Gustin, The Flash
  • Felecity Jones, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Villain

  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead- winner
  • Wes Bentley, American Horror Story: Roanoke
  • Demogorgon, Stranger Things
  • Jared Leto, Suicide Squad
  • Allison Williams, Get Out

Best Kiss

  • Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome, Moonlight-winner
  • Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
  • Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, Empire
  • Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, Beauty and the Beast

Best Documentary

  • 13th- winner
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • O.J Simpson: Made in America
  • This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
  • TIME: The Kalief Browder Story

Best Reality Competition

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race, winner
  • America’s Got Talent
  • The Bachelor
  • MasterChef Junior
  • The Voice

Best Host

  • Trevor Noah, The Daily Show-winner
  • Samantha Bee- Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Ellen DeGeneres- The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • John Oliver- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • RuPaul- RuPaul’s Drag Race


  • Jack and Randall at karate, This is Us- winner
  • Hodor’s death, Game of Thrones
  • Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Will tells Louisa he can’t stay with her, Me Before You
  • Paula tells Chiron that she loves him, Moonlight

Next Generation

  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out-winner
  • Riz Ahmed, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Chrissy Metz, This is Us
  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Yara Shahidi, Black-ish

Best Duo

  • Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen, Logan- winner
  • Josh Gad and Luke Evans, Beauty and the Beast
  • Brian Tyree Henry and Keith Stanfield, Atlanta
  • Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery, Get Out
  • Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, The Voice
  • Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog, Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

Best American Story

  • Black-ish, winner
  • Fresh Off the Boat
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Moonlight
  • Transparent

Best Fight Against the System

  • Hidden Figures, winner
  • Get Out
  • Loving
  • Luke Cage
  • Mr Robot

Best Musical Moment

  • You Can’t Stop the Beat, ensemble, Hairspray Live!-winner
  • Beauty and the Beast, John Legend and Ariana Grande, Beauty and the Beast
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling!, Justin Timberlake, Trolls
  • How Far I’ll Go, Auli’li Cravalho, Moana
  • City of Stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Be That As It May, Herizen F Guardiola, The Get Down
  • You’re the One That I Want, ensemble, Grease Live!


  • Run the World (Girls) with Channing Tatum as Beyonce, Lip Synch Battle-winner
  • Sean Spicer’s “Press Conference” featuring Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
  • Lady Gaga’s Carpool Karaoke, The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • Cash Me Outside How Bout Dat, Dr Phil
  • Wheel of Musical Impressions with Demi Lovato, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Winona Ryder’s Winning SAG Awards Reaction- 23rd Annual SAG Awards

MTV Generation Award- The Fast & Furious franchise

The evening was a good night for Beauty and the Beast, as well as Stranger Things, which is hopefully a sign of good things to come for both. Whilst the awards show itself had some good gags and gave plenty away (clips from the upcoming Spiderman movie, as well as a preview of the new Maze Runner film), Adam DeVine should stick to his day job as an actor rather than trying to be a host-let’s just say he left a lot to be desired. As for the “new look” for the awards, it’s definitely a step in the right direction and helps to raise questions for other award shows. However, they need to improve on the mix of television and movie nominations, as some categories were very movie heavy, whilst similarly, some were television heavy. Nevertheless, I hope that MTV continues to celebrate both movies and television going forward.


Isabella Smith



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