MTV Awards given out in host-less, pre-taped present as a result of writers’ strike
A number-less, pre-taped and muted MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday grew to become the primary large awards present to air throughout the screenwriters’ strike, providing a commercial-heavy broadcast that includes a lot of previous recycled reside clips. Many awards produced no winner’s response.
“Scream VI” received the trophy for greatest film, holding again competitors from “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Elvis,” “Nope,” “Smile” and “Top Gun: Maverick.” In a pre-taped response, the killer Ghostface was humble: “To all of the followers that voted, you lastly answered my query: What’s your favourite scary film?”
“The Last of Us” was topped greatest TV present, beating the likes of “Stranger Things,” “The White Lotus,” “Wednesday” and “Yellowjackets.” Pedro Pascal accepted the award and mentioned he and the solid and creators had been standing in solidarity with the putting writers.
Tom Cruise took residence one of the best efficiency in a film for “Top Gun: Maverick,” beating Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Michael B. Jordan and Keke Palmer. In a pre-taped response, Cruise was seen piloting a jet and thanking the followers, whereas additionally plugging his subsequent “Mission: Impossible” movie.
Jenna Ortega received greatest efficiency in a TV present for “Wednesday,” beating Aubrey Plaza, Christina Ricci, Riley Keough, Sadie Sink and Selena Gomez. “Stranger Things” received for greatest kick-ass solid.
“The Kardashians” received greatest docu-reality present, one of the best breakthrough efficiency went to Joseph Quinn of “Stranger Things,” and Pascal received for greatest hero for “The Last Of Us.” Pascal additionally received half one of the best duo prize with co-star Bella Ramsey.
Best comedic efficiency went to Adam Sandler, for “Murder Mystery 2,” and “Scream VI” received for greatest combat, with Ghostface once more thanking the voters: “It’s about time somebody lastly appreciated my work.”
Host Drew Barrymore had dropped out in solidarity with the Writers Guild of America — later successful greatest host — and the present’s crimson carpet was rolled up. Faced with a picket from the guild, MTV scrapped the reside occasion totally.
While Barrymore wasn’t there, she left loads of sponsored bits, one with Cheetos popcorn and one other pretending to play youthful sister Skipper within the upcoming film “Barbie.” She was additionally in a industrial for Pluto TV and a spoof of “Wednesday.” She kicked off the present reprising her function as Josie Grossie from “Never Been Kissed,” attempting to smooch a number of nominees in fastidiously edited comedic moments.
Jennifer Coolidge acquired the Comedic Genius Award on tape and gave a shoutout to putting writers, saying nearly all nice comedy begins with nice writers.
“I stand right here earlier than you tonight facet by facet with my sisters and brothers from the WGA,” she mentioned. Coolidge additionally later received for greatest frightened efficiency for “The White Lotus.”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” received for greatest competitors collection, and the recipients urged safety for drag acts, whereas one of the best kiss award went to Madison Bailey and Rudy Pankow from “Outer Banks.”
MTV crammed the present with dozens of outdated clips, like an all-star 2001 efficiency of “Lady Marmalade,” Lizzo belting out her hit “Juice” in 2019 or Rihanna in 2002 singing “Umbrella,” in addition to different genius award speeches from earlier winners like Melissa McCarthy, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. There was additionally a sneak peek from an upcoming episode of “Yellowjackets” and a clip from “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.” It was generally exhausting to find out what was new and what was outdated.
“Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” was named greatest music documentary, “Come Back Home” in “Purple Hearts” was voted greatest musical second, and Taylor Swift’s “Carolina” received greatest track. Elizabeth Olsen in “Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness” was named greatest villain.