MTV has given one of their premier annual events a facelift, as the MTV Movie Awards now become the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The inaugural telecast -- hosted by actor and comedian Adam Devine -- will air live on Sunday, May 7. Different from the original awards show, the new format will now include separate categories for TV in addition to film. Another rule change sees actors in both mediums competing against one another for the same awards. The network has also broken down the gender wall with exclusively non-gendered categories -- meaning Emma Watson will go up against Hugh Jackman for top performance honors.
Like the Academy Awards, but for people who are teenagers and/or see between three and five movies per year, the MTV Movie Awards routinely recognize some of the most widely-beloved releases of the year. This vox-populi awards program takes a more casual approach to celebrating cinema, singling out such designations as Best Fight, Best Villain, and the highly coveted Best Kiss award. The perfect antidote to the pomp and circumstance of more prestigious ceremonies, the MTV Movie Awards are, appropriately, the MTV of movie awards: in-your-face, youthful, and at all times carefully cultivating an image of coolness. All things said, they’re silly, but usually a reliably good time.
The dinosaur-fighting, cross-building, galaxy-guarding man of our dreams, Chris Pratt, took home the award for Best Action Performance at the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday. And in case Pratt hadn’t proved to you that he was the sweetest guy in Hollywood, his shoutout to wife Anna Faris in his acceptance speech will surely do the trick.
From the bedroom to the MTV Movie Awards stage! Ryan Reynolds joked about his sex life with wife Blake Lively while accepting the Best Comedic Performance award for his role in Deadpool at the star-studded ceremony on Saturday, April 9.
The Force was strong at Saturday’s MTV Movie Awards, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens blasted past all other films to wind up as the night’s big winner.