On Sunday night (May 7), the inaugural MTV Movie & TV Awards honoured the shows you obsessively binge-watched this past year. And your faves cleared their schedules to reunite with their costars for this special occasion. Special shout-out to the photographers who squeezed the massive 13 Reasons Why and Stranger Things casts into one photograph. These stars roll up to the red carpet with quite the squad.
1. 13 Reasons Why
It was a big weekend for the 13 Reasons Why gang. First, executive producer Selena Gomez announced the show’s renewal for Season 2. Then the cast presented the Golden Popcorn for Show of the Year, which went to…
2. Stranger Things
The Stranger Things kids were all kinds of adorable onstage. Eleven probably would’ve preferred a Golden Eggo over Golden Popcorn though, just saying.
3. Teen Wolf
Sadly there was no howling at the awards show. The closest was Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen’s Wolverine growl.
4. This Is Us
Milo Ventimiglia was there when Lonnie Chavis decided their Golden Popcorn — won for their Tearjerker moment in This Is Us — was too heavy for him to carry. Chrissy Metz was also up for the Next Generation award.
Host Adam Devine had a little help from his Workaholics costar Blake Anderson during the night’s Beauty and the Beast-themed opening number.
6. Rupaul’s Drag Race
RuPaul and cohost Michelle Visage were on hand to accept the Best Reality Competition award.
Yara Shahidi cheered on Congresswoman Maxine Waters and costar Tracee Ellis Ross as they awarded Best Fight Against the System to Taraji P. Henson for Hidden Figures.
8. Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
Though they didn’t win Best Duo, hugs were still on the menu.
Prepare to have ‘Beauty and The Beast’ stuck in your head forever and ever..
Adam Devine proved just how prepared he was to host the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards with a star-studded opening number inspired by Beauty and the Beast.
Devine kicked off MTV’s first Movie & TV Awards with a tribute to the nominated [Mrs. Potts’s sing-song voice] movies and TV shows with a little help from his Workaholics bro Blake Anderson and some random celebrity friends, including Hailee Steinfeld, Mike Colter, Rebel Wilson, and the Night King from Game of Thrones. (He’s a DJ when he’s not terrorizing the people of Westeros.)
Dressed as the Beast, Devine successfully set the stage on fire with talent — and actual flames — and even flew around the Shrine Auditorium on a chandelier.
Prepare to have “Beauty and the Beast” stuck in your head for the next five hours
Walking into the Shrine Auditorium for the first time is like peering through a time capsule. Decades of Hollywood history are etched into the graying walls of this historic entertainment landmark — the site of some of the most star-studded events in the business, including the Academy Awards, the Grammys, the Emmys, and on Sunday, May 7, the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. But it’s not just the ornately painted walls and oversize chandeliers straight out of a Beauty and the Beast set that grab your attention when you get here.
Everyone from MTV colleagues to my Uber driver seems convinced the venue, located just south of downtown Los Angeles, is completely haunted. With just two days to go before our inaugural Movie & TV Awards, I decided to get to the bottom of it.
“Big in life, big in death”
Psychic-medium Patti Negri conducted her first séance at age 8. When she arrives at the Shrine to meet me late Friday night, her blonde hair is swept into a bun, wisps of gold framing her face. She’s dressed all in black, a colorful, beaded satchel hanging at her hip. She has a ring on every finger, and several charms and crystals hang from her neck. The self-described “good witch” looks the part and I feel reassured.
Immediately sensing the heaviness in the place, Negri explains that theaters are a hotbed for spirits because they tend to gravitate to places with people and excitement. (To be fair, if I were a spirit, I wouldn’t mind haunting Hugh Jackman at the Movie Awards either.)
“Big in life, big in death,” Negri says. “If you were big in life, whether a celebrity or politician or sports star, you’re going to be big in death.”
Armed with rods, electromagnetic-field meters, and bells (for some reason), I take a deep breath and we start our “walk-through” of the theater. The mostly old-school Negri has two primary methods for detecting spirits: dowsing rods, which act as conductors of hidden energy sources, and handheld EMF meters, which measure the amount of electromagnetic energy in the air. Basically, spirits emit electromagnetic energy when they manifest. The EMF has five LED lights, which change color depending on the level of energy detected. Green lights signify a low level, while red indicates the opposite. (So if you’re not standing near an electrical outlet when that device flashes red, it’s a ghost.)
Goose bumps, orbs of light … and whispers
Negri warns me and a group of colleagues that we can expect goose bumps, changes in temperature, orbs of light, and whispers if we cross paths with a spirit. You know, the usual. But before we can officially search for ghosts, Negri first applies to her neck a protective oil that she made two supermoons ago.
“[The neck is] a portal for spirits,” she says. “That’s why when you bow your head for prayer, you open yourself to [them].” Not wanting to get possessed by the spirit of Frank Sinatra, I do the same.
The first ghost we come across downstairs is a timid, female spirit. Negri describes her as “brunette and youngish,” and when asked if she was here for the Movie & TV Awards, the dowsing rods cross, indicating a yes. “You’re going to get a lot of spirits that come here for the awards,” Negri assures. Remember: Spirits like excitement.
We find a whole lot of energy floating toward the ceiling of a dressing room, but none of the ghosts feel particularly chatty so we turn to Negri’s Ghost Radar app for support. Yes, there is an app for communicating with spirits, and it’s terrifying. This particular app not only detects paranormal activity, but words and messages from the spirits too.
“I’m thoroughly freaked”
Within 10 minutes, the ghosts in the dressing room have already sent me four cryptic messages: Melted, Dark, Property, and Wagon. I’m not a medium or anything, but this doesn’t sound particularly good. (In fact, the original Al Malaikah Temple burned down on this site in 1920 and was replaced by the Shrine Auditorium in 1926, so the word “melted” is too real for me.) But apparently, spirits like me, I’m told. “You’re very intuitive,” Negri says before adding, “they feel like you can see them.”
By the time we sit down for the séance — a.k.a. lifting the Veil to the Other Side — I’m thoroughly freaked. But Negri assures me that only “good spirits” are allowed through the Veil, and apparently good cats, too, because she senses several feline spirits prowling about. There is a little group of men in the room, Negri says, including one named William. I honestly feel my throat begin to close as the dowsing rods are pointed in my direction. She says the spirits just wanted to communicate with me but, personally, I think I was just allergic to those (ghost) cats.
Negri lights the candle, burns some charcoal, and lifts the Veil, encouraging us to participate in a traditional “om” chant to reset the energy in the room. The Shrine ghosts are huddled in a corner, she tells us. Every once in a while, I’d feel a change in temperature, a sudden cool spot, while one of my coworkers felt his cheek get unusually warm. Were these spirits? Possibly.
By far my favorite ghost in the Shrine is a mischievous spirit who has one hell of a sense of humor. When we walk into a room with dusty chairs and old set pieces, Negri’s ghost app buzzes, declaring the word “Sets.” (It freaks me out too.) Allegedly, he was an actor who could sing (though not Sinatra), but it’s hard to take a ghost’s word when you can really only communicate through two metal wire rods.
Still, I like this spirit. He’s just here for the laughs, which I can appreciate. In fact, it seems like so many of the spirits who drift in and out of the Shrine are here for a good time. Negri says that spirits often go back to the time and place that brought them the most joy, and for many in La La Land, that place is the theater. A place for performance, and all the emotions that come with it — joy, sadness, exuberance.
Before we say goodbye, Negri has one final thought: “I think this is a place of happiness,” she smiles.
Danielle Bregoli’s 15 seconds of fame on Dr. Phil spawned hundreds of memes, brought her internet-celeb status, and now an awards-show nomination. That’s right, the “Cash Me Outside” girl is officially an MTV Movie & TV Awards nominee, thanks to two new voting categories revealed Tuesday (May 2). Winners will be announced Sunday, May 7, either before or during the show, which airs live at 8 p.m. Eastern.
The Trending category — presented by Instant and featuring moments that took over your newsfeed this past year — includes Bregoli, James Corden’s famous Carpool Karaoke segment with Lady Gaga, and Jimmy Fallon’s Wheel of Musical Impressions with Demi Lovato. The second category, Best Musical Moment, honors the artists who soundtracked your favorite movies and TV shows. Below are the nominees for both new categories; you can view the full list of noms here.
“Sean Spicer Press Conference” feat. Melissa McCarthy — Saturday Night Live
“Lady Gaga Carpool Karaoke” — The Late Late Show with James Corden
“Cash Me Outside How Bout Dat” — Dr. Phil
“Run the World (Girls)” feat. Channing Tatum as Beyoncé — Lip Sync Battle
“Wheel of Musical Impressions” with Demi Lovato — The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Winona Ryder’s Winning SAG Awards Reaction — 23rd Annual SAG Awards
Best Musical Moment
“Beauty and the Beast” — Ariana Grande and John Legend, Beauty and the Beast
“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” — Justin Timberlake, Trolls
“How Far I’ll Go” — Auli’i Cravalho, Moana
“City of Stars” — Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, La La Land
“You Can’t Stop the Beat” — ensemble, Hairspray Live!
“Be That as It May” — Herizen Guardiola, The Get Down
“You’re the One That I Want” — ensemble, Grease: Live
The host of CBS’s Late Late Show took to the stage at the annual awards show for the first time earlier this year to positive reviews, and will return when the show – celebrating its 60th anniversary – goes back to New York for the first time since 2003.
While the presenter did a brilliant job in his premiere appearance back in February, they didn’t really make it easy for him.
A song-and-dance intro saw him (intentionally) tumbling down the steps and (perhaps not as intentionally) losing a shoe.
And the inevitable Carpool Karaoke segment with Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, John Legend and others saw several of the celebrities botching the lyrics to Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline.
The segment was saved when Beyonce and Jay Z’s daughter Blue Ivy crashed the performance, in a seemingly impromptu moment.
Ahead of the annual bash, the Brit presenter admitted he was feeling nervous about the gig.
He said: “I like nerves. I think nerves are good. I think you’re only nervous when you want to do your best.
“I haven’t gone to bed for like a month now where I have not been thinking about the Grammy Awards, because it means a lot to me to host it and I just don’t want to let anybody down.
“I want the show to be a true celebration of everybody in that room.”
When Hugh Jackman forgot two very important people in his Best Duo acceptance speech, his young Logan costar Dafne Keen didn’t shy away from calling him out on live TV. But first, she scolded him for hogging the mic at the MTV Movie & TV Awards Sunday night (May 7) in Los Angeles.
“Thank you, thank you. Listen, on behalf of —” Jackman began, accepting the Golden Popcorn award that Get Out, Atlanta, and Beauty and the Beast stars (among others) were also up for.
“Hey, hey,” Keen interrupted. “You do 17 years [as Wolverine], I don’t speak for half of the movie, and you get to say the thank yous? OK, no.” You go, girl!
“Tonight I want to thank MTV and mom,” Keen continued. “Happy Mother’s Day in Spain.”
D’aww! To make things even more precious, she scolded Jackman for not including his parents on his thank-you list. “You didn’t write your parents here. He thanks mom and dad,” she politely announced to the crowd. They wrapped things up by shouting out their Logan squad and ending their speech with a proper growl. Done and done.
Suicide Squad won Best Hair and Makeup and at one point had more Oscars than La La Land..
It was the film we all loved to hate last summer, so when Suicide Squad won an Oscar at the start of Sunday night’s ceremony, many film fans couldn’t believe their ears.
“Suicide Squad has more Oscars than…” quickly became a meme after David Ayers’ widely-panned supervillain movie picked up the gong for Best Hair and Makeup, putting it ahead of La La Land at that point in proceedings.
The DC Comics blockbuster may not have been nominated for Best Picture, but can still now say that it has more Academy Awards than classics like The Shawshank Redemption (which famously competed with Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump), It’s A Wonderful Life, Taxi Driver and The Shining.
Let’s spare a thought for Amy Adams, too. Praised for both Nocturnal Animals and Arrival this year, the five-time Oscar nominee failed to earn a single nod, re-affirming her status as the new Leonardo DiCaprio. Come to think of it, Suicide Squad officially has the same number of Oscars as Leo, and he waited 20 years for that honour.
Other actors to have fewer Oscars than Suicide Squad include, deep breath: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Kubrick, Greta Garbo, Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Harrison Ford, James Dean, Glenn Close, Samuel L Jackson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sigourney Weaver and Spike Lee.
That ‘Damaged’ tattoo, though.
EMMA Watson was the first big winner at today’s MTV Movie Awards, taking home the new combined-gender Best Actor award for her performance as Belle in Beauty and the Beast.
An honour, sure, but Watson took to the stage and delivered a lengthy, earnest speech that seemed more suited to a Nobel Peace Prize winner than someone collecting a mini popcorn bucket statuette.
Here’s her speech in full, courtesy of Elle:
“Wow. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Firstly, I feel I have to say something about the award itself. The first acting award in history that doesn’t separate nominees based on their sex says something about how we perceive the human experience. MTV’s move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone. But to me, it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. And that doesn’t need to be separated into two different categories.
This is very meaningful to me. Both to be winning the award and to be receiving it from you, Asia [Kate Dillon, who presented the award]. Thank you for educating me in such — in such an inclusive, patient, and loving way. Thank you so much. I think I’m being given this award for a performance as an actor, but it doesn’t feel like that what it’s really for, although I am very grateful if you did think that I did a good job because the whole singing part of the situation was pretty terrifying — yeah, not kidding about that part!
But more seriously, I think I am being given this award because of who Belle is and what she represents. The villagers in our fairy tale wanted to make Belle believe that the world is smaller than the way she saw it, with fewer opportunities for her — that her curiosity and passion for knowledge and her desire for more in life were grounds for alienation. I loved playing someone who didn’t listen to any of that. I’m so proud to be a part of a film that celebrates diversity, literacy, inclusion, joy, and love the way that this one does.
I want to thank Linda Woolverton for writing the original Belle, Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont for writing what the animated movie was based on, and Paige O’Hara for playing Belle in the original. And I want to thank every single person who voted for me. Thank you so much. Taraji [P. Henson], I can’t see you, but Daniel [Kaluuya], James [McAvoy], Hailee [Steinfeld], all of you, it’s a privilege to have been nominated alongside you. Lastly I want to thank any one and everyone who had anything to do with giving me this opportunity and for supporting me on that journey. You know who you are, and I can’t thank you enough. Thank you so, so much.”
So … that was a lot. Noble though the sentiments were, viewers who’d tuned in to the MTV Movie Awards — a snappy, two-hour award show usually associated with fun stunts and scandalous outfits — couldn’t help but wonder if the Harry Potter star was guilty of taking the event a little too seriously.
This year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards show features a whole crop of revamped categories — including Best Fight Against the System and the gender-inclusive Best Performance — and even two brand-new ones, Best Musical Moment and Trending. Many of the other categories have, by now, become legendary in their own right: Best Kiss is an institution, and Tearjerker requires science to sleuth out what makes ugly-crying so satisfying. The list goes on.
But what about the categories that don’t exist anymore, the ones that were put out to pasture either wisely on schedule or tragically before their time? Consider this the Movie & TV Awards graveyard. It’s time to take your hat off and pay your respects.
Most Desirable Male and Female (1992–1996)
This discontinued award’s winners list is a veritable who’s who of ’90s heartthrobs (Brad Pitt twice) and dreamboats (Keanu Reeves and Christian Slater). And does it get any more ’90s than the female victors, like Sharon Stone, Janet Jackson, and Alicia Silverstone? Basically, this was just an excuse to say “these people are hot.” We’re more eloquent now.
Best Dance Sequence (1995, 1998, 2001, 2004)
I think we can all agree that more movies (and TV shows) need dance sequences. Just as a rule. And between Pulp Fiction, the first Austin Powers flick, Charlie’s Angels, and American Wedding, we had some pretty solid winners in this category. But it’s time. Let’s bring this one back — as soon as we bring back those big, beautiful dance numbers.
Best Sandwich in a Movie (1996)
Here’s where it gets weird. MTV News wrote about this wonderfully oddball one-off award back in 2015, so here’s the gist: The movie Smoke won for a standard ham and cheese sandwich, which doesn’t sound all that award-worthy, but hey, I haven’t seen the film. If we revived this one for 2017 (with TV included), it would have to go to Guy Fieri, right?
Best Video Game Based on a Movie (2005)
Another one-shot, this award was presented to The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay in 2005 and then promptly disappeared. That’s probably because it’s the other way around these days — video games are now becoming movies, and Angry Birds is the prime example. Sorry, Vin.
Best Scared-As-Shit Performance (2005–2006, 2010–2011, 2014–2015)
Formerly called Best Frightened Performance, this one went to a few horror-film scream queens (Dakota Fanning, Amanda Seyfried) before branching out to films that championed more existential terror (Inception and Life of Pi). Brad Pitt also won it for World War Z, which is appropriate because yes, zombies are still horrifying, even seven years after The Walking Dead’s premiere.
WTF Moment (2009–2015)
Amy Poehler in Baby Mama and Ken Jeong in The Hangover — WTF indeed. But this award’s highlight came in 2011, when it was renamed Best Jaw-Dropping Moment and Justin Bieber (!) won for his concert film Never Say Never. The following year, it was revamped (again) as Best Gut-Wrenching Performance. Seeing as how every day in 2017 is a string of endless WTF moments, I get why this one has been retired.
Best Virtual Performance (2003, 2016)
Hey, remember 2003? When everyone would clutch random household objects to their chests and growl, “My precious!” because of Gollum from The Lord of the Rings? That digital dude was literally everywhere then. And in 2016, the award was resurrected to celebrate Amy Poehler’s take on Joy in Inside Out. Even she couldn’t believe it.
Best Shirtless Performance (2013–2015)
Here you go. Here is the shirtless Zac Efron photo you wanted when you clicked on this article. R.I.P. Best Shirtless Performance. We hardly knew you.
On Sunday, May 7, today’s biggest movie and TV stars will come together for the inaugural MTV Movie & TV Awards, airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Previously called the MTV Movie Awards, the show changed things up this year by adding television into the mix. The more the merrier, right?
The nominees — many of whom have walked Movie Awards red carpets before — are probably crossing their fingers right now, hoping you voted them to victory (everybody wants a bite of that coveted Golden Popcorn). Let’s take a walk down memory lane before the awards roll in.
In 2011, she blew kisses to the camera. In 2017, she’s up for Best Kiss with Dan Stevens.
Gosling, another Best Kiss hopeful, kept the PDA going in 2005. Remember when he dated Rachel McAdams?
The La La Land star rolled up to the red carpet in 2008 with her squad from The House Bunny.
Taraji P. Henson
No one, not even a Best Actor in a Movie nominee, could escape the streaky highlights trend in 2005.
The whole High School Musical cast showed up in 2007 looking like they were heading to prom.
A moment of silence for Mandy Moore’s early-2000s blonde hair, please.
Red hair? No ponytail? Ari’s come a long way since 2010.
In 2001, Hugh Jackman showed off his abs onstage alongside Halle Berry and John Travolta. How’s he ever going to top that?!
Before Pitch Perfect was a thing, Kendrick came out for Twilight in 2010. Talk about a throwback.
Look at those glasses! Glover was always a style idol, even in 2010.
The Best Actor in a Movie nominee rocked the classic red lip in 2011.
Just some Workaholics working hard, playing harder in 2012.
The Pretty Little Liar wore a pretty little dress in 2011.