This year’s 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards celebrated the best of Young Hollywood, awarding Golden Popcorn trophies to the actors and stories across film and television that influenced youth culture.
Actor and comedian Adam Devine gave a beauty and a beast of a performance, kicking off the legendary party with a fire-filled grand opening featuring an all-star cast of cameos including Lil Rel Howery, Millie Bobby Brown, Chrissy Metz, Blake Anderson, Josh Gad, Hugh Jackman, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson and DJ Nasty. Billion’s star Asia Kate Dillon presented the first award of the night to Emma Watson for the non-gendered Best Actor in a Movie category with Millie Bobby Brown later accepting the first-ever Best Actor in a Show award.
Star and producer Vin Diesel accepted the Generation Award on behalf of the enduring motion-picture franchise Fast & Furious, marking the first time a film franchise was honoured instead of an individual actor. Diesel was joined on-stage by his franchise co-stars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster. J Balvin and Pitbull then took the stage with Camila Cabello to perform their steamy hit single, Hey Ma, which was featured in the most recent instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious.
The first-ever Best Fight the System award was presented by Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Blackish’s Tracee Ellis Ross to Taraji P. Henson for Hidden Figures. Additional new and timely categories were awarded to Blackish for Best American Story, This Is Us for Tearjerker, Trevor Noah for Best Host, RuPaul’s Drag Race for Best Reality Competition and Daniel Kaluuya for Next Generation.
The evening also included performances by Big Sean and Noah Cyrus, as well as exclusive sneak peeks at highly anticipated films IT, Transformers: The Last Knight and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS FOR THE 2017 “MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS” INCLUDE:
MOVIE OF THE YEAR
Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE
Emma Watson – Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
SHOW OF THE YEAR
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
BEST ACTOR IN A SHOW
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)
“This Is Us” – Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate (NBC)
Hugh Jackman & Dafne Keen – Logan (20th Century Fox)
Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome – Moonlight (A24)
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Lil Rel Howery – Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Trevor Noah – “The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)
BEST AMERICAN STORY
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead” (AMC)
BEST REALITY COMPETITION
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“Run The World (Girls)” Channing Tatum and Beyoncé – “Lip Sync Battle” (SPIKE)
BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
“You’re the One That I Want” – Ensemble – Grease: Live (FOX)
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