The MTV Movie & TV Awards have always been a little awkward due to their placement in the year, often awarding films that are too new or too old for other award ceremonies.
However, the show’s unique aspect is that it allows normal people to vote, giving it more flexibility. This year, the show faced a new challenge due to the ongoing writers’ strike.
The live show was pivoted to a clip show of previous ceremonies and pre-recorded bits with host Drew Barrymore, who dropped out last week in solidarity with the striking writers.
Winners of the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards Revealed
Tom Cruise even sent in a video from the cockpit of a plane he was flying. Despite this, the awards show still announced the winners, including “Avatar: The Way of Water” for Best Movie, Drew Barrymore for Best Host, and “Stranger Things” for Best Show.
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Other winners included “Only Murders in the Building” and “The Last of Us.” Award categories included Best Musical Moment, Best Kiss, Best Fight, Best Comedic Performance, and Breakthrough Performance. The unique categories and audience participation make the MTV Movie & TV Awards a fun and enjoyable event.
|Best Director||Chloé Zhao, "Nomadland"|
|Best Actor||Anthony Hopkins, "The Father"|
|Best Actress||Frances McDormand, "Nomadland"|
|Best Supporting Actor||Daniel Kaluuya, "Judas and the Black Messiah"|
|Best Supporting Actress||Youn Yuh-jung, "Minari"|
|Best Original Screenplay||Emerald Fennell, "Promising Young Woman"|
|Best Adapted Screenplay||Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, "The Father"|
|Best Animated Feature||Soul|
|Best International Feature Film||Another Round" (Denmark)|
|Best Documentary Feature||My Octopus Teacher|
|Best Original Score||Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste, "Soul"|
|Best Original Song||Fight for You" from "Judas and the Black Messiah"|
|Best Sound||Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh, "Sound of Metal"|
|Best Production Design||Donald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale, "Mank"|
|Best Cinematography||Erik Messerschmidt, "Mank"|
|Best Makeup and Hairstyling||Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"|
|Best Costume Design||Ann Roth, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"|
|Best Film Editing||Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, "Sound of Metal"|
|Best Visual Effects||Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott R. Fisher, "Tenet"|