Winners of the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards Revealed


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.


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 PictureNomadland
Best DirectorChloé Zhao, "Nomadland"
Best ActorAnthony Hopkins, "The Father"
Best ActressFrances McDormand, "Nomadland"
Best Supporting ActorDaniel Kaluuya, "Judas and the Black Messiah"
Best Supporting ActressYoun Yuh-jung, "Minari"
Best Original ScreenplayEmerald Fennell, "Promising Young Woman"
Best Adapted ScreenplayChristopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, "The Father"
Best Animated FeatureSoul
Best International Feature FilmAnother Round" (Denmark)
Best Documentary FeatureMy Octopus Teacher
Best Original ScoreTrent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste, "Soul"
Best Original SongFight for You" from "Judas and the Black Messiah"
Best SoundNicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh, "Sound of Metal"
Best Production DesignDonald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale, "Mank"
Best CinematographyErik Messerschmidt, "Mank"
Best Makeup and HairstylingSergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Best Costume DesignAnn Roth, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Best Film EditingMikkel E.G. Nielsen, "Sound of Metal"
Best Visual EffectsAndrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott R. Fisher, "Tenet"