The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards aired last night, hosted by rising star Tiffany Haddish, and Black Panther came away as the big winner. The Marvel Studios blockbuster was nominated for seven awards, and it took home four, winning Best Movie, Best Performance In a Movie (Chadwick Boseman), Best Hero (Chadwick Boseman) and Best Villain (Michael B. Jordan). The only awards it lost were Best On-Screen Team, which it lost to The Losers Club kids from IT, Best Scene Stealer, which Letitia Wright (Shuri) lost to Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) and Best Fight, with the Panther/M’Baku (Winston Duke) fight losing to Gal Gadot fighting several Germans in last year’s Wonder Woman.
Black Panther was going up against another fellow Marvel blockbuster, Avengers: Infinity War, which had only been in theaters a few days before the nominations were announced, landing three nominations. However, Infinity War came up empty-handed, with Black Panther beating it out for Best Movie and Best Villain (Josh Brolin’s Thanos), with Wonder Woman taking the award for Best Fight, over the battle between Proxima Midnight (Carrie Coon) and heroes Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Avengers: Infinity War will now have to rest on its laurels, including the $2 billion it has earned at the box office, the fourth movie in history to do so.
The other major movie awards included Best Kiss, which was won by Love, Simon stars Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale, Best Comedic Performance, won by the awards show host Tiffany Haddish for her breakthrough performance in Girls Trip and Best Music Documentary, won by Netflix’s Gaga: Five Foot Two. Several of the awards, including the aforementioned Best Kiss and Best Comedic Performance, included nominees from both movies and TV together, with others like Best Performance In a Movie included both male nominees (Chadwick Boseman, Timothee Chalamet and Ansel Elgort) and female nominees (Daisy Ridley, Saoirse Ronan).
On the TV side, Stranger Things won for Best Show, with Millie Bobby Brown also winning for Best Performance In a Show, while Noah Schanpp took home the Best Frightened Performance award, another hybrid award featuring both movie and TV performances. The Kardashians also won for Best Reality Franchise to round out the TV awards. Chris Pratt also took home the annual MTV Generation Award while actress/writer Lena Waithe took home the MTV Trailblazer Award, for writing and starring in Netflix’s Master of None, creating Showtime’s The Chi and starring in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.
It will be interesting to see if MTV continues this tradition of not separating awards by gender, and by combining certain awards with both movie and TV nominees. This is the second year that the ceremony expanded to the MTV Movie and TV Awards after more than 20 years of the show only honoring movies, and it seems both honoring movies and TV at the same time, and handing out non-gendered awards are traditions that are here to stay. Take a look at the full list of awards winners and nominees below.
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM
IT – Finn Wolfhard (Richie), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Jaeden Lieberher (Bill), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Chosen Jacobs (Mike)
- Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/ Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri)
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Dwayne Johnson (Smolder), Kevin Hart (Mouse), Jack Black (Shelly), Karen Gillan (Ruby), Nick Jonas (Seaplane)
- Ready Player One – Tye Sheridan (Wade), Olivia Cooke (Samantha), Philip Zhao (Sho), Win Morisaki (Daito), Lena Waithe (Aech)
- Stranger Things – Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Noah Schnapp (Will), Sadie Sink (Max)
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Gaga: Five Foot Two
- Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story
- Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated
- Jay-Z’s “Footnotes for 4:44”
- The Defiant Ones
BEST REALITY SERIES/FRANCHISE
- Love & Hip Hop
- Real Housewives
- RuPaul’s Drag Race
- Vanderpump Rules