2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards Best Moments and Winners

2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards Best Moments and Winners

2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards Best Moments and Winners

Scarlett Johansson got slimed, Sacha Baron Cohen met up with Borat, and “WandaVision” won big on Sunday night.

Scarlett Johansson got slimed, Sacha Baron Cohen met up with Borat, and “WandaVision” won big on Sunday night.

Text: Luana Harumi

The MTV Movie & TV Awards are back with two ceremonies honoring some of the fans’ favorite films and TV series from the past year. The first one, which celebrated scripted productions, took place on Sunday night at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, with comedian Leslie Jones as the host.

The second ceremony, which for the first time will honor unscripted series, airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Nikki Glaser. Take a look at some of Sunday night’s biggest moments and the full list of winners below:

Leslie Jones’s monologue

Leslie Jones opened the ceremony with a pre-taped WandaVision spoof that took her on a trip through various sitcom genres and featured special cameos from Kat Dennings and Randall Park in their roles as Darcy Lewis and Agent Jimmy Woo. Jones then took the stage for a monologue referencing nominees and her romantic life. “Somebody had the nerve, the audacity, one guy had the audacity, to try to ghost me. I'm gonna call you on all seven of my phones. All seven of them!,” she joked. “You cannot ghost a ghostbuster!”

Jones later took home the golden popcorn for Best Comedic Performance for her role in Coming 2 America and accepted the award along with traditional dancers and drum players. 

Scarlett Johansson gets slimed

Scarlett Johansson was honored with the 2021 Generation Award celebrating her career in the film industry. The actress accepted the golden popcorn from home – but mid-speech, her partner Colin Jost spilled a bowl of green slime over her head. She seemed less than pleased about it not only because of the prank itself but because Jost seemed to be nodding to the wrong awards show. “MTV! ‘You got slimed!’” he said, to which she replied, “That's Nickelodeon!”

Onstage romance

Outer Banks’s Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes won the award for Best Kiss and celebrated accordingly: the actors are a real-life couple and shared a smooch on stage while accepting their golden popcorn. “I feel like there are so many people that I want to thank that I’m not sure of. I’m kinda panicking right now,” Stokes said before Cline interrupted him and gently pulled him by the neck for a kiss. 

To All the Boys wins the top prize

Always and Forever, the third and final film in the To All the Boys series, won the award for Best Movie, which was accepted by star Lana Condor, producer Matt Kaplan, and author Jenny Han, who wrote the original books the movies were based on. “You’ve shown so much love for Lara Jean. I just thank you so much for that,” Han said. “And I ask that you just keep showing that love for the whole Asian-American community at large.”

WandaVision wins big

WandaVision received the coveted golden popcorn for Best Show over Bridgerton, Cobra Kai, Emily in Paris, and The Boys. Elizabeth Olsen took home the prize for Best Performance in a Show for her role as Wanda, while Kathryn Han was awarded Best Villain for her portrayal of Agatha. The duo also collectively won the award for Best Fight.

Sacha Baron Cohen faces off Ali G, Borat, and Brüno

Sacha Baron Cohen was commemorated with the Comedic Genius Award, which returned to the ceremony after five years. Baron Cohen accepted his special golden popcorn after dismissing his famous characters Borat and Ali G and was later interrupted by Brüno, who “finished” the acceptance speech for him. “Before anyone does it, I'm officially cancelling myself,” the actor said.

Chadwick Boseman’s legacy is honored

Chadwick Boseman was honored with a posthumous award for Best Performance in a Movie for his turn in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Yara Shahidi presented the category and accepted the prize on his behalf and the audience gave a standing ovation for the deserved win. “His impact is everlasting and we are eternally grateful for the way his presence and his art has changed the world,” Shahidi said. “We love you and we miss you. Thank you.”

Take a look at the full list of winners below:

Best Show

WINNER - WandaVision

Bridgerton

Cobra Kai

Emily in Paris

The Boys

Best Movie

WINNER - To All the Boys: Always and Forever

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Judas and the Black Messiah

Promising Young Woman

Soul

Best Performance in a Movie

WINNER - Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Zendaya – Malcolm & Marie

Best Musical Moment

WINNER - “Edge of Great” from Julie and the Phantoms

“Brown Skin Girl” from Black is King

“Wildest Dreams” from Bridgerton

“I Wanna Rock” from Cobra Kai

“Stand by Me” from Love and Monsters

“Lost in the Wild” from The Kissing Booth 2

“Beginning, Middle, End” from To All the Boys: Always and Forever

“Agatha All Along” from WandaVision

Most Frightened Performance

WINNER - Victoria Pedretti – The Haunting of Bly Manor

Jurnee Smollett – Lovecraft Country

Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man

Simona Brown – Behind Her Eyes

Vince Vaughn – Freaky

Best Villain

WINNER - Kathryn Hahn – WandaVision

Aya Cash – The Boys

Ewan McGregor – Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Giancarlo Esposito – The Mandalorian

Nicholas Hoult – The Great

Comedic Genius Award

Sacha Baron Cohen

Best Duo

WINNER - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – Falcon (Anthony Mackie) & Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan)

Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar – Star (Kristen Wiig) & Barb (Annie Mumolo)

The Mandalorian – Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) & Grogu

Emily in Paris – Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) & Mindy Chen (Ashley Park)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan – Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) & Tutar Sagdiyev (Maria Bakalova)

Best Fight

WINNER - WandaVision – Wanda vs. Agatha

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – Final Funhouse Fight

Cobra Kai – Finale House Fight

The Boys – Starlight, Queen Maeve, Kimiko vs. Stormfront

Zack Snyder’s Justice League – Final Fight vs. Steppenwolf

Best Comedic Performance

WINNER - Leslie Jones – Coming 2 America

Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek

Eric Andre – Bad Trip

Issa Rae – Insecure

Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso

Best Kiss

WINNER - Chase Stokes & Madelyn Cline – Outer Banks

Jodie Comer & Sandra Oh – Killing Eve

Lily Collins & Lucas Bravo – Emily in Paris

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan & Jaren Lewison – Never Have I Ever

Regé-Jean Page & Phoebe Dynevor – Bridgerton

MTV Generation Award

Scarlett Johansson

Breakthrough Performance

WINNER - Regé-Jean Page – Bridgerton

Antonia Gentry – Ginny & Georgia

Ashley Park – Emily in Paris

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Paul Mescal – Normal People

Best Performance in a Show

WINNER - Elizabeth Olsen – WandaVision

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit

Elliot Page – The Umbrella Academy

Emma Corrin – The Crown

Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You

Best Hero

WINNER - Anthony Mackie – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman 1984

Jack Quaid – The Boys

Pedro Pascal – The Mandalorian

Teyonah Parris – WandaVision

Credits: Cover photo via MTV/YouTube.

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