Emma Watson accepting her non-gendered award.
8 May – Taking place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards was a night that celebrated many firsts in MTV Award history.
New categories were added to the list of awards to accommodate talent in both television and cinema as well as gender neutrality.
Not only were the best actor and actress categories combined into one new category, other categories showcased this year included best host, best reality competition, tearjerker, next generation, trending and more.
This year's host, actor, comedian and singer Adam Devine kicked off the opening by performing a parody of "Beauty And The Beast" that included cameos from stars such as Josh Gad, Hugh Jackman, Blake Anderson as well as Devine's fellow "Pitch Perfect" alumni Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld,
Adam Devine and Hailee Steinfeld as "Beauty And The Beast".
"Billions" and "Orange Is The New Black" star Asia Kate Dillon presented the first award of the night to Emma Watson for the first-ever non-gendered Best Actor in a Movie category.
The stars of the "Fast And Furious" franchise Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster later came on stage to accept the Generation Award which, in previous years, was given to individual actors, but this is the very first time a film franchise won the honour.
Diesel then gave homage to his friend and fellow "Fast And Furious" co-star, the late Paul Walker, by reminiscing of the first time he accepted an award for the "Fast And Furious" franchise fifteen years ago, when MTV awarded him and Walker for Best Duo.
The night continues with the first-ever Best Fight the System award going to "Hidden Figures" and the first-ever Best American Story Award going to "Blackish".
Young actress Millie Bobby Brown was later crowned the first-ever Best Actor in a Show award for her role in the Netflix original, "Stranger Things".
Other newly added categories include Tearjerker, which was awarded to a scene in "This Is Us"; Best Host, which was awarded to Trevor Noah from "The Daily Show"; as well as Best Reality Competition won by "RuPaul's Drag Race" and Next Generation won by "Get Out" star Daniel Kaluuya.
(L-R) J Balvin, Camila Cabello and Pitbul singing "Hey Ma" (Photo source: Telemundo)
The evening also included performances from Big Sean, Noah Cyrus as well as J Balvin, Pitbull and Camila Cabello, who performed "Hey Ma", the song featured in "Fast And Furious 8".
There were also screenings of exclusive sneak peeks of the year's most anticipates films: "It", "Transformers: The Last Knight", "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Wonder Woman".
For those of you who are dying with curiosity, here is the full list of winners for the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards:
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)
Taraji P. Henson – "Hidden Figures" (20th Century Fox)
BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
"Hidden Figures" (20th Century Fox)
"Fast and Furious" franchise
Hugh Jackman & Dafne Keen – "Logan" (20th Century Fox)
Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome – "Moonlight" (A24)
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Lil Rel Howery – "Get Out" (Universal Pictures)
SHOW OF THE YEAR
"Stranger Things" (Netflix)
BEST ACTOR IN A SHOW
Millie Bobby Brown – "Stranger Things" (Netflix)
"This Is Us" – Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate (NBC)
Trevor Noah – "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
BEST AMERICAN STORY
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – "The Walking Dead" (AMC)
BEST REALITY COMPETITION
"RuPaul's Drag Race" (VH1)
TRENDING (Presented by Time Inc.'s INSTANT)
"Run The World (Girls)" Channing Tatum and Beyoncé – "Lip Sync Battle" (SPIKE)
BEST MUSICAL MOMENT (musical.ly)
"You're the One That I Want" – Ensemble - Grease: Live (FOX)
(Photo source: Popsugar)
Cinema Online, 08 May 2017