Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Black Panther and Stranger Things took home top honors at The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, held in Santa Monica, California on Saturday and airing on Tuesday night.
Black Panther won Best Movie honors, as well as Best Hero and Best Performance in a Movie trophies for its star, Chadwick Boseman.
While accepting Best Hero, Boseman introduced James Shaw Jr., who disarmed a man who opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee this past April, giving him the award.
For the second straight year, Stranger Things copped Best Show, as well as Best Actor in a Show for Millie Bobby Brown. The 14-year-old actress, who didn’t attend the Awards due to an injury suffered on the set of the show, used her pre-recorded speech to address to online bullying. Brown deleted her Twitter account on Thursday after she was being bullied online herself. Brown’s co-star Noah Schnapp also won for Most Frightened Performance. The show also took home an award for Best Musical Moment.
The highest honor at the MTV Movie Awards — The Generation Award — was given to Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt, who gave a shout out to his 5-year-old son Jack, “who will watch this someday.” He also ran down his “Nine Rules,” which included an apparent shot at President Donald Trump. “Strength and intelligence can be weapons,” he said, adding, “Do not wield them against the weak — that makes you a bully.”
Love, Simon‘s Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale won for Best Kiss. While accepting the award, Lonsdale, dressed in a gold top, white skirt and cream and gold “Prince” sequin coat, urged kids to be themselves, declared, “You can live your dreams and wear dresses, you can live your dreams and kiss the one that you love no matter what gender they are.”
Aside from handing out movie popcorn trophies, the event featured Chloe x Halle performing a medley of “The Kids Are Alright” and “Warrior” from their debut album, and Nick Jonas and Mustard performing their new single “Anywhere” for the first time in its entirety.
Presenters included Kim Kardashian West, Michael B. Jordan, Seth Rogen, Yara Shahidi, Zendaya, Common and Mandy Moore.
During her monologue, host Tiffany Haddish — who also won for Best Comedic Performance for Girls Trip –called 2018 “a year of firsts for black people,” noting she was the first black woman to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards, and Black Panther was the first African-American movie to make a billion dollars. She also roasted The Kardashians, Riverdale, the Stranger Things kids and 13 Reasons Why. Haddish also delivered a version of Cardi B’s “Bodack Yellow,” reworked to describe her own life. In pre-recorded bits she spoofed Black Panther, Star Wars and The Quiet Place.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Generation Award: Chris Pratt
Trailblazer Award: Lena Waithe
Best Movie: Black Panther
Best Show: Stranger Things
Best Kiss: Nick Robinson & Keiynan Lonsdale, Love Simon
Best Villain: Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Best Reality Series: Keeping Up with the Kardashains
Best Performance in a Movie: Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther
Best Actor in a Show: Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Best Comedic Performance: Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Best Hero: Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther
Best On-Screen Team: Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Chosen Jacobs, IT
Best Fight: Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman
Best Musical Moment: “Every Breath You Take”, Stranger Things
Best Music Documentary: Gaga: Five Foot Two
Most Frightened Performance: Noah Schnapp, Stranger Things
Scene Stealer: Madelaine Petsch, Riverdale
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