Monday, May 8, 2017
Everybody seemed to have a hand in the “Beauty and the Beast” inspired opening number for the awards. Adam Devine went full beast mode and swung from a chandelier, but he was joined by Hailee Steinfeld, Mike Coulter, Josh Gad, and many more as the stage lit up in flames.
Emma Watson took home the first award of the night for her turn as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast,” but it was less about that and more about the symbolism behind the first non-gendered acting award. “I think I’m being given this award because of who Belle is and what she represents,” she said. “MTV’s move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone.”
It’s no surprise that Millie Bobby Brown won the “Best Actor” award for her portrayal of Eleven in “Stranger Things,” but when she took to the stage in tears and thanked the Duffer Brothers for writing “a badass female iconic character that I’ve got the honor to play.”
Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen of course took home the award for “Best Duo” for their dynamic chemistry in “Logan,” but Keen, as in the film, stole the show. She berated Jackman, stole the microphone, and stole our hearts.
Devine found out two things during the awards: that the Sunken Place from “Get Out” is real, and that underneath that darkness is the Upside Down from “Stranger Things.” even weirder is that while we weren’t looking, the Upside Down got even, well, stranger.
Noah Cyrus proved something during her performance of “Stay Together.” She didn’t prove she was a great performer or that she could sing, but she did prove that we are incredibly old because we remember when she was a small child.
Vin Diesel brought three members of his “family” on stage to accept the “MTV Movie & TV Awards’” “Generation Award.” The honor is usually reserved for individuals, but it was given to the “Fast & Furious” franchise for the first time, which gave Diesel a moment to honor his departed friend, Paul Walker
It was the meeting of two Netflix juggernauts. The cast of “13 Reasons Why” presented the first ever “Best Show Award” to its sister show “Stranger Things.” Before accepting the award, the two casts hugged it out and our hearts melted a bit.
Source: the wrap feed