The “MTV Movie & TV Awards” are back!
With the country deep in a pandemic last year, fans of MTV’s annual pop culture awards show had to settle for the 90-minute, memory-filled “MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time” edition.
But in 2021, the always raucous, live awards show is back Sunday doling out the Golden Popcorn trophies voted by fans – who weighed in on 25 gender-neutral categories for awards such as Best Kiss, Breakthrough Performance and Best Show.
The 29th annual show will be slightly different, with a two-night format continuing on Monday. With stars like Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Mackie presenting at Los Angeles’ Palladium, the evening is bound to provide its usual share of surprises, emotional moments and star-studded entertainment.
What time are the MTV Movie & TV Awards and who is hosting?
The two-hour 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” air live on MTV, with “SNL” star Leslie Jones hosting on Sunday, May 16 from the Palladium in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The following evening, comedian Nikki Glaser will host “MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted,” airing Monday, May 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The first-ever “Unscripted” show will be recorded prior, honoring fan favorites in reality TV.
How to watch the MTV Movie & TV Awards?
The show will air on the MTV network and will also stream on Paramount+. Viewers can watch on streaming services that offer TV options, such as AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV, Roku and YouTube TV.
Which stars will be presenting awards?
The Golden Popcorn trophies will be handed off by stars such as Hiddleston, Mackie, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Henry Golding, Taylour Paige, Addison Rae, Riley Keough and Jacob Elordi.
Who is nominated for an MTV Movie & TV Awards?
“WandaVision,” “Emily in Paris,” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” lead this year’s nominations for TV. For Best Show, the contenders are “The Boys,” “Bridgerton,” “Cobra Kai,” “Emily in Paris” and “WandaVision.”
“Judas and the Black Messiah” (with two nods) and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” (with three) lead the film nominations.
Both films are nominated for best picture against “Promising Young Woman,” “Soul” and “To All the Boys: Always and Forever.”
Chadwick Boseman, who lost out on a best actor Oscar in April, is in the running for Best Performance in a Movie for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” against Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”), Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”) and Zendaya (“Malcolm & Marie”).
Have stars already won an MTV Award?
Scarlett Johansson will receive the Generation Award and Sacha Baron Cohen, the star behind the “Borat” sequel, will definitely go home with hardware. The actor will be honored with the Comedic Genius Award.
The trophy honors a performer who has influenced comedy and has previously gone to Melissa McCarthy in 2016, Kevin Hart in 2015 and Will Ferrell in 2013.
MTV Movie and TV Awards 2021: Complete List of Winners and Nominees
- Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
- Judas and the Black Messiah
- Promising Young Woman
- To All the Boys: Always and Forever
- Cobra Kai
- Emily in Paris
- The Boys
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
- Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
- Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
- Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
- Zendaya, Malcolm & Marie
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
- Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
- Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
- Elliot Page, The Umbrella Academy
- Emma Corrin, The Crown
- Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
- Anthony Mackie, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
- Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman 1984
- Jack Quaid, The Boys
- Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian
- Teyonah Parris, WandaVision
- 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
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
- Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
- Eric Andre, Bad Trip
- Issa Rae, Insecure
- Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
- Leslie Jones, Coming 2 America
- Aya Cash, The Boys
- Ewan McGregor, Birds of Prey
- Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
- Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
- Nicholas Hoult, The Great
- Antonia Gentry, Ginny & Georgia
- Ashley Park, Emily in Paris
- Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
- Paul Mescal, Normal People
- Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton
- Final Funhouse Fight, Birds of Prey
- Finale House Fight, Cobra Kai
- Starlight, Queen Maeve, Kimiko vs. Stormfront, The Boys
- Wanda vs. Agatha, WandaVision
- Final Fight vs. Steppenwolf, Zack Snyder’s Justice League
MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
- Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man
- Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country
- Simona Brown, Behind Her Eyes
- Victoria Pedretti, Scripted The Haunting of Bly Manor
- Vince Vaughn, Freaky
- Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo, Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar
- Anthony Mackie & Sebastian Stan, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
- Pedro Pascal & Grogu/Baby Yoda, The Mandalorian
- Lily Collins & Ashley Park, Emily in Paris
Will there be a MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpet?
Stars will walk down a small red carpet at the Palladium. While it won’t be epic, it will definitely provide a look at celebrities and their fashion.Note: This Site may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this page