MTV Awards 2023
The 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards took place Sunday night, honoring some of Hollywood’s most popular and coveted projects. However, the telecast was not as traditional this year as it aired without a live audience and host. Funny enough, Drew Barrymore stepped down from hosting the award show in support of the Writers Guild of America. Thus causing the network to shift to a pre-taped ceremony instead. The show was still exciting, with plenty of surprises and a motley crew of winners.
The night started with a video message from MTV president Sean Polson, and then the winners were announced in several categories. The biggest winner was a particular category called the MTV Generation Award, which went to a person from the younger generation who is making an impact in entertainment.
Movie Awards Winners
The Best Actor in a Drama winner was Adam Sandler for his performance in Murder Mystery 2. The show’s biggest comedy win went to Jennifer Coolidge, who received the MTV Vanguard Award. Coolidge has been a Hollywood mainstay since her role as Stifler’s mom in American Pie and movies like American Sniper and HBO’s The White Lotus.
TV Award Winners
Top Gun: Maverick, Stranger Things, and The Last of Us were among the biggest wins. The finalists for Best Song in a Movie were “Bad Bunny” featuring Drake, “Smile,” and “Nope.” The winners for the categories of Most Daring Actor and Most Violent Actor were Austin Butler for Elvis, Michael B. Jordan for Creed III, and KeKe Palmer for Nope. MTV also crowned its first Best Reality On-Screen Team and Best Kick-Ass Cast winners
MTV Award Performances
There were also some performances, with MTV Music Award winners like Marshmello and Khalid kicking off the event with their hit songs. Other performers included Italian glam rockers Maneskin, J Balvin, and Kane Brown with their latest hits, and Panic! At the Disco performing their single, “Middle of a Breakup.”
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