In 1992, the first-ever MTV Movie Awards were presented with Dennis Miller as the show’s host. The new awards show aimed to destigmatize awards ceremonies and turn them into a fun and unexpected experience for all viewers. The show premieres every year at the start of the summer blockbuster season for the film industry and also allows for the general public to vote and decide the recipients for each year’s awards.
In 2017, which celebrated the 26th year of the awards, MTV expanded the show’s reach and decided to honor television as well. From then on, it was titled the MTV Movie & TV Awards. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the MTV awards, and audiences are more excited than ever to find out who will take home a golden popcorn.
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So, let’s dive into what we know about this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards. The show will air at 8 pm on Sunday, June 5, 2022, on MTV and other Paramount channels, including BET, Comedy Central, MTV2, Paramount Network, and VH1. The scripted ceremony will be followed by UNSCRIPTED at 10 pm on the same network channels.
MTV Movie & TV Awards: The Host
It has been revealed, after much secrecy, that Vanessa Hudgens will host this year’s show. Hudgens is known for her rise to fame through the Disney Channel circuit when she started in High School Musical. However, the starlet has recently scored hosting points when she hosted the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time special in 2020. The actress proved her commitment to being a bonafide host when she introduced the greatest Scream Queen of all time, Jamie Lee Curtis, and ended up doused with fake blood. Now that’s method!
Hudgens took to Twitter to announce her arrival back in the hosting sphere, posting a video to the @MTVAwards account. In the video, Hudgens happily says:
“I’m back!…and trust me: You don’t want to miss this.”
MTV Movie & TV Awards: The Nominations
The show is known for its outrageous categories that differ from the typical awards ceremony. While there are featured categories often found in the awards circuit — Best Movie, Best Show, etc. — there are several original ones that have always attracted viewers, like Best Kiss. What’s more, audiences love how strange and cringe-worthy the show gets. One year, Pitch Perfect stars Rebel Wilson and Adam Devine made out while rolling around on the floor. In another, Rita Ora ripped off Zac Efron’s shorts, much to the glee of many a teenage girl. So What’s to be expected from this year’s nominees?
Spider-Man: No Way Home is in the lead with seven nominations ranging from Best Movie to Best Performance in a Movie. HBO’s hit teen drama Euphoria takes second place with six nominations, and The Batman is in third with four. Many think Zendaya is the obvious choice for Best Kiss, in which she is nominated with her real-life-boyfriend Tom Holland. Squid Game, which premiered on Netflix this year, is also in favor to win for Best Show. Still, the category is stacked with nominees like Marvel’s Loki, Euphoria, Inventing Anna, Ted Lasso, and Yellowstone.
Not much else is known quite yet for this year’s awards show, but more is to be released as the premiere comes closer.
Nominations for Best Movie:
Dune Scream Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Spider-Man: No Way Home The Batman The Adam Project
Nominations for Best Show:
Euphoria Inventing Anna Loki Squid Game Ted Lasso Yellowstone
Nominations for Best Performance in a Movie:
Lady Gaga – House of Gucci Robert Pattinson – The Batman Sandra Bullock – The Lost City Timothee Chalamet – Dune Tom Holland – Spider-Man: No Way Home
Nominations for Best Performance in a Show:
Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout Kelly Reilly – Yellowstone Lily James – Pam & Tommy Sydney Sweeney – Euphoria Zendaya – Euphoria
Nominations for Best Hero:
Daniel Craig – No Time to Die Oscar Isaac – Moon Knight Scarlett Johansson – Black Widow Simu Liu – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Tom Holland – Spider-Man: No Way Home
Nominations for Best Villain:
Colin Farrell – The Batman Daniel Radcliffe – The Lost City James Jude Courtney – Halloween Kills Victoria Pedretti – You Willam Dafoe – Spider-Man: No Way Home
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Nominations for Best Kiss:
Poopies & the Snake – Jackass Forever Robert Pattinson & Zoe Kravitz – The Batman Lily Collins & Lucien Laviscount – Emily in Paris Tom Holland & Zendaya – Spider-Man: No Way Home Hunter Schafer & Dominic Fike – Euphoria
Nominations for Best Comedic Performance:
Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso John Cena – Peacemaker Johnny Knoxville – Jackass Forever Megan Stalter – Hacks Ryan Reynolds – Free Guy
Nominations for Breakthrough Performance:
Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza Ariana DeBose – West Side Story Hannah Einbinder – Hacks Jung Ho-yeon – Squid Game Sophia DiMartino – Loki
Nominations for Best Fight:
Black Widow vs. Widows – Black Widow Cassie vs. Maddy – Euphoria Guy vs. Dude – Free Guy Shang-Chi Bus Fight – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Spider-Men End Battle – Spider-Man: No Way Home
Nominations for Most Frightened Performance:
Jenna Ortega – Scream Kyle Richards – Halloween Kills Millicent Simmonds – A Quiet Place II Sadie Sink – Fear Street Part Two: 1978 Mia Goth – X
Nominations for Best Team:
Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, Martin Short – Only Murders in the Building Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, Toby Maguire – Spider-Man: No Way Home Tom Hiddleston, Sophia DiMartino, Owen Wilson – Loki Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt – The Lost City Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell – The Adam Project
Nominations for Here for the Hookup:
Euphoria Never Have I Ever Pam & Tommy The Sex Lives of College Girls Sex/Life
Nominations for Best Song:
“On My Way (Marry Me)” – Jennifer Lopez – Marry Me “Little Star” – Dominic Fike – Euphoria “Just Look Up” – Ariana Grande & Kid Cudi – Don’t Look Up “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” – Encanto Cast – Encanto “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” – Jennifer Hudson – Respect