Elizabeth Olsen, ‘WandaVision’ takes home four MTV Awards; Chadwick Boseman wins best performance
Grab your (golden) popcorn! The MTV Movie & TV Awards returned Sunday (after taking a break in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic) – and it was a jam-packed night.
Marvel scored big tonight! “WandaVision” took home four out the five awards it was nominated for, including Best Show, Best Performance in a Show from its titular character played by Elizabeth Olsen, Best Villain and Best Fight. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” starring Sebastian Stan – who was not in attendance tonight – and Anthony Mackie, won two awards for Best Hero (Mackie) and Best Duo.
The late Chadwick Boseman was awarded Best Performance in a Movie for his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and received a standing ovation for his posthumous win.
Elizabeth Olsen, left, and Kathryn Hahn accept the Best Show award for 'WandaVision'. (Photo: Kevin Mazur, 2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS )
“I’m so honored to accept this award on behalf of Chadwick Boseman,” Yara Shahidi said on stage, after announcing one of the final categories of the night. “I know I speak for myself, his legion of fans, and the communities he so beautifully represented when I say we are honored to celebrate his art today and every day.”
Yara Shahidi accepts the Best Performance in a Movie award on behalf of the winner, the late Chadwick Boseman, for 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'. (Photo: Kevin Mazur, 2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS )
“Coming 2 America” actress Leslie Jones took the stage Sunday as host of the live event and rocked various fashion looks throughout the night, most notably a statement T-shirt that read, “You have to choose joy.”
Sacha Baron Cohen became the fourth person to receive the Comedic Genius Award, and Academy Award-nominated actress Scarlett Johansson was honored with the Generation Award. (She also got slimed by husband Colin Jost during her acceptance speech).
The awards, which started in 1992, moved to a two-night event this year. Sunday’s traditional broadcast will be followed by the inaugural “MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted” Monday, honoring reality television.
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany star in Disney+'s "WandaVision." (Photo: MARVEL STUDIOS)
See all the nominees and winners:
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
“Judas and the Black Messiah”
“Promising Young Woman”
WINNER: “To All the Boys: Always and Forever”
“Emily in Paris”
Best performance in a movie
Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”
WINNER: 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”
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