2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards
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|2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards|
|Date||May 16, 2021|
May 17, 2021
Los Angeles, California
|Hosted by||Leslie Jones (May 16)|
Nikki Glaser (May 17)
|Most awards||WandaVision (4)|
|Most nominations||WandaVision (6)|
The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards were an awards presentation held on May 16 and 17, 2021 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. It was the 29th edition of the MTV Movie & TV Awards, and the fourth to jointly honor movies and television.
The presentation was held as a two-night event; comedian and actress Leslie Jones hosted the first night, which were dedicated to awards for film and scripted television. Comedian Nikki Glaser hosted the second night, MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted, which were devoted to awards for reality television.
Winners and nominees
The full list of nominees was announced on April 19, 2021. Best Music Documentary nominees were announced on May 10, 2021, followed by Best Musical Moment on May 11, 2021. All winners are listed first, in bold.
|Best Music Documentary||Best Docu-Reality Show|
|Best Dating Show||Best Reality Cast|
|Best Competition Series||Best Lifestyle Show|
|Best New Unscripted Series||Best Talk/Topical Show|
|Best Comedy/Game Show||Best Host|
|Breakthrough Social Star||Best Real-Life Mystery or Crime Series|
|Best Fight||Best International Reality Series|
Comedic Genius Award
MTV Generation Award
MTV Reality Royalty Lifetime Achievement
The following movies received multiple nominations:
- Three – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
- Two – Birds of Prey, Judas and the Black Messiah, Promising Young Woman, To All the Boys: Always and Forever
The following television series received multiple nominations:
- Six – WandaVision
- Four – The Boys, Bridgerton
- Three – Cobra Kai, Emily in Paris, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Mandalorian
- Two – 90 Day Fiancé, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Kids Say the Darndest Things, Legendary, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Nailed It!, Ridiculousness, The Challenge, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Appearances and Presenters
- Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley – presented Best Hero
- Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace and Melissa Barrera – introduced In the Heights preview
- Yvonne Orji and Eric Andre – presented Best Performance in a Show
- Jurnee Smollett – presented Best Breakthrough Performance
- Billy Porter – honoured Scarlett Johansson with the Generation Award
- Scarlett Johansson – introduced Black Widow preview
- Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan – presented Best Kiss
- Nasim Pedrad – presented Comedic Performance
- Jacob Elordi - presented Best Fight
- Riley Keough and Taylour Paige – presenter Best Duo
- Tom Hiddleston – introduced Loki preview
- Seth Rogen – honoured Sacha Baron Cohen with the Comedic Genius Award
- Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss and Rudy Pankow – presented Best Villain
- Anthony Mackie – presented Most Frightened Performance
- Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga – introduced The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It preview
- Antonia Gentry – presented Best Musical Moment
- Yara Shahidi – presented Best Performance in a Movie
- Ralph Macchio and William Zabka – presented Best Movie
- Henry Golding - introduced Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins preview
- Leslie Jones - presented Best Show
- Heidi Klum and Winnie Harlow – presented Best Reality Cast
- Ray J and Princess Love – presenter Best Dating Show
- Nikki Bella and Brie Bella – presented Best Fight
- Paris Hilton – honoured Jersey Shore cast with Reality Royalty Award
- Tayshia Adams – presented Best Talk/Topical Show
- The D'Amelio Family – introduced "Meet the D'Amelio's" preview and presented Best Host
- Bretman Rock – presented Best New Unscripted Series
- Erika Jayne, Gottmik and Symone – presented Breakthrough Social Star
- Chrishell Stause, Mary Fitzgerald and Heather Young – presented Best Lifestyle Show
- Christine Chiu & Anna Shay – presented Best Competition Series
- Christine Quinn – presented Best Comedy/Game Show
- Kyle Richards – presented Docu-Best Reality Show
MTV did not announce or hold a 2020 edition of the ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MTV announced on March 11, 2021 that the ceremony would be scheduled for May 16 and 17, 2021, with the first night to focus on films and scripted television, and the second (titled MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted) to focus on unscripted and reality television.
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