2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards

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2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards
DateMay 16, 2021 (2021-05-16)
May 17, 2021 (2021-05-17)
LocationHollywood Palladium,
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byLeslie Jones (May 16)
Nikki Glaser (May 17)
Most awardsWandaVision (4)
Most nominationsWandaVision (6)
Television/radio coverage

The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards was an awards presentation broadcast on May 16 and 17, 2021. It was the 29th edition of the awards and the fourth to jointly honor movies and television, and the first to feature a second night, which was devoted exclusively to awards in reality television. Leslie Jones hosted the ceremony.[1] On May 17, Nikki Glaser also hosted an event titled MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted, for awards going to reality television shows.[2] The ceremony took place in the Hollywood Palladium.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

The full list of nominees was announced on April 19, 2021.[4] Best Music Documentary nominees were announced on May 10, 2021, followed by Best Musical Moment on May 11, 2021.[5] All winners are listed first, in bold.

Scripted Awards[edit]

Best Movie Best Show
Best Performance in a Movie Best Performance in a Show
Best Comedic Performance Best Hero
Best Villain Best Kiss
Most Frightened Performance Best Fight
Best Breakthrough Performance Best Duo
Best Musical Moment

Unscripted Awards[edit]

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[edit]

MTV Generation Award[edit]

MTV Reality Royalty Lifetime Achievement[edit]

Multiple nominations[edit]


The following movies received multiple nominations:


The following television series received multiple nominations:

Appearances and Presenters[edit]



  • 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

Ceremony information[edit]

MTV did not announce or hold a 2020 edition of the ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[9] 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.[10]


  1. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (April 28, 2021). "Leslie Jones Tapped To Host MTV Movie & TV Awards Live Ceremony In Los Angeles". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  2. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (April 30, 2021). "Nikki Glaser To Host Inaugural MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted Ceremony". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 30, 2021.
  3. ^ "DJ Snoopadelic and "Bling Empire's" Kim Lee Set to DJ the 2021 "MTV Movie & TV Awards"" (Press release). MTV. May 7, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  4. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (April 19, 2021). "MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations: 'Emily In Paris', 'WandaVision' & 'RuPaul's Drag Race'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 2021-04-19. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  5. ^ "Bridgerton, BTS, Taylor Swift, WandaVision, and more are nominated at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards". Bandwagon. 2021-05-08. Archived from the original on 2021-05-07. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  6. ^ "Academy Award-Nominated Actor and Screenwriter and Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen to Receive the "Comedic Genius Award" at the 2021 "MTV Movie & TV Awards"" (Press release). MTV. May 6, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  7. ^ "Academy Award-Nominated Actress Scarlett Johansson to Receive the "Generation Award" at the 2021 "MTV Movie & TV Awards"" (Press release). MTV. May 11, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  8. ^ "Breaking News - MTV's Jersey Shore Family Vacation to Receive the "Reality Royalty" Lifetime Achievement Award at Inaugural 2021 "MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted"". TheFutonCritic.com. 2021-05-17. Retrieved 2022-05-06.
  9. ^ Schnieder, Michael (June 8, 2020). "MTV Movie & TV Awards Postponed Without Clear Return Date, But Could Move to December (Updated) (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  10. ^ Evans, Greg (March 11, 2021). "MTV Movie & TV Awards Sets Live Los Angeles Return". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 2021-03-11. Retrieved March 11, 2021.

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