2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards


Ayni Mohamoud, Editor

The MTV Movie and TV awards aired on Sunday May 7, and  the theme of the award show was change. Important changes to the categories and decisions of winners were a surprise to all. Some of the changes included were a gender neutral award category for Best Actor and two young, African American boys winning Best Onscreen Kiss.

These awards are the first steps for The MTV movie and TV Awards to be more inclusive and fair with every category and every winner.

ICYMI: Here are a few of the winners of the night

Best Actor in a Movie:

Emma Watson; Beauty and The Beast

Daniel Kaluuya; Get Out

Hailee Steinfeld; The Edge Of Seventeen

Hugh Jackman; Logan

James McAvoy; Split

Best Actor in a TV Show:

Millie Bobby Brown; Stranger Things

Donald Glover; Atlanta

Emilia Clarke; Game of Thrones

Gina Rodriguez; Jane The Virgin

Jeffrey Dean Morgan; The Walking Dead

Mandy Moore; This Is Us

Best Kiss:

Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome; Moonlight

Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling; La La Land

Emma Watson & Dan Stevens; Beauty and The Beast

Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard; Empire

Zac Efron & Anna Kendrick; Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Best Fight Against The System:

Hidden Figures

Get Out


Luke Cage

Mr. Robot


Jack and Randall at Karate; This Is Us

Hodor’s Death; Game Of Thrones

Death Conversation; Grey’s Anatomy

Will tells Louisa he can’t stay with her; Me Before You

Paula tells Chiron that she loves him; Moonlight

Movie Of The Year:

Beauty and The Beast

Get Out


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Edge Of Seventeen

Show Of the Year:

Stranger Things


Game Of Thrones


Pretty Little Liars

Best Villain:

Jeffrey Dean Morgan; The Walking Dead

Allison Williams; Get Out

Demogorgon; Stranger Things

Jared Leto; Suicide Squad

Wes Bentley; American Horror Story: Roanoke

Best Hero:

Taraji P. Henson; Hidden Figures

Felicity Jones; Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Grant Gustin; The Flash

Mike Colter; Luke Cage

Millie Bobby Brown; Stranger Things

Stephen Amell; Arrow

Best Documentary:


I Am Not Your Negro

O.J.: Made In America

This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

TIME: The Kalief Browder Story

While actors grabbed their popcorns and took their seats, some fan favorite popstars took to the stage to keep the entertainment rolling. Noah Cyrus hit the stage bouncing and jumping around the stage and Pitbull, J Balvin, and Camila Cabello brought the flamin Latin energy with their collaboration “Hey Ma”.

The Huffington Post said, “The show had some pretty inspiring moments, being the first year that MTV merged film and TV nominees into the same categories, and stopped using gendered categories, it was a real night of inclusion.”

The night was filled with amazing performances by singers such as Noah Cyrus, Pitbull and more. Host, Adam Devine did a great job with keeping the audience interested with a fun filled night.

For more winners and performances, check out: http://www.mtv.com/movie-and-tv-awards