Hosted by Vanessa Hudgens and The Bachelorette’s Tayshia Adams, the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards took place on Sunday. Star presenters such as Billy Eichner, Chris Evans, Sydney Sweeney, Paris Hilton, and Nicole Richie all made appearances.
Additionally, there were three lifetime awards up for grabs this year. The “MTV Generation Award” was awarded to Jennifer Lopez, Jack Black took home the “Comedic Genius Award” and the “MTV Reality Royalty Lifetime Achievement” went to former Real Housewives for New York City star Bethenny Frankel.
In a celebration of all things movie and television, the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards kicked off their 30th annual awards show with a number of queer and LGBTQ+ movie and television nominations.
One of the big winners of the night was the ever-popular HBO show Euphoria which took home four awards for ‘Best Show,’ ‘Best Performance in a Show’ (Zendaya), ‘Best Fight,’ and ‘Here For the Hookup.’
Need a show to binge-watch? How about THE Best Show, Euphoria?!— Movie & TV Awards (@MTVAwards) June 6, 2022
Congrats to @euphoriaHBO on winning Best Show 📺 #MTVAwards pic.twitter.com/r1e3mNOeo5
The award for “Best Team” was given to Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, and Owen Wilson for their stellar performances in Loki. Di Martino also snatched the “Breakthrough Performance” award for her portrayal of Sylvie in the series.
While it came as no surprise, everyone's favorite drag queen competition show, RuPaul’s Drag Race won at last night’s event. The series nabbed two awards. One for the biggest category of the night, “Best Competition Series” and the other for “Best Fight” for an iconic argument between Bosco vs. Lady Camden for the main role in “Moulin Ru: The Rusical.”
The Best Fight nominees battled it out and @hereisbosco vs @LadyCamden from #DragRace came out on top. Congratulations! 🏁🥂 #MTVAwards: Unscripted pic.twitter.com/weI8SlAl3c— Movie & TV Awards (@MTVAwards) June 6, 2022
While onstage receiving the award for “Best Competition Series” RuPaul took some time to thank the show’s contestants. Season 14 is regarded as one of the most trans-inclusive in the show’s history.
“I want to thank our queens, who bravely share their stories to help spread love, light, and laughter around the world… this award belongs to you.”
Chrishell Stause, who recently started to date non-binary Australian singer G Flip, won the coveted award for “Best Reality Star.”
Queer movies saw a big prizewinner too. Breakout Netflix film Heartstopper charmed fans of queer teen romance and managed to win ‘Best Musical Moment.
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