Marvel comics spinoff “WandaVision” dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Sunday, while Scarlett Johansson and Sacha Baron Cohen got special awards for their contributions to the film industry.
Chadwick Boseman received a posthumous award, for best performance in a movie, for his final film, the jazz period drama “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. ‘The “Black Panther’ actor, 43, died in August 2020 of colon cancer.
“His impact is everlasting and we are eternally grateful for the way his presence and his art has changed the world. We love you and miss you,” said ‘Black-ish’ actress Yara Shahidi, accepting the award on Boseman’s behalf.
“WandaVision,” the Disney+ series that gives starring roles to supporting superhero characters Wanda Maximoff and Vision, was chosen best TV show in the fan-voted awards, while Elizabeth Olson won for best performance for her portrayal of the lead character Wanda.
Kathryn Hahn took home the golden popcorn statuette for best villain for her role as nosy neighbor Agatha in ‘WandaVision’, which also won the popular best fight trophy for a battle between Agatha and Wanda.
“Black Widow” star Johansson was honored with MTV’s Generation Award in recognition of her Hollywood career.
In a video message, Johansson thanked her fans for their support. “I realize what an absolute gift it is to be able to have the opportunity to do what I love,” she said.
Baron Cohen appeared as his outrageous characters Borat, Bruno, the Dictator and Ali G., as well as himself, to accept the Comedic Genius award presented by Hollywood producer, Seth Rogen, who called the British actor and writer “the most fearless performer I have ever known.”
Leslie Jones hosted the show in Los Angeles before a small, COVID-tested and mostly unmasked live audience and a larger audience on huge video screens.
Elsewhere, Asian-American young adult romance ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’, was chosen best movie, while British actor Rege-Jean Page won for his breakthrough performance in the hit TV romantic series ‘Bridgerton’.
MTV’s awards for reality shows will be handed out in a separate ceremony to be broadcast on Monday night.
A full list of scripted winners follows.
To All the Boys: Always and Forever (WINNER)
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
Emily in Paris
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (WINNER)
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Zendaya – Malcolm & Marie
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
Elizabeth Olsen – WandaVision (WINNER)
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit
Elliot Page – The Umbrella Academy
Emma Corrin – The Crown
Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You
Anthony Mackie – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (WINNER)
Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman 1984
Jack Quaid – The Boys
Pedro Pascal – The Mandalorian
Teyonah Parris – WandaVision
Chase Stokes & Madelyn Cline – Outer Banks (WINNER)
Jodie Comer & Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
Lily Collins & Lucas Bravo – Emily in Paris
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan & Jaren Lewison – Never Have I Ever
Regé-Jean Page & Phoebe Dynevor – Bridgerton
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Leslie Jones – Coming 2 America (WINNER)
Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek
Eric Andre – Bad Trip
Issa Rae – Insecure
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso
Kathryn Hahn – WandaVision (WINNER)
Aya Cash – The Boys
Ewan McGregor – Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Giancarlo Esposito – The Mandalorian
Nicholas Hoult – The Great
Regé-Jean Page – Bridgerton (WINNER)
Antonia Gentry – Ginny & Georgia
Ashley Park – Emily in Paris
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Paul Mescal – Normal People
WandaVision – Wanda vs. Agatha (WINNER)
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – Final Funhouse Fight
Cobra Kai – Finale House Fight
The Boys – Starlight, Queen Maeve, Kimiko vs. Stormfront
Zack Snyder’s Justice League – Final Fight vs. Steppenwolf
MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
Victoria Pedretti – The Haunting of Bly Manor (WINNER)
Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man
Jurnee Smollett – Lovecraft Country
Simona Brown – Behind Her Eyes
Vince Vaughn – Freaky
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – Falcon (Anthony Mackie) & Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) (WINNER)
Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar – Star (Kristen Wiig) & Barb (Annie Mumolo)
The Mandalorian – Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) & Grogu
Emily in Paris – Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) & Mindy Chen (Ashley Park)
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan – Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) & Tutar Sagdiyev (Maria Bakalova)