LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” was the highest winner at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Monday in a present marked by messages of empowerment and shallowness.
2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards – Musician Bazzi performs – Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 15, 2019. Picture taken June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake
The Marvel film, the second greatest field workplace hit of all time, took wins for greatest film, villain (Josh Brolin’s Thanos) and hero (Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man.)
But U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the diminutive, 86-year-old liberal decide, was voted greatest real-life hero, cementing her standing as an surprising popular culture icon, particularly amongst girls. She didn’t attend the MTV ceremony within the California seashore metropolis of Santa Monica.
The MTV Movie and TV awards often deal with crowd-pleasers and is an irreverent antidote to the extra severe winter Hollywood awards season. Winners get popcorn formed trophies and are chosen by followers voting on-line.
But whereas medieval fantasy “Game of Thrones” was named greatest TV present on Monday, different awards went to darker fare.
“Surviving R. Kelly,” wherein seven girls spoke on digital camera about what they stated was years of sexual and emotional abuse by the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer, gained greatest documentary.
The Lifetime community documentary led to Kelly being dropped by his document firm and to legal expenses in Chicago of aggravated sexual assault involving 4 girls, three of them minors. Kelly has pleaded not responsible and is awaiting trial.
“Survivors walked through the fire and then stood again to tell this story,” Brie Miranda Bryant, an government with Lifetime, stated in an acceptance speech.
Elisabeth Moss, star of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” took the award for greatest efficiency in a TV present, a class that was totally made up of girls. The bleak drama sequence portrays a close to future wherein girls are stripped of all their rights, together with working and studying.
Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel” triumphed in the most effective combat class, whereas MTV’s in style greatest kiss award went to newcomers Noah Centineo and Lana Condor from the Asian-led teen film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.”
“Love who you want to love, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise,” Condor, 22, informed the viewers.
Actor, producer and wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was given the Generation award for a profession that encompasses greater than 30 movie and TV exhibits, together with the “Fast and Furious” film franchise.
Johnson informed the viewers that when he first got here to Hollywood some 15 years in the past, the leisure trade didn’t know how you can deal with a 6-foot-Four-inch, muscled, half black, half Samoan man, “so I decided I wasn’t going to conform to Hollywood, Hollywood was going to conform to me”.
Breakout singer Lizzo gave her first awards present efficiency with her hit single “Juice,” an anthem to shallowness.
“Girls Trip” actress Jada Pinkett-Smith was given the annual Trailblazer award for a profession that features creator, dressmaker, girls’s rights activist and funder of youth applications.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; enhancing by Darren Schuettler