Award Shows
Jun 6, 2022

The Best of MTV’s Movie and TV Awards

MTV’s annual award show for movies and tv has come and gone, and we have all the best recaps of the evening right here in one place for you.

Image Credits: From left: Jack Black, Jennifer Lopez and Sydney Sweeney KEVIN WINTER/GETTY IMAGES(2);RICH POLK/GETTY IMAGES

Vanessa Hudgens gave a memorable opening for the MTV TV and Movie Awards.

This year’s MTV Movie and TV Awards were hosted by Vanessa Hudgens. Host Vanessa Hudgens exchanged a warm hug with Jennifer Lopez, who won the coveted MTV Generation award. Jennifer Lopez gave way to a tearful acceptance speech. Of the win she said, “I look at those movies and I see all the wonderful people that I’ve been blessed to know and to work with. You’re only as good as the people that you work with,” Lopez said during her acceptance speech after a montage of clips from her films played. “And if you’re lucky, they make you better. And I have been very lucky in that regard. As an actor, I’m not any of the women that I’ve played, but there’s a part of what is deeply true to me in each one of those characters.” Taking a brief pause, she then continued, adding: “And since you cannot create truth unless you’ve really lived it, I have a different kind of list of thank-yous tonight. I want to thank all the people who gave me this life. I want to thank the people who gave me joy. And the ones who broke my heart. The ones who were true and the ones who lied to me. I want to thank true love. And I want to thank the way that I lied to myself, because that’s how I knew that I had to grow. I want to thank disappointment and failure for teaching me to be strong and my children for teaching me to love. I want to thank all the people who told me to my face or when I wasn’t in the room that I couldn’t do this. I really don’t think I could have done it without you! And I know I couldn’t have done it without the fans.”

The Generation Award celebrates “beloved actors whose diverse contributions to both film and television have turned them into household names,” according to MTV. Past recipients include Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Pratt, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey and the Fast & Furious franchise, among others.

Spider-Man: No Way Home was named best movie at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday night. Stars Tom Holland and Zendaya accepted the award via separate pretaped video speeches. Tom Holland also won for best performance in a movie, while Zendaya also took home best performance in a TV show for Euphoria, which was named best show. Sydney Sweeney accepted the latter award in person, playing with the audience and having a bit of fun of what her famous Euphoria character’s reaction would be.

Ryan Reynolds won best comedic performance for Free Guy, which was accepted by Steve-O, best known from the Jackass franchise, via video, claiming Reynolds was too busy to appear even in the video to accept his own award. Steve-O read a list of names that Ryan Reynolds wanted to thank before the latter showed up to help Steve-O with the list.

The scripted awards show was then followed by MTV TV Awards: Unscripted, hosted by Tayshia Adams. Both shows were simulcast across BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nick at Night, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1 and will air internationally on MTV in over 170 countries. The MTV Movie & TV Awards was additionally simulcast on The CW.

Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted recognized reality TV, talk shows and documentaries. RuPaul’s Drag Race was named top competition series, while Chrishell Stause of Selling Sunset was named best reality star — she thanked fans for voting for her after she came out and embraced her decision to live her life authentically. Selling Sunset also was named best docu-reality series.

Meanwhile, Bethenny Frankey took home the Reality Royalty award.