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Newly expanded MTV Movie And TV Awards salute Stranger Things and inclusivity

Stranger Things
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This year, for the first time ever, MTV decided to throw TV awards into its usual movie awards show, dubbing the ceremony the MTV Movie And TV Awards. Plus, along with the new focus, the ceremony got a couple of new awards including Best American Story, Best Reality Competition, Best Tearjerker, and Best Fight Against The System. That last award, combined with MTV’s decision to abandon gender divisions—as in, just one acting category instead of separate ones for actor and actress—seemed to suggest that the network was going for something a bit more inclusive than the stuffier award shows.


If that was the goal, it came through pretty well in the winners themselves. Women won the Best Actor awards, with Emma Watson getting the movie version for Beauty And The Beast and Millie Bobby Brown winning the TV version for Stranger Things, but also Best Kiss went to Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome from Moonlight and Get Outs Daniel Kaluuya won the Next Generation award.

Other winners include Trevor Noah getting Best Host, Ru Paul’s Drag Race winning Best Reality Competition, a key This Is Us moment winning the Tearjerker, and Stranger Things winning the inaugural Show Of The Year award. There was also an extended tribute to the Fast And Furious series, which won the Generation Award. In a relatively brief speech, Vin Diesel brought out a handful of his costars and thanked everyone for their support, throwing in a little shoutout to Paul Walker and calling back to the time the two of them won Best Duo many years ago.

You can see the full list of winners below.

Movie Of The Year
Beauty And The Beast
Get Out
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Edge Of Seventeen

Best Actor In A Movie
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Emma Watson, Beauty And The Beast
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge Of Seventeen
Hugh Jackman, Logan
James McAvoy, Split
Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures

Show Of The Year
Game Of Thrones
Pretty Little Liars
Stranger Things
This Is Us


Best Actor In A Show
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

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 Host
Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen DeGeneres Show
John Oliver, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Samantha Bee, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Trevor Noah, The Daily Show

Best Reality Competition
America’s Got Talent
MasterChef Junior
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Bachelor
The Voice


Best Comedic Performance
Adam Devine, Workaholics
Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson, Broad City
Lil Rel Howery, Get Out
Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy
Seth Rogen, Sausage Party
Will Arnett, The LEGO Batman Movie

Game Of Thrones, Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) Death
Grey’s Anatomy, Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death (Ellen Pompeo)
Me Before You, Will (Sam Claflin) tells Louisa (Emilia Clarke) he can’t stay with her
Moonlight, Paula (Naomie Harris) tells Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) that she loves him
This Is Us, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate


Next Generation
Chrissy Metz
Daniel Kaluuya
Issa Rae
Riz Ahmed
Yara Shahidi

Best Duo
Adam Levine & Blake Shelton, The Voice
Daniel Kaluuya & Lil Rel Howery, Get Out
Brian Tyree Henry & Lakeith Stanfield, Atlanta
Hugh Jackman & Dafne Keen, Logan
Josh Gad & Luke Evans, Beauty And The Beast
Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party


Best American Story
Fresh Off The Boat
Jane The Virgin

Best Fight Against The System
Get Out
Hidden Figures
Luke Cage
Mr. Robot

Generation Award
The Fast And Furious series