Los Angeles, CA – May 7, 2017 – The “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards” celebrated the best of Young Hollywood tonight at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, awarding Golden Popcorns to the actors and stories across film and television that influenced youth culture.
Actor and comedian Adam Devine gave a “beauty” and a “beast” of a performance, kicking off the legendary party with a fire-filled grand opening featuring an all-star cast of cameos including Lil Rel Howery, Millie Bobby Brown, Chrissy Metz, Blake Anderson, Josh Gad, Hugh Jackman, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson and DJ Nasty. “Billion’s” star Asia Kate Dillon presented the first award of the night to Emma Watson for the non-gendered Best Actor in a Movie category with Millie Bobby Brown later accepting the first-ever Best Actor in a Show award.
Star and producer Vin Diesel accepted the Generation Award on behalf of the enduring motion-picture franchise Fast & Furious, marking the first time a film franchise was honored instead of an individual actor. Diesel was joined on-stage by his franchise co-stars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster. J Balvin and Pitbull then took the stage with Camila Cabello to perform their steamy hit single, “Hey Ma,” which was featured in the most recent installment The Fate of the Furious.
The first-ever Best Fight the System award was presented by Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Blackish’s Tracee Ellis Ross to Taraji P. Henson for Hidden Figures. Additional new and timely categories were awarded to “Blackish” for Best American Story, “This Is Us” for Tearjerker, Trevor Noah for Best Host, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” for Best Reality Competition and Daniel Kaluuya for Next Generation.
The evening also included performances by Big Sean and Noah Cyrus, as well as exclusive sneak peeks at highly anticipated films IT, Transformers: The Last Knight and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS FOR THE “2017 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS” INCLUDE:
MOVIE OF THE YEAR (Presented by Toyota C-HR)
Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE
Emma Watson – Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
SHOW OF THE YEAR
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
BEST ACTOR IN A SHOW
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)
“This Is Us” – Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate (NBC)
Hugh Jackman & Dafne Keen – Logan (20th Century Fox)
Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome – Moonlight (A24)
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Lil Rel Howery – Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Trevor Noah – “The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)
BEST AMERICAN STORY
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead” (AMC)
BEST REALITY COMPETITION
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
TRENDING (Presented by Time Inc.’s INSTANT)
“Run The World (Girls)” Channing Tatum and Beyoncé – “Lip Sync Battle” (SPIKE)
BEST MUSICAL MOMENT (musical.ly) (Powered by truth®)
“You’re the One That I Want” – Ensemble – Grease: Live (FOX)
Casey Patterson, for her second consecutive year, will serve as Executive Producer. Carol Donovan and MTV’s Garrett English serve as Executive Producers for the “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards.” Melanie Block is Executive in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Amani Duncan is Executive in Charge of Music.
Official sponsors of the “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards” include Always®, Diamond Producers Association™, Taco Bell® and Toyota C-HR.
MTV is a global youth culture brand inspired by music. For more information, check out mtvpress.com. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).
About Casey Patterson Entertainment:
Casey Patterson Entertainment is a full service production company producing premium content, live events, and talent-driven series and specials with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Casey Patterson is an Emmy®-nominated, critically-acclaimed executive producer who has created an array of groundbreaking programming during her 20-year tenure at Viacom. Patterson’s current projects include the breakout hit-series “Lip Sync Battle,” the highest-rated series in Spike history; the revamped “2016 MTV Movie Awards;” Spike’s “One Night Only: Alec Baldwin” airing this June; “Rock the Troops” with Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions; Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle: Shorties;” and “Guys Choice.” Additional credits include such high-profile events as the “The Concert for New York City,” “The Concert of the Century at the White House,” “Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special,” “The Comedy Awards,” “Between Two Ferns – A Fairy Tale of New York,” “The Video Game Awards,” “SCREAM Awards,” “GQ Men of the Year Awards,” VH1’s “Vogue Fashion Awards,” VH1’s “Divas Live,” FOX’s “Billboard Music Awards,” and NBC’s “Concert for America.”