The first-ever MTV Movie & TV Awards was, for better or worse, a mixed bag of insanity, one that began with Adam DeVine burning down the stage and ended with the host screaming, “We’re never gonna die!”
Despite the hype surrounding the show’s big makeover — it’s movies and TV now, you guys! — the actual awards took a (distant) backseat to the evening’s shenanigans, which included parodies of Beauty and the Beast, Stranger Things and Logan. (Aubrey Plaza as a grown-up Eleven was among the ceremony’s brighter spots.)
That said, some of the night’s biggest laughs came courtesy of the winners — whether it was Trevor Noah’s short-and-sweet Donald Trump shout-out, or Taraji P. Henson’s astute observations. (“This popcorn is heavy!”)
And then there was that Noah Cyrus performance, which… like… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Browse our gallery of the best, worst and weirdest moments from Sunday’s ceremony — you can click here for direct actress — then drop a comment with your own review of the night below.
MTV still has these awards on? Crazy how that channel has so much less relevance than it did a generation ago.
I get that Noah Cyrus’ performance wasn’t the best but saying she’s a “dollar store knockoff of the original” is so rude. She’s a teenager who is just beginning and you guys, adults, are insulting her? Are you kidding me right now? This is supposed to be a professional website but including such ignorant and hurtful comments like that are not needed. Yes, she does need to work on her stamina but like I said, she’s just starting her career. She hasn’t mastered it quite yet but give her time. There are several artists out there where it took them time to get the hang of singing live while moving around/dancing. Saying she’s a knockoff of her sister wasn’t needed in your assessment of the performance. Noah is her own being and unique in her own ways. Let’s not go down that path at trying to compare the two sisters only because they are both singers. And if you think she has no talent, well that’s your opinion, but leave the rude comments out of it.
So they can only critique her if they have nice things to say about her? Sorry, but that’s not how it works. If she puts her work out there for public consumption, then people have the right to criticize it anyway they choose. I want my ‘professional websites’ to be honest with me, not lie just to spare someone’s feeling. And for the record, I thought their take was spot-on, and it didn’t seem particularly rude (not to mention that there are plenty of other people saying almost the exact same thing). Yes she might get better (and hopefully more original) in the future, but that has no bearing on how bad she was last night. Also, I think it’s fair game to compare her to her sister considering she probably wouldn’t have even been up on that stage if her last name wasn’t Cyrus.
I never said they couldn’t critique her so don’t add things to my statement that are not there. They can give their opinion without being entirely offensive about it. I get that I was defending her because it was she’s just starting out but never did I say they couldn’t critique her. Even I acknowledged the performances short comings. And yes, others are saying hurtful things like that and I don’t condone it either. If you are going to critique something, do it with class. They lacked that in their assessment of her performance. They were beyond rude about it by calling her a knockoff. You obviously have some bias towards her and her family by stating she wouldn’t be on the stage if she wasn’t a Cyrus. And I disagree with comparing her to her sister. There is no need. And original? Are you serious? Not even going to delve further into that.
That wasn’t a rude critique.
Oh please get over yourself
I think Emma Watson’s speech was way too long and trying to describe Beauty and the Beast as some great feminist picture really was kindof unbelievable.
Stop the politics. It’s annoying.
How do they get people to come to these awards shows? If I was an actress and was invited to a MTV Award show I would be like “no thanks”. They just don’t seem relevant to idk movies, shows, anything.