It was a big year for the MTV Movie Awards, even if seemed like business as usual. The network’s annual celebration of all things blockbuster-sized expanded to acknowledge the dominance and popularity of television: For the first time, shows like Atlanta and Game of Thrones were represented along with the usual multiplex heavy hitters like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Logan. It gave a shout-out to genres and categories that are often neglected by other
awards shows: see the Best Reality Competition and Trending categories. And it’s also gunning for the title of the most “woke” awards show out there: Name another ceremony that celebrates “Best Fight Against the System’ and strips gender out of its Best Actor accolades.
Plus, at a mere two hours – that’s roughly 1/32nd of your average Oscars ceremony’s running time – it’s a blessedly short event, and low on pretension. Host Adam Devine’s remarks were filled with sarcasm, self deprecation and a heavy dollop of sophomore humor. Sure, not every joke connected, but when you have Taraji P. Henson inspiring folks with her “God created everyone different” speech and Pitbull and Camilla Cabello tearing up the stage for their white-hot “Hey Ma” performance, they didn’t need to. Here are our picks for the 10 best, worst and most WTF moments of the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards.