When it comes to villains, no one is badder than Negan. At the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards (see full list of winners), Negan’s portrayer Jeffrey Dean Morgan won Best Villain for his devilish turn on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Gold Derby’s odds-makers were correct in giving Morgan leading 5/6 odds to win the blended movie/TV category, but how did the other nominees fare in our MTV Awards predictions?
In second place with 10/3 odds was Jared Leto as the Joker in “Suicide Squad.” Leto scared audiences from the moment he first appeared in the trailer, so it was no surprise to see him nominated for Best Villain. This MTV nomination was payback of sorts for Leto, as his villainous performance was shamefully up at the Razzie Awards as Worst Supporting Actor.
Underneath the special effects and makeup of the Demogorgon on “Stranger Things” is actor Mark Steger, who was in third place to win with 4/1 odds. The frightening monster from the first season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” exists in the parallel world called the Upside Down, which our favorite characters visit in the season finale.
Allison Williams sheds her sweet “Girls” persona by taking on the role of bad girl Rose Armitage in the film “Get Out.” She enjoyed 4/1 odds for playing an accomplice to kidnapping in the surprise hit film. Williams’ nomination was likely helped by the fact that the final season of “Girls” recently aired to rave reviews from both critics and fans.
Rounding out the category, Wes Bentley (9/2 odds) played a villain on the past two seasons of FX’s “American Horror Story,” which helped explain why he was nominated here. On “Hotel” (2015) Bentley portrayed John Lowe, the Ten Commandments serial killer. And in last year’s “Roanoke” he took on the role of Dylan, an actor who played ghost Ambrose White on the show-within-a-show “My Roanoke Nightmare.”