Tiffany Haddish hosted the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards, which aired on Monday night, June 18. This was the 27th year for these kudos, but only the second year that TV shows were celebrated alongside films. Winners were determined by fans voting online. Find out who won in our live blog below with all the minute-by-minute results. Check out the full list of winners right here.
“Black Panther” was the most nominated film of the year with seven total bids, including Best Movie. It faced off in that top category against another Marvel extravaganza, “Avengers: Infinity War,” which also features characters from “Black Panther.” There was even a DC superhero in the mix for Best Movie: “Wonder Woman.” Did all the comic-book characters split the vote, opening the door for the horror film “It” or the comedy “Girls Trip” to upset? In the history of the awards only one superhero film had won before: “The Avengers” in 2013.
And what about Best Show? Television programs have only been honored once before at these awards, making it hard to determine voter trends. But “Stranger Things” come in as the defending champ, and its star Millie Bobby Brown was also the defending champ for Best Performance in a Show. It was the most nominated TV program this year with seven bids, but it battled against a pair of fan-favorite teen dramas, “13 Reasons Why” and “Riverdale,” not to mention the Freeform college comedy “Grown-ish” and arguably the biggest show on TV, HBO’s epic fantasy “Game of Thrones.”
What did you think of the night’s winners. Follow along below with our report of the results as they’re announced. All times listed are Eastern.
9:02pm — “I came to battle, bitches!” says Haddish in her opening “Black Panther” parody, joined by her “Girls Trip” co-stars Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith as she challenges T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) to host the MTV Movie and TV Awards. “Let the beatdown begin.”
9:13pm — “I did not think I was going to win tonight, said Madelaine Petsch about her surprise victory for Best Scene Stealer. She plays Cheryl Blossom in the CW teen soap “Riverdale” based on the “Archie” comics, and she thanked the show’s “dedicated” fans for their support. She defeated Haddish for “Girls Trip” and Letitia Wright for “Black Panther.”
9:20pm — Noah Schnapp takes the prize for Most Frightened Performance for his role in “Stranger Things,” beating Emily Blunt for “A Quiet Place.” “I hope I inspire you every single day to not give up,” he said excitedly to fans upon accepting the prize.
9:25pm — Chadwick Boseman wins Best Hero for playing the title role in “Black Panther” and invites to the stage real-life hero James Shaw Jr., who famously saved customers from a gunman at a Waffle House in Tennessee earlier this year. Boseman not only dedicated the award to Shaw, he gave him the Golden Popcorn outright.
9:46pm — “If you can live your dream and wear dresses, you can live your dreams and kiss the one that you love, no matter what gender they are,” said Keiynan Lonsdale upon accepting Best Kiss for “Love, Simon,” which he shared with that co-star Nick Robinson, who wasn’t on hand to accept the award. This is only the third genuinely romantic same-sex kiss to win, following “Brokeback Mountain” and “Moonlight.”
9:49pm — Haddish may have lost Best Scene Stealer, but she took Best Comedic Performance for her role in “Girls Trip.” She thanked “everyone who saw ‘Girls Trip’ and laughed, everyone who saw ‘Girls Trip’ more than once … and I can’t wait until we do the next one!”
9:57pm — “Thank you to my crazy family,” says Kim Kardashian upon accepting Best Reality Series for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” with her mother Kris Jenner.
9:59pm — Michael B. Jordan won Best Villain for his role as woke bae-gone-bad Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther.” “I’m shocked that I won this award for Best Villain,” he said. “I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag.”
10:12pm — Gal Gadot wins Best Fight for “Wonder Woman,” for a scene in which she battles German soldiers during World War I. She wasn’t there to accept the prize in person, but she said during a taped speech, “This is incredible, and extremely heavy.”
10:20pm — Lena Waithe accepts the Trailblazer Award presented by Common, who executive produces “The Chi” with her on Showtime. She dedicates her win to the queer trailblazers featured in the classic documentary “Paris is Burning.” She wants to “give them the glory and shine they deserve … Their legacy will never die … We owe them a huge debt of gratitude.”
10:24pm — The kids from “It” win Best On-Screen Team, beating the kids from “Stranger Things.” Lucky for Finn Wolfhard that he won either way. “You recognized the fun that we had and our genuine love for each other,” said Jaeden Lieberher upon accepting the award for the cast.
10:32pm — Millie Bobby Brown defends her title for Best Performance in a Show for “Stranger Things.” She couldn’t accept the award in person due to injury, but she delivered a recorded acceptance speech in which she spoke out against bullying. “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it … Rise above the hate.”
10:37pm — “I accept the responsibility as your elder,” said 38-year-old Chris Pratt upon accepting the Generation Award. So he gave rules to the younger generation. “You have a soul: be careful with it,” he says, and “don’t be a turd.” Speaking of which, he explains how to properly poop at parties if you don’t want to be embarrassed.
10:46pm — Chadwick Boseman wins again: Best Performance in a Movie. “I want to thank Ryan Coogler, you are an amazing director. You are the realest of the real,” says Boseman. “It’s such a joy to be able to do what you love.”
10:50pm — “Stranger Things” wins Best Show for the second year in a row. It overcame “Game of Thrones,” “13 Reasons Why,” “Riverdale” and “Grown-ish.” Out of seven nominations it won four awards tonight. In addition to the three announced during the telecast it also won Best Musical Moment for Brown and Wolfhard’s dance to “Every Breath You Take.”
10:58pm — “Black Panther” closes the night be winning Best Movie, so who needs a whole team of “Avengers”? Michael B. Jordan and Winston Duke accepted the award and acknowledged how meaningful it is for a film with a black cast to defy cliches about how black stories don’t attract movie audiences. It’s the first predominantly black film to win Best Movie at the MTV Movie Awards since “Menace II Society” in 1994.