At the end of the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards on Monday night, June 17, “Avengers: Endgame” took the coveted Golden Popcorn for Best Movie, and it reigned as the biggest winner of the whole night. Out of its four nominations it claimed three: in addition to the top prize it received Best Hero (Robert Downey Jr.) and Best Villain (Josh Brolin). The only award it lost was Best Fight, but that went to another Marvel hero: Brie Larson for “Captain Marvel.” Check out the complete list of winners and nominees here.
“Endgame” was the third Marvel Cinematic Universe film to win Best Movie, following the original “Avengers” in 2013 and “Black Panther” in 2018. The top prize was announced by Tessa Thompson, who also appeared in the film as Valkyrie. Co-director Anthony Russo was on-hand to accept the award, while co-stars Downey and Chris Hemsworth beamed in for gracious taped messages thanking fans for their support. Downey also thanked his directors so enthusiastically he almost swallowed the camera.
“Game of Thrones” finally won its first — and last — MTV Award, but it was the big one. It took Best Show after two years of losing that prize to “Stranger Things” for the last two years, but that Netflix horror series hasn’t aired new episodes since 2017, clearing the way for Daenerys’s dragons to scorch the rest of its competitors for the top prize. Appropriately enough, Jacob Anderson — aka Dany’s loyal soldier Grey Worm — accepted the award on the behalf of the HBO drama.
But the next two biggest winners after “Avengers” were the films “A Star is Born” and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” “Star” went two-for-two, claiming Best Performance in a Movie for Lady Gaga and Best Musical Moment for “Shallow,” so the singer-songwriter-actors will have a couple more trophies to display next to her Oscar, Grammys, Golden Globes, and MTV Video Music Awards.
Lady Gaga wasn’t there to accept her prizes, but “Boys” stars Noah Centineo and Lana Condor were. Together they won Best Kiss, for which Centineo thanked his co-star’s lips, and then Centineo returned to the stage to accept the Breakthrough Performance award. The only award “To All the Boys” lost was Best Movie.