Now that the prestigious popcorn of the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards has been doled out, let’s take a step back. Catch your breath and reflect over the night’s historic wins — there were a lot of them, and a lot of highs and lows as with any awards show.
Here were the best and worst moments of the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Hailee Steinfeld as Belle
It’s amazing what an actual singing voice can bring to the role.
Cute, precocious kids
From the Stranger Things cast to Logan star Dafne Keen to little Randall from This Is Us, children are our future, and MTV knows it.
Moonlight wins Best Kiss
SORRY, LA LA LAND.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
The California Democrat upped the prestige of MTV enough to skew the average for the whole century. She spoke about the power of actors and artists to inspire change (along with Tracee Ellis Ross) when presenting the award for Best Fight Against the System.
The cast of This Is Us destroys us as usual
It was enough to have the show nominated, to say nothing of the emotional upheaval caused by seeing Jack do pushups with Randall on his back in a clip. But then This Is Us won the Tearjerker Award and Milo Ventimiglia took the stage with little Randall himself (Lonnie Chavis). BYE, EVERYONE.
Adam Devine in general
Luckily, the MTV Movie & TV Awards don’t force their host down the throats of viewers as persistently as so many other shows, so Devine was often overshadowed by movie clips and new trailers. Devine is funny in plenty of projects, but this wasn’t one of them.
Allison Williams and Lilrel Howery
Howery’s participation in every Get Out joke was perfect, but we didn’t need Williams offering various ways to dispel his fear of her. Couldn’t we have gotten Daniel Kaluuya in one of these bits?
Beauty and the Beast wins Movie of the Year
Despite what seemed like a concerted effort from MTV to appear inclusive and diverse, Beauty and the Beast won the big award against critically acclaimed films (and audience favorites) like Logan and Get Out. Director Bill Condon called attention in his speech to female viewers of the film as if they are a new phenomenon and not the lifeblood of movies and entertainment in general.