May 08, 2017
MTV Movie & TV Awards Roundup!

Last night marked the first ever MTV Movie & TV Awards. It was hugely monumental for several reasons. It was the first time that MTV added television to their infamous awards show and it was also the first-ever award ceremony to not separate their categories by gender. We've comprised a list of our absolute favorite moments from last night's broadcast below.

1) Green Goddess

Zendaya is known for slaying the red carpet but she brought some extra sass to last night's awards show. She stunned in a Zuhair Murad green princess-style dress and showed off a brand new hairstyle. The 20-year-old's dress was incredibly intricate and featured a plunging neckline and beautiful studded bead detailing. Safe to say she has officially nailed mixing sexy and elegance! She attended the MTV Movie & TV Awards alongside her spider Spider-Man: Homecoming costar Tom Holland and premiered a clip for the movie slated to hit theaters this Summer.

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2) Gender Fluidity

Last night, the MTV Movie & TV Awards became the first major awards ceremony to not separate actors based on their gender. Non-binary artist Asia Kate Dillon presented the award to Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson, who beat out fellow nominees Daniel Kaluuya, Hailee Steinfield, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Taraji P. Henson. Watson went on to give an incredibly powerful speech when speaking about MTV's decision to no longer separate nominees based on their sex stating, "...Empathy and the ability to use your imagination should have no limits. This is very meaningful to me." 

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3) Jharrel Jerome and Ashton Sanders win "Best Kiss"

Jerome and Sanders won best kiss for their scene in the critically acclaimed film Moonlight. While this might not be the first time two men have won the Best Kiss award, it is still incredibly important. It has been over ten years since Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal won the award for Brokeback Mountain. This award feels very different than Gyleenhaal and Ledger's win because this is representing the LGBTQ minority community. Sanders outlined taking home the award flawlessly, "This is for those who feel like the others, the misfits; this represents us."

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4) Fight Against the System Award

The always magnificent Taraji P. Henson took home the award in this category for her role as the brilliant physicist and mathematician Katherine Johnson in the film Hidden Figures. Henson was awarded the golden popcorn by Congresswoman Maxine Waters and superstar Tracee Ellis Ross. She used her victory platform to give an incredible speech about the film's historical importance and just how big of an impact the women this movie was based on made on our nation's history. Henson perfectly summed up what the awards show was all about last night with the following statement, "I hate the separateness. I hate that it's man versus woman, black versus white, gay versus straight. Whatever. We're all humans, right?' 

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What was you favorite moment from last night's awards show? Let us know below!

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