MTV Movie & TV Awards 2022: Winners, Nominations, and Highlights

The MTV Movie & TV Awards faced unprecedented challenges this year due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike. Despite that, the network pulled off a pre-taped show that honored the best of film and TV over the past year. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the winners, nominations, and highlights from the MTV Movie & TV Awards 2022.

Best Movie

The Best Movie category saw some fierce competition this year. Ultimately, “Avatar: The Way of Water” emerged as the winner, beating out “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Elvis,” “Nope,” “Scream VI,” “Smile,” and “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Best Show

“Stranger Things” was a clear favorite in this category, but it faced stiff competition from “The Last of Us,” “The White Lotus,” “Wednesday,” “Wolf Pack,” “Yellowjackets,” and “Yellowstone.” In the end, “Stranger Things” came out on top.

Best Performance in a Movie

This category recognized outstanding performances in movies, and the nominees were equally impressive. Austin Butler’s portrayal of Elvis in “Elvis” earned him the trophy for Best Performance in a Movie. Florence Pugh (“Don’t Worry Darling”), Keke Palmer (“Nope”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed III”), and Tom Cruise (“Top Gun: Maverick”) were the other nominees.

Best Performance in a Show

The Best Performance in a Show category featured some of the most talented actors and actresses of our time. Aubrey Plaza’s role in “The White Lotus” earned her a win, beating out Christina Ricci (“Yellowjackets”), Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday”), Riley Keough (“Daisy Jones & The Six”), Sadie Sink (“Stranger Things”), and Selena Gomez (“Only Murders in the Building”).

Best Comedic Performance

Adam Sandler’s “Murder Mystery 2” earned him a nomination in this category, but it was Quinta Brunson’s performance in “Abbott Elementary” that took home the trophy. Dylan O’Brien (“Not Okay”), Jennifer Coolidge (“Shotgun Wedding”), Keke Palmer (“Nope”), and Adam Sandler (“Murder Mystery 2”) were the other nominees.

Best Hero

Diego Luna (“Andor”), Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday”), Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania”), Pedro Pascal (“The Last Of Us”), and Tom Cruise (“Top Gun: Maverick”) were the nominees in this category. In the end, Tom Cruise’s portrayal of Maverick in “Top Gun: Maverick” earned him the trophy for Best Hero.

Best Villain

This category featured some of the most notorious villains in film and TV. Elizabeth Olsen’s performance in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” earned her a nomination, but it was Jamie Campbell Bower’s portrayal of Peter Ballard in “Stranger Things” that took home the trophy. Harry Styles (“Don’t Worry Darling”), M3GAN (portrayed by Jenna Davis and Amie Donald in “M3GAN”), and The Bear in “Cocaine Bear” were the other nominees.

Best Kiss

The Best Kiss category was as romantic as ever this year. Anna Torv & Philip Prajoux’s kiss in “The Last Of Us” earned them a nomination, but it was Selena Gomez & Cara Delevingne’s kiss in “Only Murders in the Building” that took home the trophy. Harry Styles & David Dawson (“My Policeman”), Madison Bailey & Rudy Pankow (“Outer Banks”), and Riley Keough & Sam Claflin (“Daisy Jones

Most Frightened Performance

The most frightened performance is one of the most sought-after categories in the 2023 Awards. The following nominees have been outstanding in their respective roles:

– Jennifer Coolidge in “The White Lotus”
– Jesse Tyler Ferguson in “Cocaine Bear”
– Justin Long in “Barbarian”
– Rachel Sennott in “Bodies Bodies Bodies”
– Sosie Bacon in “Smile”

Who will win? Only time will tell.

Best Fight

The Best Fight category is always one of the most exciting in the Awards. This year, the following nominees will be vying for the coveted award:

– Ladybug vs. The Wolf in “Bullet Train”
– Gale Weathers vs. Ghostface in “Scream VI”
– Vecna vs. Eleven in “Stranger Things”
– John Wick vs. Everyone in “John Wick: Chapter 4”
– Escape from Narkina 5 in “Andor”

These fight scenes were incredibly intense and thrilling to watch.

Best Breakthrough Performance

The Best Breakthrough Performance category recognizes the most promising newcomers in the industry. The nominees are:

– Bad Bunny in “Bullet Train”
– Bella Ramsey in “The Last Of Us”
– Emma D’Arcy in “House of the Dragon”
– Joseph Quinn in “Stranger Things”
– Rachel Sennott in “Bodies Bodies Bodies”

These rising stars have shown immense talent and potential in their roles.

Best Duo

The Best Duo category celebrates the most dynamic duos in the industry. This year’s nominees are:

– Camila Mendes & Maya Hawke in “Do Revenge”
– Jenna Ortega & Victor Dorobantu (as Thing) in “Wednesday”
– Pedro Pascal & Bella Ramsey in “The Last Of Us”
– Simona Tabasco & Beatrice Grannò in “The White Lotus”
– Tom Cruise & Miles Teller in “Top Gun: Maverick”

These pairs were outstanding and had great chemistry on screen.

Best Kick-Ass Cast

The Best Kick-Ass Cast category celebrates the ensembles that brought non-stop action to our screens. This year’s nominees are:

– “Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania”
– “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
– “Outer Banks”
– “Stranger Things”
– “Teen Wolf: The Movie”

These casts were unstoppable and kept us on the edge of our seats.

Best Song

The Best Song category celebrates the best and most popular songs of the year. The nominees are:

– “Still Alive” by Demi Lovato
– “Vegas” by Doja Cat
– “Hold My Hand” by Lady Gaga
– “I Ain’t Worried” by OneRepublic
– “Lift Me Up” by Rihanna
– “Carolina” by Taylor Swift

These songs were on repeat for most of us this year.

Best Musical Moment

The Best Musical Moment category celebrates the most memorable music moments in TV and movies. The nominees are:

– “Big Boys” in “Saturday Night Live”
– “Body” in “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”
– “Come Back

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