The MTV Movie Awards debuted in 1992 and immediately made its reputation for poking major fun at mainstream Hollywood.
This year, the tradition continued with this year's list of 2018 MTV Movie & TV Award nominees (see below) announced in May, followed by the awards show televised on MTV on Monday, June 18, 2018 beginning at 9:00 PM ET live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
Black Panther and Stranger Things led this year's list of nominees with seven each, followed by It, Girls Trip and Riverdale with four and Avengers: Infinity War, Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Wonder Woman with three apiece.
Hosting the 2018 ceremony was funny lady and "Girls Trip" star Tiffany Haddish.
Performers at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards included Mustard and Nick Jonas, and Chloe x Halle. Presenting on the big night was Michael B. Jordan, Seth Rogen, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Zendaya, Gina Rodriguez and Common.
Just up ahead, check out the complete ultimate winners at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards.
All about the MTV Movie & TV Awards
"Girls Trip" star TIffany Haddish hosts
the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Over the years, the MTV Movie & TV Awards has been billed as the alternative to traditional award shows, or the "Oscars for millennials."
The current trend for irreverent humor on mainstream awards shows can be traced back to MTV, which properly gets credit for deconstructing the format.
Honors for directing, makeup, or technical achievement are still not making the cut. Instead, MTV continues to put the spotlight on performances that are truly crowd pleasing -- such as "Best Kiss", "Best Hero" and "Best Villain".
In short, MTV never pretends to be an industry insider. It just knows what its target audience likes. Of course, there are bills to pay - so product placement, in the form of trailers for upcoming summer blockbusters, are also a major part of the springtime awards broadcast.
In 2017, the MTV Movie Awards became the MTV Movie & TV Awards - with the news that it was adding favorite television categories to the list of nominees. More newsworthy, that same year men and women began competing equally in the acting categories. Any day now expect mainstream Hollywood to follow suit.
DID YOU KNOW? MTV Movie & TV Awards fun facts
• When a fully-dressed Zac Efron accepted his Best Shirtless Performance Award in 2014, he tried to ignore the crowd's pleas to "take it off". Then, suddenly, a lusty Rita Ora appeared on stage to make the audience's wish come true -- adding to a long list of MTV Movie Awards' most memorable moments.
• The MTV Movie Awards are famous for steamy makeout sessions, but the makeout scene between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams was one for the history books. As winners for Best Kiss (for "The Notebook") in 2005 their live reenactment was even more notable for the fact that off-screen they really couldn't stand each other.
• Not many actors walk away with three MTV Movie Awards in one night, but Robert Pattinson has done it twice. In 2010, Pattinson won Best Male Performance, Best Kiss (with Kristen Stewart) and the Global Superstar Award. The following year, he repeated for Best Male Performance, Best Kiss (with Kristen Stewart) and added Best Fight to his 2011 list of accolades.
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominees & * Winners
BEST MOVIE * Avengers: Infinity War (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Black Panther (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Girls Trip (Universal Pictures) IT (New Line Cinema) Wonder Woman (Warner Bros. Pictures)
BEST SHOW 13 Reasons Why (Netflix) Game of Thrones (HBO) grown-ish (Freeform) Riverdale (The CW) * Stranger Things (Netflix)
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE * Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
Ansel Elgort – Baby Driver
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW * Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things
Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Katherine Langford – 13 Reasons Why
Issa Rae – Insecure
Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones
BEST HERO * Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther) – Black Panther
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) – Game of Thrones
Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman) – Wonder Woman
Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash) – The Flash
Daisy Ridley (Rey) – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Josh Brolin (Thanos) – Avengers: Infinity War
Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) – Star Wars: The Last Jedi * Michael B. Jordan (N’Jadaka/Erik Killmonger) – Black Panther
Aubrey Plaza (Lenny Busker) – Legion
Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) – IT
BEST KISS Jane the Virgin – Gina Rodriguez (Jane) and Justin Baldoni (Rafael) * Love, Simon – Nick Robinson (Simon) and Keiynan Lonsdale (Bram) Ready Player One – Olivia Cooke (Sam) and Tye Sheridan (Wade) Riverdale – KJ Apa (Archie) and Camila Mendes (Veronica) Stranger Things – Finn Wolfhard (Mike) and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)
MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
Talitha Bateman (Janice) – Annabelle: Creation
Emily Blunt (Evelyn Abbott) – A Quiet Place
Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh) – IT
Cristin Milioti (Nanette Cole) – Black Mirror * Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) – Stranger Things
BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/ Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri) * IT – Finn Wolfhard (Richie), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Jaeden Lieberher (Bill), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Chosen Jacobs (Mike) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Dwayne Johnson (Smolder), Kevin Hart (Mouse), Jack Black (Shelly), Karen Gillan (Ruby), Nick Jonas (Seaplane) Ready Player One – Tye Sheridan (Wade), Olivia Cooke (Samantha), Philip Zhao (Sho), Win Morisaki (Daito), Lena Waithe (Aech) Stranger Things – Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Noah Schnapp (Will), Sadie Sink (Max)
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Jack Black – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip
Dan Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Kate McKinnon – SNL
Amy Schumer – I Feel Pretty
BEST FIGHT Atomic Blonde – Charlize Theron (Lorraine) vs. Daniel Hargrave (Sniper), Greg Rementer (Spotter) Avengers: Infinity War – Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) vs. Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight) Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) vs. Winston Duke (M’Baku) Thor: Ragnarok – Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) vs. Chris Hemsworth (Thor) * Wonder Woman – Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) vs. German Soldiers
BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated * Gaga: Five Foot Two Jay-Z’s “Footnotes for 4:44” The Defiant Ones
BEST REALITY SERIES * Keeping Up With The Kardashians Love & Hip Hop The Real Housewives RuPaul’s Drag Race Vanderpump Rules
BEST MUSICAL MOMENT Black-ish (Cast performs "Freedom") Call Me by Your Name (Elio crying through the end credits) Girls Trip (Girls Trip dance battle) Love, Simon ("I Wanna Dance With Somebody" dream sequence) Riverdale (Cast performs "A Night We'll Never Forget") * Stranger Things (Mike and Eleven dance to "Every Breath You Take") The Greatest Showman (Phillip and Anne sing "Rewrite the Stars") This Is Us (Kate sings "Landslide")
MTV Movie & TV Awards On the Web
Around the Web, check out other assorted facts and info, video clips and photo galleries, plus more on the current crop of nominees and winners:
MTV Movie & TV Awards - The official site featuring online voting, news, video interviews and photo galleries, nominees, past winners, presenters, red carpet fashion review, and a look back at past award shows & most memorable moments.
IMDb - MTV Movie Awards - Featuring a list of dates and locations and hosts for each of the MTV Movie Awards dating back to 1992.
MTV Movie & TV Awards - Lists of winners by category with related pictures & links, from 1992 to the present, courtesy of Wikipedia.