Box office-busting Avengers: Endgame dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards Monday, as Captain Marvel star Brie Larson led tributes to real-life heroines by ceding the spotlight to her stunt doubles.
Endgame, second-highest grossing film of all time, picked up best movie award, as well as best hero for Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and best villain for Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Oscar-winner Larson added to the superheroes’ haul by picking up the best fight award, praising her stunt workers as the “living embodiment of Captain Marvel” as she brought them up on stage.
MTV Movie & TV Awards hosted by Zachary Levi and with several Hollywood and pop-culture celebrities dominating the stage.
Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson pulled a star act on stage when she won for best fight, inviting her stunt doubles up on stage to share the award with her. Joanna Bennett and Renae Moneymaker, who worked with Larson extensively for her role as the female superhero, remarked that it was an honour to be part of bringing such a strong female character to life.
Joanna Bennett and Renae Moneymaker, who worked with Larson extensively for her role as the female superhero, remarked that it was an honour to be part of bringing such a strong female character to life.
Netflix’s Bird Box saw its star Sandra Bullock win for most ‘frightened performance’.
There was an emotional moment during the show, when victims of sexual abuse honored by producers of Surviving R. Kelly, that won best documentary.
Hollywood heartthrob Noah Centineo was a prominent winner, with awards for breakthrough performance and best kiss with Lana Condor for Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Meanwhile, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was honored with the Generation Award that earned one of the loudest cheers of the evening, and Jada Pinkett Smith took home the Trailblazer Award.
Here is the full list of winners:
Best Movie: Avengers: Endgame
Best Show: Game of Thrones
Best Performance In A Movie: Lady Gaga — A Star Is Born
Best Performance In A Show: Elisabeth Moss — The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Hero: Robert Downey Jr. — Avengers: Endgame
Best Villain: Josh Brolin — Avengers: Endgame
Best Kiss: Noah Centineo & Lana Condor — To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Reality Royalty: Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Best Comedic Performance: Daniel Levy — Schitt’s Creek
Breakthrough Performance: Noah Centineo — To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Best Fight: Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva – Captain Marvel
Best Real-Life Hero: Ruth Bader Ginsburg — RBG
Most Frightened Performance: Sandra Bullock — Bird Box
Best Documentary: Surviving R. Kelly
Best Host: Nick Cannon — Wild ‘n Out
Most Meme-able Moment: Colton Underwood jumps the fence —The Bachelor
Best Musical Moment: Shallow — A Star Is Born