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Voter Guide For the MTV TV & Movie Awards

The MTV TV and Movie Awards are coming! The unique thing about this show is that YOU get to vote! Anyone can vote, just pick your favorite things to win! But, there's a lot of stuff on that list, and you may not know all of it, so we're here to help you make an informed decision. I'm breaking down every major category for the awards, right here, right now, so let's get into it!

Best Movie 

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Judas and the Black Messiah

Promising Young Woman


To All the Boys: Always and Forever

This is a difficult category, because there are a lot of things here that aren't normally compared. Mainly, animation and live action. This is, of course, all about your preference, but my vote goes for Borat.

Movies in the pandemic age have been all about holding a mirror up to our country, and Borat was one of the few films that managed to do it without being outright depressing, and that's an achievement people don't appreciate enough.

Best Show 


Cobra Kai

Emily in Paris

The Boys


Am I a complete television and superhero nerd? Yes. Did WandaVision tick every box on my nerd list and then some? Absolutely. But it was still masterful television. It was the story of a woman coping with unbelievable loss and trauma with unbelievable powers, and yet it managed to remain relatable and captivating. It was 10/10 television, and given all those records it broke for Disney+, don't be even a little surprised if it wins.

Best Performance in a Movie

Carey Mulligan: Promising Young Woman

Chadwick Boseman: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Daniel Kaluuya: Judas and the Black Messiah

Sacha Baron Cohen:The Trial of the Chicago 7

Zendaya: Malcolm & Marie

Can he at least win something? Something? Please? Is anyone there?

Best Performance in a TV Show

Anya Taylor-Joy: The Queen's Gambit

Elizabeth Olsen: WandaVision

Elliot Page: The Umbrella Academy

Emma Corrin: The Crown

Michaela Coel: I May Destroy You

Anya Taylor-Joy established herself as a lead actress for years to come by playing Beth Harmon. It was incredible. Hopefully she isn't typecast for the role, but she's just so good at it. Also, props to MTV for having four women to one man in this category. Women owned TV this year, and this is an accurate reflection.

Best Hero

Anthony Mackie: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Gal Gadot: Wonder Woman 1984

Jack Quaid: The Boys

Pedro Pascal: The Mandalorian

Teyonah Parris: WandaVision

It's Pedro. It has to be Pedro. A heartless killer transformed into loving father and jetpack equipped superhero? Come on.

Best Kiss

Chase Stokes & Madelyn Cline: Outer Banks

Jodie Comer & Sandra Oh: Killing Eve

Lily Collins & Lucas Bravo: Emily in Paris

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan & Jaren Lewison: Never Have I Ever

Regé-Jean Page & Phoebe Dynevor: Bridgerton

I will refrain from breaking this down kiss by kiss, just pick your favorite.

Best Comedic Performance

Annie Murphy: Schitt's Creek

Eric Andre: Bad Trip

Issa Rae: Insecure

Jason Sudeikis: Ted Lasso

Leslie Jones: Coming 2 America

I used to think there was no one more lovable than Jason Sudeikis, and then, I met Ted Lasso. Perfect show, perfect performance, so lovable, so funny, so endearing.

Aya Cash: The Boys

Ewan McGregor: Birds of Prey

Giancarlo Esposito: The Mandalorian

Kathryn Hahn: WandaVision

Nicholas Hoult: The Great

Giving Giancarlo Esposito an award for playing a villain is like giving Anthony Hopkins Best Actor, we all know it's true, but it's just kind of boring. However, Ewan McGregor took a turn out of left field when he played Sionis in Birds of Prey, because he was just so damn hatable, something I thought I would never say about Obi Wan Kenobi.

Also, Giancarlo, you get your award when I get Far Cry 6.

Best Breakout Performance

Antonia Gentry: Ginny & Georgia

Ashley Park: Emily in Paris

Maria Bakalova: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Paul Mescal: Normal People

Regé-Jean Page: Bridgerton

I mean, really, who broke out like Bakalova did this year? No one had ever heard of her, and now she's an Oscar nominee. And a superstar, and hilarious.

Best Fight

Final Funhouse Fight: Birds of Prey

Finale House Fight: Cobra Kai

Starlight, Queen Maeve, Kimiko vs. Stormfront: The Boys

Wanda vs. Agatha: WandaVision

Final Fight vs. Steppenwolf: Zack Snyder's Justice League

Say it with me, my fellow straight white cis men: "Birds of Prey is a great movie, it just isn't marketed towards my demographic". And that's ok. In fact, it's a fantastic step in the right direction. This movie got so much hate, and for no reason whatsoever. Margot Robbie killed it, everyone killed it. Best superhero movie of 2020, and it's not even close.

Most Frightened Performance

Elisabeth Moss: The Invisible Man

Jurnee Smollett:Lovecraft Country

Simona Brown: Behind Her Eyes

Victoria Pedretti: Scripted The Haunting of Bly Manor

Vince Vaughn: Freaky

Jurnee was incredible in Lovecraft Country, probably giving the best performance the show had to offer, and that comes from a huge fan of Johnathan Majors. And the majority of that performance's selling point was her ability to convey fear. You believed her terror, and it made her strength all the more captivating.

Best Duo

Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo: Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar

Anthony Mackie & Sebastian Stan: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Pedro Pascal & Grogu/Baby Yoda: The Mandalorian

Lily Collins & Ashley Park: Emily in Paris

Sacha Baron Cohen & Maria Bakalova: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

I know they're probably not, but I want Sacha and Maria to be best friends in real life, too. Their chemistry and ability to land jokes with each other is part of why Borat's sequel was such an incredible success.

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