Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn presented the award, and they hilariously called out the Oscars snafu from earlier this year by saying the winner was "La La Light," then "Moon Land" and then finally saying "Beauty and the Beast." It was perfectly executed. Well done, ladies.
A movie that makes over $1 billion in the box office is obviously widely loved and well-made. And come on, it's freakin' "Beauty and the Beast." The original animated film was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars in 1991. This movie is loved by all, and the remake did it justice while still holding its own as a new film.
(By the way, Emma Watson has made a shit ton of money for playing Belle.)
The Disney remake was up against “Get Out” (Universal Pictures), “Logan” (20th Century Fox), “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) and “The Edge of Seventeen” (STX Entertainment) for Movie of the Year.
This year marks the first-ever MTV Movie & TV Awards. The show made all of the categories gender-neutral for the awards show, so men and women were judged in the same group as opposed to keeping them separate.
Some people prefer for the categories to be separate, but I think it's pretty cool that MTV has decided to not care about gender at all.
Emma Watson won Best Actor in a Movie and was nominated alongside Daniel Kaluuya for “Get Out," Hailee Steinfeld for “The Edge of Seventeen," Hugh Jackman for “Logan," James McAvoy for “Split” and Taraji P. Henson for “Hidden Figures."
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens were also up for the Best Kiss award for their kiss at the end of "Beauty and the Beast" when the beast turns back into a man.
Other nominees in that category were Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome for “Moonlight” (A24), Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling for “La La Land” (Summit Entertainment), Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard for “Empire” (FOX) and Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick for “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates” (20th Century Fox).
But Watson and Stevens didn't end up taking home that award. Nope, it went to Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome for "Moonlight," which literally makes me sob with joy.
MTV changed the award show game this year by making genderless categories and putting movies and TV shows up against each other.
In a time when inclusivity, representation and equality is of utmost importance, MTV certainly made sure they were on top of their game.