MTV Movie and TV Awards

MTV Movie and TV Awards Quick Facts - CA

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2024 DateSeptember 22, 2024

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MTV Movie Awards History

The MTV Movie and TV Awards honours achievements in film and television, showcasing a blend of traditional and new-age categories such as Best Fight and Best Kiss to Internet Phenomenon and Best Breakthrough Performance. Compared to other awards such as Oscars or Emmys, this observance places unique emphasis on the public voting system, putting power in the hands of viewers worldwide to decide winners. Championed as a populist alternative to other awards, this event bridges the gap between fans and the industry, enriching the direct connection between audiences and content creators.

The MTV Movie and TV Awards traces its roots back to 1992 in the United States. Over its expansive history, it has gained recognition among the global audience, including in Canada. Exhibiting Canadian talent has been a significant aspect of the awards, with artists like Jim Carrey, Ryan Gosling, and Rachel McAdams previously earning accolades. Recognizing the role of Canadian talent in Hollywood’s success, these awards serve as a platform for these individuals to gain recognition and further their careers.

The MTV Movie and TV Awards observance in Canada takes the form of national broadcasts of the ceremony, along with associated fan voting opportunities. Canadians, like viewers worldwide, participate online on MTV's website to vote for their favourite performances and moments. The MTV Movie and TV Awards are usually held in May or June.

Facts about MTV Movie and TV Awards

  • The 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards show was set to be held from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, but instead was held virtually due to the Writers Guild of America strike.
  • In 2023, the movie Scream VI won the Best Movie Award, and the Best Show Award went to The Last of US.
  • I’ve just killed my chances of ever winning an Oscar - Jim Carrey, after winning Best Comedic Performance and Best Kiss for his role in Dumb and Dumber.
  • The winners are decided by the fans' votes and hence these awards showcase the popularity of the movies and TV shows among the general audience. They demonstrate what is resonating with the younger demographic that MTV targets.
  • The MTV Movie & TV Awards is also known for its relaxed atmosphere, unorthodox award categories, and humorous skits, setting it apart from traditional award shows. It's a platform where Canadian artists and productions can showcase their lighter side.

Top things to do in Canada for MTV Movie and TV Awards

  • Tune in to watch the MTV Awards. They are broadcast live on MTV. See if your favorite actors receive any awards.
  • Check out highlights from MTV's greatest of all time catalogue.
  • Watch a Documentary to learn more about MTV Movie and TV Awards in Canada:
    1) MTV at the Movies: Behind the Scenes - This documentary series gives viewers an exclusive look at the production of popular movies, including interviews with the cast and crew, as well as never-before-seen footage from behind the scenes.
    2) The Ultimate Movie & TV Awards: Canada Edition - A compilation of the most memorable moments of the MTV Movie & TV Awards, featuring highlights from past award ceremonies in Canada.
  • Watch Memorable performances – The MTV Movie and TV Awards often feature live performances from popular artists, which can be enjoyed by Canadians and other viewers alike. Examples include performances by Rihanna, Ariana Grande, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in recent years.

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