Tonight’s MTV Movie & TV Awards marks the first major awards ceremony since members of the Writers Guild of America went on strike last Tuesday. Following Drew Barrymore’s decision to quit hosting, Paramount announced that it will switch from a live ceremony to a pre-recorded special, resulting in an almost starless, flashback-filled broadcast.
Jamie Lee Curtis, who is leading the show, which is scheduled to take place at the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles, and Vanderpump RulesLala Kent has announced that they will not participate in solidarity with film and television writers who are currently on strike for better wages. Deadline Also, most of the talent planned for the evening, including Gal Gadot, Tiffany Haddish, and the cast Daisy Jones and Six– withdrew from the event.
it was not evening completely still lacks star power. Many celebrities such as Tom Cruise and what’s left of us Debut actress Bella Ramsey accepted her awards via video. Other gold popcorn buyers, such as Jennifer Coolidge and Pedro Pascal, agreed to the strike in recorded acceptance speeches.
“Almost all great comedies start with great writers,” said Coolidge when receiving this year’s Comedy Genius Award. “As a proud member of SAG, I think I’m standing here tonight side by side with my brothers and sisters from the WGA. They are fighting for writers’ rights everywhere right now.”
stranger things actor Joseph Quinn also gave a shout To the writers when it won Best Breakthrough Performance. “I don’t think people would bond with a character like Eddie or the others in the movie. stranger things A universe without compassionate, intelligent and quality writing,” said the British actor. “Being a writer is hard work and deserves respect.”
In acknowledging Best Show for HBOs what’s left of usPascal said he and the show’s creators “stand in solidarity with the WGA, which is fighting hard for fair wages.” And a few drag artists representing RuPaul’s Drag Race All StarsThe winner for Best Competition Series stated that they “stand by the writers on their strike”.
The rest of the MTV broadcast was a two-hour bundle of clips with several pre-recorded sketches starring Barrymore. In the opening skit, the talk show host featured as herself in several of the Best Picture and Show nominations. never been kissed character Josie Geller wants to kiss. In another, she takes cues from the Netflix show Wednesdayrecreated the viral “dancing in the rain” video. He also placed himself in CGI last. Barbie trailer.
Much of the show featured extended flashbacks and montages from previous ceremonies, as well as exclusive clips from upcoming movies like the ones below. The Little Mermaid And Transformers: Rise of the Monsters and a preview of the next episode of Showtime yellow jackets. And as if the tone of the entire show wasn’t spooky enough, the night ended with Ghostface accepting Best Picture. Scream VI. It’s really scary.