What You Missed During the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday!

No cable? Twitter has us covered!

June 18, 2019

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If you cut the cord and are living a life that is cable-free, you may have missed out on the MTV Movie & TV Awards last night (yeah, that was me... I only noticed because of Twitter - thanks, social media!). But who needs to watch it live when you can get the highlights from social media - so if you missed them too, here's what Twitter wanted you to know about!

First of all, Zachary Levi was the host, who recently starred in Shazam! and even more notably (depending on your age) was the lead in Chuck on NBC. All this makes him the perfect host of an award show to honor those in both television and movies. Let's watch his opening monologue together.

I appreciate the not so subtle joke against Ray J and his controversial past with Kim Kardashian - in Levi's defense, "I had to, I’m sorry, it was collectively a great idea.” One person that didn't appreciate that joke? Ray J's wife who immediately can be seen flipping off Levi. Alright, MTV is still edgy with their award shows, let's keep this rolling!

Spoiler Alerts below (for some reason I feel the need to say this here - but isn't it obvious already?).

The winners (for the full list, go to MTV.com), let's keep it down to the big ones, like... I don't know, Best Movie... no surprise here, 'Avengers: Endgame'. It was a decade (or more) in the making and shattered box office records. MTV also has unique awards for movies that would otherwise get overshadowed but deserve recognition too, so enter the Most Frightened Performance, won by Sandra Bullock in 'Bird Box'.

Best Documentary went to 'Surviving R. Kelly'. Best Show - 'Game of Thrones'. Best Performance in a Movie - Lady Gaga in 'A Star is Born' (hey, where was Bradley Cooper in that award?). Best Performance in a Show - Elisabeth Moss (aka Offred) in 'The Handsmaid's Tale'.

What's the M in MTV stand for again? Oh yeah, Music. So, of course, they'll slip in a musical performance or (in this case) two. Of the two (Bazzi and Lizzo) - Lizzo's performance of "Juice" is what everyone was talking about today! Great news for local fans of Lizzo, she'll be performing at Summerfest on Thursday, June 27 at the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse!

There were also two people honored during the show, one was Jada Pinkett Smith she was given the Trailblazer Award who acknowledged the many people that have inspired her to be who she is today.

Finally, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson accepted the honor of the Generation Award! He was my favorite wrestler in the WWF/WWE and he quickly made the transition into movies and was a force to be reconed. In his speech he mentioned how unsatisfied he felt with trying to conform to Hollywood's expectations, but when he truly allowed himself to be just that, himself, he found happiness and that Hollywood eventually got on board with him.

Based on the clips I watched on Twitter of the many acceptance speeches and even Zachary Levi's opening monologue, the message this year was clear - love yourself first before you go off trying to be someone else. Accept yourself and find your place in this world as you are. That is the message today's youth truly needs to hear!