MTV Movie & TV Awards: Olivia Rodrigo wins the prize for best musical documentary
Olivia Rodrigo was one of the first winners of the MTV Movie & TV Awards at a party that saw ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ take home trophies, while honoring the careers of Jennifer Lopez and Jack Black.
Rodrigo won the award for best musical documentary on Sunday for his project “Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u.” The 19-year-old Grammy winner spoke about the importance of creating the film, which involves a road trip, live performances and reflections on her debut album “Sour.”
“I did ‘driving home 2 u’ for fans, especially those who couldn’t come see me on tour,” Rodrigo said.
Billed as an “epic one-night global event,” this year’s ceremony was held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
The awards kicked off with ‘Loki’ star Sophia Di Martino taking home a breakthrough performance for her role as Sylvie on the Disney Plus TV series. After the actor claimed his trophy, she opened up about being 9 months pregnant when she was offered the role, and her baby was just 3 months old when she started filming.
“It’s been quite a journey, so it really means a lot to me,” she said. “Thank you to the public. It’s all for you. Thank you for letting Sylvie into your imagination.”
Daniel Radcliffe won Best Villain for his portrayal of a billionaire in comedy adventure ‘The Lost City’.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” could land a few trophies as the series’ main nominee with seven. year and a fan favorite, despite being largely overlooked by major award shows.
MTV’s Celebration of Movies and TV is a lighter, airier awards show hosted by Vanessa Hudgens.
To receive the Comic Genius honor, Black ran onto the stage and looked almost out of breath before delivering his acceptance speech.
“I need a little breath of fresh air,” he said before recounting several films in which he played, such as “School of Rock” and “Jumanji”.
“Comic genius. Come on, are you kidding? Why ? Black said. “I don’t deserve this, but I’ll take it.”
Lopez will be honored as the recipient of this year’s Generation Award, which celebrates actors whose various contributions to film and television have turned them into household names.
HBO’s “Euphoria” has six nominations while “The Batman” has four. A total of 26 awards will be given out in gender-neutral categories during the two-hour show.
This year, the show added awards for Best Song and “Here for the Hookup.”
Diplo and Swae Lee performed “Tupelo Shuffle” from director Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming “Elvis” biopic.
The ceremony is returning to a live format after being pre-recorded for several years.