All together now… I want my MTV!
The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards is one day away, and we can already smell the popcorn—golden popcorn, that is. Fresh off last year’s historic revamp, the annual ceremony will once again celebrate the best of the best in both film and television. Award season favorites like Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird have another chance to snag accolades, as well as more recent releases like Avengers: Infinity Wars and I Feel Pretty.
But before your favorite A-listers strut their stuff on the red carpet at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, check out seven things about the MTV Movie & TV Awards you’ll want to know.
Note pad, at the ready!
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1. She Ready: Comedy queen Tiffany Haddish will make her hosting debut during tomorrow night’s show. She also makes history as the first black woman to emcee the annual spectacle and is nominated twice for “Best Comedic Performance” and “Scene Stealer.”
“If you want to make it in this business you gotta pay your dues,” Haddish says in a promo. “I slept in my car in Beverly Hills. I even hosted Bar Mitzvahs. You don’t want another generic dude in a tux hosting a boring ass award show. You want the boss who paved her own way.”
2. Wakanda Forever: Black Panther leads the pack with seven nominations, followed by Stranger Things with six. Other contenders with multiple nods include 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale. Up for Best Movie is Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Girls’ Trip, It and Wonder Woman. Up for Best Show is !3 Reasons Why, Game of Thrones, grown-ish, Riverdale and Stranger Things.
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3. But Wait, There’s More!: MTV unveiled yet another surprise category, Best Musical Moment. Celebrating the best onscreen song and dance members, pop culture fanatics were able to cast their vote between a variety of unforgettable scenes. The nominees for Best Musical Moment are Black-ish (Cast performs “Freedom”), Call Me By Your Name (Elio crying through the end credits), Girls’ Trip (dance battle), Love, Simon (“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” dream sequence), Riverdale (Cast performs “A Night We’ll Never Forget”), Stranger Things (Mike and Eleven dance to “Every Breath You Take”), The Greatest Showman (Phillip and Anne sing “Rewrite the Stars”) and This Is Us (Kate sings “Landslide”).
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4. Burnin’ Up for Jonas: What would an award show be without a little musical accompaniment? We have Nick Jonas to thank for this one, who will take the stage alongside Mustard. R&B duo Chloe x Halle are also set to perform.
5. Trailblazing the Next Generation: The MTV Movie & TV Awards biggest honors go out to two special change-makers, Lena Waithe and Chris Pratt. The Master of None actress will receive the Trailblazer Award for her unique contributions to show biz and activism work. Meanwhile, the Generation Award will go to the Jurassic World star, who is being recognized for his outstanding work on both the small and big screens.
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7. Gym, Tan, MTV Movie & TV Awards: Of course, all eyes will be on the cast of Jersey Shore, who make their return to the MTV Movie & TV Awards stage after eight long years away. The lovable guidos and guidettes are back on TV with Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, and there’s no doubt they’ll bring their usual antics and fist pumps to Los Angeles.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards will air Monday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles.
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