TV Review: 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards

Variety | 6/17/2019 | Caroline Framke
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Now, there’s something to be said for an awards show that dares to have fun with itself. With awards like “Best Kiss,” “Best Villain,” and the now retired “Best Shirtless Scene” (which went to Zac Efron two out of three times), the MTV Awards lack the staid self-righteousness that can make other ceremonies so exhausting. And from Levi’s opening promise that he wanted “a fun and positive” night to the speeches themselves, this year’s show emphasized the value of “being kind, by being compassionate, by being inclusive, and by being straight up good to people, because that matters” (credit to: Generation Award winner Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson). It’s also fun to see a show throw caution and precedent to the wind, especially with gender-neutral categories like “Best Fight” that pit Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel against “Ruth Bader Ginsberg versus inequality” (which…Ginsberg lost). And again, thanks to the magic of pre-taping this broadcast clocked in at two hours total. For as much as Levi’s interjections and rambling sketches (sending up “Us” and “Game...
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