Marvel fans have gone nearly a month without new Marvel content to watch. But fans’ love for the entertainment company proved to be going strong given the success Marvel achieved at Sunday night’s MTV Movie & TV Awards.
’WandaVision’ Wins Big
Of the five awards it was nominated for, “WandaVision” secured four Golden Popcorn trophies.
“WandaVision” was voted by the general public as “Best Show.” It beat out “Bridgerton,” “The Boys,” “Cobra Kai” and “Emily in Paris.” The show’s female leads were also awarded for their individual performances.
Elizabeth Olsen won “Best Performance in a Show” for her work as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, and Kathryn Hahn was awarded with “Best Villain” for her portrayal of Agnes/Agatha Harkness.
In Olsen’s acceptance speech for “Best Performance in a Show,” she said she has loved playing Maximoff and called Marvel fans “the greatest fans anyone can have.”
When Hahn accepted the award for “Best Villain,” she first shared gratitude for the fans: “Thank you so much, humans who decided to use your time on the internet to just press my name into your devices.
Hahn also shared an anecdote about playing the Tin Man during a production of “The Wizard of Oz” in high school. She explained that she wanted to play Dorothy due to the red shoes, but it took her a while to realize she also had “that wicked witch” within her, referring to her portrayal of Agatha.
The duo also won “Best Fight” for the battle between Scarlet Witch and Agatha in the finale of “WandaVision.” Hahn mentioned the win was ironic, because the fight would have simply included many hand gestures and no action sequences if not for the stunt team. So when they accepted the award, Olsen and Hahn both made sure to give shoutouts to the stunt women who made the fight a reality.
Love for ’The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’
Fans loved the dynamic between Sam Wilson in Bucky Barnes in “Captain America: Civil War,” and they continued to love them in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” — enough to vote the two as the winner of the “Best Duo” at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Upon accepting the award, Mackie first mentioned that Sebastian Stan could not be at the event because “he’s off being a rockstar,” referring to Stan’s role as Tommy Lee in the upcoming Hulu series “Pam & Tommy.” But Mackie detailed the time the two enjoyed together while filming the show, from jogging with one another to eating “a lot of protein together.”
He also noted that “there’s more to come” and gave shoutouts to fellow Marvel stars Olsen, who was also at the event, and Paul Bettany. Olsen and Mackie briefly reunited on the red carpet as well, sharing a hug.
But before receiving the “Best Duo” award, the new Captain America also won the first award of the night: “Best Hero.”
Teyonah Parris was also nominated for “Best Hero” for her portrayal of Monica Rambeau in “WandaVision.” It was the lone award “WandaVision” was nominated for but failed to win.
Scarlett Johansson Honored with Generation Award
Billy Porter presented Johansson with the Generation Award, which has previously been given to fellow Marvel star Robert Downey Jr.
Prior to her virtual acceptance speech, MTV aired a montage of clips from the numerous films Johansson has been in. She acknowledged her three decades in the entertainment industry and the abundance of people who have helped make her movies a reality.
“This award really belongs to many hundreds of creative people all over the world,” Johansson said before also going on to thank her supporters.
Johansson’s husband, Colin Jost, also slimed her — Nickelodeon style — during her speech.
Marvel Offers Sneak Peeks at Upcoming Projects
Following the sliming, Johansson introduced an exclusive sneak peek at her upcoming film “Black Widow.”
The clip provides a look at Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova, portrayed by Florence Pugh, showing how the two work together during a car chase.