Taraji P. Henson, Ashton Sanders, Daniel Kaluuya and More! Black Hollywood Takes the MTV Movie & TV awards

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Sunday night’s MTV Movie & TV awards was a big night for black Hollywood. Various stars received recognition for their amazing work in the movies and television shows that took over 2017, including stars like Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya and Lonnie Chavis from This is Us.

Hosted by Adam Devine, the award show was full of huge performances, tears, laughter, and, of course, a celebration of diversity. Among the many touching moments of the night, the most memorable was the big win for Taraji P. Henson who accepted the award for Best Fight Against the System. In her acceptance speech, she spoke of young girls who are discouraged to work in the field of math and science – she said, “It became my mission and everyone’s mission who was involved with this film to dispel that myth. So that another young girl will not grow up thinking that her mind wasn’t capable of grasping math and science, if it were not for these women we wouldn’t be in space.”

Along with Taraji, stars from this year’s break out film, Moonlight, won the award for Best Kiss. Ashton Sanders (Chiron) and Jharrel Jerome (Kevin) accepted the award with a touching speech about stepping outside the box to get people to “wake up.”

More of the big winners include, Trevor Noah for The Daily Show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Lil Rel Howery for his comedic performance in Get Out, Black-ish for Best American Story and 13th for Best Documentary.

Check out the full list of winners below!

Movie of the Year

“Beauty and the Beast” – Winner

“The Edge of Seventeen”

“Get Out”


“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Best Actor in a Movie

Daniel Kaluuya — “Get Out”

Emma Watson – “Beauty and the Beast” – Winner

Hailee Steinfeld — “The Edge of Seventeen”

Hugh Jackman — “Logan”

James McAvoy — “Split”

Taraji P. Henson — “Hidden Figures”

Show of the Year


“Game of Thrones”


“Pretty Little Liars”

“Stranger Things” – Winner

“This Is Us”

Best Actor in a Show

Donald Glover — “Atlanta”

Emilia Clarke — “Game of Thrones”

Gina Rodriguez — “Jane the Virgin”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan — “The Walking Dead”

Mandy Moore — “This Is Us”

Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things” – Winner

Best Kiss

Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome – “Moonlight” – Winner

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling — “La La Land”

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens — “Beauty and the Beast”

Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard — “Empire”

Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick — “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”

Best Villain

Allison Williams — “Get Out”

Demogorgon — “Stranger Things”

Jared Leto — “Suicide Squad”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead” – Winner

Wes Bentley — “American Horror Story”

Best Host

Ellen DeGeneres — “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

John Oliver — “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

RuPaul — “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Samantha Bee — “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”

Trevor Noah – “The Daily Show” – Winner

Best Documentary

“13TH” – Winner

“I Am Not Your Negro”

“O.J.: Made in America”

“This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous”

“TIME: The Kalief Browder Story”

Best Reality Competition

“America’s Got Talent”

“MasterChef Junior”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” – Winner

“The Bachelor”

“The Voice”

Best Comedic Performance

Adam Devine — “Workaholics”

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson — “Broad City”

Lil Rel Howery — “Get Out” – Winner

Seth MacFarlane — “Family Guy”

Seth Rogen — “Sausage Party”

Will Arnett — “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Best Hero

Felicity Jones — “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Grant Gustin — “The Flash”

Mike Colter — “Luke Cage”

Millie Bobby Brown — “Stranger Things”

Stephen Amell — “Arrow”

Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures” – Winner


“Game of Thrones” — Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) Death

“Grey’s Anatomy” — Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death (Ellen Pompeo)

“Me Before You” — Will (Sam Claflin) tells Louisa (Emilia Clarke) he can’t stay with her

“Moonlight” — Paula (Naomie Harris) tells Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) that she loves him

“This Is Us” — Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate – Winner

Next Generation

Chrissy Metz

Daniel Kaluuya – Winner

Issa Rae

Riz Ahmed

Yara Shahidi

Best Duo

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — “The Voice”

Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery — “Get Out”

Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield — “Atlanta”

Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen – “Logan” – Winner

Josh Gad and Luke Evans — “Beauty and the Beast”

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg — “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”

Best American Story

“Black-ish” – Winner

“Fresh Off the Boat”

“Jane the Virgin”



Best Fight Against the System

“Get Out”

“Hidden Figures” – Winner


“Luke Cage”

“Mr. Robot”

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