MTV Movie & TV Awards: Pedro Pascal wins big
May 08, 2023, 11:53 am
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The 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards, aired on Sunday, shifted to a pre-taped format from a live ceremony due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, but it still offered viewers a night to remember.
The event featured exciting moments, including Tom Cruise’s acceptance speech from a fighter jet and Drew Berrymore’s surprise appearances.
Here are some of the notable winners.
Pedro Pascal emerges as biggest winner of night
American actor Pedro Pascal walked away with three Golden Popcorn trophies, emerging as the biggest winner of the night.
The actor accepted all three awards for HBO’s The Last of Us series—including best show, best hero, and best duo with Bella Ramsey.
In his acceptance speech, he showed his support for the writers’ strike, noting the WGA was “fighting very hard for fair wages.”
Jennifer Coolidge defends writers’ strike while accepting her award
2 Broke Girls star Jennifer Coolidge took home the coveted Comedic Genius Award on Sunday.
Accepting the award, Coolidge, in a pretaped video, shared some thoughts on the WGA strike.
She said, “Almost all great comedy starts with great writers…I stand here before you tonight, side by side with my sisters and brothers from the WGA that are…fighting for the rights of artists everywhere.”
Cruise accepted award while flying fighter aircraft
Cruise won the Best Performance in a Movie award for his role in the hit 2022 film Top Gun: Maverick. But it was his acceptance speech from the cockpit of a fighter jet that became the highlight of the night.
The 60-year-old actor was nominated alongside Oscar-nominee Austin Butler (Elvis