MTV Movie & TV Awards: What to Expect at This Year's Show
Tiffany Haddish will host the ceremony; 'Black Panther' and 'Stranger Things' rack up seven noms apiece.
It's almost time to roll out the red carpet for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. This year's show will offer up a mix of last year's awards season favorites — such as Lady Bird and Call Me by Your Name — and more recent fare like Avengers: Infinity War. The ceremony, held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and hosted by Girls Trip breakout Tiffany Haddish, is set to air Monday.
In addition to celebrating the best in film, for the second year in a row, the event will also hand out TV honors. Last year's rebrand came alongside additional changes that remain in effect, including gender-neutral categories as well a slew of new categories, ranging from tearjerker to best musical moment.
Haddish herself is up for two awards — which are voted on by fans — but it's Black Panther and Netflix's Stranger Things that lead the nomination tally.
Black Panther scored a total of seven nominations, including best movie. Stranger Things earned the same amount of noms on the small-screen side, with a number of the show's young cast members receiving individual mentions.
The TV competition is particularly full of heavy hitters. Both 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale received multiple noms. While the television categories were dominated by Netflix projects — the streaming giant beat out every TV network and streamer with 10 total noms — Disney reigned supreme on the film side, earning a total of 15.
MTV will also salute special honorees this year, Chris Pratt and Lena Waithe.
Pratt is receiving the Generation Award, reserved for "one outstanding talent" with noteworthy contributions for film and TV. MTV praised the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star for "capturing the hearts of audiences" for the past 25 years in roles in Parks and Recreation and Guardians of the Galaxy, among others.
Waithe, who MTV said has made "groundbreaking contributions on and off the screen," will be honored with the Trailblazer Award.
"Lena is shaking up Hollywood and breaking cultural boundaries through her innovative and authentic storytelling," said Amy Doyle, general manager at MTV, VH1 and Logo, in making the announcement. "Her unwavering passion for equality and inclusion make her the perfect recipient for this year’s Trailblazer Award."
Throughout the night, Haddish will be joined onstage by presenters Michael B. Jordan, Seth Rogen, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Zendaya, Common, Gina Rodgriguez and more.
Nick Jonas and producer Mustard are set to perform, along with Chloe x Halle.
Prior to the show, Riverdale stars Ashleigh Murray and Vanessa Morgan will be hosting the Awards Watch Party Live on MTV's Facebook page, where they'll offer a behind-the-scenes look at the event and prizes, among other interactive features.
The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air Monday, June 18, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.