2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Winner Predictions

The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards are back tonight after a crazy year in the film and television world due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we are so excited!

Over the course of the year, streaming services like Hulu, Netflix and Prime Video have become our best friends and provided us with the best entertainment we could have while quarantined indoors. In fact, you probably saw most of the nominated films from the comfort of your own couch rather than a crowded or masked up movie theater.

Leslie Jones will be hosting the show from the Hollywood Palladium with presenters including Jacob Elordi, Henry Golding, Justin Hartley, Tom Hiddleston, Riley Keough, Anthony Mackie, Mandy Moore, Taylour Paige and Addison Rae.

Leslie Jones will be hosting the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards. | Photo Credit: Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

With the awards having been voted on by fans, expect to see some of the most buzzworthy tv shows and movies taking home the prizes. 

You can watch the awards tonight at 9 p.m. ET on MTV and Paramount+ or streaming platforms with TV options like AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV, Roku and YouTube TV.

Who do you think will win? Our predictions are below! Let us know what you think by sending us a tweet at @celebsecrets.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards will be presented tonight at the Hollywood Palladium. | Photo Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

Best Movie

Nominees: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Soul” and “To All the Boys: Always and Forever”

Who We Think Will Win: In what was perhaps one of the most enjoyable Oscar-nominated movies in one year, there’s almost no doubt that Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman will win. What other movie made us root for a main character who we all thought was insane? Plus, with a starry cast and insane plot line, it’s the ultimate film. The only one we think could steal the award is the romantic conclusion to the To All the Boys series that had us gushing over Valentine’s Day weekend.

“Promising Young Woman” was one of our favorite films this year and we expect to see both the film and Carey Mulligan take home prizes. | Photo Credit: Courtesy of Focus Features

Best Show

Nominees: “Bridgerton,” “Cobra Kai,” “Emily in Paris,” “The Boys” and “WandaVision”

Who We Think Will Win: While all of these shows were amazing, it has to come down to Bridgerton or WandaVision. And though Netflix’s Bridgerton was the steamy period piece we didn’t know we needed this holiday season, Disney+’s WandaVision should edge it out. Ahead of the release of this year’s Black Widow, it’s only the second time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we have seen a female-led production. With constantly changing time periods to the return of favorite characters to Elizabeth Olsen finally getting to truly shine in the lead, WandaVision was perhaps the best superhero show or movie that we have ever seen.

Best Performance in a Movie

Nominees: Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”), Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”), Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”) and Zendaya (“Malcolm and Marie”)

Who we think will win: Another hard category to choose from with four Oscar nominees and everyone’s favorite person, Zendaya, but again Promising Young Woman looks to take the top prize with an absolutely outstanding performance from Carey Mulligan. However, there’s definitely a chance that the late-Chadwick Boseman could take the top prize. While Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a different film than what normally wins at this show, fans will surely vote for the Black Panther after his shocking loss at the Oscars.

Best Performance in a Show

Nominees: Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Queen’s Gambit”), Elizabeth Olsen (“WandaVision”), Elliot Page (“The Umbrella Academy”), Emma Corrin (“The Crown”) and Michaela Coel (“I May Destroy You”)

Who we think will win: Anya Taylor-Joy dazzled audiences and made people fall in love with chess, but Elizabeth Olsen’s lead role in WandaVision is the shining moment we have been waiting for – both for Olsen and for Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. She perfectly portrayed her character in several different time periods, while constantly looking the part. Elliot Page, Emma Corrin and Michaela Coel all gave incredible performances as well, but this is Olsen’s to lose.

Best Hero

Nominees: Anthony Mackie (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”), Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman 1984”), Jack Quaid (“The Boys”), Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian”) and Teyonah Parris (“WandaVision”)

Who we think will win: This is a category where Elizabeth Olsen could have been easily picked again if she was nominated but with Wanda balancing on the line of good and evil while dealing with her grief, it makes sense she was left out. Unfortunately for Teyonah Parris, she will not be chosen with Wanda, Vision (Paul Bettany) and Agatha (Kathryn Hahn) stealing that show. And while we love Anthony Mackie in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we think Gal Gadot will beat him out for Wonder Woman 1984. While that movie does not compare to its predecessor, Gadot’s Diana Prince is still the best depiction of any hero in the DC Extended Universe.

“Bridgerton” was the steamiest show of the year and should win Best Kiss, but how will it fare against “WandaVision” in other categories? | Photo Credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix

Best Kiss

Nominees: Chase Stokes & Madelyn Cline (“Outer Banks”), Jodie Comer & Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”), Lily Collins & Lucas Bravo (“Emily in Paris”), Maitreyi Ramakrishnan & Jaren Lewison (“Never Have I Ever”) and Regé-Jean Page & Phoebe Dynevor (“Bridgerton”)

Who we think will win: The rising tensions in Bridgerton certainly had us sitting at the edge of our seats all along! Every time a romantic moment sparked between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page), we couldn’t help but root for the couple to pull through. We suspect this complicated pairing will take home the win for best kiss because of their undeniable chemistry despite their familial backlash.

Best Comedic Performance

Nominees: Annie Murphy (“Schitt’s Creek”), Eric Andre (“Bad Trip”), Issa Rae (“Insecure”), Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”) and Leslie Jones (“Coming 2 America”)

Who we think will win: Annie Murphy keeps us laughing in absolutely every episode of Schitt’s Creek, and that’s why we suspect she’ll excel in this category. By seeking inspiration from real-life socialites like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, Murphy stays true to some of our all-time fave heiresses in her portrayal of Alexis Rose on the CBC sitcom. On top of conveying all the right vibes, Murphy is also a professional comedian so she has the perfect skill set for this title.

Annie Murphy was one of our favorite parts of “Schitt’s Creek” and her performance still has laughing. | Photo Credit: Amy Ta/KCRW

Best Villain

Nominees: Aya Cash (“The Boys”), Ewan McGregor (“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)”), Giancarlo Esposito (“The Mandalorian”), Kathryn Hahn (“WandaVision”) and Nicholas Hoult (“The Great”)

Who we think will win: Kathryn Hahn distinguishes herself like no other by embodying Agatha Harkness in WandaVision. To add a personal touch for the role, Hahn shockingly admits she turns to memories of her maternal grandma for some influence in conversation with Deadline. We love how she puts such an intimate spin on a very twisted character!

Breakthrough Performance

Nominees: Antonia Gentry (“Ginny and Georgia”), Ashley Park (“Emily in Paris”), Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”), Paul Mescal (“Normal People”) and Regé-Jean Page (“Bridgerton”)

Who we think will win: Although Maria Bakalova had some really outstanding moments in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Regé-Jean Page truly got the world talking after splashing into the TV scene for his breakthrough work on Bridgerton. Even though he has high hopes for moving on to larger motion pictures, fans have been going crazy over his record-breaking work that’s contributed to making Bridgerton the most watched show in all of Netflix history.

Best Fight

Nominees: “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” (Final Funhouse Fight), “Cobra Kai” (Finale House Fight), “The Boys” (Starlight, Queen Maeve, Kimiko vs. Stormfront), “WandaVision” (Wanda vs. Agatha) and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (Final Fight vs. Steppenwolf)

Who we think will win: Like any Marvel series, WandaVision keeps us entertained with a constant flow of action-packed fight scenes between some of the most iconic characters. In the battle between Wanda and Agatha, fans are introduced to a mind-blowing moment where Wanda takes on a witch persona just so she can win. We suspect the unique feuds and dramatic dynamics behind this fight will be enough to secure a victory.

Most Frightened Performance

Nominees: Elisabeth Moss (“The Invisible Man”), Jurnee Smollett (“Lovecraft Country”), Simona Brown (“Behind Her Eyes”), Victoria Pedretti (“The Haunting of Bly Manor”) and Vince Vaughn (“Freaky”)

Who we think will win:  While on a journey to find her missing dad, Jurnee Smollett paints a complicated character who grapples with racism amid the 1950s in the U.S. As she travels countrywide through the U.S., Smollett provides us with a visual depiction of how racial barriers can break loving families apart. Not only is Smollett’s performance a tear-jerker, but she also adds life to Lovecraft Country with a spunky yet persistent personality on screen.

Best Duo

Nominees: Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo (“Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar”), Anthony Mackie & Sebastian Stan (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”), Pedro Pascal & Grogu/Baby Yoda (“The Mandalorian”), Lily Collins & Ashley Park (“Emily in Paris”) and Sacha Baron Cohen & Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”)

Who we think will win: Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan may act as frenemies on the Disney miniseries, but they somehow manage to win epic fights together. We absolutely love this unique pairing for their ability to overcome any personal dramas whenever it comes to serious business matters. Off-screen, Mackie and Stan have an amazing bromance that’s totally tension-free, so we can tell they’ve really prioritized their trust-building skills as well!

Expect to see “WandaVision” take home several awards with lead stars Elizabeth Olsen (L) and Kathryn Hahn (R) both nominated. | Photo Source: Marvel Studios

Best Musical Moment

Nominees: “Brown Skin Girl” (“Black Is King”), “Lost In The Wild” (Elle and Marco’s Dance Competition Performance in “The Kissing Booth 2”), “Stand By Me” (Mav1s and Joel watch the Sky Jellies in “Love & Monsters”), “Beginning Middle End” (Peter and Lara Jean’s Song in “To All The Boys: Always and Forever”), “Wildest Dreams” (Daphne & Simon’s Honeymoon Phase in “Bridgerton”), “I Wanna Rock” (Miguel and Johnny at a Dee Snider Concert in “Cobra Kai”), “Edge of Great” (“Julie and the Phantoms”) and “Agatha All Along” (“WandaVision”)

Who we think will win: “Agatha All Along” is far more than just a musical sceneit’s a table-turning moment that reveals the manipulative behaviors of a particularly rebellious character. While taking a jab into some of Agatha’s most devious moves, the brief music clip provides viewers with a deep dive in Agatha’s true motives. In addition to showing viewers the darkest side of Agatha, the musical feature works in some humor with high levels of over-the-top drama.

Written by Kevin Studer and Anna Wdowczyk


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