Watching MTV as an almost 30-year-old always makes me feel ancient. I don’t know the stars, I don’t know the shows, and I especially remember the days when there were music videos and Total Request Live waiting for me every day after I got off the bus from middle school. I even remember the days when the MTV Video Music Awards were interesting and the MTV Movie Awards were, well, just for movies. But those days have changed. Starting this year, MTV is adding television awards to its movie awards, making it a sort of almost-cooler Emmys for the younger (?) set. If this intrigues you, great! You'll probably want to know how to stream the MTV Movie & TV Awards online
According to Deadline, the MTV Movie & TV Awards is back to a live broadcast this year (it was pre-taped in 2016), coming to your screens from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on May 7. Comedian Adam Devine will be hosting. If you have a television and/or cable in your house, great! All you have to do to watch the show is grab your snacks and drinks, switch on the television, and turn it to MTV. Enjoy!
If you don’t have cable, it’s a little more difficult. You can stream live television on MTV’s website, and normally, this is pretty “eh” in my book unless you want to watch 30 hours of Catfish. But you’ll be able to stream the MTV Movie & TV Awards via the MTV website live on May 7 and for any of the many, many repeats that will be aired in the days following. The only caveat is that you have to have a cable login to do so. I’m sure you can just borrow one from your parents or a pal.
And you’re probably going to want to borrow a log-in to see this show, because it’s gearing up to be pretty cool. As I mentioned, Devine is hosting, and he’s always a funny guy to have around. As for the movie nominees, horror darling Get Out leads the nominations with six; followed by Beauty And The Beast with five; and Moonlight, Hidden Figures, and Logan with three. In television, Stranger Things got four nominations including two for Millie Bobby Brown, aka Eleven; Game Of Thrones nabbed three, as did This Is Us and Atlanta. One thing I like is that movies and television will be combined in some categories. For instance, both Moonlight (a movie) and Empire (a television show) are in the Best Kiss (the most classic of MTV Movie Award categories) category.
Before the show, MTV will hold the very first MTV Movie & TV Awards Festival outside the Shrine Auditorium. The event, which is free to fans, will include celebrity interviews, arrivals, and performances by All Time Low, Bea Miller, and Zara Larsson, and guess what? It will be broadcast live on MTV.com from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., so you can watch that before the award show itself.
It’s nice to see MTV thinking outside of the box here — perhaps it’s recognizing that we live in the golden age of television and such shows should be recognized, as well.