Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame won big at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which aired last night.
Endgame took home Best Movie, winning over BlacKkKlansman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Us.
Endgame director Anthony Russo accepted the award and presented video speeches from stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man.) The duo thanked fans, late Marvel writer and creator Stan Lee, and Russo.
Endgame also won Best Hero for Downey and Best Villain for Josh Brolin, who portrayed the all-powerful Thanos.
HBO’s Game of Thrones took home the Golden Popcorn trophy for Best Show over Big Mouth, Riverdale, Schitt’s Creek and The Haunting of Hill House.
In the acting categories, Elisabeth Moss won Best Performance in a Show for The Handmaid’s Tale, and Lady Gaga took home the Best Performance in a Movie Trophy for A Star is Born.
Jada Pinkett Smith was honored with the Trailblazer Award, while Dwayne Johnson was presented with the Generation Award.
Host Zachary Levi started things off by poking fun at the night’s categories and some of the celebrities in attendance including Dwayne Johnson, Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista.
The Shazam! star noted how most of the audience was a nerd at one point before showing off unflattering photos of Johnson, Nanjiani and Bautista. Johnson’s photo featured the actor sporting a fanny pack while Bautista looked skinny and half his now muscular size.
Levi then shared an uplifting message for viewers at home, telling them to start loving the person that they are.
Meanwhile, Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio pulled a Kanye West at Saturday’s taping of the awards show when Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta won over The Challenge in the Reality Royalty category. However, viewers didn’t get to see it. Producers cut out Devenanzio’s speech from Monday’s airing, after the reality star took the mic to let audience members know that he and the rest of his The Challenge stars deserved the award.
“We finally won! After all these years, it’s about time MTV finally gives ‘The Challenge’ the recognition it deserves,” he told the crowd. “All the other shows that got nominated are essentially paying rent in the genre we created.” The reality star was reportedly removed from the stage eventually and the cast of Love & Hip Hop got a chance to accept the award.
Other highlights throughout the night included Bazzi performing “Paradise,” Lizzo’s first ever awards show performance with her hit song “Juice,” and presenters including Aubrey Plaza, Nick Kroll, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, and more.