Passionate speeches were the highlight of MTV Movie Awards
Arare spell of wet weather in Los Angeles, US, might have shut down the red carpet before the 2017 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, but the evening was still highspirited — when it came to drinks and winners’ speeches!
The presenters and winners spoke passionately about socially-relevant issues. “Women have proven they’re a huge and powerful audience, and it’s going to change the movie business,” said director Bill Condon, thanking the female audience for his film, Beauty and the Beast’s Best Movie win. Actor Ashton Sanders, who shared The Best Kiss award with Jharrel Jerome in the Oscar-winning film, Moonlight, dedicated it to “those who feel like the others, the misfits.”
Accepting the Generation Award for the Fast and Furious action franchise, actor Vin Diesel thanked “a generation that was willing to accept this multicultural franchise where it didn't matter what color your skin was or what country you're from.”
On a different note, the host for the night, actor Adam DeVine kept in sync with what this annual fanvoted, youth-orientated awards do is known for — irreverent moments, explicit jokes and unconventional award categories.