The MTV Movie & TV Awards 2019 was a night packed with ups and downs but some of the best moments which fans will remember for a long tim were the speeches given by stars Sandra Bullock, Lana Condor, Jada Pinkett Smith, Elisabeth Olsen and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
Fans were incredebily moved when Sandra got on the stage to accept the award for Most Frightening Performance in the Netflix film Bird Box. The actress dug deep, mentioning her two children and explaining why she took on the role in Bird Box that won her the award in the first place. "I made Bird Box because my children asked me why I never made anything for them. So when Bird Box crossed my path, I knew this was a story I needed to make because it was about family. And when I finished the film, I went to my babies and I said, 'Here, mommy made this for you. And even though you can't see it until you're 21—because apparently a movie about being a mommy is a horror film—you will know when you see it that there isn't anything that I wouldn't do for you."
When it came to nominees for Best Performance in a Show, the competition was stiff with actors from some of the most-talked about vying for the honor. However, Elisabeth Moss shined through for her role as June Osborne/Offred in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. The actress was on hand to accept the award and took a moment to honour her fellow nominees in her acceptance speech.
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Lana took home the Golden Popcorn for Best Kiss alongside her co-star Noah Centineo for their unforgettable kiss in To All the Boys I've Loved Before. After thanking their fans and talking about their journey with the film, Lana ended the speech on a highly emotional note by saying, “Kiss who you wanna kiss, love who you wanna love, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise".
Jada also took on the stage to accept the Trailblazer Award for her Facebook Watch’s hit talk-show Red Table Talk. The actress shared how she didn’t consider herself a trailblazer at first, but later started questioning why she didn’t deserve the award and told the audience that she came to the realization that everyone has the power to be a 'trailblazer'. “It was because I was comparing myself to all the many trailblazers that I admired and I realized, ‘Okay, maybe we do have something in common,’ ” she explained. “Often we applaud the trails that people blaze in the external world that we can see, but very rarely do we applaud the trails that are blazed in the hidden rooms of the mind, that are full of uncertainty, false beliefs, and pain.”
Brie Larson's Captain Marvel grabbed the award for the Best Fight. The thrilling sequence with Brie's character alongisde Minn-Erva had already received a lot of priase from fans for its action moves. The actress got on the stage and in a surprising move, took the opportunity to thank her stunt doubles for the film - Ingrid Kleinig and Joanna Bennett. Brie said, "This is so cool. First and foremost thank you MTV and thank you to the fans. Thank you so much for voting for this film we’re so proud of. But I wanted to take this moment to really say thank you to the two women that are standing here beside me. These are the women who trained me and were also the stunt doubles for Captain Marvel. I could not have made this film without them. They are really the baseline for who she is. They are the living embodiment of Captain Marvel."
Dwanye 'The Rock' Johnson also moved fans with his incredible speech after he took home the Icon Generation Award for his impact on society. The actor opened up about how he has struggled in Hollywood in the past and said, "I thank you, all of you at home. You are the reason I'm getting this,” he began. “I want to share a really quick lesson with you guys, I've learned the most powerful thing we can be is ourselves. We are still that little kid just aspiring to be something better, aspiring to be important. When I first got to Hollywood, Hollywood they didn't know what the hell to do with me. I mean I was half black, half Samoan, six-foot-four, 275-pound pro wrestler."
The actor continued, “I was told at that time you've got to be a certain way, you've got to drop some weight, you've got to be somebody different, you've got to stop working out, stop doing the things that I love, you've got to stop calling yourself 'The Rock'. For years I bought into it because you think, 'Oh, that's what I'm supposed to do and I was miserable doing that. I made a choice that I wasn't going to conform to Hollywood, Hollywood was going to conform to me.”
“When I was 15, I heard a quote and I'll never forget it, ”It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice", concluded Dwayne.