MTV 2023 Awards Winners

MTV 2023 Awards

Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez were both winners in music-related categories at the MTV 2023 Movie & TV Awards, where the HBO series The Last of Us, starring Pedro Pascal, took home the most awards of the night.

Swift’s “Carolina,” from the Where the Crawdads Sing soundtrack, was awarded best song. In the category, “Carolina” was up against movie soundtrack songs from Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, Lady Gaga, OneRepublic, and Rihanna.

Gomez’s My Mind & Me was honored as the best music documentary, where she competed with the films Halftime, Love, Lizzo, Sheryl, and The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s American Pie.

The MTV 2023 Movie & TV Awards honored stars in movies and television, across scripted and unscripted, with a pre-taped ceremony that aired on Sunday (May 7). Drew Barrymore was set to host but opted not to out of solidarity with the Writers Guild of America strike.

Here’s a list of six memorable moments from the MTV 2023 show. See the full list of winners below.

MTV 2023 Movie & TV Awards Winners List

Best movie

Avatar: The Way of Water

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever



Scream VI — WINNER


Top Gun: Maverick

Best show

Stranger Things

The Last of Us — WINNER

The White Lotus


Wolf Pack



Best performance in a movie

Austin Butler — Elvis

Florence Pugh — Don’t Worry Darling

Keke Palmer — Nope

Michael B. Jordan — Creed III

Tom Cruise — Top Gun: Maverick — WINNER

Best performance in a show

Aubrey Plaza — The White Lotus

Christina Ricci — Yellowjackets

Jenna Ortega — Wednesday — WINNER

Riley Keough — Daisy Jones & The Six

Sadie Sink — Stranger Things

Selena Gomez — Only Murders in the Building

Best hero

Diego Luna — Andor

Jenna Ortega — Wednesday

Paul Rudd — Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania

Pedro Pascal — The Last of Us — WINNER

Tom Cruise — Top Gun: Maverick

Best villain

Elizabeth Olsen — Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — WINNER

Harry Styles – Don’t Worry Darling

Jamie Campbell Bower — Stranger Things


The Bear — Cocaine Bear

Best kiss

Anna Torv + Philip Prajoux – The Last of Us

Harry Styles + David Dawson – My Policeman

Madison Bailey + Rudy Pankow – Outer Banks — WINNER

Riley Keough + Sam Claflin – Daisy Jones & The Six

Selena Gomez + Cara Delevingne – Only Murders in the Building

Best comedic performance

Adam Sandler – Murder Mystery 2 — WINNER

Dylan O’Brien – Not Okay

Jennifer Coolidge – Shotgun Wedding

Keke Palmer – Nope

Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary

Breakthrough performance

Bad Bunny – Bullet Train

Bella Ramsey – The Last of Us

Emma D’Arcy – House of the Dragon

Joseph Quinn – Stranger Things — WINNER

Rachel Sennott – Bodies Bodies Bodies

Best fight

Brad Pitt (Ladybug) vs. Bad Bunny (The Wolf) – Bullet Train

Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) vs. Ghostface – Scream VI — WINNER

Jamie Campbell Bower (Vecna) vs. Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) – Stranger Things

Keanu Reeves (John Wick) vs. Everyone – John Wick 4

Escape from Narkina 5 – Andor

Most frightened performance

Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus — WINNER

Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Cocaine Bear

Justin Long – Barbarian

Rachel Sennott – Bodies Bodies Bodies

Sosie Bacon – Smile

Best duo

Camila Mendes + Maya Hawke – Do Revenge

Jenna Ortega + Thing – Wednesday

Pedro Pascal + Bella Ramsey – The Last of Us — WINNER

Simona Tabasco + Beatrice Grannò – The White Lotus

Tom Cruise + Miles Teller – Top Gun: Maverick

Best kick-ass cast

Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Outer Banks

Stranger Things — WINNER

Teen Wolf: The Movie

Best song

Demi Lovato – Still Alive (Scream VI)

Doja Cat – Vegas (Elvis)

Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick)

OneRepublic – I Ain’t Worried (Top Gun: Maverick)

Rihanna – Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Taylor Swift – Carolina (Where the Crawdads Sing) — WINNER

Best docu-reality series

Jersey Shore Family Vacation

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition

The Kardashians — WINNER

Vanderpump Rules

Best competition series

All-Star Shore

Big Brother

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars — WINNER

The Challenge: USA

The Traitors

Best host MTV 2023 Awards

Drew Barrymore – The Drew Barrymore Show — WINNER

Joel Madden – Ink Master

Nick Cannon – The Masked Singer

RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race

Kelly Clarkson – The Kelly Clarkson Show

Best reality on-screen team

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Vinny Guadagnino, Pauly D (MVP) – Jersey Shore Family Vacation

Tori Deal and Devin Walker – The Challenge: Ride or Dies

RuPaul Charles and Michelle Visage – RuPaul’s Drag Race

Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney, Scheana Shay, LaLa Kent – Vanderpump Rules — WINNER

Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Best music documentary


Love, Lizzo

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me — WINNER


The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s American Pie

Best musical moment, sponsored by Sonic (social only)

Purple Hearts: “Come Back Home” — WINNER

Comedic genius award

Jennifer Coolidge — WINNER

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