Scream VI is the best film of the year and The Last of Us wins for best television series. These are the main prizes of the Mtv Movie & Tv Awards, which this year were not awarded in a live ceremony, but announced in a recorded special. The 2023 edition was supposed to decree the return of live entertainment in grand style, after three years marked by restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic. But the organizers’ plans were spoiled by the writers’ strike, who demanded salary adjustments and highest-ranking writer in their contract with the Studios.
Drew Barrymore’s forfeit
Among the characters who forfeited the MTV Movie & TV Awards also the actress Drew Barrymore, which on Sunday 7 May at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica in Los Angeles was to present the 2023 edition, but decided not to appear as a sign of solidarity with the screenwriters who have been on strike against the Studios since Tuesday. “I have listened to the writers and out of true respect for them, I will refrain from hosting the MTV Movie & TV Awards live in support of their strike,” Barrymore said in a statement.
Strike in Hollywood, Drew Barrymore also crosses his arms: solidarity with the screenwriters
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No red carpet
Given the abstention from the work of writers and authors of cinema and TV, the airing was therefore impossible. Also because the union that brings them together, the WGA, is gaining the support of the other Hollywood unions. Precisely in light of the strike and its repercussions among show business workers, not even the usual red carpet was held, with the fashion show and interviews with the stars before the show. “Everything we celebrate and admire in film and television is born out of the creativity of screenwriters,” he explained Drew Barrymore. “Until an agreement is reached, I choose to wait. I thank MTV who have been one of the best partners I have ever worked with and I look forward to being part of this gala next year when I can truly pay tribute to everything MTV has created.”
The prizes and the choices of the public
The Mtv Movie & Tv Awards are awarded by public vote and went among others to Jenna Ortegaas best performance in the series Wednesdayto Tom Cruise as best performer in the film Top Gun: Maverick it’s at Joseph Quinn as best revelation in Stranger Things.