The MTV Movie Awards are well known for handing out hardware in such gratuitous categories as Best Kiss and Best Shirtless Performance, and although the ceremony may never factor into the larger awards season, organizers did take a giant step forward this year by adding a Best Documentary race to the proceedings for the very first time. So while nominees this year included typical big-budget fare like “Star Wars” and “Deadpool,” MTV also put a spotlight on low-budget non-fiction titles like Sundance sensation “The Wolfpack” and the inspirational “He Named Me Malala.”
Out of this year’s six nominees for Best Documentary, three were Oscar nominees, including “Cartel Land,” “What Happened, Miss Simone?” and “Amy,” and the latter made history by becoming the first-ever recipient of the prize. “Amy” won the Oscar, as well as unanimous critical praise for its heartbreaking look at the life and legacy of the late Amy Winehouse.
The 2016 MTV Movie Awards were taped last night on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. The full ceremony will air tonight on MTV beginning at 8pm. Click here more of the night’s big winners,