The Funniest Moments From the 2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards


| LAST UPDATE 05/18/2021

By Scarlett Adler
Seth Rogen, MTV Awards
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It's that time of year again: The annual MTV Movie and TV Awards just aired, and safe to say, it was a night to remember. From slime attacks to Sacha Baron Cohen, take a look at some of the hilarious moments that went down.

Leslie Jones, MTV awards
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Hosted by comedic giant Leslie Jones, the May 16 awards show was bound to be entertaining. And with Snoop Dogg on music duty, you can bet the duo certainly delivered. After opening the night with a hilarious parody of WandaVision, the host began to announce this year's roundup of winners. Well, who were they?

Leslie, MTV Awards, Winner
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From Best Movie (To All the Boys: Always and Forever) to Best Show (WandaVision), it was actually this year's Comedic Genius Award - presented by Seth Rogen, of course - that left us doing a double-take. Then again, we actually have Borat to thank for that... and Ali G - or was it Brüno? 

"I'm very happy to be accepting this cup of gold teeth," Sacha Baron Cohen joked - all while channeling his inner Borat, of course. Sure enough, after going on to channel his other alter-egos, Ali G and Brüno, the comedian ditched the jokes for a slice of humble pie: "I'm so humbled by this. I'm just a human being creating complex, nuanced characters," the actor continued. Very nice!

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But while the Borat star might be raving over his latest win, we've got a feeling Scarlett Johansson might not quite feel the same. Of course, we're talking about the moment the Black Widow star accepted the Generation Award for her 30+ years out in Hollywood. Only things got messy - real quick.

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“What the… !” the actress shouted as her husband Colin Jost interrupted her heartfelt acceptance speech with some good ol’ slime. “That’s Nickelodeon!” Johansson quickly reminded him, after seemingly mixing up the event with Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards – a.k.a the birthplace of getting "slimed." Yikes, we’ve got a feeling the Saturday Night Live troublemaker won’t be living that one down anytime soon…

Stay tuned.