Source: YouTube

Despite the Writers Guild strike, MTV went ahead with its “Movie and TV Awards” . . . But it was NOT a typical award show.  It was actually a lot like award shows were during COVID.

No host, no audience, no theater, no presenters.  Just an announcer naming the nominees, then the winner.  Some winners gave pre-taped video acceptance speeches, some didn’t.

Drew Barrymore . . . who WOULD HAVE hosted if the strike didn’t happen . . . appeared in a few (painfully unfunny) bits that were apparently recorded before the strike.

The show was “only” two hours, and it was STILL padded with “greatest hits”-type bits from past shows, as well as new trailers and clips from upcoming movies and TV shows.