The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards is a two-night event this year. Leslie Jones will air on MTV Movie & TV Awards this Sunday, May 16. While Nikki Glaser will host MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted, for awards going to reality television shows, the following night on Monday, May 17. If you are like me and don’t have cable or satellite TV but still want to watch the MTV Movie & TV Awards, don’t worry. You can still watch. You can even watch the MTV Movie & TV Awards live for free through numerous streaming services that carry MTV. Read on to learn how to watch.
- When is the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Sunday, May 16 at 9 p.m. ET
- When is the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted: Monday, May 17 at 9 p.m. ET
- Network: MTV
- Best Way To Watch: Use a 7-day Free Trial to Philo. You can watch both nights live and for free. Just be sure to cancel before the 7-day period or you will be charged for the first month at the normal monthly rate of $25.
- Watch MTV Movie & TV Awards On-Demand: Both nights of the MTV Movie and TV Awards will be available on Philo On-Demands once the day after they air on MTV. You can also record the event with Philo’s included DVR.
Where To Watch 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards
You can watch both nights of the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards live on MTV with the following streaming services .
Philo is our favorite option for watching 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Philo is a live online TV streaming service that carries MTV along with 60+ other channels for $25/month. You can check out a free trial and see if the service will meet your needs. Philo also includes a cloud DVR for you to record shows to watch later.
Philo supports the Apple iPhone and iPad (running iOS 9 or newer), Android phones and tablets (running 5.0 or newer), Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. You can use your Philo credentials to sign on to the MTV app and watch many episodes there. For information, check out our review, which includes a list of all channels available on Philo.
You can watch using Hulu Live TV.. Previously Hulu was known for its vast on-demand streaming library. However, they also offer Hulu Live TV service, which includes live MTV Streaming and most top channels typically found on cable. Hulu Live TV starts at $64.99 after a 7-day free trial and includes the following features:
- The basic package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Upgrades available)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- It comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu On-Demand streaming library
With Hulu Live TV, you can watch MTV on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. See our review of Hulu for more information.
MTV is not in Sling’s base packages. However, you can get MTV through the Orange or the Blue package if you add the “Comedy Extra” add-on package. This base package costs $35 per month, and the Comedy Extra add-on is an additional $6 per month. A Cloud DVR is included.
Sling TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and more, so it’s not a problem to enjoy it on a TV, tablet, computer, or other smart devices. There are more channels than I’ve mentioned available on Sling TV than what I’ve discussed here. To find out more about what Sling TV offers and more information about Sling TV device compatibility, check out this detailed review of Sling TV or check out these offers for new subscribers.
Vidgo is a newer Streaming service that offers fairly competitive pricing over other Live streaming services. The only catch is they do not currently offer a DVR. Their service offers MTV as a part of its Core package along with over 60 other channels. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $55 per month. (They offer discounted promo pricing for your first 3 months.)
Vidgo doesn’t force you into a contract so you can cancel any time. They do offer promotional pricing, and don’t force you into a contract. Therefore, you can cancel the service at any time. Vidgo is supported on available on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV. You can also stream the service on up to 3 devices at the same time. We have the full details in our guide to Vidgo’s live streaming service.
MTV is one of the channels available on AT&T’s streaming service DIRECTV Stream. For a price of $69.99 you will get the following:
- watch 20 streams simultaneously per subscription
- a cloud-based DVR
- channels like MTV, AMC, HGTV, Discovery, and more
- supported on AppleTV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
FuboTV is an excellent place to go for sports, but it offers many other channels, including MTV, in it’s “Family Package” for $64.99/month (after 7-day free trial). Fubo TV includes:
- One 100 channels including MTV, ESPN, and FS1 are available in fuboTV’s channel lineup
- You can watch on three screens at the same time
- 250 hours of cloud DVR storage
- The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
The YouTube TV channel lineup includes MTV for $64.99 a month. Youtube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app isn’t available on Roku. However, users can use YouTube TV through the YouTube app on Roku devices. Check our review of YouTube TV for more information.
How To Watch the MTV Movie & TV Awards’s Live for Free
The following streaming services will let you watch both nights of this years MTV Movie & TV Awards’s live on MTV. They all offer a free trial, and if you cancel before the free-trial is up, you won’t be billed, allowing you to watch for free.
Philo – Carries MTV live. Watch the MTV Movie & TV Awards with this free trial to Philo. Philo supports the Apple iPhone and iPad (running iOS 9 or newer), Android phones and tablets (running 5.0 or newer), Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. See or review of Philo for more details.
FuboTV – Offers MTV and is available on major platforms, including AppleTV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. You can sign up for a 1-week free trial or check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
DIRECTV Stream – Carries MTV in their “Entertainment” package. You can check out everything this service offers by reading our DIRECTV Stream Now review. They offer a 14-day free trial. You pay $69.99 for the first month, but the money is refunded if you cancel within the first 14 days.
YouTube TV – Carries MTV live and supports Roku, Android, iOS (includes AirPlay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. Check our review of YouTube TV for more information. They offer a 14-day free trial.
For more information on these services, check out their individual review or see our guide to watching MTV without cable.
MTV Movie & TV Award Nominees
The Nominees for both nights are listed below
Night 1 (Scripted TV and Movies)
- Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
- Judas and the Black Messiah
- Promising Young Woman
- To All the Boys: Always and Forever
- Cobra Kai
- Emily in Paris
- The Boys
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
- Carey Mulligan: Promising Young Woman
- Chadwick Boseman: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Daniel Kaluuya: Judas and the Black Messiah
- Sacha Baron Cohen: The Trial of the Chicago 7
- Zendaya: Malcolm & Marie
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
- Anya Taylor-Joy: The Queen’s Gambit
- Elizabeth Olsen: WandaVision
- Elliot Page: The Umbrella Academy
- Emma Corrin: The Crown
- Michaela Coel: I May Destroy You
- Anthony Mackie: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
- Gal Gadot: Wonder Woman 1984
- Jack Quaid: The Boys
- Pedro Pascal: The Mandalorian
- Teyonah Parris: WandaVision
- Chase Stokes & Madelyn Cline: Outer Banks
- Jodie Comer & Sandra Oh: Killing Eve
- Lily Collins & Lucas Bravo: Emily in Paris
- Maitreyi Ramakrishnan & Jaren Lewison: Never Have I Ever
- Regé-Jean Page & Phoebe Dynevor: Bridgerton
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
- Annie Murphy: Schitt’s Creek
- Eric Andre: Bad Trip
- Issa Rae: Insecure
- Jason Sudeikis: Ted Lasso
- Leslie Jones: Coming 2 America
- Aya Cash: The Boys
- Ewan McGregor: Birds of Prey
- Giancarlo Esposito: The Mandalorian
- Kathryn Hahn: WandaVision
- Nicholas Hoult: The Great
- Antonia Gentry: Ginny & Georgia
- Ashley Park: Emily in Paris
- Maria Bakalova: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
- Paul Mescal: Normal People
- Regé-Jean Page: Bridgerton
- Final Funhouse Fight: Birds of Prey
- Finale House Fight: Cobra Kai
- Starlight, Queen Maeve, Kimiko vs. Stormfront: The Boys
- Wanda vs. Agatha: WandaVision
- Final Fight vs. Steppenwolf: Zack Snyder’s Justice League
MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
- Elisabeth Moss: The Invisible Man
- Jurnee Smollett: Lovecraft Country
- Simona Brown: Behind Her Eyes
- Victoria Pedretti: The Haunting of Bly Manor
- Vince Vaughn: Freaky
- Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo: Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar
- Anthony Mackie & Sebastian Stan: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
- Pedro Pascal & Grogu/Baby Yoda: The Mandalorian
- Lily Collins & Ashley Park: Emily in Paris
- Sacha Baron Cohen & Maria Bakalova: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Night 2 (Unscripted Shows)
BEST DOCU-REALITY SHOW
- Below Deck Mediterranean
- Black Ink Crew New York
- Bling Empire
- Jersey Shore Family Vacation
- Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
BEST DATING SHOW
- 90 Day Fiancé
- Ex On The Beach
- Love Is Blind
- Ready to Love
- The Bachelorette
BEST REALITY CAST
- 90 Day Fiancé
- Jersey Shore Family Vacation
- Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
- RuPaul’s Drag Race
- The Real Housewives of Atlanta
BEST COMPETITION SERIES
- RuPaul’s Drag Race
- The Challenge
- The Circle
- The Masked Singer
BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
- Fixer Upper: Welcome Home
- Making The Cut
- Nailed It!
- Queer Eye
BEST NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES
- Bling Empire
- Cardi Tries
- Selena + Chef
- The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City
- VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
BEST TALK / TOPICAL SHOW
- A Little Late with Lilly Singh
- Red Table Talk
- The Breakfast Club
- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
- Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
BEST COMEDY / GAME SHOW
- Floor Is Lava
- Impractical Jokers
- Kids Say the Darndest Things
- Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out
- Nicole Byer: Nailed It!
- Rob Dyrdek: Ridiculousness
- RuPaul: RuPaul’s Drag Race
- T.J. Lavin: The Challenge
- Tiffany Haddish: Kids Say the Darndest Things
BREAKTHROUGH SOCIAL STAR
- Addison Rae
- Bretman Rock
- Charli D’Amelio
- Jalaiah Harmon
- Rickey Thompson
- Chrishell Stause vs. Christine Quinn: Selling Sunset
- Jackie Goldschneider vs. Teresa Giudice: The Real Housewives of New Jersey
- Kandy Muse vs. Tamisha Iman: RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
- Kourtney Kardashian vs. Kim Kardashian: Keeping Up With The Kardashians
- West Law Roach vs. Guest Judge Dominique Jackson: Legendary
BEST INTERNATIONAL REALITY SERIES
- Acapulco Shore
- Geordie Shore
- Love Island (ITV)
- ¡Nailed it! México
- RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K.
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