Wizarding World Alumni Still Making Magic at MTV Movie & TV Awards
Daniel Radcliffe was given a special honor on Sunday, June 5, at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The Harry Potter star, no stranger to playing the hero, this time took home an award for Best Villain, a testament to his performance in his recent film, The Lost City. Acting alongside Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, Radcliffe stood out as the devious billionaire, Fairfax.
In a virtual acceptance speech, Radcliffe thanked his production team and costars, saying that their hard work made his job easy. “If I’m being honest, the thing that makes my job easiest is just being English. This is the universally recognized accent of pure evil,” he added, to laughter from the audience. The actor went on to thank his parents as well, for “having the foresight all those years ago to have me be British,” crediting their part in his earning of the award.
Daniel Radcliffe just took home the golden popcorn for Best Villain 🦹♂️ #MTVAwards pic.twitter.com/n6i14LA1vU
— Movie & TV Awards (@MTVAwards) June 6, 2022
Other Wizarding World alumni were represented in the night’s event as well. Spiderman: No Way Home, which features Rhys Ifans, was given the award for Best Movie. Ifans, who played Xenophilius Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, graced the screen in scales as the Lizard, Dr. Curt Connors. Ifan’s reptilian performance in the final battle scene contributed to the film’s nomination in the Best Fight category.
The Batman, starring Wizarding World alumni Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, and Colin Farrell (who played Cedric Diggory, Leta Lestrange, and Percival Graves, respectively), was also nominated in the Best Movie category. Pattinson, in the titular role of Batman, and Kravitz, who played Selina Kyle, or Catwoman, wowed audiences with their performance in the recent film. The pair was nominated for the Best Kiss Award but ultimately did not win in the category. Pattinson also received a nomination for Best Performance in a Movie, and Farrell was nominated for Best Villain for his portrayal of the Penguin.
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