Sunday, June 16, 2024

MTV Cancels Movie and TV Awards for 2024, Skips “Barbenheimer” Movies After 2023 Ratings Debacle


MTV will not have a 2024 Movie and TV Awards this year.

You may recall that last year’s show was a debacle, what with the two Hollywood strikes and Drew Barrymore pulling out as host, under pressure at the last minute.

The show did air, in pre recorded clips, and was a disaster.

By skipping 2024, MTV is jumping past “Oppenheimer,” “Barbie,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and so on. Frankly, it’s a smart idea. We’ve put those films to rest. It’s time to move on. But I am surprised: did no one want come and be part of the show?

MTV says the awards will be back in 2025. They should really move them up to winter or spring so they can be current. There may be some reluctance to mount an awards show right now in the current political climate, but does anyone who watches MTV know much about it? I doubt it.

Maybe al awards shows should skip a year on a staggered basis. We’d all be better for it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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