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MTV Movie & TV Awards reveals 2022 nominees, adds new unscripted awards

MTV has unveiled the nominees for the fan-voted 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which will include a quartet of new categories in the factual/unscripted space. The four additions are for ...
May 11, 2022

MTV has unveiled the nominees for the fan-voted 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which will include a quartet of new categories in the factual/unscripted space.

The four additions are for best music documentary, with nominees including Peter Jackson’s heralded Disney+ series The Beatles: Get Back and Netflix’s jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (pictured); best reality star; best reality return, for past unscripted participants/players coming back for another round (sometimes on another series); and best reality romance, covering couples who hooked up on camera.

VH1′s RuPaul’s Drag Race and Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise lead the pack in nominations with five each, followed by Netflix’s Selling Sunset and Bravo’s Summer House with three noms apiece.

Fans can begin voting in all awards categories beginning on Wednesday (May 11), with the polls closing on May 18. The winners will be crowned at the live ceremony on June 5.

The full list of nominees in unscripted categories is below:

BEST DOCUREALITY SERIES
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (MTV)
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1)
Selling Sunset (Netflix)
Summer House (Bravo)
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo)

BEST COMPETITION SERIES
American Idol (ABC)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
The Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allies (MTV)
The Masked Singer (Fox)

BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
Bar Rescue (Paramount Network)
Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)
Making It (NBC)
Selena + Chef (HBO Max)
Queer Eye (Netflix)

BEST NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES
Hart to Heart (E!)
Teen Mom: Family Reunion (MTV)
The D’Amelio Show (Hulu)
The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip (Bravo)
Queen of the Universe (Paramount+)

BEST REALITY STAR
Chris “CT” Tamburello, The Challenge
Chrishell Stause, Selling Sunset
Lindsay Hubbard, Summer House
Teresa Giudice, The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Willow Pill, RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 14)

BEST REALITY ROMANCE
Joe Amabile & Serena Pitt, Bachelor in Paradise (ABC)
Loren & Alexei Brovarnik, Loren & Alexei: After the 90 Days (TLC)
Nany Gonzalez & Kaycee Clark, The Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allies
Tom Sandoval & Ariana Madix, Vanderpump Rules (Bravo)
Yandy & Mendeecees, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta

BEST TALK /TOPICAL SHOW
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
The Drew Barrymore Show (CBS)
The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

BEST HOST
Charlamagne Tha God, Tha God’s Honest Truth (Comedy Central)
Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef (Fox)
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show
Rob Dyrdek, Ridiculousness (MTV)
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

BEST FIGHT (UNSCRIPTED)
Bosco vs. Lady Camden, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Candiace Dillard Bassett vs. Mia Thornton, The Real Housewives of Potomac
Christine Quinn vs. Chrishell Stause, Selling Sunset
Danielle Olivera vs. Ciara Miller vs. Lindsay Hubbard, Summer House
Margaret Josephs vs. Teresa Giudice, The Real Housewives of New Jersey

BEST REALITY RETURN
Bethenny Frankel, The Big Shot with Bethenny (HBO Max)
Kylie Sonique Love, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars
Paris Hilton, Cooking with Paris (Netflix), Paris in Love (Peacock)
Sher, Ex on the Beach (MTV)
Tami Roman, The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles (Paramount+)

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Janet Jackson (Lifetime/A&E)
jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (Netflix)
Oasis Knebworth 1996 (Sony)
Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (Disney+)
The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+)

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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