The 9 MTV Movie & TV Awards Moments We Can't Stop Talking About

From a star-studded opening number to the tear-jerker speeches, these are the show's most memorable moments

01 of 09

ADAM DEVINE BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN WITH HIS OPENING NUMBER

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No one spoofs like DeVine! The evening's host kicked things off with an elaborate, over-the-top parody of Beauty and the Beast, recruiting Josh Gad, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld for a star-studded performance.

02 of 09

EMMA WATSON PRAISES MTV FOR GENDERLESS CATEGORIES

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While accepting best actor for her performance in Beauty and the Beast, Watson celebrated the awards show's decision to do away with gendered categories. "MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone, but for me, it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself into someone else's shoes," she said. "And that doesn't need to be separated into two categories."

03 of 09

THE NEXT GENERATION WINS THE NIGHT

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While the awards ceremony boasted high-profile guests like Zac Efron and Taraji P. Henson, its youngest attendees undoubtedly stole the show. Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown won over the crowd with her emotional acceptance speech after winning best actor in a TV series, while Dafne Keen managed to outshine even Hugh Jackman when she and the actor went onstage to accept the award for best on-screen duo.

04 of 09

MOONLIGHT WINS BEST KISS

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Adding to the film's overwhelming trophy haul, Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome from Moonlight took home the award for best kiss. “This award is bigger than Jharrel and I,” Sanders said in the pair's touching speech. “This represents more than a kiss. This is for those who feel like the unders, the misfits — this represents us. We love y’all and thank y’all.”

05 of 09

FAST AND THE FURIOUS WINS THE GENERATION AWARD

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Continuing to remind us to take life a quarter mile at a time, Gal Gadot led a touching tribute to the long-running franchise. Vin Diesel — who brought out his co-stars, Jordan Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson — thanked the fans for embracing their on-screen family, and ended his speech by honoring Paul Walker.

06 of 09

THE THIS IS US CAST CONTINUES TO STEAL HEARTS

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It turns out that the Pearsons can get us all choked up even when we're not watching the show. All we need is to watch Milo Ventimiglia interact with his on-screen children — we're still emotional (and we're reaching for our tissues) over watching him lower the mic for Lonnie Chavis.

07 of 09

AMY SCHUMER ATTEMPTS TO GET GOLDIE HAWN TO ADOPT HER

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Unfortunately, Hawn had "forgotten her pen" before the two presented movie of the year, but something tells us that this on-screen mother-and-daughter duo will make their familial relationship official by the time Snatched hits theaters.

08 of 09

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST WINS MOVIE OF THE YEAR

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After Hawn and Schumer parodied the now-infamous Oscars mix-up — announcing La La Light and Moon Land as the original winners — Emma Watson, Josh Gad and director Bill Condon accepted the night's top honor. Gad even threw in a "thank you" from co-stars Dan Stevens and Luke Evans … even if it did mean that Watson had to endure his excruciating English accent.

09 of 09

THE CAST OF 13 REASONS WHY PRESENTS STRANGER THINGS WITH SHOW OF THE YEAR

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In a moment that was probably designed specifically to make the Internet's mind explode, the cast of everyone's newest Netflix obsession — including leads Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford — presented the final award of the night to the biggest show of 2016. We definitely weren't alone in freaking out — and that was before the Stranger Things kids gave the most adorable acceptance speech of all time.

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