Everyone Got Bold With Their Looks On The MTV Movie & TV Awards Red Carpet

Many of us think of award show season as occurring at the start of the year with the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, the Grammys, and the Oscars. By the time we get to summer, we aren’t thinking of red carpet looks and hopeful nominees trying out trends, but we wouldn’t dare miss the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The statements made by celebrities at this award show might be more casual than a black tie event, but they are no less fashion forward. In fact, we would argue they might be even more so. This is when celebrities, especially the much-buzzed-about newcomers, bust out bright colors, unconventional cuts, and the outfits they wouldn’t put together for the winter award shows. Kiernan Shipka, Lana Condor, Lizzo, and Finn Wolfhard all stepped onto the red carpet with trend-worthy ensembles worthy of a catwalk. After all, you wouldn’t see Elisabeth Moss sporting a snake over half her dress as the Oscars.

This is one of the few awards shows where you will see a mega-budget superhero film nominated in the same category as a viral Netflix original. Where else would you have nominee categories like Best Villain alongside Most Meme-able Moment? The MTV Movie & TV Awards are unexpected and playful, just like the red carpet looks attendees wear to it.

Click through to see some of our favorite red carpet looks from this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Maude Apatow

We've been seeing her in films since she was little, but now, here for her new HBO series, Euphoria, she's grown up to become quite the iconic dresser.

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Storm Reid

We first saw Storm Reid step into the spotlight in A Wrinkle In Time. Now, we're just counting down the days until she becomes the face of a high-fashion brand. This kind of sartorial sophistication needs to be front and center.

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Tessa Thompson

Usually, a blazer completes an outfit. With someone as fashion foward as Tessa Thompson, a whole outfit can be made from the right blazer.

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Elisabeth Moss

No doubt Elisabeth Moss wants a break from her lusterless Handmaid's attire. We don't blame her. Instead, Moss sported a statement dress that spoke for itself.

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Daniel Levy

While most people would shy away from red on a red carpet, Schitt's Creek star Daniel Levy decided to embrace the color palette in a bold suit.

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MJ Rodriguez

The Next Generation nominee and Pose star was right on trend as she stepped out in a color we have been seeing everywhere this summer.

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Finn Wolfhard

Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things looked every bit the band frontman in his red carpet ensemble.

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Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka is hardly a newcomer when it comes to television, but she’s proven that she is not only one to watch on screen in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but in all matter of fashion as well.

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Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith is a red carpet veteran, and with that comes the innate knowledge of how to work an award show look as chic as an all-silver suit.

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Lana Condor

One of our newest favorite leading ladies, Lana Condor shows that she will be one of our favorite ones to watch for red carpet looks and Netflix original romantic comedies.

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Nico Tortorella & Manny Gutierrez

Okay, is this a red carpet or did they just walk off a fashion week runway? Either way, Nico Tortorella and Manny Gutierrez's outfits are everything we love about the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy is giving us major old Hollywood vibes with this '40s-inspired gown and complementary dark red lip.

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Whenever we know Lizzo will be at an event, we excitedly wait in anticipation of a bold and bright look. Her hair and dress silhouette say Motown diva, the lime green is all 2019.

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Aubrey Plaza

Never doubt the power of a monochrome outfit. Aubrey Plaza is proof that black and white is all you need to be red carpet ready.

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