How to watch the 2019 MTV Awards for free

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A star-studded night celebrating industry fan faves, hosted by Zachary Levi.

Formally known as the MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Movie and TV Awards is returning for its 27th year running. Much has changed in the nearly three decades running. Categories like “Best Shirtless Performance” and “Best Sandwich in a Movie” have gone the way of Right Said Fred. The coveted Moonman award is now a bucket of golden popcorn, and in the information age, viewers can vote in each category via social media. 

What remains the same is a memorable night of comedy, music, and occasionally drama. Who can forget the 2003 kiss between Madonna and Brittney Spears, or the meat dress worn by Lady Gaga in 2012? This year, the show will be hosted by actor and occasional superhero Zachary Levi, with musical performances by the incomparable Lizzo. DJ Martin Garrix will also join Macklemore and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump to perform his song “Summer Days.” To top it all off, Jada Pinkett Smith will earn the coveted Trailblazer Award, which “recognizes game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment.”

Here’s everything you need to watch the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards for free.

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Who is hosting the 2019 MTV Awards?

Zachary Levi will serve as this year’s host. 

When do the 2019 MTV Awards air?

The 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards air on Monday, June 17 at 9pm ET/PT.

What channel is the MTVAwards on?

The awards will air exclusively on MTV.

How to watch 2019 MTV Awards for free

MTV is available on two of the major live TV streaming services, though it’s coming soon to FuboTV. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.

Thankfully, no matter which service you pick, you’ll start with a one-week trial, so you can watch the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards for free.

1) Sling TV

Sling TV offers two cable packages based on your particular needs (Sling Orange and Sling Blue), both of which cost $25 per month. Sling Orange also offers three ESPN channels, AMC, and more than a dozen other channels. But it’s worthwhile to upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue package, which costs $40 per month and comes with great sports channels like FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and NFL Network, and more. If you want access to MTV you will need to grab the Comedy Extra package which will run you $5 extra per month. Along with MTV, this add-on comes with truTV, MTV2, CMT, TV Land, Logo, and a few other networks. (Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.)

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2) Philo

Philo is the least expensive streaming service, but it has some limitations. You won’t find the sports channels that dominate other packages or local channels. However, it’s the cheapest way to gain access to MTV at only $16 a month. You will also find the best deal on popular channels like Animal Planet, IFC, Lifetime, and more. You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.

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3) FuboTV

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.

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Other ways to watch 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards

1) MTV.com and MTV app

You can watch a live stream of MTV on the official site. However, you will need to log in using credentials from a cable provider or streaming service. Note: Philo will work, but FuboTV and Sling TV will not. Some clips are available totally free, but you will need to register an account with MTV before streaming. The MTV app works just like the website. Download the app, plug in your credentials, and watch 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards or your favorite MTV shows on the go.

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2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards nominees

Best movie

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Us

Best show

  • Big Mouth
  • Game of Thrones
  • Riverdale
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • The Haunting of Hill House

Best performance in a movie

  • Amandla Stenberg — The Hate U Give
  • Lady Gaga — A Star is Born
  • Lupita Nyong’o  — Us
  • Rami Malek — Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Sandra Bullock — Bird Box

Best performance in a show

  • Elisabeth Moss — The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Emilia Clarke — Game of Thrones
  • Gina Rodriguez  — Jane the Virgin
  • Kiernan Shipka — Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Best hero

  • Brie Larson — Captain Marvel
  • John David Washington — BlacKkKlansman
  • Maisie Williams — Game of Thrones
  • Robert Downey Jr. — Avengers: Endgame
  • Zachary Levi — Shazam!

Best villain

  • Jodie Comer — Killing Eve
  • Joseph Fiennes — The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Josh Brolin — Avengers: Endgame
  • Lupita Nyong’o — Us
  • Penn Badgley — You

Best kiss

  • Camila Mendes & Charles Melton — Riverdale
  • Jason Momoa & Amber Heard — Aquaman
  • Ncuti Gatwa & Connor Swindells — Sex Education
  • Noah Centineo & Lana Condor — To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams — Venom

Reality royalty

  • Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
  • Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
  • The Bachelor
  • The Challenge
  • Vanderpump Rules

Best comedic performance

  • Awkwafina — Crazy Rich Asians
  • Dan Levy — Schitt’s Creek
  • John Mulaney — Big Mouth
  • Marsai Martin — Little
  • Zachary Levi — Shazam!

Breakthrough performance

  • Awkwafina — Crazy Rich Asians
  • Haley Lu Richardson — Five Feet Apart
  • Mj Rodriguez — Pose
  • Ncuti Gatwa — Sex Education
  • Noah Centineo — To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Best fight

  • Avengers: Endgame — Captain America vs. Thanos
  • Captain Marvel — Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva
  • Game of Thrones — Arya Stark vs. the White Walkers
  • RBG — Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Inequality
  • WWE Wrestlemania — Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair

Best real-life hero

  • Alex Honnold — Free Solo
  • Hannah Gadsby — Nanette
  • Roman Reigns — WWE SmackDown
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg — RBG
  • Serena Williams — Being Serena

Most frightened performance

  • Alex Wolff — Hereditary
  • Linda Cardellini — The Curse of La Llorona
  • Rhian Rees — Halloween
  • Sandra Bullock — Bird Box
  • Victoria Pedretti — The Haunting of Hill House

Best documentary

  • At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
  • McQueen
  • Minding the Gap
  • RBG
  • Surviving R. Kelly

Best host

  • Gayle King — CBS This Morning
  • Nick Cannon — Wild ‘n Out
  • Nick Cannon — The Masked Singer
  • RuPaul — RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Trevor Noah — The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Most meme-able moment

  • Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club — The Lilo Dance
  • Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood — Ray J’s Hat
  • RBG — The Notorious RBG
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race — Asia O’Hara’s butterfly finale fail
  • The Bachelor — Colton Underwood jumps the fence

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.