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Every Electric Look From The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards Red Carpet

The ceremony is known for unexpected categories like Best Kiss and Best Fight. As stars arrived, the fashion was equally bold

Though many understand awards season as traditionally beginning with the Golden Globes and ending with the Oscars, that doesn’t paint the full picture, especially in a year filled with as many setbacks and scandals as this one. Things really start to heat up with the MTV Movie & Awards, a celebration of the best in television and cinema which kicked off at the Palladium in Los Angeles on Sunday (May 16) with a fully blinged-out red carpet return.

The awards are well-known for unexpected categories like Best Kiss and Best Villain in which superhero blockbusters are nominated alongside direct-to-streaming teen rom-coms. As celebrities arrived to the ceremony, the looks were equally as playful. Outer Banks star Chase Stokes went bold in a brilliant red suit, while Lovecraft County's Jurnee Smollett wore a shimmering teal jumpsuit. Others opted for more subdued color coordination, like Antonia Gentry, who arrived in a tweed skirt and cream Valentino top.

Scroll on for some of the best and brightest looks from the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Rachel Lindsay

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Rachel Lindsay

Madison Bailey

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Madison Bailey

Rudy Pankow

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Rudy Pankow

Sierra Capri

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Sierra Capri

Jonathan Daviss

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Jonathan Daviss

Antonia Gentry

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Antonia Gentry

Madelyn Cline

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Madelyn Cline

Chase Stokes

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Chase Stokes

Jurnee Smollett

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Jurnee Smollett

Elizabeth Olsen

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Elizabeth Olsen

Sofia Pernas

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Sofia Pernas

Justin Hartley

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Justin Hartley

Kathryn Hahn

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Kathryn Hahn

Eric André

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Eric André

Tanner Buchanan

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Tanner Buchanan

Addison Rae

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Addison Rae

Henry Golding

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Henry Golding

Yvonne Orji

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Yvonne Orji

Lana Condor

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Lana Condor