Monday’s MTV Film & TV Awards: Unscripted was stuffed with jokes and jabs — proper right down to the “in memoriam” mocking Ellen DeGeneres over her office toxicity scandal.
Host Nikki Glaser launched what’s usually a severe and poignant section at awards reveals, paying tribute to stars who died during the last 12 months. MTV’s wasn’t — and it referred to as out DeGeneres for her “reign of terror” on the helm of the Ellen DeGeneres Present, amongst issues.
“I might now wish to take a somber-slash-awkward second to acknowledge all that we have misplaced on the earth of unscripted leisure this 12 months,” Glaser mentioned resulting in the mock tribute.
Throughout the remembrances was a photograph of DeGeneres with the phrases “Ellen’s Reign of Terror” and the 12 months the present debuted (2003) in addition to the 12 months (2021) that she introduced she’d be ending it.
Final week, DeGeneres introduced the nineteenth season, which can really finish in 2022, would be her last. This season the present has struggled in the ratings, shedding a million viewers, within the wake of final summer season’s workplace toxicity scandal. A number of studies detailed a troubling tradition on the present, together with an atmosphere of intimidation, concern, racial insensitivity and sexual misconduct. An inner investigation led to a few producers being fired.
DeGeneres, 63, who has pushed a public mantra of “be variety” spoke out about her resolution to finish the present final week. She mentioned the poisonous office allegations — additionally together with claims that workers members had been informed to not look her within the eye — and rankings slide weren’t elements in her resolution to finish the present. She mentioned she needs a brand new “problem.” Nevertheless, she mentioned the allegations in-depth, saying they felt like an “orchestrated” and “coordinated” assault, however not saying by whom. She additionally referred to as them “misogynistic.”
Additionally mocked by MTV throughout the section was The Bachelor‘s Chris Harrison, who stepped down as host of the courting present over a racism controversy, Actual Housewives of New Jersey‘s Joe Giudice, who was deported after he was launched from jail and Protecting Up With the Kardashians’s Scott Disick for courting youngsters.
The awards present aired over two nights this 12 months. The primary half passed off Sunday and was hosted by Leslie Jones.
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