Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Toast 'Black Panther' and 'Stranger Things' at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on National Martini Day 2018

I promised I would report on the winners of the MTV Movie and TV Awards.  MTV gave out the awards last night and "Black Panther" and "Stranger Things" were the big winners.  According to Entertainment Weekly, "Black Panther" and "Stranger Things" won four awards each.

I begin with ‘Black Panther’ Wins Best Movie.

Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan and Winston Duke of ‘Black Panther’ accept the award for Best Movie at 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
In addition to Best Movie, "Black Panther" won the following awards: Chadwick Boseman won Best Performance in a Movie and Best Hero while Michael B. Jordan won Best Villain.  Congratulations and Happy Juneteenth to the cast and crew of "Black Panther."

Next, The ‘Stranger Things 2’ Cast Accepts the Award for Best Show.

Finn Wolfhard, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp and Dacre Montgomery of ‘Stranger Things 2’ accept the award for Best Show for the second year in a row at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
In addition to Best Show, Millie Bobby Brown won Best Performance in a Show, Noah Schnapp won Most Frightened Performance, and "Stranger Things" won Best Musical Moment for Mike and Eleven dancing to "Every Breath You Take."  Congratulations!

While both Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan were able to take the stage to accept the award for "Black Panther," Millie Bobby Brown was not able to attend.  However, she was able to accept her award and gave a video acceptance in Millie Bobby Brown’s Anti-Bullying Message.

Millie Bobby Brown couldn’t make it to the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards because of her injury, but sends a message as she accepts the Best Performance in a Show award for ‘Stranger Things 2.’
Get well, Miss Brown!

Other speculative fiction winners included The Losers Club from "IT" for Best On-Screen Team, "Wonder Woman" for Best Fight, and Chris Pratt, who is starring in "Jurassic World 2" this weekend, receiving the Generation Award.  Honorable mention goes to Madelaine Petsch from "Riverdale" winning Scene Stealer for being in a comic book television show, even if it doesn't involve superheroes.

In addition to today being Juneteenth, it's also National Martini Day.  Follow over the jump for a toast to all the speculative fiction winners at the MTV Movie& TV Awards.

On June 19, shake up some gin and vermouth with some ice and add a lemon twist. It’s National Martini Day!

This adult beverage has grown to become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic drinks. A cocktail made with gin and vermouth, the martini is normally garnished with an olive or lemon twist.
Since tomorrow is  National Ice Cream Soda Day, I'm sharing a drink that honors both days, Tipsy Bartender's Ice Cream Martini.

1 oz. (30ml) Vodka
1 oz. (30ml) White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. (30ml) Strawberry Liqueur
3 Scoops Strawberry Ice Cream
Coarse Sugar
1. Rim edge of martini glass in coarse sugar.
2. To an ice filled glass add vodka, white chocolate liqueur and strawberry liqueur. Shake well to combine.
3. Add three scoops of strawberry ice cream to martini glass and pour mix over top.
4. Garnish with a strawberry. Enjoy!
I have holidays tomorrow and the day after, as I celebrate National Seashell Day and American Eagle Day tomorrow and World Giraffe Day and the Summer Solstice the day after that.  Stay tuned for a celebration of summer and wildlife!


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