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Elizabeth Olsen Named Best Villain for Doctor Strange 2 at MTV Movie & TV Awards


Elizabeth Olsen has secured her third win at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Previously, Olsen earned two awards at the event in 2021 for her role as Wanda Maximoff in the hit Disney+ series WandaVision. She won the award for Best Performance in a Show along with the Best Fight award, the latter shared with Kathryn Hahn. On Sunday’s event, she was nominated again for the same character, but for her performance in the movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which turned Wanda into a villain. So many fans appreciated the performance that they voted Olsen as the winner of the Best Villain award, one that was previously won by Hahn for WandaVision.

Directed by Sam Raimi and written by Michael Waldron, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also starred Benedict Cumberbatch in his return as the titular Marvel hero. In the film, he teams up with a mysterious teen girl, America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) to traverse through the multiverse to face alternate versions of himself along with other threats. Olsen’s Wanda becomes the Scarlet Witch in the movie, serving as the antagonist and the biggest foe to Doctor Strange.

There were some great nominees for the Best Villain category. Aside from Olsen for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, other nominees included Harry Styles for Don’t Worry Darling, Jamie Campbell Bower for Stranger Things, Jenna Davis and Amie Donald for M3GAN, and the CGI bear in Cocaine Bear.

Related: Tom Cruise Wins Best Performance in a Movie for Top Gun: Maverick at MTV Movie & TV Awards


2023’s Best Villain Has Been Named

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The Best Villain award has bene a part of the MTV Movie & TV Awards since 1992, when Rebecca De Mornay became the first-ever winner for her role in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. It was briefly renamed as the Best On-Screen Dirt Bag award in 2012, a year that Jennifer Aniston won for her role in the film Horrible Bosses. However, it was named back to Best Villain the following year. Last year, Daniel Radcliffe won the award for playing Abigail Fairfax in the movie The Lost City, with other winners in recent years include Kathryn Hahn for WandaVision, Josh Brolin for Avengers: Endgame, Michael B. Jordan for Black Panther, Jeffrey Dean Morgan for The Walking Dead, and Adam Driver for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

On the other side of the coin is the Best Hero award. For this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, the winner of that honor was Pedro Pascal for his role as Joel in HBO’s The Last of Us. He was up against Jenna Ortega for Wednesday, Diego Luna for Andor, Paul Rudd for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and Tom Cruise for Top Gun: Maverick. While Cruise didn’t get this award, he notably won the Best Performance in a Movie award at the event.

You can stream Olsen’s award-winning performance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on Disney+.




This story originally appeared on Movieweb

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