Tiffany Haddish is the first black woman to host the MTV Movie and TV awards — and her opening monologue was amazing

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish is the host of the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards.
She is the first black woman to host the show.
“It’s been a year of firsts for black people,” Haddish said in her opening monologue. “I’m the first black woman to host the MTV Movie and TV Awards, ‘Black Panther’ is the first African American movie to make $1 billion, and ‘A Quiet Place’ is the first film to scare black people out of talking in movie theaters.”
Haddish also kicked the show off by addressing audience members including Zendaya, Nick Jonas, and, of course, the Kardashians.

Haddish also summed up the general appeal of the awards show: “I’m glad this show covers both TV and Movies because now I get to flirt with Chris Pratt from ‘Parks and Recreation’ and Chris Pratt from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,'” she said. “Hey, Chris. I got a galaxy you can guard.”

You can watch the rest of her hilarious monologue below.

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15 of the best looks from the MTV Movie and TV Awards red carpet


Every year, MTV has its Movie and TV Awards, which serves as an opportunity for young Hollywood to bring out some of their hottest looks for the more laidback award event.

The fashion of the night varies from jeans-and-a-t-shirt casual to over-the-top extra-glam gowns. It’s basically up to the star to decide what kind of look they’ll wear on the red carpet. A common theme this year was thigh-high dress slips. With the summer heat, who could blame anyone for a little leg room? This year’s awards, airing Monday, brought out stars from “13 Reasons Why,” “Riverdale,” “Stranger Things,” and more.

Katherine Langford stunned in a belted black gown, a pulled-back ponytail, a dramatic dark and bold eyeliner, and black hairpiece.

The Netflix star was nominated for the Best Performance in a Show award for her role as Hannah Baker in “13 Reasons Why.”

Tiffany Haddish showed some serious leg in her metallic silver dress.

The host of the night – who was also up for multiple awards for her acting as Dina in “Girl’s Trip” – wore a strapless silver gown with an extended trail following her as she walked.

Yara Shahidi matched her sky-blue suit with a darker-toned eyeshadow.

Shahidi’s show “grown-ish” was nominated in the Best Show category.

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Trump threatens all-out trade war with China, tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods

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Trump Admin. Says Rise In Family Separations Is On Congress. It’s Not.

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The Trump administration is abdicating responsibility for its own policy to Congress.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen squarely blamed lawmakers Monday for a new Trump administration practice that separates families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Congress and the courts created this law, and Congress alone can fix it,” Nielsen said.

Her comments came in a last-minute add-in to the daily White House press briefing amid growing backlash over the practice.

Back in April, the Trump administration announced it would start cracking down, prosecuting adults who cross the border illegally as criminals instead of slapping them with a civil violation. When a parent goes for criminal prosecution, they’re separated from their kids. Nielsen says that’s the result of legal “loopholes.”

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“If we close the loopholes, we can keep the families together, which is what they did in the last administration until a court ruled that we can no longer do that,” she said. “After 20 days, we have to release both unaccompanied children and accompanied children, which means that we cannot detain families together. The only option is to not enforce the law at all.”

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders backed up Nielsen’s explanation. The White House says the law to prosecute people trying to cross the border illegally exists, and it’s up to the executive branch to enforce it. It says family separation is a result of the so-called “loophole” Nielsen described — and that it can’t hold families together while an adult undergoes criminal prosecution.

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