MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted – RuPaul and 'Jersey Shore' win big at inaugural ceremony

Paris Hilton and Heidi Klum walked the red carpet at MTV's first ever celebration of reality TV

There is no doubt that MTV spearheaded the modern fascination with reality television – The Osbournes, The Real World and Cribs are all early takes on the genre that originated on the channel – so it makes perfect sense that it would launch an awards show to celebrate the best of unscripted TV.

On Monday, the first MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted took place in Los Angeles, California, with a crop of reality stars turning out to mark the occasion.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 17: In this image released on May 17, host Nikki Glaser speaks onstage during the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)
Nikki Glaser hosted the first ever MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted, in Los Angeles, California, on May 17. Getty Images

RuPaul and RuPaul's Drag Race swept the board, with a combined three awards, old favourites Jersey Shore: Family Vacation and The Bachelorette also received nods. The Jersey Shore cast were also honoured with a Reality Royalty Award at the inaugural ceremony.

Other winners include Selena + Chef, Selena Gomez's HBO Max culinary streaming show, and British favourite, Love Island, which features a crop of singles who move into a Spanish villa for the summer in a bid to find love...or at least fame. The Daily Show With Trevor Noah was named Best Talk / Topical Show.

Much like the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Scripted, which took place Sunday,

the in-person show had RuPaul and cast members turn out to collect their awards, along with the Jersey Shore crew; Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum and Selling Sunset's Heather Rae Young were also in attendance at the show, hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser.

The ceremony comes one night after the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Scripted, in which Marvel hits WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier almost swept the board, Chadwick Boseman was given a posthumous award and Sacha Baron Cohen won the Comedic Genius Award.

Click through the gallery above to see highlights from the show and stars on the red carpet.

MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted winners in full:

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 17: In this image released on May 17, (L-R) Angelina Pivarnick, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, winners of the Reality Royalty Award for "Jersey Shore", pose backstage during the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)
'Jersey Shore's Angelina Pivarnick, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley, and Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted, in Los Angeles, California, on May 17. Getty Images

Reality Royalty Award: Jersey Shore

Best Docu-Reality Show: Jersey Shore Family Vacation

Best Dating Show: The Bachelorette

Best Reality Cast: RuPaul's Drag Race

Best Competition Series: RuPaul's Drag Race

Best Lifestyle Show: Nailed It!

Best New Unscripted: Selena + Chef

Best Talk / Topical Show: The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Best Comedy / Game Show: Impractical Jokers

Best Host: RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race

Breakthrough Social Star: Bretman Rock

Best Real-Life Mystery Or Crime Series: Catfish: The TV Show

Best Fight: Kourtney Kardashian Vs Kim Kardashian, Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Best International Reality Series: Love Island (UK)

Updated: May 18, 2021 12:36 PM

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