What happened on the MTV Movie Awards 2021 red carpet? See all of the looks and celebs you can't miss

The MTV Movie Awards 2021 red carpet, per usual, was a star-studded spectacle

Mandy Moore, MTV Movie Awards 2021 red carpet
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After an awards season hiatus, celebrities made up for lost time while walking the MTV Movie Awards 2021 red carpet this week.

The pre-show event took place on Sunday, May 16, and unsurprisingly garnered just as much attention—if not more—than the popcorn plaques themselves. Take a peek at some of the fashion looks and celebrity appearances that made headlines at the MTV Movie Awards 2021.

  • How to watch the MTV Movie Awards 2021: Tune in for the MTV Movie & TV Awards Unscripted on Monday, May 17

Who walked the MTV Movie Awards 2021 red carpet?

Addison Rae

Addison Rae, MTV Movie Awards 2021 red carpet

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The social media sensation made jaws drop with her barely-there Christopher Esber ensemble, leaving little to the imagination. And this was all before the TikTok starlet and her He's All That costar Tanner Buchanan shared a surprising smooch. They decided to lock lips before announcing the winner for Best Kiss—a scene-stealing moment that ultimately left fans pretty confused. 

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore attends the MTV Movie Awards 2021 red carpet at the Hollywood Palladium on May 16, 2021 in Los Angeles

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Mandy Moore took to the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet 2021 with a new title—mom! For her first red carpet appearance since giving birth to her son Gus, the This Is Us actress stunned in a beautiful, yellow Altuzarra gown that screamed sunshine. 

Justin Hartley

Justin Hartley, MTV Movie Awards 2021 red carpet

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Speaking of This Is Us, Mandy Moore's costar Justin Hartley also had a big night on the red carpet. It was the first time he made a public appearance with his new girlfriend, Sofia Pernas. The two certainly looked happy to be in attendance! 

Hartley kept it casual-cool in a suede jacket, while Pernas was summery in a coral gown and matching heels. But the one style accessory caught fans eyes—are those matching rings we see?!

Taylour Paige

Taylour Paige, MTV Movie Awards 2021 red carpet

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Taylour Paige's Gucci jumpsuit continued to fuel the sheer trend. Paige seemed to have coordinated her outfit with her Zola co-star Riley Keough, who also opted for a sequined bolero jacket from the Italian fashion house. 

Madison Bailey 

The Outer Banks actress looked flawless in a bright, multitiered Versace skirt, decorated with the trendy starfish print from the brand's Spring/Summer 2021 runway. 

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen, MTV Movie Awards 2021 red carpet

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The WandaVision actress arrived at the MTV Movie Awards 2021 red carpet in an adorable Miu Miu ensemble and debuted a new hair hue. She looked like a winner—fittingly, she completely swept the awards show and took home four out of the five titles she was nominated for!

Lana Condor

Lana Condor, MTV Movie Awards 2021 red carpet

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To All The Boys star Lana Condor stunned in a gorgeous sequined Giorgia Armani gown that was just as swoon-worthy as her rom-coms on Netflix.

And the party isn't over yet. For the first time in the award show's history, the MTV Movie Awards 2021 will continue for a second evening (May 17 at 9pm ET) with a celebration of all things reality TV.  The MTV Movie & TV Awards Unscripted will be hosted by Nikki Glaser.

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The MTV Movie & TV Awards Unscripted nominations

Best Docu-reality Show
Below Deck Mediterranean
Black Ink Crew New York
Bling Empire
Jersey Shore Family Vacation
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Best Dating Show
90 Day Fiancé
Ex On The Beach
Love Is Blind
Ready to Love
The Bachelorette
Best Reality Cast
90 Day Fiancé
Jersey Shore Family Vacation
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Best Competition Series
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Challenge
The Circle
The Masked Singer
Best Lifestyle Show
Fixer Upper: Welcome Home
Making The Cut
Nailed It!
Queer Eye
Best New Unscripted Series
Bling Empire
Cardi Tries
Selena + Chef
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City
VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
Best Talk/Topical Show
A Little Late with Lilly Singh
Red Table Talk
The Breakfast Club
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
Best Comedy/Game Show
Floor Is Lava
Impractical Jokers
Kids Say the Darndest Things
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out
Best Host
Nicole Byer – Nailed It!
Rob Dyrdek – Ridiculousness
RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race
T.J. Lavin – The Challenge
Tiffany Haddish – Kids Say the Darndest Things
Breakthrough Social Star
Addison Rae
Bretman Rock
Charli D'Amelio
Jalaiah Harmon
Rickey Thompson
Best Real-Life Mystery or Crime Series
Catfish: The TV Show
Evil Lives Here
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
Unsolved Mysteries
Best Fight
Selling Sunset – Chrishell Stause vs. Christine Quinn 
The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Jackie Goldschneider vs. Teresa Giudice 
Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race – Kandy Muse vs. Tamisha Iman 
Keeping Up With The Kardashians – Kourtney Kardashian vs. Kim Kardashian West 
Legendary – Law Roach vs. Guest Judge Dominique Jackson 
Best International Reality Series
Acapulco Shore
Geordie Shore
Love Island (ITV)
¡Nailed it! México 
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

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