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MTV Movie & TV Awards 2021: Elizabeth Olsen wins Best Performance for 'WandaVision', fans say 'she deserves it'

'Lizzie absolutely deserves that award. She did a PHENOMENAL job in WandaVision,' said a fan
UPDATED MAY 17, 2021
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Marvel Studios)
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Marvel Studios)

Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Westview, New Jersey's own Wanda Maximoff, won the award for her nine-episode role in Disney+'s meta-comedy 'WandaVision'. At the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Olsen beat out Anya Taylor-Joy in 'The Queen's Gambit', Elliot Page in 'The Umbrella Academy', Emma Corrin in 'The Crown', and Michaela Coel in 'I May Destroy You'. 

She acknowledged the fans during her acceptance speech, saying: That's crazy, you guys, crazy," she said onstage next to her Golden Popcorn statue. "Marvel fans, you guys are just the greatest fans anyone can have." Olsen took a moment to reflect on how long Maximoff has been a part of her life as co-presenter Eric Andre roused the audience for louder cheering before bowing to her as she entered. "I've loved playing this part for seven years," she said with a touch of incredulity in her voice at the length of time. "Really, nothing could've been better than to have WandaVision. We had so much fun making it. I hope we have moved you. I hope we entertained you." 


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'Lizzie absolutely deserves that award'

"Lizzie absolutely deserves that award. She did a PHENOMENAL job in WandaVision. #MTVAwards," a fan said. "Elizabeth Olsen and Kathryn Hahn have won Best Fight for WandaVision (Wanda vs. Agatha) #MTVAwards", said another. Hahn is nominated for the Best Villain category. Hahn and Olsen also took home 'Best Fight'. "BEST FIGHT, THEY WON!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA CONGRATS LIZZIE AND KATHRYN #WandaVision," a user said. Another said, "She deserves it."





'Not a show, an experience'

"Wandavision was not a show; it was an experience," a Twitter user said. "NOW JUST GIVE ME WANDAVISION BEST SHOW," said another. "I'm not saying it's bad but when you see stuff like infinity war and endgame and wandavision and magic and wizards it makes this not look like a marvel movie that's kind of why I'm upset it had to be delayed because it would have been perfect where it was if it came out already," a third opined.




Olsen played a woman who didn't get to explore her own deep tale in the Avengers films as the grief-stricken titular tortured hero, a.k.a. Scarlet Witch. WandaVision's surface quirk belied a deeper resonance of trauma and letting go, territory she fruitfully and emotionally explored in the series' darker moments, dipping into whole ‘60s sitcom zaniness, ‘90s multi-cam normcore network programming, funny 2000s mockumentary quips, and beyond.