When former besties Cassie and Maddy fought during the second season of Euphoria, it was a cultural shift. Both the fight and the argument leading up to the fight were two of the most viral moments of the show's entire run. Now, their fight scene is nominated for Best Fight at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, alongside some other super worthy nominees — literally.
One of five nominated tussles for Best Fight, Cassie vs. Maddy are the only nominees from a television series, and also the only nominated characters who are regular people… and teenage girls.
The other nominated fight scenes are all from superhero blockbusters and action films. Video-game action flick Free Guy's end fight between Guy and Dude is nominated along with three fight scenes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Black Widow vs. the Widows in Black Widow, Shang-Chi's bus fight in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the final battle involving all three Spider-Men from Spider-Man: No Way Home.
For three years in a row now, female-led brawls have taken home the Golden Popcorn trophy for Best Fight at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. 2021's winner was Scarlet Witch and Agatha Harkness' finale fight from the Marvel Disney+ series WandaVision, while 2019 and 2018's Best Fight awards went to fights involving the titular characters of Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman and their respective villains.
While they may not be superpowered, Cassie (played by Sydney Sweeney) versus Maddy (Alexa Demie) was a battle for the ages. Or at least, the age of the Internet. Euphoria is the nominee with the most nods at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards, racking up a total of six nominations. The gut HBO series was only surpassed by Spider-Man: No Way Home, which has seven noms.
Well, Euphoria fans, get to voting — the fan voting portal for the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards is open through May 18 at 6 p.m. ET. You can check out the full list of nominees here, and find out who will take home the Golden Popcorn on Sunday, June 5 on MTV.
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