Madison Bailey and Rudy Pankow Win Best Kiss at MTV Awards

Outer Banks Madison Bailey and Rudy Pankow Win Best Kiss at the 2023 MTV Movie TV Awards

Rudy Pankow and Madison Bailey
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Too sizzling to deal with! Madison Bailey and Rudy Pankow received the coveted Finest Kiss class on the 2023 MTV Film & TV Awards.

Neither Outer Banks actor appeared on the Sunday, Might 7, occasion. The present canceled the pink carpet final minute and moved to a pre-taped format amid the Writers Guild of America planning to picket the occasion and host Drew Barrymore dropping out to indicate her help for the writers strike. (Barrymore will host the 2024 occasion.) Stars together with Pedro Pascal, Ariana Madix and Jennifer Coolidge pre-taped acceptance speeches, however there was no speech aired from Pankow and Bailey.

12 months after 12 months, the Finest Kiss award is likely one of the most anticipated classes on the MTV Film & TV Awards — and the 2023 nominees solely added to the hype.

Anna Torv and Philip Prajoux have been up for The Final of Us whereas Harry Types and David Dawson bought a nod for My Policeman. From the small display screen, the Outer Banks stars have been nominated, Riley Keough and Sam Claflin for Daisy Jones & the Six and Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne for Solely Murders within the Constructing.

Forward of the awards present, greater than one of many pairings triggered a stir for his or her scene-stealing smooches. Bailey and Pankow, each 24, turned heads on season 3 of Outer Banks as their respective characters, Kiara and JJ, lastly crossed the road from buddies to lovers.

“I believe … the top recreation of the OBX, I can see JJ and Kiara being like, ‘All proper, there’s one thing right here,’” Pankow completely advised Us Weekly in April 2020 forward of the season 3 romance.

Bailey, for her half, advised Decider in February that followers would “lastly” see the characters “act on their chemistry that has been current since season 1,” noting that the kiss was “barely overdue.”

Gomez and Delevingne, each 30, additionally acquired an outpouring of affection from viewers after they locked lips on season 2 of Solely Murders within the Constructing.

“It was simply enjoyable,” Delevingne recalled of the onscreen second throughout a June 2022 look on E!’s Whereas You Have been Streaming. “Would anybody on the planet not prefer to kiss Selena?”

The mannequin added: “It was simply hysterical. It’s simply a type of issues, particularly when somebody so nicely, it’s the comfortability and also you form of have enjoyable with it.”

As in years previous, followers tuned in to the MTV Film & TV Awards to see whether or not the actors who took dwelling the Finest Kiss popcorn trophy would steam up the stage throughout their acceptance speech.

In 2000, a roar erupted on the awards present when Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar shared a peck on stage after profitable for his or her over-the-top makeout session in Merciless Intentions.

5 years later, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams — who have been then a real-life couple — shocked the viewers with their steamy kiss. (The pair known as it quits in 2007 after two years of courting.)

After profitable the accolade for his or her work in The Pocket book, McAdams, now 44, famously ran throughout the stage and leapt up into Gosling’s arms to share a passionate kiss. The La La Land star, now 42, then proceeded to carry onto his then-girlfriend and get lost backstage.

In newer historical past, Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline introduced the warmth once they accepted the 2021 award.

Stokes, 30, was in the course of thanking the Outer Banks creators when Cline, 25, advised him to “shut up” and laid a giant smooch on him. The duo, who dated from spring 2020 to fall 2021, continued to make out for a number of seconds as the group cheered.