Jenna Ortega Wins MTV Award Despite WGA Strike Criticism

Jenna Ortega, who stars in the Netflix show Wednesday, won the Best Performance in a Show award at the 2023 MTV Awards on Sunday.

Even though she won, the victory was not without controversy. Striking writers were upset with her because she admitted to making changes to the show’s plot.

Ortega went on Dax Shepard’s show Armchair Expert in March and said that she had changed many of her character’s lines on her own. She said that she and the writers didn’t always agree on how her character should act.

“Everything that she does, everything that I had to play, did not make sense for her character at all.”

Hollywood writers who were on strike criticized her words and made fun of them on their signs.

Even though the writers didn’t like it, Ortega won in a field with a lot of strong candidates.

For her part as a suspicious wife in the second season of the HBO show The White Lotus, she was up against well-known actors like Aubrey Plaza.

Christina Ricci, who played a scary character in Yellowjackets, Sadie Sink, who played Max in Stranger Things, and Selena Gomez, who was in Only Murders in the Building, was also up for the golden popcorn.

Some stars, like Tom Cruise, Pedro Pascal, and Jennifer Coolidge, accepted their awards virtually, but Ortega, who wasn’t at the event, didn’t even accept her award virtually, so the show kept going without a break.

Netflix has picked up another season of Ortega’s hit spin-off of Adam’s Family.