Jenna Ortega was among the major winners at the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday.
She took home the prize for Best Performance in a Show for her popular Netflix series Wednesday.
Like many of the evening’s other nominees, she wasn’t on hand to accept the award.
Sunday’s show became a stripped-down affair after Drew Barrymore withdrew as host in solidarity with striking members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), and the show opted to no longer be live after many guests and nominees said they wouldn’t be willing to cross a picket line.
Ortega has a bit of history with the striking writers — who are battling studios to fix years of anemic pay and Hollywood’s attempts shorten TV seasons, hire fewer writers and potentially replace them with so-called ‘AI’ technology — as some of them poked fun at her on their picket signs due to recently resurfaced comments she made about unilaterally changing the scripts for her Addams Family spin-off series.