It's two decades on, and the kiss between Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar in 'Cruel Intentions' is still one of cinema's most iconic smooches.

The 'Cruel Intentions' kiss won the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss back in 2000. The award is likely the most renowned tribute given to movie kisses.

The most recent winners of the prize were Noah Centineo and Lana Condor for 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before'.

This year, a Greatest of All Time special was held in lieu of the traditional MTV Movie and TV Awards ceremony, due to the COVID-19 pandemic (and also, probably, because there were hardly any movies out this year).

Blair and Michelle Gellar received the Legendary Lip Lock award for their 'Cruel Intentions' kiss.

They marked getting the award by recreating the kiss, adjusting it for the times.


"I think the reason the kiss has resonated with people for so long is not just for the initial shock value, but because it was a catalyst for so many young people to help them realise certain aspects of their sexuality and help make people comfortable to be who they really are," Blair said.

Gellar added: "It also represented a paradigm shift to a new dynamic toward acceptance in pop culture. And also it's super hot."

Here's the extended interview with the two actresses.


Other awards on the night were presented to Gal Gadot, Kevin Hart, William Zabka, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Kevin Bacon, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore were also award recipients.

Chadwick Boseman was given a posthumous tribute.

Vanessa Hudgens presented the awards ceremony last night.