Madison Reyes Wins Her First MTV Movie & TV Awards Prize

Madison Reyes is celebrating an extra special MTV moment…

The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards were handed out on Sunday at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, with the 16-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer picking up her first prize.

Madison Reyes

Reyes and her Julie and the Phantoms costars picked up the award for Best Musical Moment for the collaboration from their Netflix series, “Edge of Great.”

Hosted this year by Leslie Jones, the MTV Movie & TV Awards honor some of the biggest and best in movies and television

Here’s the full list of winners below.

BEST MOVIE
To All the Boys: Always and Forever

BEST SHOW
WandaVision

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
Elizabeth Olsen – WandaVision

BEST HERO
Anthony Mackie – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

BEST KISS
Chase Stokes & Madelyn Cline – Outer Banks

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Leslie Jones – Coming 2 America

BEST VILLAIN
Kathryn Hahn – WandaVision

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Regé-Jean Page – Bridgerton

BEST FIGHT
WandaVision – Wanda vs. Agatha

MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
Victoria Pedretti – The Haunting of Bly Manor

BEST DUO
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – Falcon (Anthony Mackie) & Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan)

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
“Edge of Great” – Julie and the Phantoms

Netflix Releases Music Video Teaser for Madison Reyes’ “Julie and the Phantoms”

Madison Reyes is livin’ on the Edge…

Netflix has released a music video teaser from Kenny Ortega’s new musical-dramedy Julie and the Phantoms, starring the young Latina actress.

Madison Reyes

The acoustic performance features Reyes and the rest of the main cast singing “Edge of Great,” an original song from the show’s soundtrack.

Created by Ortega, who directed Disney’s High School Musical and Descendants, the series will start streaming on Netflix on September 10.

Reyes stars as Julie, a high schooler who lost her passion for music after her mom died last year. But when the ghosts of three dreamy musicians (played by Charlie Gillespie, Jeremy Shada and Owen Patrick Joyner) from 1995 suddenly appear in her mom’s old music studio, Julie feels her own inner spirit begin to reawaken and is inspired to start singing and writing songs again. As their friendship with Julie grows, the boys convince her to create a new band together: Julie and the Phantoms.

Though the show is based on Julie e os Fantasmas, a Brazilian television series for children produced by Rede Bandeirantes in partnership with Nickelodeon Brazil, EP and choreographer Ortega said the Netflix original will not follow the original too closely. Ortega said “we were given complete license to explore through the boundaries of what it was and to begin anew. That’s what excited me. This was really a completely new exploration of the idea.”

Playing the titular role, Reyes disclosed that providing visible role models that reflected her identity is what drove and inspired her to play the character of Julie.

“I definitely push myself to follow my dream more for my family and also for my little sister. I wanted her to have someone she could look up to that looked like her and that she could have a connection with whether it be my ethnicity or curly hair. It was about making sure that my sister had somebody that she could look up to. I wanted to be that role model for her. That was what motivated me to follow my dreams,” said Reyes.

Booboo Stewart, Cheyenne Jackson, Carlos Ponce, Sonny Bustamante, Jadah Marie, Sacha Carlson and Savannah Lee May round out the cast.

Some episodes of the single-camera series are directed OrtegaThe series hails from Ortega’s one-year deal with Netflix, which he inked last year.

Netflix to Release Madison Reyes’ “Julie and the Phantoms,” From Kenny Ortega, in September

Madison Reyes is ready to rock…

Netflix has released new details on its upcoming musical series from Kenny OrtegaJulie and the Phantoms, starring the Latina actress

Julie and the Phantoms

Reyes has been cast as the lead of the live-action series, which will premiere on September 10. She plays Julie, a high school student who lost her passion for music after her mom’s death a year earlier. 

But when the ghosts of three dreamy musicians (Charlie GillespieJeremy ShadaOwen Patrick Joyner) from 1995 suddenly appear in her mom’s old music studio, Julie feels her own inner spirit begin to reawaken, and she’s inspired to start singing and writing songs again. As their friendship with Julie grows, the boys convince her to create a new band together: Julie and the Phantoms.

Julie and the Phantoms

Booboo StewartCheyenne JacksonCarlos PonceSonny BustamanteJadah MarieSacha Carlson and Savannah Lee May round out the cast. 

Ortega, who helmed Disney’s High School Musical and Descendants films and Michael Jackson’s This Is It, will direct some of the episodes of the single-camera series

The series is part of a multi-year Netflix deal Ortega signed in 2019.