Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the actor burdened with playing the villainous Negan on the AMC series once known as Denny on Grey's Anatomy, was awarded, "Best Villain" for bringing the leader of the Saviors to life. Morgan edged Wes Bentley from American Horror Story: Roanoke, the Demogorgon from Stranger Things, Jared Letos' Joker in Suicide Squad, and Allison Williams of Get Out.
Morgan's character has easily been the most talked about, with some competition from Leto's new take on the iconic DC Comics villain, so his victory in the category is not exactly a surprise!
To close The Walking Dead's sixth season, the series introduced Morgan's portrayal of Negan in the form of a terrifying 12-minute monologue which concluding in the murder of an unidentified beloved survivor.
As Negan brought his bat down on the victim's head, the camera faded to black as they died and the season came to an end. The moment left the entire world asking "Who did Negan kill?" for an entire summer.
Come October 23, 2017 and Negan's victim was revealed as Morgan carried out the gleeful portrayal of a sadistic new villain ruling the zombie apocalypse. Not only did he kill Abraham to round out the final moments seen in Season 6 but he also put an end to Glenn's run which began in the final moments of the show's first episode.
From here, Negan would bully and manipulate the show's main characters as he menacingly grinned with every jab he took at the survivors.prevnext
Jeffrey Dean Morgan took to Twitter to share his reaction to winning the Best Villain award from the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
"Won best villain at MTV Movie Awards!" Morgan wrote. "Thank you all. Show couldn't free me up to represent my The Walking Dead family. Proud as f---ity f---!"
Morgan is currently hard at work on The Walking Dead's eighth season in Georgia, which is why he wasn't able to be freed up for the Awards. The latter part of Morgan's message is a quote from Negan's iconic dialogue in Robert Kirkman's comics which consists of about a dozen variations of the F-word which the character has always enjoyed.prevnext
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