By now, it’s probably no surprise that the 2016 MTV Music awards were held at the same venue as this year’s Oscars, a place called the Cecil Hotel in Beverly Hills.
But that wasn’t the case in 2015, when the awards ceremony was held at a different venue.
That was the Hotel Indigo in Los Angeles, where the Grammy Awards were being broadcast live.
MTV News spoke to many fans about the event’s performance.
A few have been so incensed by the fact that the awards were broadcast live on television that they went to Cecil Hotel and threw themselves into the lobby in protest.
One said the hotel had been built to host the Oscars.
“It was a disaster for me, because the first thing that I saw when I came in the door was a sign that said ‘Cecil Hotel,’ ” said Ashley Fusco, who was a first-time winner.
“There were literally like six or seven people sitting down in front of me, in the lobby.
It was so, so disgusting.”
Michele Molloy, another winner, told MTV News she had been so traumatised by the event that she was unable to attend the ceremony.
“It felt like I was in the middle of a war, like I couldn’t even see the awards,” she said.
The Cecil Hotel was the only hotel in the entire building, and even though the Oscars were broadcast on TV, there were still security measures in place.
“You could say there was a security perimeter around the hotel, but I can tell you that there were no barricades around the Cecil, so we had to walk through security and we had no idea where we were,” said Mollot.
At one point, a group of about 10 to 15 people began chanting and waving signs, as security guards blocked them from the Cecil.
There were also security guards stationed in front, but they did not stop the protesters from chanting.
Despite the protests, many fans were in agreement that the Cecil was a great venue for the awards.
“I think it’s so important for people to see the actual awards being broadcast,” said one fan.
“I don’t want to be the one to go and get a ticket to see it, but the fans that are going to get tickets for it should be able to see them.”
A spokesperson for the Cecil confirmed to MTV News that security was on site, and that the hotel’s doors were locked.
“We are in close contact with the MGM Resorts Corporation to ensure all necessary measures are in place for this year,” the spokesperson said.
“We cannot comment further at this time.”
As the Oscars continued, many of the attendees were left frustrated by the performance.
“There were so many times when I thought, ‘How am I going to watch it?
“And then I’d see some of the other people go, ‘Wow, it looks so good!'””
And then I’d see some of the other people go, ‘Wow, it looks so good!'”