Cassie And Maddy’s ‘Euphoria’ Scuffle Nabs An MTV Nomination For ‘Best Fight’

Weird choice, but we'll take it.

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One of Cassie and Maddy’s legendary Euphoria showdowns has been nominated for Best Fight at the 2022 MTV Movie and TV Awards.

Surprisingly, the nomination does not refer to the chaotic altercation that took place between the two teen girls at Lexi’s play. Instead, it’s the one where a drug-addled Rue (Zendaya) reveals that Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) has been sleeping with Maddy’s ex-boyfriend, Nate (Jacob Elordi).

Here’s a quick refresher: After a heated debate in which Rue divulges Cassie and Nate’s explosive secret, Cassie, in true teenage girl form, runs up the stairs and locks herself in the bathroom. “Open the door and tell me if it was worth it!” Maddy shouts as she bangs on the door, while she’s heard breaking down in tears.

Of the five scenes nominated for Best Fight, Maddy and Cassie’s is the only one to come from a TV series. It’s also the only scene that isn’t plucked from a superhero movie or action film, with other nominees including a scene from the action movie Free Guy, and the rest coming from the all-encompassing Marvel Cinematic Universe — including Black Widow versus the Widows in Black Widow, Shang-Chi’s bus fight in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the final battle between all three Spider-Men from Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Also differentiating the Cassie and Maddy fight from the other nominees is the fact that this was a decisively non-physical fight, which is leaving a lot of social media users flummoxed as to why it was nominated in the first place. But a shouty fight is still a fight, is it not? It doesn’t pass the Bechdel test, though.