MTV is well known for its over-the-top award shows, and this year’s Movie Awards were no different. Between the live performances, presenters, winners, and host, there was plenty to keep you entertained for the evening.
Some of the biggest names in Hollywood came out to the event that night. Among them were Adam Sandler, Channing Tatum, Christian Bale, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Jodie Foster, and many more.
The award ceremony took place on Sunday, June 3, at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California. The host was Russell Brand, the extreme, over-the-top comedian who had the audience laughing immediately. He was quick to draw attention to Charlie Sheen, with the joke being that he needed someone more unstable than himself so no one would notice if he messed up his lines. Charlie Sheen played along with Russell Brand and was a great addition to the joke. Russell Brand also kept the audience wondering about who was going to win the big award of the night, the Movie of the Year, by chanting “The Hunger Games!” “Twilight!”
Being the known party boy that he is, Charlie Sheen introduced the performer Wiz Khalifa, who performed his newest single “Work Hard, Play Hard.” The energy was very high in the amphitheater as Wiz had red cups and toilet paper flying around the stage to keep up with the house party theme.
Joe Perry and Steven Tyler, the Aerosmith legends, introduced The Black Keys as they performed their newest single “Gold on the Ceiling.” There was an extra performer with the group, Johnny Depp, who played guitar alongside the other members. Later in the evening, Johnny Depp returned to perform a rendition of The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy.” The audience was very moved and had a high energy during these times as well.
There were also a few MTV Movie Award firsts that happened this year. There were new categories that were added to the normal ones. Jennifer Aniston nabbed the award for Best On-Screen Dirtbag for her role in “Horrible Bosses.” Emma Stone won the award for MTV Trailblazer, for which she humbly accepted and gave props to all the comedians who came before her. Also, in the first ever social voting category, Harry Potter claimed the Best Hero award.
The movie “The Hunger Games” seemed to be a favorite of the night as well. Josh Hutcherson won the Best Male Actor, and Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Female Actress. Elizabeth Banks was presented the Best On-Screen Transformation award by Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, and Joe Manganiello. Which Joe had seemed to have had lost his shirt by that time, so he was half-naked at the presentation of the award.
For four years in a row, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson won the Best Kiss award; unfortunately, Robert was unable to attend the award ceremony so Kristen had to the accept the award by herself. Also to keep up with the tradition that she and Robert had started, she had to make out with herself on stage after accepting the award. “Twilight” won the Movie of the Year award for the latest saga, which is “Twilight’s” fourth major win at the MTV Movie Awards. Another big honored award winner was Johnny Depp, who got to take home the Generation Award.
MTV also made sure that the graphics and lights on the stage were phenomenal because MTV is known for being bold and extreme. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, who both starred in the new “The Amazing Spiderman,” had to weave around laser spider webs while on stage. There were tons of glitter and sparkle anywhere you looked, making all the actors, award winners, and performers really stand out from their backgrounds.
Whether the surprising entrances of coming out of a wall, coming out of the ceiling/floor, or anywhere else MTV can think of, it has always been true to its word about being unique and wanting to maintain a fun and carefree environment for its award shows. One thing is for sure: you never know what it has up its sleeve for its award shows because every year it tries to come up with crazy, extreme ideas to top the year before. Celebrities and audiences all over look forward to the award shows just to see what kind of crazy, unbelievable things MTV will come up with.
Many are already anxiously waiting for the next year’s award show, and MTV is probably already thinking of news ways to wow and amaze its audiences and stars alike.