MTV’s 2011 “Movie Awards” kept its tradition as Hollywood’s most atypical and irreverent awards show with surprise appearances and exclusive sneak peeks. The show, which airs on MTV UK tonight (June 6th at 9pm) got off to a hilarious and celeb-studded start with host Jason Sudeikis spoofing “The Hangover Part II” with Justin Bartha, Taylor Lautner, Eva Mendes and Chelsea Handler. Sudeikis then launched a no-holds-barred monologue joking about Arnold Schwarzenegger and Justin Bieber as well as rumours that he, the SNL star may soon be a “baby daddy.”
The show celebrated cinema’s next generation of talent with first-time winners Justin Bieber, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ellen Page, Alexys Nycole Sanchez and Emma Stone, as well as returning favorites Tom Felton, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, among others.
The fantastical set featured lush green landscapes, a glowing hillside and cascading crystals that turned the night into a psychedelic summer night’s dream. It was the perfect backdrop for MTV to give viewers “first looks” at some of the year’s most highly-anticipated movies, including exclusive footage from the super-secret “Super 8” presented by J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney; never-before-seen footage from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1”; and a sneak peek clip from the concluding chapter of the most successful film franchise in movie history, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2,” introduced by the film’s leading actress Emma Watson.
Fan favourite actress Reese Witherspoon was honoured with this year’s “MTV Generation Award.” Following toasts by former co-stars Robert Pattinson and Patrick Dempsey, and upcoming co-star Chelsea Handler.
Kristen Stewart took home “BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE and completed a hat-trick for “BEST KISS”, winning the award for the third year straight, while Ellen Page grabbed “BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE.” Winner Chloë Grace Moretz took home awards for “BEST BREAKOUT STAR” and “BIGGEST BADASS STAR,” and child actor Alexys Nycole Sanchez won the first-ever “golden popcorn” in the “BEST LINE FROM A MOVIE” category.
This year’s show took funny to a whole new level as Jim Carrey – the star who has won the most “Movie Awards” ever – introduced the Foo Fighters while wearing a business suit made of green screen that projected images of landscapes, cities, explosions… and even a couple of humping dogs. The Foo Fighters brought down the house as they took the stage for an electric performance of “Walk,” the second single off their chart-topping album Wasting Light. Switching gears from rock royalty to rap and R&B’s rising stars, critically-acclaimed hip-hop superstar Lupe Fiasco was joined by R&B sensation Trey Songz for their first-ever televised performance of the single “Out of My Head,” off Lupe’s #1 album LASERS, into Lupe’s performance of his platinum-hit song “The Show Goes On.”
Justin Bieber made a surprise appearance that caused the hearts of teen girls everywhere to beat double time, as he was awarded “BEST JAWDROPPING MOMENT.”
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” took home the most golden popcorns of any film for a total of five awards in the categories “BEST MOVIE,” “BEST FEMALE” and “BEST MALE PERFORMANCE,” “BEST KISS” and “BEST FIGHT.”
Winners of the “2011 MTV Movie Awards” are:
· “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” – Director: David Slade, Producers: Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt (Summit Entertainment)
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
· Robert Pattinson – “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (Summit Entertainment)
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
· Kristen Stewart – “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (Summit Entertainment)
BEST BREAKOUT STAR
· Chloe Grace Moretz – “Kick-Ass” (Lionsgate)
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
· Emma Stone – “Easy A” (Sony Pictures)
BEST LINE FROM A MOVIE (New Category)
· Alexys Nycole Sanchez – “Grown Ups” (Sony Pictures) “I want to get chocolate wasted.”
· Tom Felton – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 1” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard – “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (Summit Entertainment)
· Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (Summit Entertainment)
BEST JAWDROPPING MOMENT
· Justin Bieber – “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” Performance Spectacular (Paramount Pictures)
BEST SCARED-AS -S**T PERFORMANCE
· Ellen Page – “Inception” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
BIGGEST BADASS STAR
· Chloë Grace Moretz – “Kick-Ass” (Lionsgate)