The MTV Movie Awards is to the Academy Awards as Taco Bell is to real Mexican food, basically, it’s the best awards show ever!
Handing out prizes for Best Kiss and Best On-Screen Dirtbag, there’s no other show like it. In case you didn’t catch the awards show, or don’t plan on watching one of the many reruns on MTV, here’s everything that happened (in a nutshell) plus a list of all the winners.
The show begins with a performance from Janelle Monae and Fun., with their smash hit “We Are Young.” Way to go guys, everyone loves this song!
Then, we catch the premiere of the trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, nice to see Emma Watson in her first role post Harry Potter.
Russell Brand did a good job as host, though something was a bit off. He said, “Justin Bieber’s hair is so pretty that even if he was attacking me, I’d have an orgasm.” Errr, ok? He also keeps shouting out for The Hunger Games and Twilight. Clearly, he knows the show’s demographic. But where’s the love for Harry Potter?
Best joke was when he referenced his marriage to Katy Perry and how they met the last time he hosted the Movie Awards, he joked, “Last time I hosted I did marry someone who was there, so I’m keeping my options open for a new wife tonight. FASSBENDER!”
Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg presented the award for Best Dirtbag, when Mila is momentarily caught off-guard by a heckler in the audience. Mark goes back to his Boston roots and threatens to punch out the heckler, “and here I thought I was going to have to slap Russell [Brand.]” Anyway, they stumble through their speech before handing the first award of the night to Jennifer Aniston for Best On-Screen Dirtbag. In her acceptance speech, she thanks the show “Friends.”
Then, The Hunger Games sweeps the next two categories. Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence both take home golden popcorn statues for Best Male and Female Performance (respectively) for The Hunger Games. Apparently The Hunger Games is in and Twilight is totally out.
I spoke too soon, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart took home the award for “Best Kiss.” Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! Aww, Robert Pattinson isn’t even at the awards show and Kristen has to accept the award alone. Boooo!
Johnny Depp accepts his “Generation Award” and plays “Gold on the Ceiling” with The Black Keys. This guy is awesome!
The Hunger Games cast wins another award for “Best Fight.” Then, finally, the cast of Harry Potter wins “Best Cast.”
Then the cast of Magic Mike come onstage and Channing Tatum starts stripping before AWWW Matthew McConaughey stops him. OH WAIT, Joe Manganiello is dressed in a fireman stripper costume. All women in the audience momentarily lose consciousness.
Emma Stone gets the first ever “Trailblazer” award and she’s almost crying. Awww.
Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale play some previously unseen footage from The Dark Knight Rises and it’s totally epic.
Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart accept the award for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, as “Best Movie.”
Strangely enough, the winners for "Best Comedic Performance" and “Best Gut Wrenching Performance” wasn't announced on the show but later posted on MTV's website.
Melissa McCarthy won "Best Comedic Performance" for her role in Bridesmaids and Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper from Bridesmaids won "Best Gut-Wrenching Performance."
Maybe MTV will provide an explanation soon enough as to why they weren't announced on-air. In the meantime, we’re out and Russell Brand has just told the audience to stick around for an episode of “Teen Mom” when he really meant to say “Teen Wolf.” Whoops.
Well, we all make mistakes.
For clips from the show, red carpet interviews, and behind the scenes moments, head over to MTV.
Full List of Winners:
Best On-Screen Dirtbag: Jennifer Aniston, Horrible Bosses
Breakthrough Performance: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Best Male Performance: Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games
Best Female Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Best Kiss: Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
MTV Generation Award: Johnny Depp
Best Fight: Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson and Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games
Best Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Best On-Screen Transformation: Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games
Best Hero: Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
MTV Trailblazer Award: Emma Stone
Best Comedic Performance: Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Movie of the Year: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Best Music: LMFAO “Part Rock Anthem”