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music. Therefore, the MTV Movie Awards were announced today (April 30). "The
Hunger Games" and "Bridesmaids" lead....In the Media by Tim O'Brien
A sure-fire way to get people to tune into your channel is to host an award show with the call letters etched right into them.
Can one say "The MTV Movie Awards?" Turns out they have this going for them and with it comes viewers not just on the primary channel but every single form of MTV there is. They handed out their awards Sunday night and gave special recognition to Johnny Depp and Emma Stone, as reported here earlier.
Plus, "Twilight" took the top prize but "Hunger Games" steals the show. But, before this goes any further, let's ask why for just one category. That is referring to the top award of the night, Best Movie Award, which was won by "Twilight."
Taking a look at the nominees and is easy to see what direction these awards go, or does it? They seem to ring true to last year's films and then there is one that doesn't really belong - at least not here - yet.
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The one movie that doesn't belong here is "The Hunger Games." It was released earlier THIS year and is bunched with last year's award season crop. Unless MTV has a different calender, this seemed out of place. However, with many shows like this and especially the Teen Choice, People's Choice and Kids' Choice awards, this is often the case. There are long-canceled TV shows or movies not yet released that slip into their nomination process.
As host, Russell Brand was snarky, which is par the course it seems of late. A nice touch of the night went to Depp and is also provided the rumor mill. He performed with the Black Keys. Meanwhile, Chicago area native Melissa McCarthy continues her winning ways as well.
Movie of the Year: “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.”
Best Male Performance: Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games.”
Best Female Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games.”
Breakthrough Performance: Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants.”
Best Comedic Performance: Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids.”
Best Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton,
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.”
Best Hero: Harry Potter, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.”
Best Music: LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” ‘’21 Jump Street.”
Best Kiss: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga:
Breaking Dawn — Part 1.”
Best Fight: Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander
Ludwig, “The Hunger Games.”
Best On-Screen Dirtbag: Jennifer Aniston, “Horrible Bosses.”
Best On-Screen Transformation: Elizabeth Banks, “The Hunger Games.”
Best Gut-Wrenching Performance: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose
Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper,
MTV Trailblazer Award: Emma Stone.
MTV Generation Award: Johnny Depp.