The MTV Movie Awards are a pathetic shell of their once substantive selves, and the Twilight obsessed youthful masses deserve a majority of the blame. This shouldn’t be a surprise, given the current state of MTV, a network which was once daring, edgy and thought provoking which now simply caters to the mindless screaming masses.

Best Line From A Movie Award

In a category which the Oscars and Golden Globes should take note from, MTV takes a good concept and the voting fails to reward the best option. Not that MTV should be giving an award to THE KINGS SPEECH or other movies targeting an older audience, but the winner of this award should have a bit of substance to it. The nominees which failed to win?

“…A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool?” “You?” “A billion dollars. And that shut everybody up”

That was a key moment in The Social Network where the idea to make Facebook HUGE was born, and it was delivered by Justin Timberlake’s character.

“If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook”

Jesse Eisenberg provides a clear-cut understanding of what his character is all about with that one line, and it’s the key crux of the plotline.

“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, Darling”

If younger audiences didn’t appreciate INCEPTION, that’s okay, but this was a great line as well, and it was delivered by one of the top rising stars in Hollywood, Tom Hardy.

“There’s a higher power that will judge you for your indecency” “Tom Cruise?”

A “thumb your nose at people judging you” line which sets the tone for Emma Stone’s character in EASY A and pokes fun at Tom Cruise at the same time. It wouldn’t have been my choice for a winner, but I would’ve picked it over the line which actually won:

“I want to get Chocolate Wasted!”

Seriously? I can just imagine the middle schools (kids ages 11 to 14) of America being filled with kids who walked around talking about wanting to get Chocolate Wasted and thinking they were so funny. The point of being a pre-teen / early-teen is wanting to be as cool and grown up as the older kids, and yet, this line was delivered by a character who still remembers the orders of activities from kindergarden!

Best Jaw Dropping Moment

Most of the nominees were good options.

Why not go with a scene where James Franco is forced to resort to extreme measures to save his life during 127 HOURS?

Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page had an extremely explosive moment at a cafe when Ellen Page realized she was in the middle of a dream. Surely that was jaw dropping to see everything look like it was shot out of a cannon.

How about Natalie Portman going crazy with a hangnail and ripping off a good portion of the skin on her arm in the process?

Given the audience, I could even fathom the idea that Steve-O being propelled through the air in a Porta-Potty could’ve won the award, but was it picked?

No, they chose some dance by Justin Bieber in his NEVER SAY NEVER documentary which they equated to a virtual lapdance!

Best Villain

I distinctly remember thinking how awesome it was that MTV added this category in 1992, and they’ve had some great winners along the way: Alicia Silverstone (The Crush), Dennis Hopper (Speed), Kevin Spacey (Se7en), Denzel Washington (Training Day), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill), Jack Nicholson (The Departed), Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd), and Heath Ledger (Dark Knight).

For a second straight year, the young mindless audience speaks louder than it should, and yet again Tom Felton wins the award for portraying Draco Malfoy, who, for all intents and purposes isn’t actually a villain in the latter Harry Potter books/films, but rather a simpathetic character who hardly raises a finger. Who have they overlooked for these two awards? Ken Jeong (Hangover), Helena Bonham Carter (Alice In Wonderland), Stephen Lang (Avatar), Ned Beatty (Toy Story 3), Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2) Leighton Meester (The Roommate) and Christoph Waltz TWICE (Inglorious Basterds and Green Hornet)!

That’s not to say this is the first time they’ve over-looked great villains. Other notable non-winners: Javier Bardem (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins), Tilda Swinton (THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE), Tom Cruise (Collateral), Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls… and if you saw it, you believe me), Kiefer Sutherland (Phone Booth), Daniel Day-Lewis (GANGS OF NEW YORK), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Cruel Intentions) and Matt Damon (Talented Mr Ripley).

Other Abhorrences

Don’t even get me started on:

– Best Male Performance (Robert Pattinson for Twilight: Eclipse; won over the likes of Jesse Eisenberg for Social Network, Daniel Radcliffe for Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part I)

– Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart for Twilight: Eclipse; won over the likes of Natalie Portman for Black Swan, Emma Stone for Easy A, Emma Watson for Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part I)

– Best Movie (Twilight: Eclipse; won over the likes of Black Swan, Inception, The Social Network and Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part I)

Awards they did get right:

The only awards they did get right were due to the fans loving one character portrayal from a single movie which really deserved to be lauded:

Biggest Badass Star & Breakout Star – Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass)


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