You probably didn’t watch the MTV Movie Awards, and we can’t blame you. You’re probably not a Twilight fan, which means you’d be setting yourself up for disappointment / frustration.
We got you covered with a quick digest of all the winners and who got jilted in each category:
Winner: “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO (from “21 Jump Street”)
Music being as subjective as it is, it’s hard to say exactly which option we would’ve preferred to Party Rock Anthem. Here are the also-rans:
- “A Real Hero” by College & Electric Youth (“Drive”)
- “The Devil Is In The Details” by Chemical Brothers (“Hanna”)
- “Impossible” by Figurine (“Like Crazy”)
- “Pursuit of Happiness” by Kid Cudi / Steve Aoki remix (“Project X”)
Winner: Jennifer Aniston from “Horrible Bosses”
Not a great choice. Her character defined sexual harassment, but who among you wouldn’t want HER to be the one sexually harassing you?
Our Preference: Jon Hamm from “Bridesmaids”
It’s like he took the Don Draper character and got rid of all the redeeming qualities.
Best Gut-Wrenching Performance
Winner: The Bridesmaids
Our Preference: Ryan Gosling in “Drive”
Winner: Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart in “Twilight 4 part I”
Seriously, don’t the Twilight fans EVER get tired of seeing this?
Our Preference: Ryan Gosling & Carey Mulligan in “Drive”
Yep, they weren’t nominated, but they should’ve been because the scene was extremely powerful and the moments which followed were jaw-dropping.
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson vs Alexander Ludwig from “The Hunger Games”
Our Preference: Daniel Radcliffe vs Ralph Fiennes from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2″
Even if you aren’t a fan of the Harry Potter series, you have to admit that this is the showdown that people have been waiting for over the span of 7 previous movies, so the epic nature of it puts it into high stature regardless of how it went.
Our Secondary Choice: Joel Edgerton vs Tom Hardy from “Warrior”
It was a brutal fight and played out with far greater emotion than I was expecting from a movie about mixed martial arts.
Best On-Screen Transformation
Winner: Elizabeth Banks from “The Hunger Games”
Our Preference: Rooney Mara from “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”
You can’t fully appreciate this one unless you’ve stumbled across Rooney in her performance from The Winning Season (which is currently on Netflix Instant).
Winner: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
I’ve got no problem with that, though if I thought about other options from the year instead of just from the other nominees, I’d probably have a better choice.
- The Hunger Games
- 21 Jump Street
- The Help
Winner: Shailene Woodley from “The Descendants”
Our Preferences (pick one):
- Rooney Mara from “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”
Seriously, from obscurity to being nominated for Best Actress? Does it get any bigger than that?
- Melissa McCarthy from “Bridesmaids”
How many of you thought she was funny before seeing Bridesmaids, or even knew who she was? And now I’m guessing that her character is one you won’t forget for a very long time.
Best Comedic Performance
Winner: Melissa McCarthy from Bridesmaids
No issues there.
- Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)
- Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover Part II)
- Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street)
- Oliver Cooper (Project X)
Best Female Performance
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games”
This isn’t another Twilight / Harry Potter, folks. If you don’t know about The Hunger Games or you’re avoiding it for some reason, you should give it a chance. It gets the GuysNation seal of approval.
- Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)
- Emma Stone (Crazy, Stupid, Love)
- Emma Watson (Harry Potter Deathly Hallows 2)
- Rooney Mara (Dragon Tattoo)
Best Male Performance
Winner: Josh Hutcherson from “The Hunger Games”
Our Preference (Pick One):
- Ryan Gosling from “Drive”
We can see how this didn’t win, as the movie didn’t necessarily have much cross-over appeal to the female viewers, but he did an amazing job, to the point where I had myself wondering whether it was a terrible performance or one of the best socially-awkward characters I’ve seen… and knowing what I’ve seen from Gosling in other films, it was definitely a great performance. And that just pertains to the non-intense scenes.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt from 50/50
Don’t kid yourself, JGL is one of the top actors of our generation, and he did a great job in this one. Not surprised that the MTV audience didn’t tune in heavily to a cancer movie. It is nice to see that he got nominated.
Movie Of The Year
Winner: Twilight 4 part 1
Our Preference: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
They did a great job putting a finish to the series and really gave the epic a strong conclusion which included some very strong performances and was visually stunning.