Advertisement

Film Festival Today

Founded by Jeremy Taylor

MTV Movie Awards: The Un-Oscars

Written by: FFT Webmaster | May 5th, 2011

The MTV Movie Awards may not have the glitz and glamour of the Oscars but they are a far better barometer of the general public’s taste in movies, particularly the highly prized teenagers and twenty-somethings who make up the bulk of the movie going audience. So it is interesting to see which films of the past year were strongly recognized in the MTV Movie Awards nominations announced on Tuesday. The irreverent awards gala will be hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Jason Sudeikis and air live on Sunday, June 5th.

ECLIPSE

It should come as no surprise that the big nomination winner was ECLIPSE, the third installment in the widely successful TWILIGHT vampire series. The film, which made stars of it leads Robert Pattison, Kristin Stewart and Taylor Lautner, received a total of 8 nominations.  Other films that received a large number of nominations include the trippy sci-fi epic INCEPTION (with 7 nominations), the zeitgeist film of the year THE SOCIAL NETWORK (with 5 nominations), and KICK-ASS (with 3 nominations).

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

One of the great things about the Awards is that, unlike the Oscars, it does not really take itself that seriously. Aside from the usual awards season categories like Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress, this awards show is not afraid of being goofy and nominating films in such categories as Best Kiss, Best Villain, Best Fight, Best Scared As Shit Performance and Biggest Badass Star. This year, the nominating committee has an interesting new category to the mix: “Best Line” (if THE SOCIAL NETWORK’s “You know what’s cool?” exchange doesn’t take home the prize, we’ll be stunned). Other personal speculations: Chloe Mortez as “Biggest Badass Star” for her role in the karate chopping KICK-ASS; Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman’s Sapphic clinch in BLACK SWAN as Best Kiss; and ECLIPSE winning almost everything else.  So what do you think? Here are the nominations to choose from:

BEST MOVIE

“Black Swan”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
“Inception”
“The Social Network”
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

Emma Stone, “Easy A”
Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Jennifer Aniston, “Just Go With It”
Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Zac Efron, “Charlie St. Cloud”

BEST BREAKOUT STAR

Andrew Garfield , “The Social Network”
Chloë Grace Moretz, “Kick-Ass”
Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”
Jay Chou, “The Green Hornet”
Olivia Wilde, “TRON: Legacy”
Xavier Samuel, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Adam Sandler, “Just Go With It”
Ashton Kutcher, “No Strings Attached”
Emma Stone, “Easy A”
Russell Brand, “Get Him to the Greek”
Zach Galifianakis, “Due Date”

BEST LINE FROM A MOVIE (new)

Alexys Nycole Sanchez, “Grown Ups”: “I want to get chocolate wasted.”
Amanda Bynes and Emma Stone, “Easy A”: Amanda Bynes: “There is a higher power that will judge you for your indecency.” Emma Stone: “Tom Cruise?”
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”: “If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.”
Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”: Justin Timberlake: “… A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool?” Andrew Garfield: “A billion dollars. And that shut everybody up.”
Tom Hardy, “Inception”: “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.”

BEST VILLAIN

Christoph Waltz, “The Green Hornet”
Leighton Meester, “The Roommate”
Mickey Rourke, “Iron Man 2”
Ned Beatty, “Toy Story 3”
Tom Felton, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”

BEST FIGHT

Amy Adams vs. The Sisters, “The Fighter”
Chloë Grace Moretz vs. Mark Strong, “Kick-Ass”
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint vs. Death Eaters, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Hallway Attacker, “Inception”
Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

BEST KISS

Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “Inception”
Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, “Black Swan”

BEST JAW-DROPPING MOMENT

James Franco, “127 Hours,” Cuts Off His Arm
Justin Bieber, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” Performance Spectacular
Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page, “Inception,” Paris Café Scene
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan,” Mutilation: Pulls the Skin off Her Finger
Steve-O, “Jackass 3D,” Port-A-Potty Bungee Stunt

BEST SCARED AS SHIT PERFORMANCE

Ashley Bell, “The Last Exorcism”
Ellen Page, “Inception”
Jessica Szohr, “Piranha 3D”
Minka Kelly, “The Roommate”
Ryan Reynolds, “Buried”

BIGGEST BADASS

Alex Pettyfer, “I Am Number Four”
Chloë Grace Moretz, “Kick-Ass”
Jaden Smith, “The Karate Kid”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “Inception”
Robert Downey Jr., “Iron Man 2”

Share
Other posts by
Posted in: Featured

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*