The MTV movie awards has its charm and the potential to mean more than some of the other award ceremonies purely because it is the Fan’s Awards. These are the things that actually matter to the everyday man going to a movie. Not to say that other technical awards or fine art considerations are not important, but MTV Movie Awards tend to have a broader appeal.
And yet we still don’t really think they matter. But its fun anyways!
/Film collected some of the bigger categories to share:
Best Movie: Transformers
Best Male Performance: Will Smith in I Am Legend
Breakthrough Performance: Zac Efron in Hairspray
Best Female Performance: Ellen Page in Juno
Best Comedic Performance: Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Best Fight: Sean Faris and Cam Gigandet in Never Back Down
Best Villain: Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Best Kiss: Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman in Step Up 2 The Streets
Best Summer Movie So Far: Iron Man
Tom Cruise presented Adam Sandler with the MTV Generation Award
I like the choice of categories that sets this apart from more traditional awards, like “Best Fight” and “Best Villain”. These categories allow for recognition of some shining moments in films that otherwise would have been discarded due to a bad movie.
Other categories that are just so fluff that they are in for the gaa gaa factor alone are “Best Kiss” and “Best Summer Movie So Far”. Any movie with a hot lesbian kiss or two actors that are already hearthrobs bumping faces will win Best Kiss. And with the official summer season barely a month in, the list is pretty short.
Did you watch the MTV Movie Awards? What did you think of Mike Meyers as host?