Who would have thought after sweeping last year’s MTV Movie Awards that Twilight could come back and make it two years in a row? But that’s exactly what the saga of sparkling vampires and underwearwolves did last night with the sequel New Moon picking up every top honor and winning in every single category for it was nominated. And with two (or maybe three) more Twilight films to come, the franchise appears poised to become the 1972 Miami Dolphins of the MTV Movie Awards.
Not even the $2 billion worldwide box office of Avatar could stop the Twilight juggernaut as New Moon took the top prize of “Best Movie”. Taylor Lautner’s impeccable abs proved no match for Robert Pattinson’s impenetrable eyebrows as Pattinson walked away with the “Best Actor” award for the 1/4th of New Moon he actually appeared in. A most likely stoned out of her mind Kristen Stewart accepted her acting prize for her blank staring performance as the worst female role model in modern cinema by dropping her golden popcorn statue and muttering, “I guess Twilight is really awesome, and I agree.” Pattinson and Stewart also shared the stage to co-accept the award for “Best Kiss”. Expect these awards to repeat in the same order for the next 2-3 years.
Many considered Anna Kendrick’s “Best Breakout Star” win for her Oscar-nominated role in Up in the Air a surprise, but I strongly suspect it was her minor supporting work as Bella’s friend Jessica in the Twilight films that truly earned her the award. Come on – does anyone really believe for a second that the audience voting for the MTV Movie Awards has ever seen Up in the Air?
The horror genre was further represented at this year’s show when current romcom darling Amanda Seyfried won the “Best Scared as Shit” award for her turn in the critically panned box office flop Jennifer’s Body, beating out Alison Lohman (Drag Me to Hell), Sharlto Copley (District 9), Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland), and Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity).
In non-Twilight news Sandra Bullock was given a lifetime achievement award for her body of work such as Two if by Sea, The Net, Speed 2, Premonition, In Love and War, and All About Steve.
The night’s full list of winners was as follows:
Best Movie: The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Best Male Performance: Robert Pattinson (New Moon)
Best Female Performance: Kristen Stewart (New Moon)
Best Kiss: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson (New Moon)
Best Breakout Star: Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)
Best Scared as Shit Performance: Amanda Seyfried (Jennifer’s Body)
Best Villain: Tom Felton (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)
Best WTF Moment: Ken Jeong (The Hangover)
Biggest Badass Star: Rain (Ninja Assassin)
Best Comedic Performance: Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover)
In other horror-related news a good portion of this year’s MTV Movie Awards appeared to be dedicated to hyping the upcoming second season of the pop culture vomitorium known as “Jersey Shore”.
Check out the latest clip from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse that MTV sprang on all the kids and cougars in the audience below.
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