June 8, 2010
Did You Watch the MTV Movie Awards?
Sunday was a pretty eventful night for MTV, wasn’t it? Host Aziz Ansari probably wasn’t as flamboyant and insane as Russell Brand (who hosted two years in a row), but I don’t think he was as bad as people were expecting him to be. He seemed like a pretty obscure choice of host, but due to all of the super-celebrity-endorsed promotional commercials for the ceremony, I think he did just fine.
Speaking of the promos, did you see them? They were actually pretty funny…they featured Ansari with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Kristen Bell, and Jeremy Renner. Then there were the other promos that had Tom Cruise (as Les Grossman) giving a hassle to Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson. Maybe they should have just had a 2-hour promo show.
There weren’t too many “OMG” moments this year, actually. It was funny when Ansari made the quip about BP, and when Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg were dangling above the stage giving Tom Felton a hard time when he was trying to thank his mother (oops!). Ken Jeong made things kind of awkward when he went up to accept his award: he started with what seemed to be a comedic speech and then ended very emotionally, thanking a lot of people very seriously.
The Twilight: New Moon movie was this year’s biggest winner…are you surprised? It’s MTV. I just think it’s funny that Avatar couldn’t even win an MTV Movie Award! Basically every award was handed over to New Moon or to someone who acted in New Moon. The other big winner was The Hangover, and then, of course, Tom Felton won for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
I think most of the viewers probably tuned in to see Sandra Bullock accept the major generational award of the night. She showed up looking absolutely stunning and made a great speech on stage with Betty White, Bradley Cooper, and Scarlett Johansson (whose playful banter with Bullock was a little awkward, but okay). The performances from Jennifer Lopez (featuring Tom Cruise as Les Grossman as a dancer), Katy Perry, and Christina Aguilera were pretty good, too.
Wonder what’ll win next year…Eclipse? Yeah, probably.
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am