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The Only 5 Moments You Need to Know From the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | April 15, 2013 | Comments ()


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Let's be honest. You don't really need to know these moments, either.

5. In introducing the Best Shirtless scene (which went to Taylor Lautner), Danny McBride and Seth Rogen pulled off a meek bottomless gag with an assist from Zac Efron.

4. The Pitch Perfect reunion was intentionally off-key, and the humor was flat, too. Also, a Pitch Perfect reunion without Anna Kendrick is POINTLESS.

3. Emma Watson won the Trailblazer award, the award given to the actor or actress who will bring MTV the biggest audience. She was nevertheless adorably flustered.

Jonah Hill sent a pretaped message to Watson, announcing that they'd been cast in 50 Shades of Grey together.


2. When Will Ferrel accepted the Comedy Genius Award, Aubrey Plaza pulled an awkward Kanye, walked up on stage, and attempted to grab the award away from Ferrell. The unplanned act was presumably meant to promote her August movie, The To-Do-List, but it faltered. Plaza was escorted from the Sony lot afterwards.



1. The big story of the night was that Jennifer Lawrence was a no show, despite the fact that much of the show had been built around her and around Hunger Games 2 promotion. Lawrence was the big winner of the night, and she was also meant to do a few segments, including one with host Rebel Wilson, in which they played sisters.

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There were also winners.

Movie of the Year -- The Avengers

Best Female Performance -- Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Male Performance

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Breakthrough Performance -- Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect

Best Shirtless Performance -- Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

Best Fight -- Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers

Best Kiss -- Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Best WTF Moment -- Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, "Candieland Gets Smoked" in Django Unchained

Best Villain -- Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers

Best Musical Moment -- Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee, Pitch Perfect

Best Hero -- Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Trailblazer Award -- Emma Watson

The Generation Award -- Jamie Foxx

The Comedic Genius Award -- Will Ferrell


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  • Uriah_Creep

    The Comedic Genius Award — Will Ferrell

    These words do not compute.

  • e jerry powell

    I may have asked this before but:

    Why is Danny McBride? (Or is it just something I need to blame on Will Ferrell and stop thinking about it?)

  • Rocabarra

    "Best Hero — Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

    Definitely read that as Morgan Freeman, and a whole different sort of Hobbit movie was born in my mind.

  • Theatricality and award shows, powerful agents for the insecure people of the entertainment industry. But we aren't insecure, are we Bruce? We don't need award shows to tell us that we had the best movie, best villain, and best fight scene.

  • The word of the night was "awkward." One might even think the vibe of the night was an intentional homage to MTV's show of the same name, but that's giving them waaaaay too much credit.

  • llp

    They GFY girls tweeted that Tom Hiddleston looked perplexed throughout the entire show. I look forward to some stills of that expression.

  • I'm excited for Aubrey Plaza's new movie because I just watched "Safety Not Guaranteed" and I loved it.

  • Wicked

    Eh... I'm too old for this shit.

  • Rochelle

    I'm getting old. I can't watch any of these clips 'cause all that screaming is getting on my nerves. It's like the screechy noises my local grocery store uses to drive off seagulls and teenagers.

  • PQ

    No 'I am Loki of Asgard, and I am burdened by glorious popcorn'? For shame.

  • Sarah

    Joss Whedon coining "Biebered" to mean "the opposite of being humbled."

  • Robert

    I'm going to stop you right there. The Pitch Perfect reunion was NOT intentionally off-key. They all fucked up. Almost everyone onstage for that segment is pretty damn new to the industry. Most of them do not perform music live like that. Rebel Wilson put on a character for The Climb but I don't think she intentionally hit bum notes. That poor girl who started the Alicia Keys song wasn't joking around. She looked mortified.

    And you know what's partly to blame? The inability of Hollywood sound mixers to actually mix live audio for singers. Have you noticed how often you can't hear singers on a reality competition or song and dance numbers at awards shows are total fiascos? It's because the performers either cannot hear the backing band or track in their monitors or the mixer doesn't raise the singers high enough to go over the band. It's pathetic that professional sound people have no idea how to do anything on location. Meanwhile, I can work with high school students who have a few days of training in the booth who know "if I can't hear the singer, the mic needs to come up." Common sense is not so common in the entertainment industry.

    Of course, it really doesn't help that the medley was poorly arranged and didn't suit the voices being used onstage. It was pathetic. There's no cohesion between the songs and the four guys on unison overpowered the six girls singing harmony.

    You say Jennifer Lawrence is the big winner for not showing up. I say Anna Kendrick is the big winner for avoiding that shit show. I think she just went into rehearsals for The Last Five Years film musical with Jeremy Jordan and probably didn't want to trash her voice less than a month from when she's going to have to sing that score live.

  • Anna Kendrick is going to be in a movie with Jeremy Jordan???

    *faints*

    I'm so glad that his terrible, terrible part on Smash is not damaging his non-Broadway career.

  • Robert

    He only got on Smash because of his Broadway career. He had to end his run in Newsies early to film Smash. At one point, he was working on three theater projects at once while doing eight shows a week. The third was The Last Five Years.

  • Common sense in the entertainment industry often goes by a slightly different name: cocaine sense.

  • koko temur

    You know what, i am not annoyed at any of these. Even shirtless award for lautner. Boy built his "career" around being shirtless, he has to get points for persistence.

  • Jennifer Lawrence was indeed the big winner of the night at the MTV Movie Awards. Because she didn't show up to the MTV Movie Awards. Because she was busy doing Literally Anything Else.

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