I don’t think I’m wrong in thinking that MTV was once geared more toward adults, even after they’d moved away from music videos. The first few seasons of “The Real World,” particularly the first one, for instance, dealt with more mature individuals. Crazy? Yes. But not in a take-my-clothes-off-and-fuck-a-bedpost kind of way. “Beavis and Butthead” contained adult humor. As did “Daria” and “Aeon Flux.” MTV News was a smarter, more dominant force: Kurt Loder Tabitha Soren, and John Norris put music news into the context of larger cultural issues.
If we had to find a culprit for the tweenification of MTV, it’d probably be Carson Daly and “TRL,” in addition to Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and the second iteration of boy bands (MTV, I thought, weathered the New Kids on the Block years with some success). That’s when it turned, right? Or is that just when I grew out of it? Or was it always as idiotic as it is today? Now it’s just Nickelodeon plus three years and minus the green slime.
Here are your 2011 MTV Movie Award Winners (and if you missed the show, Courtney’s live-blog provides all you need to know in delicious nugget-sized snark).
Best Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Best Male Performance: Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Best Female Performance: Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Best Comedic Performance: Emma Stone, Easy A.
Best Breakout Star: Chloe Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass.
Biggest Badass Star: Chloe Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass.
Best Villain: Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
Best Kiss: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Best Fight: Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Best Jaw Dropping Moment: Justin Bieber, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.
Best Line from a Movie: “I want to get chocolate wasted,” Alexys Nycole Sanchez, Grown Ups.
Best Scared-as-Sh*t Performance: Ellen Page, Inception.