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The 2010 MTV Movie Award Winners

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 7, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 7, 2010 |

As much as I dreaded watching last night’s MTV Movie Awards, I’ll give it this: It was probably the most entertaining awards show of 2010. The bar wasn’t exactly high, but there were more entertaining and noteworthy moments in the show than in the Oscars and Golden Globes combined. If only I didn’t have to suffer through all the MTV commercials.

The Les Grossman cold open was decent, but the Grossman dance number with J. Lo was goddamn fantastic and would introduce something of a theme for the night’s show: The older guys were a lot more entertaining than the younger Twilight generation of actors, whose contributions mostly amounted to titters, awkward thanks, and Anna Kendrick’s boobs (where did those come from? Holy Portland Maine!). Like Cruise or hate him, you have to appreciate it when the old guy schools the Twilight dipshits. Here’s the Cruise number, which was introduced by a pretty amusing Ed Helms/Ken Jeong reprisal of the “Doug” song in The Hangover:

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The actual awards were a sham all around, but that was hardly the point of the show. The point was to promote other shows and movies. All the same, the other stuff worked almost as much as it didn’t, although both the Katy Perry and Christina Aquilera song-and-dance numbers were excruciating (although nothing on par with the dreadfulness of the first single from the (fucking) “Jersey Shore,” soundtrack, unveiled during the pre-show).

Ansari was a better host than the show deserved — the opening monologue was great (and he landed a few joke-y jabs at Twilight), as was his R. Kelly tribute to Avatar, though my favorite Ansari line of the night came when he introduced presenters Bradley Cooper and Jessica Biel: “These next two presenters have had a very easy life because they are very very attractive.”

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Sandra Bullock, making her first television appearance since her marriage fell apart, accepted the Generation Award with grace, self-deprecation, and the usual Sandra Bullock charm. It was a nice speech (one introduced by Betty White and Bradley Cooper), although it was tarnished by yet another girl-on-girl stunt kiss, this time with Scarlett Johansson, for no real reason at all. I have no idea why they keep trotting that out — how long has it been since Madonna and Britney Spears pulled that off? A decade?

Also, at least 20 “fucks” must have slipped past the censors last night.

The speech of the night went to Ken Jeong. Anytime one of the actors attempted to take the award seriously, they were automatically viewed with skepticism (I’m looking at you, Harry Potter villain dude), but Jeong very nicely and touchingly thanked his wife, whose fight with breast cancer had been an inspiration for him. Who knew there was a real person underneath Ken Jeong?

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In other news, they’re now up to the 34th edition of “That’s What I Call Music.”

Here are your MTV Movie Award Winners.

Best Movie
Alice In Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hangover
The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Best Female Performance
Amanda Seyfried - Dear John
Emma Watson - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Kristen Stewart - The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Zoe Saldana - Avatar

Best Male Performance
Channing Tatum - Dear John
Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Robert Pattinson - The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Taylor Lautner - The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Zac Efron - 17 Again

Best Breakout Star
Anna Kendrick - Up in the Air
Chris Pine - Star Trek
Gabourey Sidibe - Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Logan Lerman - Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Quinton Aaron - The Blind Side
Zach Galifianakis - The Hangover

Best Comedic Performance
Ben Stiller - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Bradley Cooper - The Hangover
Ryan Reynolds - The Proposal
Sandra Bullock - The Proposal
Zach Galifianakis - The Hangover

Best Villain
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds
Helena Bonham Carter - Alice in Wonderland
Ken Jeong - The Hangover
Stephen Lang - Avatar
Tom Felton - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Best Kiss
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson - The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning - The Runaways
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds - The Proposal
Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner - Valentine’s Day
Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington - Avatar

Best WTF Moment
Betty White - The Proposal
Bill Murray - Zombieland
Isabel Lucas - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Ken Jeong - The Hangover
Megan Fox - Jennifer’s Body

Global Superstar
Robert Pattinson
Kristen Stewart
Taylor Lautner
Johnny Depp
Daniel Radcliffe

Biggest Badass Star
Angelina Jolie
Channing Tatum
Sam Worthington
Chris Pine

Best Scared Performance
Alison Lohman - Drag Me to Hell
Amanda Seyfried - Jennifer’s Body
Jesse Eisenberg - Zombieland
Katie Featherston - Paranormal Activity
Sharlto Copley - District 9

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