Hello fellow cinephiles! Join me tonight at 9/8c with the 2013 MTV Movie Awards live blog. Check in as I deliver a blow-by-blow account of the awards show, including my thoughts on the nominees and who I think should win. I will also be sharing my feelings about the revealed trailers and sneak peeks for upcoming films. So for all of you out there who want unfiltered and unregulated opinions on the MTV Movie Awards, this is the place to go.
7:30 pm — Included in the MTV Red Carpet Pre-Show was a “Celebrity Catfish” skit, which I found to be extremely lacking in comedic value. For starters, it just wasn’t funny…I mean at all. Second, it was attempting to make light of an issue that frankly shouldn’t be. “Catfishing” is part of the cyber bullying problem, which is a serious issue. I was not amused with this skit at all.
7:50 pm — We got a quick snippet of the new ABC Family series Twisted starring Avan Jogia. Though only a few seconds long, it caught my interest. Jogia told us that the show is about a boy who comes back to school after eleven years in juvie for murdering someone, and there is a murder at school after he returns. It seems like something that I would like to learn more about.
8:00 pm — The opening skit including Rebel Wilson and James Franco, though simple, was quite hilarious. For me, anything that Rebel Wilson does is funny. I don’t think that they could have picked a better host than her. After her entrance, she starts off a live musical performance including the cast of Pitch Perfect. And Jesse Blume himself knows how much I love that movie.
8:15 pm — And the “Best Male Performance” goes to Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook. The other nominees included Ben Affleck for Argo, Channing Tatum for Magic Mike, Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln, and Jamie Foxx for Django Unchained. I think this was a tough race because so many of those performances were phenomenal. I personally agree with the winner.
8:20 pm — And the “Best WTF Moment” goes to Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson for Django Unchained. The other nominees included Anna Camp for Pitch Perfect, Denzel Washington for Flight, Javier Bardem for Skyfall, and Seth MacFarlane for Ted. My pick would have been Anna Camp. All the other performances, though surprising, at least made sense in the story. But how do you justify random projectile vomiting? I may have questioned “What?” for all of these moments, but Pitch Perfect was the only one that left me questioning “What the f***?”
8:30 pm — And the “Best Fight” goes to Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner vs Tom Hiddleston for Marvel’s The Avengers. The other nominees included Christian Bale vs. Tom Hardy for The Dark Knight Rises, Jamie Foxx vs. Candyland Henchmen for Django Unchained, Daniel Craig vs. Ola Rapace for Skyfall, and Mark Wahlberg vs. Seth MacFarlane for Ted. I think we can all agree that this was the right choice. And while Joss Whedon may have said it was unexpected, I can only say that no it wasn’t.
8:35 pm — Emma Watson received the Trailblazer Award. I think that she deserves all the recognition that she gets. She is extremely talented and one of my favorite actresses.
8:45 pm — Rebel Wilson’s “cut roles” skit left me laughing the whole time. She found a way to even make a scene from Les Miserables funny.
8:50 — And the “Best Kiss” goes to Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook. The other nominees included Emma Watson and Logan Lerman for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman for Moonrise Kingdom, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx for Django Unchained, and Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg for Ted. For me, it was tied between Silver Linings Playbook and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, so I’m happy with the outcome.
8:55 pm — Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their new single “Can’t Hold Us” live.
9:05 pm — Will Ferrell received the Comedic Genius Award. I’m not sure how I feel about this. While I know that he’s considered a staple in comedy, and I think he’s hysterical in some of movies, there are other times where I don’t find him funny at all. I do think of him as a comedian, but not really as a comedic genius. To me he’s more of a hit or miss.
9:20 pm — And the “Breakthrough Performance” goes to Rebel Wilson for Pitch Perfect. The other nominees included Eddie Redmayne for Les Miserables, Ezra Miller for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Quvenzhané Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Suraj Sharma for Life of Pi. I’m happy with the winner because I love Rebel Wilson, but it’s so hard to compare any of those performances because they are so different. My choice, however, would have been Ezra Miller.
9:25 pm — And the “Best Shirtless Performance goes to Taylor Lautner for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt 2. The other nominees included Channing Tatum for Magic Mike, Christian Bale for The Dark Knight Rises, Daniel Craig for Skyfall, and Seth MacFarlane for Ted. Does it come as a surprise to anyone that Twilight won at the MTV Movie Awards? I was honestly expecting it. I was kind of hoping that this year would be the year that they were beat out, and I would have given it to Magic Mike.
9:30 pm — We got a sneak peek at the upcoming Iron Man 3. It’s going to be awesome.
9:35 pm — And the “Best Villain” goes to Tom Hiddleston for Marvel’s The Avengers. The other nominees included Javier Bardem for Skyfall, Leonardo DiCaprio for Django Unchained, Marion Cotillard for The Dark Knight Rises, and Tom Hardy for The Dark Knight Rises. Yes, Yes! and more YES! I don’t know if there is anything else that I can really say to this.
9:40 pm — Selena Gomez performed her new song “Come and Get It” for the first time live.
9:50 pm — Jamie Foxx received the Generation Award. This award is presented to talented actors who have played a variety of roles, which Jamie Foxx clearly has. And he’s played them all extremely well.
10:00 pm — HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE TRAILER!!!!! Oh. My. God! I can’t wait. It’s really happening. Can it be November yet? Please?
10:05 pm — And the “Best Musical Moment” goes to Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, and Hana Mae Lee for Pitch Perfect. The other nominees included Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables; Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, and Adam Rodriguez for Magic Mike; Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Ezra Miller for The Perks of Being a Wallflower; and Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook. I’m excited for Pitch Perfect winning. For me, it was a tie between them and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Only one of those, however, actually included singing.
10:15 pm — And the “Movie of the Year” goes to Marvel’s The Avengers. The other nominees included The Dark Knight Rises, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, and Ted. The first thing I want to say is that I don’t know why Ted has been nominated for everything. It wasn’t that good. Second, I think we can all agree that the winner is deserving. I firmly support their success, but I personally would have picked Silver Linings Playbook, but I’m one of the emotional indie film fans.
10:20 pm — Bilbo Baggins won “Best Hero.” The race came down between Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit and Snow White from Snow White and the Huntsman. The other nominees included Iron Man, Batman, Catwoman, and The Hulk. I love Bilbo, don’t get me wrong, but my choice would have been Snow White. I have kind of a soft spot for good, strong female characters.
What did you think of the winners? Who would your choices of been? What were favorite parts of the awards show? Share your thoughts with us below.
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