MTV Movie Awards: Johnny Depp Plays Guitar and Hunger Games Reigns
Movies reigned where once music videos played... MTV hosted its annual Movie Awards in L.A. over the weekend from the Gibson Amphitheatre, morphing the venue into a futuristic drive-in of sorts. Russell Brand MC'd the show, which featured four "Golden Popcorn" wins for The Hunger Games, an on-stage performance by Johnny Depp and a roasting for Trailblazer award-winner Emma Stone.
Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry introduced Dark Shadows star Johnny Depp who received the Generation Award during the show. He then went rock n' roll, taking a guitar and playing with The Black Keys for a version of the band's "Gold on the Ceiling." Later, Christopher Nolan introduced a sneak peek of The Dark Knight Rises along with cast members Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman.
But the night belonged to The Hunger Games, which won four prizes including Best Female and Best Male. The pic also picked up Best Fight and "Best On-screen Transformation." Bridesmaids, meanwhile won two nods. Emma Watson accepted the Best Cast prize as well as the first-ever socially voted Best Hero Golden Popcorn for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. First-time Movie Awards winner Shailene Woodley was chosen by a group of film directors as this year’s Best Breakthrough Performance winner for The Descendants and Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson took home a fourth-straight win in the Best Kiss category for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.
Emma Stone was honored with the inaugural MTV Trailblazer Award. The presentation turned into a joke-filled roast featuring Octavia Spencer, Jim Carrey, Mila Kunis, Anna Faris, Steve Carell and Jason Sudeikis. Not to be outdone, Charlie Sheen took to the stage to fete the greatest party films of all time (naturally), naming Project X as the "next in line to become an Instant Cult Classic."
Closing out the night, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 took the final award of the evening, winning Movie of the Year.
Winners of the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” are as follows (*denotes new category/**voted on by an "Academy of Directors"):
MOVIE OF THE YEAR (voting stays live throughout the 2012 Movie Awards ceremony)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Director: Bill Condon, Producers: Karen Rosenfelt, Wyck Godfrey, Stephenie Meyer (Summit Entertainment)
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants (Fox Searchlight)
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures) – Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton
BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION*
Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig – The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Summit Entertainment)
BEST GUT-WRENCHING PERFORMANCE*
Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures) – Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper, "Food poisoning turns the girls’ dress fitting into a disaster"
BEST ON-SCREEN DIRTBAG*
Jennifer Aniston – Horrible Bosses (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO – 21 Jump Street (Sony Pictures) "House dance party"