Monday, June 06, 2011

Another Plug for 'Twilight' at MTV Awards

JUNE 6, 2011 - It was as predictable as it was corny. For the third year in a row, the Twilight vampire romance was named Best Movie at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles last night.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which led the field with eight nominations, ended up with five awards. In a replay from last year Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart won for Best Male and Female performance, respectively. They also won the award for Best Kiss (pic, below), which Pattinson celebrated by running into the audience to smooch his co-star Taylor Lautner. Pattinson won an additional prize for Best Fight -- sharing the tub of gold popcorn with Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel.

However, the real point of the show is to promote upcoming movies targeted at MTV's youthful demographic. Sneak previews were screened of the fourth Twilight film, "Breaking Dawn, Part 1," which opens on November 18. Other exclusive clips were shown of Super 8, which opens on Friday, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, which opens July 15.

The awards are determined by fans' online votes, which probably accounts for Justin Bieber's win in the Best Jaw Dropping Moment category for his 3D concert film "Never Say Never." The Canadian teen idol beat seemingly edgier scenes from such films as Black Swan and 127 Hours.

Reese Witherspoon was recognized for her versatility as an actress and for delighting the MTV audience throughout her career as this year's recipient of the Generation Award.

Here is a list of the winners:

Best Male Performance
Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Female Performance
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Fight
Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Kiss
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Jaw-Dropping Moment
Justin Bieber, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Best Villain
Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Best Line From A Movie (New Category)
Alexys Nycole Sanchez, Grown Ups: "I want to get chocolate wasted."

Best Scared-As-Sh*t Performance
Ellen Page, Inception

Best Movie
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Comedic Performance
Emma Stone, Easy A

Best Breakout Star
Chloƫ Grace Moretz (above), Kick-Ass

Biggest Badass Star
Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass


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