People, if you're not already hip to this lesson, let us give you a tip: cool guys don't look at explosions. It's just science, really.

Actually, what it really is, is a callback to one of the best movie spoofs in MTV Movie Awards history, when Andy Samberg and Will Ferrell teamed up with J.J. Abrams (what?) at the 2009 show to stress to movie lovers the most important lesson one can take away from the action movie genre.

But that's not the first (or last) time the Movie Awards have poked fun at our favorite flicks. The boys of *NSYNC teamed up to save the world from "Armageddon" levels of doom in 1999, and later, in 2003, Justin Timberlake was back again, ready and reloaded to take on "The Matrix." As recently as 2011, Jason Sudeikis and Emma Stone went as far as to apply a live piano show to the art of movie-spoofing, as seen above.

That's just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of other movie spoofs to think back on fondly, but which one is the funniest of them all? We're leaving that choice up to you in the Movie Awards poll below!


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The MTV Movie Awards are all grown up! This year, we're celebrating 21 years of Golden Popcorn glory, so you'll forgive us for feeling all nostalgic. After all, can you name another award show where comedians can make their victory speeches fully in character as a hippie? Where else are you going to see Sacha Baron Cohen land on Eminem's face, butt-first?

Make no mistake, there's no shortage of outrageous moments in Movie Awards history. We're looking at you, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. Don't think we forgot your awkward gropey antics from last year. And Seth Rogen and James Franco, you're not getting away clean either; our clothes still reek of the "Pineapple Express" you sparked on stage in 2008.

Yes, there are lots of outrageous MTV Movie Awards moments to choose from—but which moment is the most outrageous? That's what you're here to decide, by voting in our poll below!


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As the 2012 MTV Movie Awards rapidly approach, there are a few big questions on everybody's mind: will "The Hunger Games" beat out reigning champion "Twilight" for Best Movie? Will "Harry Potter" finally get the recognition the film deserves? Can anybody win Best Kiss over Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart? You may be thinking, "MTV, it's your movie awards, why are you asking us?" Because YOU have the power!

Your votes decide which movies and their stars take home the Golden Popcorn and this year's biggest stars are urging you to raise your voice. Along with Kristen Bell, Liam Hemsworth, and Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans wants you to rise up and tune in to the power of the popcorn! And have you seen "Avengers"? Trust us, you don't want to mess with Captain America himself.

Who will you vote for? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!

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FROM MTV NEWS: Just when our rockets were in danger of not being rusty enough, in comes Russell Brand to save the day!

The "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Get Him to the Greek" actor and comedian is stepping up to the plate this year as the host of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, airing June 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. What can we expect from Brand's appearance? The unexpected, of course — that, and a whole lot of sexual tension with your pal and ours, our very own After Hours host Josh Horowitz.

Head over to MTV News for more on the announcement!

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DirecTVThe 2012 MTV Movie Awards are just around the corner, and with it are countless must-see battles between your favorite blockbusters of the year: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," "The Hunger Games," "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1," and that's only scratching the surface.

It's never too early to start planning your big viewing party of the Movie Awards, of course, but wouldn't it be even better to be at the awards themselves? We think so too — which is why we're challenging you to enter DIRECTV CINEMA's 2012 MTV Movie Award Sweepstakes, where you can enter for a chance to win a trip to this year's Movie Awards!

Get all of the details after the jump!



The girl with the dragon tattoo, the girl on fire, the boy who lived, and that crazy dude who stomped all over someone's head in an elevator. What do these folks have in common? They're all nominated at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards!

The full list of nominees for this year's June 3 broadcast have been announced. "The Hunger Games" and "Bridesmaids" lead the field of contenders with eight nominations a piece, with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" and "21 Jump Street" trailing close behind with six each.

Get the rest of the nominations — including the Movie of the Year contenders — over at MTV News!


There were so many great moments that occurred at this year's Movie Awards, both on and off camera, our head are still spinning trying to remember and/or repurpose them all for everyone to see.

One of our favorite backstage moments involved a chance meeting between favorite "Harry Potter" star Tom Felton, and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

Minutes after accepting his second Movie Award for Best Villain, MTV News was chatting up Felton about the win and where he'll keep his golden popcorn, when Grohl suddenly jumped into the frame.

"Hey, what are you guys talking about?" Grohl directed at Felton and MTV, after which we informed the Foo that we were chatting with Felton about his big win.


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You never know what's going to happen at the MTV Movie Awards. If you're me, you might end up interviewing a 7-year-old girl made famous wanting to get s**t-faced on chocolate. You might find yourself talking with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley while standing next to a shriveled "Green Lantern" alien and hear the Victoria's Secret model crack, "That looks like me after I go tanning!" Or you could find yourself thrust into a chat with hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj.

For a guy whose head is firmly stuck in the world of movies, that last interview can pose a particularly perilous challenge. But things ended up working out well. I got a bit of insight into the film career she hopes to have, and then the Young Money starlet ended the conversation by saying, "Thank you, sexy boy."

Yep, it was that kind of evening. And with cinema on everyone's minds, Nicki confessed that she looks forward to a time when music is no longer her primary focus. "That's what I want to do with my life, I want to retire as an actress," she said. "I love acting, I studied acting."


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Let it never be said that the "Twilight" fans don't love their favorite franchise.

MTV News asked Twi-hards worldwide to submit their responses to the "Breaking Dawn" trailer that debuted at the MTV Movie Awards, and they delivered. In wonderfully, enthusiastically hilarious spades. Now the winners have been chosen, and we can take a look at the winning videos that charmed us with their loving responses.

Our number one video came at us from two young ladies in Denmark who posted under the username AgneteFlygerHansen, and it's number one for good reason. We suggest you watch it and see what completely sincere "Twilight" adoration looks like in its purest form.


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In just over a month, it all ends — and in some ways, that ending has already begun.

The first full clip from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" aired during the MTV Movie Awards over the weekend, and in case you missed it, you can check it out right here. It's a powerful scene ripped straight out of the climax of not just "Deathly Hallows," but of the entire "Potter" series; indeed, in many respects, this encounter between Harry and Voldemort represents the entire message of J.K. Rowling's epic tale of witchcraft and wizardry.

Frankly, we were kind of surprised to see this "Potter" clip in full, given the fact that it's such a monumental moment and very, very spoilery, especially taken out of context. To get a better read on how the HP fan community is reacting to the full scene, we reached out to some "Potter" experts for their take on the clip.

"What WB has been promoting a lot is that 'it ends here,'" explained Andrew Sims of Muggle Net. "And I think that this is that moment they're talking about. It does end here."


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