by Matt Goodhue
With the MTV Movie Awards wrapped up and the winners basking in the glory of their golden popcorn, we couldn't help but wonder about all the talented actors, filmmakers, and musicians who shared success in this year of movies — even if they didn't score at the big show last night.
Looking at past Movie Awards and the category changes that have emerged, it's interesting to wonder who might have left the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles last night with an award to their name. What if Best On-Screen Duo still existed, for example? Would that have been an instant victory for Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis? That's the question we're tackling after the jump as we get into full-on daydreaming mode about the Movie Awards categories of yesteryear and the stars of 2011.
Best On-Screen Duo (1992-2006)
Mila and Natalie showed some real intense chemistry on screen in "Black Swan." While the on-going competition and jealously between the two dancers may make them seem like candidates for worst enemies, how can anyone forget their awesome hook up scene after a night of crazy drugs, dancing, and booze? They might've lost Best Kiss, but they'd definitely get our vote for best duo!
In the war between vampires and werewolves versus wizards, it appears that the spell-casting crowd lost the battle at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Despite being nominated for six awards, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" walked away from last night's proceedings with only one to its name — Tom Felton, who won Best Villain for the second year in a row — while "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" managed to win five out of eight nominations, including three directly involving Robert Pattinson (and one category in which the movie beat itself).
To get a sense for how "Harry Potter" fans are feeling about the franchise's latest Movie Awards showing, we reached out to some of the most noted experts in the "Potter" community and found out that, yes, disappointment is sadly in the air.
"I was really disappointed," said Julia Hodges of DanRadcliffe.com and RupertGrint.net. "The 'Harry Potter' films are not only amazing for the people who love 'Harry Potter,' they're amazing films. They've been nominated for so many Oscars and have actually won a few. They were recognized at the most recent BAFTA Awards for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema. So the quality of the 'Potter' films alone — it's incredible."
When Justin Bieber won the award for Best Jaw Dropping Moment, the newest category to be added to the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, the real jaw dropping moment for some viewers was the fact that the performer won the title at all. Not to discredit Justin's efforts, mind you, but there's no doubt about it: he was facing some very stiff competition.
From Natalie Portman's cringe-worthy "Black Swan" hangnail to James Franco's self-dismemberment in "127 Hours" and the destruction of a dream world in "Inception" — not to mention that oh-so horrific cocktail Steve-O endured during "Jackass 3-D" — there's no denying that there were some serious contenders for Best Jaw Dropping Moment this year.
For Bieber himself, at least, his jaw was absolutely on the floor during the "Never Say Never" performance that earned him the Golden Popcorn. The star told MTV News after his victory: "It was great. It was my first time performing at Madison Square Garden and just being there and having that experience, I'm glad that I got to just have that experience. It was great."
We're sure the debate will rage on for quite some time, but for now, let us know what you think – did Justin deserve to win Best Jaw Dropping Moment? If not, who do you think the award belonged to? Cast your vote in the poll below and take the conversation to the comments section and Twitter!
During Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, Justin Timberlake proved just how "totally platonic" his relationship with Mila Kunis was when he groped her like a crowdsurfer at Ozzfest.
Of course, Kunis was all too happy to return the favor, going low and grabbing JT's junk while the two — who, it should be noted, star in the upcoming comedy "Friends With Benefits" (and whose relationship has been the subject of much speculation in the past) — announced the nominees for "Best Male Performance."
Not surprisingly, in the hours following the Awards, Kunis and Timberlake's rather, uh, unique embrace became the most-searched thing on the Internet, and since the zeitgeist clearly loves some good old fashioned genital-groping, we'd be remiss if we didn't point out the fact that, over the years, MTV's award shows have basically set the standard for inappropriate touching ... we're sort of pioneers in that regard.
So, with Mila's and Justin's pawing still fresh on everyone's mind, here's a look back at some of the most inappropriate touches in MTV award-show history.
FROM MTV MOVIES: The end of the "Harry Potter" franchise comes to one kind of end on July 15, but it all ended in a different way on Sunday night (June 5), when an exclusive clip from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" that aired during the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.
Part of the seen should already be familiar since it appears in the first "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" full-length trailer that came out last year: Harry Potter walks through the Forbidden Forest to be killed by Voldemort. "The boy who lives," He Who Must Not Be Named says, "come to die." But that was merely a tease for the full clip that fans saw during the Movie Awards, where "Part 1" was up for six Golden Popcorns.
Voldemort's head turns as the scene reveals that Harry is walking toward him. Hagrid, in chains being held by Voldemort's Death Eaters, yells out for Harry to stop, but it is too late. After He Who Must Not Be Names says that familiar line, "The boy who lives ... come to die," he casts the most unforgivable spell in the wizarding world, Avada Kedavra, at Harry.
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There's no doubt that J.J. Abrams' "Super 8" is one of the most anticipated movies of the summer season, and even though its release is just days away — this coming Friday (June 10), to be precise — the wait feels longer than ever.
But if you're in desperate need of your "Super 8" fix now, no sweat — we've got your back. Check out this exclusive clip from the sci-fi blockbuster, which debuted last evening (June 5) at the MTV Movie Awards!
Earlier this week, Jim Carrey teased his appearance on tonight's MTV Movie Awards by telling us about the very special suit he had made for the show — a suit featuring "the latest in nanotechnology."
Well, as in Movie Awards past, the fan-favorite actor didn't disappoint when he took the stage in a green-screen suit on which was broadcast clips of explosions, musical soundscapes, and a pair of dogs, well... getting intimate.
MTV News spoke with Carrey back stage and got some more information on the suit, including the comedian's plans to auction it off to charity.
Apparently Robert Pattinson is the only man on the planet who has not yet seen the "Breaking Dawn" trailer.
MTV News caught up with the "Eclipse" star after he won his Best Male Performance award (for the third year in a row, we might add), and asked him if he had yet seen the trailer for the final "Twilight Saga" installment that premiered last night (June 5) at the MTV Movie Awards. To our surprise, he had not.
Still, since he, you know, filmed the movie, he did have some insight to share about the wedding scene that was teased in the trailer.
Whether you're attending the MTV Movie Awards or just watching the big show at home, there's still one place you where you can't see all the action: backstage.
Thankfully, that's why we're here! The MTV News crew is in the thick of the Movie Awards madness, and we're bringing you backstage and behind the curtain with us. We'll be here all night long to give you all the inside scoop about what you're not seeing on television.
Who's hanging out with who? What's going on off stage? We've got all of those answers and more, so stay tuned right here all night long for continued behind-the-scenes updates throughout the show. It's MTV Movie Awards time, folks — and this is your exclusive peek backstage!
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's…. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" hero Bumblebee on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet?
That's right, our super secret surprise that we teased a few days back is our favorite yellow Transformer, who has headed to the Gibson Amphitheatre to promote his upcoming movie. We brought along a model of his Camaro form as well, since Bumblebee was a bit embarrassed about changing forms on the red carpet and accidentally letting his parts show.