Obviously the MTV Movie Awards isn't your average awards show. I don't think I need to get into the list of reasons why, aside from bringing up my favorite nominations category: Best Jaw Dropping Moment. In addition to our categories setting us apart from the envelope-opening pack, the overall stage design for the show is always an edgy, eye-catching departure from the glitzy, golden themes in shows like the Oscars or Golden Globes.
MTV News' Josh Horowitz was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the set design and man, is it a doozy. The Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, has been transformed into a wild, jungle-ish fantasyland filled with psychedelic props like caves, butterflies and enough LED lights to make Times Square sizzle.
Executive Producer Mark Burnett told MTV News that the inspiration for the design is "a little bit of a 'Lord of the Rings,' our nod to that part of the movie industry. ... And our production designer, Roy, [this is] his nod to fantasy in the movies."
Burnett went on to say that given the popularity of fantastical blockbusters like "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," "I think there's been a lot of movies in the last few years that are very fantasy-driven," he said, adding that the visionary stylings of Tim Burton's were also sources of inspiration for the stage design.
There are, of course, a variety of ways to interpret the lushness of the design elements. "It could be 4 a.m., you've had too much to drink [and] it's the end of the party," Burnett playfully suggested.
Here's a sure sign the MTV Movie Awards are just around the corner: the celebrity seating cards are in place!
That's right, we have the scoop on where everyone from Robert Pattinson to Nicki Minaj is sitting!
The "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" cast is representing the upcoming flick, with Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley sitting front and center next to each other. Costar Patrick Dempsey is rounding out the trio sitting the row behind them for some emotional support. Read More...
Jason Sudeikis is one lucky MTV Movie Awards host because, not only is he friends with a previous Movie Awards host, he has one on hand at his other job.
When MTV News chatted with Sudeikis after the Sneak Peek Week preview of "Horrible Bosses," he talked about the advice his "Saturday Night Live" costar and former Movie Awards host Andy Samberg gave him about this weekend's big show. Here's a surprise: his advice wasn't very funny.
"It was merely, 'Have a good time,'" Sudeikis said. "When I asked him, 'Should I do it?' he said, 'Yes, you have to do it,' and I was like, 'Okay, 'but then I realized that's because he forgot all the hard work that went into it, and just remembering how fun it was after he was done with it and people probably telling him what a great job he did, which he did."
One of the many things that separates the MTV Movie Awards from all those other envelope-opening events are our outrageous award categories. This year, the most fun and exciting, in my humble opinion, is the Best Jaw Dropping Moment, which features not so many jaw dropping elements as cringe-worthy ones. And they're all pretty hard to re-watch, I might add.
Regardless, MTV News sought out Jaw Dropping Moment nominee Steve-O recently, to find out his thoughts on his nomination, what it's like to relive his port-o-potty poo moment from "Jackass 3-D," entitled "Poo Cocktail Supreme," and what he thinks his chances are coming home with some golden popcorn.
"When I found out I was nominated for my work with poo, I just felt so grateful," Steve-O said sincerely, before busting out into fits of laughter.
Luckily for your funny bone, 2010 had its share of hilarious comedies. And lucky for the actors starring in them, the MTV Movie Awards is here to celebrate just how funny they were.
That's right, we're here to talk about this year's line-up of Best Comedic Performance nominees. We have some category regulars and some newbies, but all of them put their best foot forward so your sides split with laughter. Read on for a full list of the Best Comedic Performance nominees, then cast your vote for the winner today!
Zach Galifianakis, "Due Date"
Oh Zach Galifianakis, where do we start. Thank you for bringing us consistent comedy since you broke onto the summer comedy blockbuster scene in "The Hangover." "Due Date" was worth it, if only for you.
The 2011 MTV Movie Awards are just days away, but before you cast your vote for Best Movie, how about looking at each nominee through a slightly different lens?
MTV News has teamed up with Starbucks Frappucino ® for the MTV Movie Awards Meme Mash-Ups, where we'll be spoofing each of this year's Best Movie nominees by way of the internet's most beloved and most notorious viral clips, from Talking Twin Babies to David After the Dentist.
We've revealed all five of the Meme Mash-Ups already -- "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" retold through the lens of Talking Twin Babies, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" as interpreted by Charlie Sheen, "Black Swan" from the point of view of someone who really, really likes Friday, an "Inception" spoof that we suggest you hide ya kids and hide ya wife from, and "The Social Network" by way of David After The Dentist!
We asked you yesterday to vote for your favorite spoof, and the winner was...
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" retold through the lens of Talking Twin Babies!
Hope you enjoyed the spoofs, and make sure to tune into the 2011 MTV Movie Awards this Sunday (June 5) at 9 / 8 p.m. central!
We are finally counting down hours instead of days until the 2011 MTV Movie Awards stream live into a television set near you Sunday night, and the MTV News crew holding down the fort in Universal City has yet another day of excitement ready for your viewing pleasure.
Sneak Peek Week wrapped up last night with an awesome chat with "30 Minutes Or Less" stars Aziz Ansari and Nick Swardson and director Ruben Fleischer, and the cast of "Teen Wolf" took to the Movie Awards red carpet to chat about the upcoming season premiere. Between those and our exciting "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" clip announcement, we are ready to get this weekend going.
Today is a pretty big day at the Gibson Amphitheatre: the main show rehearsal. It's up to the host, Jason Sudeikis, the presenters and everyone else involved to work out the kinks in the awards show before the big night on Sunday. Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz will also be rehearsing their big performance for the show, and we'll see if we can get the inside scoop on their sure to be impressive act. MTV News will be there the whole time to bring you the details from behind the scenes, but don't think we'll let slip who won ahead of time.
Then tonight MTV's own Josh Horowitz will be helming the red carpet at the Guy's Choice Awards, where celebs from Chris Evans to Jennifer Aniston will be in attendance. Keep checking back with us for tons more insider info throughout the weekend as we head in to tomorrow's MTV Movie Awards!
In case you haven't heard the news by now, you might want to sit yourself down for this one: "The Twilight Saga" stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are headed to the 2011 MTV Movie Awards this Sunday (June 5) to premiere the first official trailer for "Breaking Dawn."
We've already shown you a brief glimpse at the trailer's wedding scene — and you can watch it below once again for your viewing pleasure — but you'll want to tune into the Movie Awards on Sunday for the full thing. And once you've seen it, we want to know what YOU thought of the trailer.
Once the trailer debuts, head over to Your MTV to upload your reactions to the latest look at Bella, Edward and Jacob's final adventure—and check back in on Monday, because your reactions may be featured on MTV.com!
In the meantime, head over to Hollywood Crush to find out what they're anticipating from the new "Breaking Dawn" trailer!
With actors like Andrew Garfield, Chloe Moretz and Olivia Wilde such a large part of our movie culture at this point in 2011, it's hard to believe that they were technically new mainstream stars at this time last year.
But that's why the MTV Movie Awards are here to remind you that we have plenty to look forward to in these bright breakout stars' careers. Read on for a full list of the Best Breakout Stars nominees, then cast your vote for the winner today!
Olivia Wilde, "Tron: Legacy"
She might not be new to our hearts thanks to her recurring role on "House," but Wilde's blockbuster debut certainly got us piqued for what her big screen future holds. And with "Cowboys & Aliens" just around the corner, our hopes are pretty high.
We trust Jason Sudeikis to host the MTV Movie Awards, but to cut our hair? Mmm, not so much.
As you surely know by now, Sudeikis is hosting the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday (June 5), and he's been running around town in an effort to meet up with the different nominees. To date, Taylor Lautner, Leighton Meester, Emma Stone and Daniel Radcliffe have all experienced the craziness that is Sudeikis, and now it's Kristen Stewart's turn. Kristen, who's up for Best Female Performance and for not one, but two Best Kiss nominations, all for "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," just wants a simple little haircut before the big show. But she's about to find out that the last person you want near your hair is our friendly neighborhood Movie Awards host. Watch the video below and see for yourself:
The 2011 MTV Movie Awards are coming your way live on June 5 at 9 / 8PM central.