Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MTV Movie Awards Balance Trash with Excellence

It is that time of the year again, when MTV announces their movie award nominations.  When the film with with the most nominations is The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, I already am laughing at you.  Yes I get this award show is about appealing to the tweens, so I get these nominations, but some of them are about just getting thirteen year old girls to watch.  Here are the list of nominations with some commentary on each category:
Best Movie
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
The Social Network
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Wow, I am shocked Black Swan made it in, younger viewers made it a phenomenon.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows makes sense, it has a strong fan base.  Inception was the quality blockbuster last year.  The Social Network also had youth appeal.  Eclipse is no means shocking, but it is terrible.

Should Win: Inception or The Social Network
Will Win: Eclipse (barf)

Best Female Performance
Emma Stone, Easy A
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Jennifer Aniston, Just Go With It
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

I hope Portman or Watson win this award, but odds are people are going to go gaga again for the most pathetic excuse of a girl trying to pretend she cares Kristen Stewart.  Anniston being here is an even bigger joke, but they always reward one winter film.  Watson is great as Hermione and has grown into her acting.

Should Win: Portman or Stone
Will Win: Stewart

Best Male Performance
Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Zac Efron, Charlie St. Cloud

Ok I love Zac Effron he is hot, but that movie was bad and no one saw it.  Pattinson and Lautner are there for cute factor too.  The other two men are actually talented.  I think this is the youngest group of nominees I have seen in this category.

Should Win: Eisenberg
Will Win: Pattinson or Radcliffe

Best Breakout Star
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Chloë Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jay Chou, The Green Hornet
Olivia Wilde, TRON: Legacy
Xavier Samuel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

This category to me is more about finding a breakout role, and all of these people are great breakout stars for their roles (except Xavier Samuel).

Should Win: Steinfeld, Moretz, Garfield
Will Win: Eclipse could pull this in for a sweep, but I say Garfield

Best Comedic Performance
Adam Sandler, Just Go With It
Ashton Kutcher, No Strings Attached
Emma Stone, Easy A
Russell Brand, Get Him to the Greek
Zach Galifianakis, Due Date

Kutcher isn't funny in No Strings Attached, and Sandler isn't funny anymore.  They always have a girl and Stone deserves to be here, as does Russel Brand.

Should Win: Stone or Brand
Will Win: Stone or Brand

Best Line From A Movie (New Category)
Alexys Nycole Sanchez, Grown Ups: "I want to get chocolate wasted."
Amanda Bynes and Emma Stone, Easy A: Amanda Bynes: "There is a higher power that will judge you for your indecency." Emma Stone: "Tom Cruise?"
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network: "If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook."
Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield, The Social Network: Justin Timberlake: "… A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool?" Andrew Garfield: "A billion dollars. And that shut everybody up."
Tom Hardy, Inception: "You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling."

Stupid new category, but good lines-Easy A or Grown Ups will win

Best Villain
Christoph Waltz, The Green Hornet
Leighton Meester, The Roommate
Mickey Rourke, Iron Man 2
Ned Beatty, Toy Story 3
Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Felton is barely in Harry Potter, why don't they nominate Fiennes?  Meister for that terrible movie really?  Felton may win again, won last year.

Best Fight
Amy Adams vs. The Sisters, The Fighter
Chloë Grace Moretz vs. Mark Strong, Kick-Ass
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint vs. Death Eaters, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Hallway Attacker, Inception
Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Part of me wants the Amy Adams fight to win, but I will say Inception deserves that honor.

Best Kiss
Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Inception
Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, Black Swan

The young kids do like their girl on girl kissing, but I think they will honor what they wanted to see all along Radcliffe and Watson lock lips.

Here are the rest of the nominations:

Best Jaw-Dropping Moment
James Franco, 127 Hours, Cuts Off His Arm
Justin Bieber, " Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Performance Spectacular
Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page, Inception, Paris Café Scene
Natalie Portman, Black Swan, Mutilation: Pulls the Skin off Her Finger
Steve-O, Jackass 3D, Port-A-Potty Bungee Stunt

Best Scared-As-Sh– Performance
Ashley Bell, The Last Exorcism
Ellen Page, Inception
Jessica Szohr, Piranha 3D
Minka Kelly, The Roommate
Ryan Reynolds, Buried

Biggest Badass Star
Alex Pettyfer, I Am Number Four
Chloë Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass
Jaden Smith, The Karate Kid
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Inception
Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 2

I get it! The MTV Movie Awards are more about fun, and sometimes fun is rewarding movies that everyone gets to see, or that people enjoy because they actually enjoy them, but I just can't get behind the Twilight films, and the obsession girls have with them.  The acting is terrible, and Robert Pattinson can't seem to draw in a crowd for any other film.  I know it seems like I am biased against Eclipse, but this is just not great film making.  Even with better directors the material just speaks for itself.

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