Jason Sudeikis, this years host, opened the show with a short film based on the Hangover Part II, featuring Chelsea Handler, Taylor Lautner, Justin Bartha and Eva Mendes, with scenes from Black Swan, 127 Hours and the Social Network. Included in the sketch was also a couple of Friday ringtones, a yoga workout, twilight land, a four-fingered hand and a Team Jacob tattoo. Following the short film, Sudeikis’ opening monologue included jokes on Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Snooki, Ashton Kutcher and Arnold Schwarzenegger to name a few.
The first award of the night, best male performance, was presented by a groping Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. To no ones surprise, mr. Cullen aka. Robert Pattinson, took home the trophy, beating amongst others fellow British nominee Daniel Radcliffe and Twilight co-star Taylor Lautner.
The evening included three world exclusive sneak peeks on upcoming movies. First off were Elle Fanning, Steven Spilberg, Joel Courtney and J.J. Abrams to precent the world premiere of a clip from Super 8. Later in the show Emma Watson followed, presenting on behalf of the Harry Potter cast an exclusive 30 second scene from the final installment in the Harry Potter series. Finally, and perhaps most famously, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner brought forward the first, world exclusive, official trailer of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I.
The second award to be handed out this evening was presented by the cast of Crazy, Stupid, Love, and given to Tom Felton, defending his title as Best Villain from 2010. A pleased Felton told the audience the award would look really nice in his downstairs toilet.
Introduced by Jim Carrey wearing a fancy green suit, Foo Fighters then entered the stage to perform “Walk”. The show also included performances from Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz, as well as a handfull self-composed movie theme songs, presented by Jason Sudeikis himself. The host performed his theme songs for The Green Hornet, No Strings Attached, Just Go With it, The Karate Kid, Buried and Jackass 3D, poking fun at the movies along with their casts, including a “golden showers” scene, Seth Rogen‘s weight loss, and Emma Stone who participated in the No Strings Attached duet.
Halfway through the show Chris “Captain America” Evans appeared to remind the audience to vote for one of the most prestigious awards of the night: Best film. The nominees were Black Swan, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, Inception, The Social Network and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
While the Best Jaw-dropping Moment was awarded to Justin Bieber for his movie Never Say Never, Robert Pattinson created such a moment when he and onscreen fiancée Kristen Stewart won the award for Best Kiss. Moments after being handed the award he claimed he didn’t feel like kissing Stewart, who for once seemed ready for if not eager to kiss her co-star, and took off to kiss his onscreen rival Taylor Lautner. After plating a solid kiss on his lips (seeing as Lautner wiped his mouth after the incident, it’s highly probable that they did indeed liplock) he planted another one on Taylors forehead before kissing his hand, returning to Stewart, telling her he wanted to “take [her] backstage” and exiting the stage. The Best Kiss award was presented by none other than Stewarts preview onscreen lover, Ryan Reynolds and recently controversial Blake Lively. Sudeikis introduced Lively saying they thought she was the real Blake, although she would not confirm it. The presentation of the best kiss award also involved lacer boners and Donald Trump.
The 2011 MTV movie awards turned out to be a big night for the cast and grew of the Twilight Saga: Eclipse. No only did they take home awards for best male performance and best kiss, they were also awarded for best fight, best female performance and best movie. Xavier Samuel, Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Pattinson received the award for best fight, with Pattinson adding to the acceptance speech that “I ripped [Bryce’s] head off… And now [she’s] pregnant.” Kristen Stewart took home the award for best female performance, conquering the stairs to the stage with comfortable vans, replacing the black pumps she wore at the carpet. As the Twilight Saga: Eclipse yet again was awarded best movie of the year, Taylor Lautner gave a nice, humble and concise acceptance speech on behalf of the entire cast, most of which were on the stage with him, and crew.
The perhaps most prestigious award of the night however, would be the annual MTV Generation Award – this year awarded to Academy Award Winner Reese Witherspoon. Patrick Dempsey, Robert Pattinson and Chelsea Handler were the lucky three to present her with the award, some (perhaps the much wanted British guy) less prepared than others. Pattinson told a few jokes, a few of which no one got, another one of which Witherspoon had to add the punchline herself upon receiving the award. After thanking the family and fans, she went on to tell aspired entertainers that it is possible to make it in Hollywood without a reality show, and that being good isn’t so bad. She also told the audience that in her days, you’d be embarrassed about making a sex tape, and if you were ever to take naked photos of yourself, you’d hide your face.
Incredibly cute Alexys Nycole Sanches received the award for best line in a movie for her line “I wanna get chocolate wasted!”, and totally humble, well deserving Emma Stone took home the award for best comedic performance for her leading role in “Easy A“.
All in all the MTV Movie Awards 2011 was, unsurprisingly, a big night for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse. In addition to being a very humorous and entertaining night with a lot of big names, it was also a big night for word premieres. While Harry Potter fans only have about six more weeks till they see the final movie in the series, Twihards will have to wait till November 18th, or till the next in a series of presumably a few dozen trailers are released.