Jennifer and Johnny, Twilight and Hunger Games — Highlights From the MTV Movie Awards
Russell Brand opened this today's MTV Movie Awards in his typical irreverent manner. Bouncing from one off-colour celebrity topic to another, he finally said, "Wait until you hear what I have to say about short-lived celebrity marriages!" Russell, who filed for divorce from Katy Perry last December after 14 months of marriage, went on to thank Kim Kardashian, whose own 72-day union "took a lot of pressure off me." Russell went on to give a lewd shout-out to his former schoolmate Michael Fassbender and even riled up the rivalry between Hunger Games and Twilight fans.
Ted's Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg were the first to present, handing off the best dirtbag honour to none other than Jennifer Aniston. There was some unscripted drama, though, when Mark came to Mila's defence after an audience member made a rude comment. Further love went to best male and female performers Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence of The Hunger Games. Kristen Stewart and her Snow White and the Huntsman co-star Chris Hemsworth presented the latter to an absent Jennifer, who's making a movie in Prague.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart managed to snag their fourth consecutive best kiss award for the Twilight series, but since he wasn't at the show, she accepted it solo. Kristen jokingly called up her SWATH co-stars Chris and Charlize Theron, and even asked for help from Taylor Lautner. Then saying, "That's OK, I do pretty well by myself," Kristen wrapped her arms around herself and pretended to be making out with someone.
Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler were on hand to give the 2012 Generation Award to Johnny Depp. Johnny accepted by accompanying The Black Keys for a musical number. With his daughter, Lily-Rose, in the audience, Johnny thanked his fans for the "amazing honour." Another big prize went to Emma Stone, this year's Trailblazer. She gave a heartfelt acceptance speech thanking her own idols and urging young people to try and be their true, unique selves.
Emma also did a stint on stage with her The Amazing Spider-Man co-star Andrew Garfield, and they were followed by Prometheus' Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron. Total Recall's Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel handed off the golden popcorn for best cast to the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 gang, which was represented by Emma Watson. Magic Mike hotties Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum were interrupted by their shirtless co-star Joe Manganiello when presenting best transformation to The Hunger Games' Elizabeth Banks.
Before the best picture was crowned, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Christian Bale gave a sneak peek at The Dark Knight Rises. Finally, Breaking Dawn Part 1 was deemed movie of the year, with Kristen, Taylor and their co-stars taking the stage to say thanks. Be sure to check out all the MTV Movie Awards winners.