If you were watching the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, you could have spotted Pittsburgh native Stephen Chbosky (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) sitting behind Tom Hiddleston. And, at least once when the camera caught him, laughing.
“Perks” star Logan Lerman was one of the actors who helped to introduce Emma Watson, who received a Trailblazer Award during the evening.
Eddie Redmayne, who starred with Watson in “My Week With Marilyn,” also weighed in, as did Jonah Hill in a taped message about his desire to star in a movie version of “Fifty Shades of Grey” with Watson (not happening, of course).
The event opened with a taped piece in which Rebel Wilson was having a “sitabout” (as opposed to a walkabout) in Australia when James Franco magically transported her to Sony Pictures Studios Lot in Culver City, Calif.
Clad in an outfit that would never be mistaken for Oscar attire, she opened the show with a live medley of Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” joined by several of her “Pitch Perfect” co-stars.
“The Avengers” and “Silver Linings Playbook” took home three golden popcorns each, while Brad Pitt showed up to announce movie of the year to “The Avengers.” Hiddleston won best villain for his work as Loki and best fight went to Hiddleston, Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson.
Pittsburgh native Zachary Quinto introduced a clip from the next “Star Trek” movie alongside co-stars Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana.
Jamie Foxx scored a golden popcorn for best WTF moment along with his “Django Unchained” co-star Jackson, and Foxx was further recognized for his career with the Generation Award, presented by Kerry Washington.
“Ted” won for best on-screen duo, with Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as Ted.
from “Game of Thrones” presented Will Ferrell
– clad in a cash money suit and joined on stage by his southeast Asian “wife and children” – with the inaugural Comedic Genius Award.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence each won two “MTV Movie Awards,” one of which they shared for best kiss. Lawrence also won best female performance (she is on fire, thanks to “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Hunger Games”) while Cooper was honored with best male performance and took time to mention veterans suffering from PTSD.
Wilson earned a golden popcorn for breakthrough performance for “Pitch Perfect” and shared best musical moment with her castmates.
Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Danny McBride presented best shirtless performance to Taylor Lautner for his outstanding body of work in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2.”
In the end, all eyes were on Liam Hemsworth, who provided the world with a first look at an exclusive teaser trailer of the highly anticipated new film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” with the signature giant mockingjay pin engulfed in flames behind him. Fans were also provided with a sneak peek of an extended scene from Marvel’s “Iron Man 3.”
Full list of winners:
MOVIE OF THE YEAR: “The Avengers.”
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook.”
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE: Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook.”
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Rebel Wilson, “Pitch Perfect.”
BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE: Suraj Sharma, “Life of Pi.”
BEST ON-SCREEN DUO: Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane, “Ted.”
BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE: Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2.”
BEST FIGHT: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston, “The Avengers.”
BEST KISS: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook.”
BEST WTF MOMENT: Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, “Candieland Gets Smoked” in “Django Unchained.”
BEST VILLAIN: Tom Hiddleston, “The Avengers.”
BEST MUSICAL MOMENT: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee, “Pitch Perfect.”
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