2014 MTV Movie Awards: All You Really Need to Know
Although host Conan O’Brien set the tone for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards with a star-packed opening, featuring a whopping 50 cameos, once he opened his mouth, the show became more like a poor man’s Oscars. With overly-scripted and forced punch lines, it doesn’t look like O’Brien will host another show like this anytime soon. As the late night talk show host put it, "You're gonna see a lot of me in the show, so watch for it. I know that's what gets ratings.” Eh, not so much Conan…
But, here’s what did get ratings and what everyone’s going to be buzzing about; a.k.a. this is me saving you from relentlessly refreshing your Twitter feed—you’re welcome.
Jared Leto’s sentimental acceptance speech for “Best On-Screen Transformation” in Dallas Buyers Club. The front man of 30 Seconds to Mars reminded the audience that there should be hope for finding an AIDS cure. Leto concluded his speech saying, “Never let anyone stop you from turning your dreams into a reality.” And how could we not forget Leto’s remarks about how receiving the golden popcorn award from 12 Years A Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o was an award in itself—swoon!
Eminem and Rihanna’s performance of “Monster.” No surprise—Eminem and Rihanna’s kick-ass performance of one of 2014’s biggest hits wowed the audience. Although the focus of the MTV Movie Awards show is on film, many had high anticipation for the stars’ performance, and the duo didn’t disappoint.
Zac. Efron’s. Abs. Since Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction, I’d say Zac Efron’s shirt being ripped off by Rita Ora while accepting the award for “Best Shirtless Performance” comes in second for the Most Renowned Moment on Television. Or maybe that’s just the 7th grader in me still wanting to make out with Troy Bolton.
Mila Kunis rocked her baby bump. While proudly accepting the award for “Best Villain,” Mila Kunis sported her baby bump—hello baby Kutcher! To top off the excitement, Kunis remarked on her award for Oz The Great and Powerful saying, “This is by far the coolest award, and I just realized I was the only woman nominated, and I won.” Who runs the world? Girls!
Tribute to Paul Walker. Paul Walker’s tear-jerking tribute could not go unmentioned. The montage footage of the actor definitely sent an overwhelming sadness across the audience. Walker was also posthumously honored at the show, winning “Best On-Screen Duo” for his performance alongside Vin Diesel in Fast & Furious 6.
The recipient of the Trailblazer award went to none other than Channing Tatum. As Jonah Hill put it, “What's a more trailblazing experience than a fucking gorgeous man becoming a movie star?!” And after witnessing Magic Mike, I full-heartedly agree. And can we talk about Tatum tearing up as the 33-year-old actor gave his charming acceptance speech? Be still my heart.
Singer Ellie Goulding and Zedd’s brilliant mashup killed it. Goulding and Zedd’s performance of their hit from the Divergent soundtrack gave me and probably every other viewer a case of the goosebumps. Ellie’s astonishing vocal performance of “Breathing Heart” and Zedd’s “Find You” created a spectacular mashup, bringing the audience to their feet.
And last but not least, the award for MTV’s “Movie Of The Year” went to Catching Fire.
Oh, and so did the awards for “Best Male Performance” and “Best Female Performance,” adding up to a total of three awards in one night. Personally, I feel The Hunger Games is more ballyhoo than anything…not to mention Leonardo DiCaprio got ripped off yet again for a well-deserved award. Can you say Oscar repeat?