Monday, June 6, 2011

TWILIGHT Wins Big at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards

Now I know why I don't watch the MTV Movie Awards. In case you haven't heard the global cries of anguish, the big winner at last night's big and loud awards ceremony was "Twilight: Eclipse". The third movie (and worst) in the hugely popular fantasy saga managed to go home with no less than five awards, including Best Movie. What were the movies it competed against, you ask ? Well, only such small and insignificant cinematic works as "Black Swan", "Inception", "The Social Network" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1". If you're thinking Natalie Portman was the bomb in "Black Swan", you might be surprised to find out that in fact Kristen Stewart is the best actress of the year, once again for her part as Bella Swan (coincidence?) in "Twilight: Eclipse". And you've probably guessed who won for Best Male Performance. Yes, once again, "Twilight" leading vampire Robert Pattinson, who beat out fellow werewolf Taylor Lautner. At least they got one award right, as Best Comedic Performance went to Emma Stone for "Easy A".

I find it funny, and not in a refreshing way, that a movie who only some months ago was front-runner at the Razzies, is now a big winner. And where else could they actually win awards, if not at the MTV Movie Awards. I don't mean to sound whiny, but the popularity of this saga, despite the increasingly low quality of its movie adaptations, is actually frightening and a cinematic step backwards. Here's my problem : this is like a green-light for studios to not care how bad their movies are, as long as they can get a faithful following to buy tickets, popcorn and DVDs. It might sound paranoid, but this is the begining of the end for quality cinema. I can already hear the studios rummaging through other popular works of teen literature, trying to find the next "Twilight".

To read the complete list of winners (if you must), click the link below :

Here are the winners of the 2011 MTV Movie Awards :

Best Movie : 

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Best Comedic Performance : Emma Stone, Easy A
Best Female Performance : 

Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Best Scared-As-S**t Performance : Ellen Page, Inception
Best Line From A Movie : 

”I want to get chocolate wasted!” Alexys Nycole Sanchez, Grown Ups 
MTV Generation Award : Reese Witherspoon
Best Kiss : Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Best Fight : 

Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Best Breakout Star : 

Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass
Biggest Badass Star : 

Chloƫ Grace Moretz
Best Jaw Dropping Moment : 

Justin Bieber, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Best Villain : Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Best Male Performance : Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse


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