Twilight, Teens Dominate MTV Movie Awards

Awards show filled with laughs and shocks, and the vampire saga practically pulls a sweep

By Megan Masters Jun 01, 2009 4:00 AMTags
Robert Pattinson, Kristen StewartJeff Kravitz/Getty Images

The 2009 MTV Movie Awards may have resembled the Teen Choice Awards, but that doesn't mean the show was any less entertaining.

Host Andy Samberg presided over a fast-paced evening filled with plenty of songs, surprises and salty language.

Let's get to the highlights...

Twilighttastic: To the surprise of, well, no one, Twilight dominated the show with a whopping five Golden Popcorns, and Rob Pattinson popped up onstage throughout the festivities. Kristen Stewart was also a scene stealer—the actress took home the prize for Best Actress and proceeded to drop the trophy onstage, saying, "So I was just about as awkward as you thought I would be."

Old Folks Steal the Show: Much of the night looked like a scene from one of the show's most nominated flicks, High School Musical 3, but even the old folks had something to offer...

Jim Carrey popped up out of the crowd (vaguely resembling a trenchcoat flasher) and egged Samberg on, taunting him to show off those insanely successful Saturday Night Live Digital Shorts, which led into Forest Whitaker, Chris Isaak and LeAnn Rimes performing a rousing medley of "Jizz in My Pants," "I'm on a Boat" and the classic "D--k in a Box."

Ben Stiller was honored with the MTV Generation Award, but he was overshadowed by the presentation itself. A good sport and clearly in on the joke, Stiller sat back while Zac Efron, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Kiefer Sutherland "praised" the actor's work.

Said Efron, "You first made your mark directing the now classic Reality Bites. I was actually 5 at the time, so I don't remember it, but I wouldn't miss being here for anything...because I'm a huge fan of the show 24."

Sutherland, meanwhile, feigned an abundance of emotion in his tribute: "Your work is inspired and inspiring. Each scene replays in my mind as precious, as cherished moments in my own life. You make me want to be a better actor. There is nothing you can't do. My god, you're so good! I love you, man."

And Samberg, Will Ferrell and Mr. Star Trek himself, J.J. Abrams, performed a music video titled "Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions," referring to the iconic movie shot of guys walking away in slow motion as something blows up. Also notable? Abrams in that '80s-throwback keyboard-print blazer. Radical!

Are They or Aren't They? The much-talked-about duo of Stewart and Pattinson certainly didn't solve that mystery. In fact, the Best Kiss winners played it up and slowly went in for the kill, only to fake everyone out when Stewart quickly brushed him off and thanked the fans.

Sneak-Peek Mania: The blockbusters are on their way and everyone got a tiny taste of what's to come tonight. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra and Public Enemies all debuted first looks to viewers. Also on the list? Samberg's version of New Moon in which he plays a vampire with a black and red cape who fights a man in a werewolf mask.

Why So Serious? Stunner Megan Fox wanted nothing to do with Samberg's opening rap sequence. When the actor playfully flirted and invited her to leave with him, she refused to crack a smile. Not only did she not play along, the camera had to cut away from her while Samberg awkwardly kept rapping.

Oddest Pairing? Benjamin Button's Taraji P. Henson (in a mini minidress) and The Hangover guys Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha introduced a musical performance by Eminem.

Other Highlights? Slim Shady showed that he is still unable to laugh at himself. The man who has made a career insulting everyone in Hollywood stormed out of the show after Sacha Baron Cohen flew in as a thong-clad Brüno and landing butt first in Em's face. The rapper stormed out of the theater, but MTV sources later admitted the whole thing was staged.

Also, Hayden Panettiere debuted a foul mouth while presenting the WTF Award, and recipient Amy Poehler far surpassed the petite actress with a bleeptastic thank-you speech of her own.

Lil Wayne, meanwhile, told copresenter Leighton Meester he's guesting on her show, Gossip Girl, next season as Chuck Bass's other uncle—the original uncle slept with her character, Blair Waldorf, last season.

Last but not least, nice guy Denzel Washington came out to present with his aspiring-actress daughter—and glowed with pride as any father would do.

Here's the complete list of winners at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards:

  • Best Movie: Twilight
  • Best Male Performance: Zac Efron, High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Best Female Performance: Kristen Stewart, Twilight
  • Breakthrough Performance, Male: Robert Pattinson, Twilight
  • Breakthrough Performance, Female: Ashley Tisdale, High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Best Comedic Performance: Jim Carrey, Yes Man
  • Best Villain: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
  • Best Fight: Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet, Twilight
  • Best Kiss: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, Twilight
  • Best WTF Moment: "Peeing in the Sink," Amy Poehler in Baby Mama
  • Best Song From a Movie: "The Climb," Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana: The Movie