The MTV Movie Awards is never really about the traditional categories. Yes, Lupita Nyong’o won for her performance in 12 Years a Slave. And Jared Leto took home a popcorn trophy for his best actor Oscar winning performance in the Dallas Buyers Club. Along with Jonah Hill who won for his role in Wolf of Wall Street. The usual award season suspects of Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, and Chiwetel Ejiofor were nominated. All of these A-list names kept in line with the typical Golden Globe, Oscar and SAG award shows of this year’s past.
But MTV is not your typical cable station. Filled with a world of teenage baby mamas and skanky reality shows like Jersey Shore that made people named "Snookie" famous, MTV sticks to what it fully does today – raunchy, foul-mouthed, drunk, and high vibes with references to cocaine, sexual positions, and pervading loose ways. Like it or not, this is the perspective of the youth of today. And MTV embraces this factor fully.
Taking place at LA’s Nokia Theater and hosted by Conan O’Brien, the Best Movie award went to Hunger Games: Catching Fire, with stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson winning for best female and male performance. Man of Steel star Henry Cavill won for Best Hero. And in two valid moments, actor Michael B. Jordan won for his performance in Fruitvale Station. While the life of Paul Walker was paid tribute. Mark Wahlberg was given a lifetime achievement award in an acceptance speech laced with profanities and backed by the cast of next year’s Entourage movie.
Adding to the awards, a multitude of stars graced the stage sans pieces of clothing to the glee of women, young and old, and some men worldwide. From Zac Efron ripping off his shirt when winning the “Best Shirtless” performance, to Rita Ora and Nikki Minaj with dresses so tight around the booty it seemed obvious they were pantiless, the MTV Movie Awards was so-called music television of 2014 at its finest. More about laughs, sensationalism and taboo moments that smelled like teen spirit, Sunday's event brought a spring like “break” to the stuffy, prudish norm of the “standard” award show circuit of today.
Here’s a Full List of Winners below:
Movie of the year
WINNER: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Nominees:12 Years a Slave;
Best female performance
Best male performance
Nominees: Liam James, The Way Way Back;
WINNER: Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter, We're the Millers
Nominees: Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams, American Hustle;
Best comedic performance
WINNER: Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Nominees: Kevin Hart, Ride Along;
Best scared-as-s**t performance
WINNER: Brad Pitt, World War Z
Best on-screen duo
Nominees: Amy Adams and
Best shirtless performance
Nominees: Jennifer Aniston, We're the Millers; Sam Claflin, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street;
WINNER: The Lude Scene, The Wolf of Wall Street
Nominees: The RV Crash, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues; The Beauty Pageant, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa; Car Sex, The Counselor; Danny's New Pet; This is the End
Best on-screen transformation
WINNER: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Nominees: Christian Bale, American Hustle; Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best musical moment
Nominees: Jennifer Lawrence sings Live & Let Die, American Hustle; Leonardo DiCaprio pops and locks, The Wolf of Wall Street; Melissa McCarthy sings Barracuda, Identity Thief; Will Poulter sings Waterfalls, We're the Millers
Best cameo performance
Nominees: Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Iron Man 3;
Trailblazer award: Channing Tatum