June 8, 2010 – Hollywood mega-mogul and Movie Awards producer Les Grossman (a.k.a Tom Cruise) commandeered the “2010 MTV Movie Awards” stage in an explosive, surprise dance number with a bedazzled Jennifer Lopez, as well as with recurring rants at a long list of Hollywood stars in his line of fire, including Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Will and Jaden Smith and Michael Cera.
Screened live on MTV (DStv Channel 321), “MTV Movie Awards” was filled with laugh-out-loud film parodies as host Aziz Ansari inserted himself into scenes from “The Blind Side” and “Precious,” before being introduced by heartthrob Justin Bieber. Aziz also brought down the house when he channeled R. Kelly, performing a hilarious new “Avatar”-themed song in which he slammed British Petroleum, marking the latest installment of his ongoing parodies of the R&B star.
Led by die-hard “Twilight” fans, viewers this year banded together to vote for their favourite films across 12 categories. “Twilight” dominated the ceremony, taking home five golden popcorn statues, including top honours for “Best Movie,” presented by Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Robert Pattinson won two statues for “Best Male Performance” and MTV’s newest category “Global Superstar,” in recognition of his universal appeal. Kristen Stewart took the top spot for the second year in a row for “Best Female Performance.”
In the highly-anticipated moment of the night, Academy Award®-winning actress Sandra Bullock was presented with the esteemed “MTV Generation Award” for her dynamic career and for entertaining generations of MTV viewers. Betty White and Bradley Cooper presented, along with Scarlett Johansson, whose real-life husband Ryan Reynolds was nominated in the “Best Kiss” category with Bullock for “The Proposal.” In a reference to her steamy on-screen collision with Ryan, Sandra locked lips with Scarlett to make sure she didn’t feel left out.
Prompting yet another Les Grossman outburst, “The Hangover’s” Ed Helms, dressed as a cloud, sang his famous “Stu’s Song” while a tiger-leotard-clad Ken Jeong performed a hilarious ballet solo. Grossman spoiled the recital by booting both of them off the stage.
The night also featured high-voltage musical performances from two of today’s biggest superstar artists. In a picture postcard brought to life, Katy Perry surfed onto the Movie Awards stage to perform her latest single, “California Gurls,” joined by Snoop Dogg, who rolled out on his own personal oasis amidst a puff of smoke.
Christina Aguilera wowed fans with a futuristic, multi-media extravaganza while performing a medley of “Bionic,” “Not Myself Tonight” and “Woohoo” from her upcoming album.
The MTV audience was also treated to exclusive first looks at two highly-anticipated movie releases of 2010, including “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.”
The “2010 MTV Movie Awards” welcomed the top names in Hollywood, music and TV throughout the night with a glittering lineup of presenters that included Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, the cast of the upcoming film “Grown Ups” (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider), Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Aubrey Plaza, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Shaun White, Vanessa Hudgens, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Russell Brand, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Scarlett Johansson, Betty White, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, T.I., Jessica Alba, Michael Cera, Eva Mendes, Ed Helms and Kieran Culkin.
Winners of the “2010 MTV Movie Awards” are:
Best Movie – “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” — Chris Weitz, Director; Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt, Producers (Summit Entertainment)
Best male performance – Robert Pattinson – “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” (Summit Entertainment)
Best female performance – Kristen Stewart – “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” (Summit Entertainment)
Breakout star – Anna Kendrick – “Up In The Air” (Paramount Pictures)
Best comedic performance – Zach Galifianakis – “The Hangover” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Best villain – Tom Felton – “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Best fight – Beyoncé vs. Ali Larter – “Obsessed” (Screen Gems/Sony Pictures)
Best kiss – Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” (Summit Entertainment)
Best WTF moment – Ken Jeong – “The Hangover” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Best sacred as s**t performance – Amanda Seyfried – “Jennifer’s Body” (Twentieth Century Fox)
Best badass – Rain – “Ninja Assassin” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Global superstar – Robert Pattinson – “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” (Summit Entertainment)
In case you missed the show you can catch it again on Wed at 18.00 CAT and Friday at 16.00 CAT on MTV Base and Friday at 14.00 CAT, Saturday at 12.00 CAT and Sunday at 14.00 CAT on MTV