Twilight dominates MTV Movie Awards; wins Best Movie


MUMBAI: The 2009 MTV Movie Awards proved to be a comedy-filled night as host Andy Samberg welcomed a variety of his celebrity friends including Justin Timberlake and Will Ferrell to collaborate on ingenious short films and controversial and unexpected moments.

This year, viewers truly took matters into their own hands, led by fans of Twilight, who banded together throughout the voting period to put their favorite film into its rightful place in Movie Awards history. The film took home five golden popcorn statues and received a huge majority of the record breaking votes submitted this year online and via text message.

Eminem stormed out in a heated rage after Bruno put him into a compromising position by landing face down into the rapper’s lap.

The MTV audience was treated to exclusive first looks at the movie releases of 2009 including The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Public Enemies.

Twilight dominated the ceremony, taking home the top honors for Best Movie at the conclusion of the night. Robert Pattinson won three statues for Breakthrough Performance Male, Best Kiss with co-star Kristen Stewart and Best Fight with Cam Gigandet.

Kristen Stewart also won for Best Female Performance. High School Musical 3: Senior Year grabbed two awards as Ashley Tisdale won Breakthrough Performance Female and Zac Efron won Best Male Performance.

Jim Carrey added to his collection of statues after earning Best Comedic Performance for his role in Yes Man. Miley Cyrus earned her first golden popcorn statue for Best Song From A Movie for The Climb. Amy Poehler captured Best WTF Moment for her unforgettable scene in Baby Mama, and Best Villain went to the legendary performance Heath Ledger displayed in The Dark Knight.

Andy Samberg took fans through a parody of some of this year’s favorite films including Slumdog Millionaire, Twilight, The Reader and Star Trek. Samberg ‘s wild journey included a cameo by Taylor Swift and ended with him naked in the back of a limo next to Justin Timberlake. Finally arriving onstage in time to open the show, Andy got the crowd hyped up with the help of Mixmaster Mike.

Forest Whitaker, Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes and multi-platinum recording artist Chris Isaak paid respect to Andy and his incredibly vibrant musical career as they serenaded the crowd with a classical arrangement of Jizz In My Pants, I’m On A Boat, Lazy Sunday, Dick In A Box and Motherlover.

Zac Efron, Kiefer Sutherland and Triumph the Insult Dog presented former MTV Movie Awards host Ben Stiller with the MTV Generation Award for his dynamic career and entertainment of MTV audiences over the years.