BY: FRANCISCO FLORES
This year’s MTV Movie Awards was nothing short of a teenage girl’s dream. The Hunger Games took home a few awards, Rihanna and Eminem performed their newest hit, “The Monster,” live for the first time, and Zac Efron accepted his award for Best Shirtless Performance, sans top, as promised. Late-night veteran Conan O’Brien hosted the show this year. His vulgar sense of humor kept the audience laughing at the expense of his famous peers.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire won Best Movie, while Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson took home Best Male and Female Performance for their roles in it. Though Hutcherson tried to give a sentimental tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, the speech he gave about Hoffman came off as awkward and felt almost forced.
Jared Leto, Jonah Hill and Orlando Bloom also took home a golden popcorn statue each for their performances in some of the biggest movies of last year. Mila Kunis took home Best Villan for her work as the Wicked Witch from Oz. As she accepted her award, her baby bump took center stage on TV for the first time.
Rihanna and Eminem took the stage together to perform “The Monster.” The dynamic duo will headline a six-date stadium tour this summer. Zedd and Ellie Goulding also took the stage to perform along with the TV debut performance from 21 Pilots.
Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum were honored at this year’s award show. Tatum took home the Trailblazer Award where he fumbled his words during his acceptance speech, showing that even the biggest movie stars can’t always get it right. Wahlberg dropped a few F-bombs during his acceptance for the Generation Award, calling it the “too-old-to-come-back award.”
The most captivating moment of the show belonged to the man himself, Zac Efron. The former High School Musical star had previously promised fans that he would accept the award for Best Shirtless Performance without a shirt if he won. Sure enough, Efron beat out his competition and won for his shirtless performance in That Awkward Moment. Moments after he arrived on stage, singer Rita Ora ran up behind him and ripped his shirt open.
Overall, the show was fun, but did not live up to previous telecasts of the awards. Many many key actors from big films nominated were missing in this year’s audience including Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaugHEEEEY (a la Nicki Minaj), Sandra Bullock and Kevin Hart. Maybe they were at Coachella?