Twilight Sweeps The 2009 MTV Movie Awards

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mtv movie awards logo final Twilight Sweeps The 2009 MTV Movie Awards

Maybe I’m just out of touch with today’s youth culture, but as I look over this “winners list” from the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, I can’t help but feel like a crotchety old man who complains about the kids today with their loud music and funny ways of talking. The Twilight Saga wiped the floor with the competition, proving that vampire romance is the current king of pop culture, for better or worse.

In the interest of fairness, Screen Rant presents the complete list of winners from the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Be wary, though: your head may explode as you read which actors and films lost to Twilight.

Here are the nominees listed by category (winners are highlighted in red). Shout-out to Slash Film for once again compiling an easy list for yours truly to copy and paste:


  • Twilight
  • The Dark Knight
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Iron Man
  • Slumdog Millionaire


  • Angelina Jolie – Wanted
  • Anne Hathaway – Bride Wars
  • Kate Winslet – The Reader
  • Kristen Stewart – Twilight
  • Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


  • Christian Bale – The Dark Knight
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man
  • Shia LaBeouf – Eagle Eye
  • Vin Diesel – Fast & Furious
  • Zac Efron – High School Musical 3: Senior Year


  • Amanda Seyfried – Mamma Mia!
  • Ashley Tisdale – High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Freida Pinto – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Miley Cyrus – Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • Vanessa Hudgens – High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Kat Dennings – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist


  • Robert Pattinson – Twilight
  • Taylor Lautner – Twilight
  • Ben Barnes – The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Bobb’e J. Thompson – Role Models


  • Amy Poehler – Baby Mama
  • Anna Faris – The House Bunny
  • James Franco - Pineapple Express
  • Jim Carrey – Yes Man
  • Steve Carell – Get Smart


  • Derek Mears – Friday The 13th
  • Dwayne Johnson – Get Smart
  • Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
  • Johnathon Schaech – Prom Night
  • Luke Goss – Hellboy II: The Golden Army


  • Anne Hathaway vs. Kate Hudson – Bride Wars
  • Christian Bale vs. Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
  • Ron Perlman vs. Luke Goss – Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet – Twilight
  • Seth Rogen and James Franco vs. Danny McBride – Pineapple Express


  • Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy – Wanted
  • Freida Pinto and Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire
  • James Franco and Sean Penn – Milk
  • Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – Twilight
  • Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon – I Love You, Man
  • Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron – High School Musical 3: Senior Year

BEST WTF MOMENT (New Category)

  • Amy Poehler – Baby Mama, Peeing In the Sink
  • Angelina Jolie – Wanted, Curved Bullet Kill
  • Ayush Mahesh Khedekar – Slumdog Millionaire, Jumping in the Poop Shed
  • Ben Stiller – Tropic Thunder, Tasting the Decapitated Head
  • Jason Segel and Kristen Bell – Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Naked Break-Up


  • “Jai Ho” – AR Raham, Slumdog Millionaire
  • “The Wrestler” – Bruce Springsteen, The Wrestler
  • “The Climb” – Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • “Decode” – Paramore, Twilight

Is your head still in one piece?

twilight bella edward 01 Twilight Sweeps The 2009 MTV Movie Awards

Maybe I’m being unfair to the MTV Movie Awards – after all, these winners were chosen by fan votes, reflecting the democratic consensus of America’s youth. Hell, maybe Zac Efron WAS a better male performer than Robert Downey Jr. or Christian Bale, and maybe Twilight WAS a better film than The Dark Knight, Iron Man, or even Slumdog Millionaire (after all, what is an Oscar for Best Picture compared to an MTV online poll?). And Miley Cyrus beating out Bruce Springsteen in a Best Song category? Makes total sense to me!!!

I’m too old to spend more than five minutes watching MTV these days but some (read: two) highlights from last night’s Awards broadcast included a never-before-seen clip from Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen and the long-awaited debut of the first trailer for The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Other than that…

What do you think about the winners of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards? Do you agree with the results, or do you feel like this awards show needs to be taken out back behind the shed and shot?

Source: Slash Film & MTV News

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  1. I went and saw the movie too…the books are exactly the same. Its the first time I have ever seen a screen adaption from the novel that is an exact replica.

    I think the screen writers must have been scratching their heads while trying to eject some emotional depth into the characters! In a world based on how good you look, and how nothing but what you want ‘right now’ matters, it’s hard to ‘fill out’ enough for a movie! Can you imagine what Joss Whedon, or for that matter, JK Rowling could have done wih this story?

    I hear the last book is so vacuous (immortal stone baby and a cottage where they live forever) that the actors are hedging about signing contracts to complete the movie series. Is that true? Honestly, you have to read these novels. The last one in particular is a hoot!

  2. I find the MTV movie awards incredibly absurd. How could they say that Twilight, a teen’s fantasy, is better than a movie like Batman, The Dark Knight. That movie had a message! That movie had something to speak for! That movie wasn’t an idiotic, unoriginal tale of vampires! I am so shocked at how ridiculous the votes were. Twilight, the book itself, isn’t all that original. A story of vampires? You can foresee every step of the story. She falls in love but nothing can happen because she’s human so she decides to turn into a vampire. THE END. Its any teens ridiculous fantasy to have a gorgeous, IMMORTAL man in their grasp for all eternity! Well, I guess the whole female population voted for that movie. In my opinion the actors aren’t even great. Also, Kristen Stewart is a clumsy, weird child! She is so odd. I think she was high the whole time. Did anyone notice how she kept looking down at the ground and hugging herself in an awkward way? She just… seemed out of place! Also, none of the actors in that movie can act. The movie itself isn’t a work of art. They shouldn’t be winning ANY awards because they don’t deserve them. If anybody deserves those awards it would be Stephanie Meyer. I’m not even sure she deserves them! I believe The Dark Night deserved most of the awards. That movie was incredible. In the end, they were voted on because they were part of a teen’s fantasy story and some actors/actresses were good looking (Kristen is weird, not that good looking). If I have insulted anyone, I am sorry but I have to speak up. All the awards were unfair and ridiculous. I am starting to think most American teenage girls don’t use their heads. They voted because they felt like it. They didn’t give it a thought. I’ve heard this word before: Airheads. Yeah, that’s what they are. If you’ve read this and I have insulted you, sorry but that’s all I’m going to say.

  3. LOL! Once more with less feeling? I think that teenagers have been accused of many things. We were once all part of that species.

    Poor judgement? Bad taste? I think every generation has its share of fads.

    Disco anyone? Flares and muffin tops?? The Bay City Rollers? The fact remains that ‘fads’ fade, and are soon relegated to the pile in which they belong.

    Every ‘dog’ has its day, as they say. In ten years time, I can guarantee that these same girls will cringe at their lack of judgement and poor taste!

    Now, where did I hide that picture of me with the piercing and Mohawk at the Sex Pistols concert?. . .

  4. LOL,,,Gottarhyme
    Bay City Rollers, man your showing your age,,, :-)

    Jk bro,,,

  5. I am going to be honest here I DID NOT see teh movie…but i DID see the part where the main actor (Cedrick Dickery from harry potter mind you) went into the sunlight and sparkled and was liek “how could anyone love me I am a monster” or something along thos lines…gimme a freaking break…this movie and its whole phenomena is garbage…I skimmed through the first book and was in SHOCK at teh stupidity of what teh author was writing…This movie and these books shoudl have a label on them stating “NOT FOR ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF TWELVE AND WITHOUT THE ANATOMY OF A WOMAN”…this movie so desperately wants to break out and be the harry potter of the new ages but in simple it will die out an just be a joke…I hate teh whole entire Twilight francise, im deeply sorry to any 12 year olds i may have offended

  6. Oh dear what a load of rubbish! i couldn’t watch a twilight movie without falling into a coma, the trailer nearly put me to sleep! slumdog millionaire was fantastic, how could twilight win over that?! and cmon! ben barnes should have won over silly r-patz!! ah well, i just don’t see the fascination with rob pattison’s trampy looks and wooden acting. i wouldn’t have liked twilight when i was young. urgh!