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. Don’t feel like a crotchety old man Kofi, I’m 18 and I hated just about every winner from the awards show last night also. The only ones I can say that I honestly wouldn’t change would be Ledger as best villain, but that one is obvious even those tween girls knew he should win.

    Seriously though, the awards show was ok at best(skit wise) and the winners for the categories were horrible. I don’t know if I’ll ever watch another MTV movie awards show again which means I might not watch MTV again since that and occasional reruns of Jackass are the only reasons I would watch the channel. =/

  2. Meh *count me in as a crotchery old man… but I prefer to be called somebody with actual taste*

  3. @BreeJ – Reading the same book (Twilight) multiple times in one week does not count as “reading more books”. Calm down and don’t get your Hello Kitty in a bunch. It’s a joke.

    Next year the Jonas Brothers will get best on-screen musical performance for doing the voices of the cherubs in Night of the Museum 2.

    People shouldn’t really be upset at how “Tween-light” swept the MTV awards. The mojority if not all of the people doing the online voting also, do not hold down a 40 hour a week career. The only they have to do is Twitter and vote so of course it was gonna be a sweep.

    Sort of going into the Dove Awards (Christian Equivalent of a Grammy) and being pissed because Slayer didn’t get the lifetime achievement award. It’s like my grandma used to say “Don’t squat under a bull if you are looking for milk.”

  4. BreeJ, okay one last question…who came up with Twi-Hard? Its actually not bad, being a die-hard fan of twilight, and Twi rhymes with die. Actually pretty inventive.

    Paul Young nice one with the Hello Kitty–haha, in the words of Arnold “fantastic”

  5. well as the “proverb” suggests, Opinions are like……

    Nothing wrong with these folks having a voice imho, although who is manipulating whom sometimes begets more difficult questions than a simple blog comment will allow. Have to excuse me, I need to fade back off of the grid for a while….

  6. is it me or does the phrase “twi-hard” sound like what elmer fudd would sound like if he said “try hard”…

  7. Seems the MTV Movie Awards are more like the Kid Choice Awards these days with all the screaming and yelling like little children. A few years ago, Twilight and HSM probably couldn’t even be nominated. How the times have changed.

  8. BTW – what was with Denzel Washington promoting his teen daughter’s acting career when he presented best picture? How cheap.

    And yes, sadly, I did watch the MTV movie awards. because nothing else was on…

  9. I read the results and watched the funny videos. I refuse to watch that show though. The actual awards are crap.

  10. I really can’t believe that…
    1)Anyone over the age of 16 actually watches this piss poor excuse for an award show

    2)Are surprised that Twilight cleaned up

    and 3)Actually take stock in the winners like it actually matters.

    For those who wasted their time watching this mess,you would’ve been better off watching what I was watching…
    Deadliest Warrior marathon,followed by the season finale of Breaking Bad.

    I never have and never will give a rat’s @ss about an MTV music or movie awards show.All it is,is an excuse for people that are into that particular cultural niche to get together and pat each other on the back and act like they are real important to their underlings.

  11. Lol Longshanks, it appears that while nobody gave a crap about voting for the MTV Movie Awards, Twilight Fans found an opportunity to exploit/promote/vote for their favorite movie.
    Boom !!! Next thing ya know you got Bruno ass in your face,,, :-)
    Somehow they’re related trust me,,,

  12. Twilight good book. Sham of movie. MTV movie awards once pretty cool now just a joke. Here’s why: 2 actresses are nominated (1 winning) in break through performance that’s entitled High School Musical 3. Which means they played the same exact roles in two previous movies. How in the hell is that a break through performance. They’ve already done it. The WTF moment in films needs to be something that shocks the viewer. When you see it in the preview the WTF factor is no longer there. Best fight: hands down should have gone to Bale and Ledger the fight in Twilight was lame. Ledger should have been nominated for best male performance as well as villain. And Iron Man should not have been nominated for any awards because it already won these categories in 2008. I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure I remember that movie winning and Downey and the director coming out together to claim the award. The show had some great moments but Twilight winning everything was sad.

  13. I caught enough of the MTV Awards to figure out what was going on very quickly (Efron winning best Male performance over Bale and Downey with LeBoeuf and Diesel somehow as nominees), and couldn’t keep watching even though I’m a fan of Andy Samberg and was looking forward to seeing his & Lonely Planet’s take on the skits that are always done on the show.

    Of course, any awards show that relies on online voting should not be taken seriously, and to MTV’s credit they have probably never given a crap about being taken seriously as long as a whole lot of young people are watching the show. Good for the Twilight & HSM fans for voting – they probably had a great time watching the two wannabe zombies get up on stage every five minutes. I guess I’ll stick with my DVDs of the ‘losers’ such as Milk, The Dark Knight, The Wrestler, and Slumdog Millionare.

  14. Alright, there is too much butt hurt going on in here guys. You guys complain about the Oscars, now you complain about the MTV Movie Awards. Of course Twilight won, if you asked us which movie was the best we would pick Iron Man or TDK, if you ask people in India they will tell you Slumdog, if you ask all those people who watch the Oscars every year they will tell you The Reader or Benjamin Button. The only way to fix this is to have our own awards show. Which actually isnt a bad idea, Screen Rant should have a yearly awards show. But honestly guys, leave all those Twilight lovers alone, obviously theres alot of them so theres no point in trying to argue with every single one of them. The books are actually good, i didnt like the first film that much but ill be there for the next one. Andy S, wow good job your picking on a girl, you want a cookie?

  15. Wow, it’s just a s subjective as the oscars!

  16. None of you are crotchety old me, I’m 17 and I think I’ve died a little inside when I see what is quite possibly the biggest load of, whatever, you know where I’m going, even my Sister whose a fan of the books hates the movies and agree’s they’re A Grade cow manure.

    Oh, and Twi-Hard, what the ****

  17. @Oscar…

    I wasn’t picking on anyone. I just was pointing out that she spells horribly and has poor grammar. For someone that supposedly reads alot, you would think she would at least be able to write a coherent sentence with correct spelling. If someone decides to post on a PUBLIC message board, they should at least be able to: A. Write coherently and B: Not get offended when people have differing viewpoints.

    Are you just one of those “Twidiots” defending another “Twidiot?” (I am copywriting that phrase.)

  18. ***oops “COPYRIGHTING”. Darn caffeine hasn’t kicked in yet! :P

  19. No, im not a “twidiot” very cute though.

  20. Youth is wasted on the young. ;)

    But to be honest, completely unsurprising. As soon as I saw MTV I knew I wouldn’t like it.
    The one that annoys me the most is best fight – Hellboy and the prince fighting on spinning cogs and they don’t win!

    As for Sacha Baron Cohen, maybe one day people will realize what a one trick pony he is.
    Hopefully soon.

  21. Glad you didn’t take offense Oscar. :D

    As for MTV, the last time I watched that network, and this is showing my age, is when Beavis and Butthead was on. That show used to crack me up…especially the video commentaries. LOL.

  22. So the MTV movie awards is basically the exact copy of the Kids choice & Teen awards except they have profanity and sexuality so that they can be “edgy” Shame.

    And come on, “Best fight should have gone to Bale & Ledger” huh? What fight, it was one guy beating up another. Actually none of those fights were what one would clasify as fights! I remember when the MTV awards was actually something, it was different but it held merit back in my day…now, shyte as the Irish say.

    And Sacha has to go back to his Ali G character, by far the best one out of all three!

  23. MTV is the fluid that is excreted by the bug that is on the bottom of my steel-toed boots.
    Sacha is what I would use to scrape it off. In addition, I too would have kicked his ass and then if he tried to have me charged for assault and battery I’d sue his ass for sexual harassment.

    That’s all I have on the matter.

  24. teo it’s funny you said “any awards show that relies on online voting should not be taken seriously,” but to be honest any award show period shouldn’t be taken serious. Online voting for MTV awards means a crap ton of 12 year old girls vote for twilight. Oscars means a group large group of crusty far left leaning people get together and pick the most liberal films of the year. The only award shows I have ever liked are the ones on Spike TV and even those have their problems. Seriously the main point is that online voting for awards isn’t any less valid than a group of old idealistic people picking what movies they liked.

    Oh and yes twilight was a bad movie and I read half of the actual book and it was just as bad as the film I couldn’t even finish it had to give it to my 10 year old niece who can’t really read very well, but still loves it. Come to think of it that’s probably why.

  25. Now I know the world is coming to an end….I agree with Daniel F. :-)

  26. When Dark Knight came out, I was SURE that it would SWEEP these awards, even every GIRL liked this Batman movie and this so much more of a cult phenomenon than Twilight. But then, Twilight came out and the popular vote switched. What a disgrace.

  27. I don’t watch the MTV awards, as they are actually , as has been said, a ‘heart throb’ voting contest for teenage girls. Having said that, I have read the TWILIGHT series, to see what all the fuss was about, and have come to the conclusion that the reason for their popularity is that none of the characters care about anything but their own immediate needs, and this is very appealing to the youth of today. Who doesn’t dream of being 16, married with an immortal baby and staying forever young and ditching Mum, Dad and all responsibility like getting an education, a job, or being a valued member of society?

    It is a fantasy that appeals to girls who wish their own boyfriends were as perfect as Edward. Girls are sick of monosyllabic boys who only want to use them and throw them away. At the same time, young girls are being pushed to grow up faster, become sex kittens at age 12, while their brains are ill-equipped to deal with the reality of what a ‘forever’ committment entails, so they rationalise it with a romantic ideal.

    TWILIGHT is a passing fad. If nothing else, it has encouraged girls lift their noses out of trashy mags long enough to read a book without pictures in it. Eventually they may be encouraged to read better literature, and grow into critical thinkers as a result.

  28. Good points Gottarhyme, I think you nailed Twilights key to success,,,

  29. @Gottarhyme..

    Love the post. I have to give you credit. There is no WAY that I would subject myself to reading that series, even if just to see what all the fuss is about. Maybe now these teens can actually pick up a GREAT vampire tale (the original Dracula) and see the classic character.