Our Opinion on the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Winners

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MTV Movie Awards 2014 Our Opinion on the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Winners

While many people were watching the infamous “Purple Wedding” on Game of Thrones - or Don Draper’s return on Mad Men, the younger crowd of pop-culture fanatics was tuned in to watch the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, where young people got to show The Oscars a thing or two by picking winners in categories that only the 2014 MTV crowd could come up with (See: Best Shirtless Award).

Of course, for hardcore movie fans there was incentive to watch other than seeing Zac Efron without a top on – or Channing Tatum being awarded as a “trailblazer”; some big summer 2014 movies dropped new trailers during the awards show, including a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Master Splinter reveal and superhero action in clips from Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past, to name a few examples. Click the preceding links if you just want to see the footage – otherwise, read on below for the list of winners from the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

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2014 MTV Movie Awards – Winners List

Hunger Games Catching Fire Katniss Flaming Poster Our Opinion on the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Winners

Movie of the Year

WINNER: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Nominees:12 Years a Slave; American Hustle; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug;The Wolf of Wall Street

Our Opinion: Obviously this isn’t the Oscars, and The Hunger Games franchise is currently queen of the pop-culture movie kingdom. No surprises here.

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Best Female Performance

WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Nominees: Amy Adams, American Hustle; Jennifer Aniston, We’re the Millers; Sandra Bullock, Gravity; Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Our Opinion: Jennifer Lawrence is such a pop-culture fixation right now that she has her own acronym name (JLAW). She’s talented enough to sit in a category with these other 2014 Oscar nominees, and based on the nature of her performance, we’re not scoffing that her work in Catching Fire got some kind of award – even this one.

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Best Male Performance

WINNER: Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Nominees: Bradley Cooper, American Hustle; Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street; Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave; Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Our Opinion: You definitely lost cred with us on this one, MTV. Serious cred.

Were the Millers Make Out Scene Our Opinion on the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Winners

Breakthrough Performance

WINNER: Will Poulter, We’re the Millers

Nominees: Liam James, The Way Way Back; Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station; Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street; Miles Teller; The Spectacular Now

Our Opinion: Guys like Jordan and Teller turned in serious indie drama performances – but hey, laughter is much more viral, and Poulter was a pleasantly hilarious surprise in We’re the Millers.

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Best Kiss

WINNER: Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter, We’re the Millers

Nominees: Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams, American Hustle; Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson, Don Jon; James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens, Spring Breakers; Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, The Spectacular Now

Our Opinion: That Poulter kid is lucky beyond luck… still, American Hustle, Spring Breakers had kisses that we’ll remember for some time – and we never get enough of Scarlett. Eh, take your pick in this category…

Desolation of Smaug Evangeline Lilly Tauriel Our Opinion on the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Winners

Best Fight

WINNER: Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Nominees: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs. James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs. Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs. Greg Kinnear, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues; Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy, Identity Thief; Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen, This is the End

Our Opinion: That Elf vs. Orc sequence looked like something out of a video game, but the rest of the nominees were no better. You can probably name five other films from 2013 that had better fight sequences. Our pick was Man of Steel‘s Smallville battle.

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Best Comedic Performance

WINNER: Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street

Nominees: Kevin Hart, Ride Along; Johnny Knoxville, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa; Melissa McCarthy, The Heat; Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers

Our Opinion: Hill is hilarious in Wolf of Wall Street. No harm, no foul, here.

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Best Scared-as-s**t Performance

WINNER: Brad Pitt, World War Z

Nominees: Rose Byrne, Insidious: Chapter 2; Jessica Chastain, Mama; Vera Farmiga, The Conjuring; Ethan Hawke, The Purge

Our Opinion: Did Brad Pitt even show facial expressions in World War Z? We’re not sure he did, which makes this award a definite head-scratcher…

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Best On-Screen Duo

WINNER: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, Fast & Furious 6

Nominees: Amy Adams and Christian Bale, American Hustle; Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club; Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, Ride Along; Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Our Opinion: Truth be told, we would probably give this award to Hill and DiCaprio – but in honor of the late Paul Walker, we’re not hatin’…

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Best Shirtless Performance

WINNER: Zac Efron, That Awkward Moment

Nominees: Jennifer Aniston, We’re the Millers; Sam Claflin, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street; Chris Hemsworth, Thor: The Dark World

Our Opinion: Being a superhero-focused site, we’re more partial to shirtless Thor. Just kidding (are we?).

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 Our Opinion on the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Winners

#WTF moment

WINNER: The Lude Scene, The Wolf of Wall Street

Nominees: The RV Crash, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues; The Beauty Pageant, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa; Car Sex, The Counselor; Danny’s New Pet; This is the End

Our Opinion: We picked this as one of our own top movie moments of 2013. So no arguments here!

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Best Villain

WINNER: Mila Kunis, Oz The Great and Powerful

Nominees: Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips; Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek into Darkness; Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave; Donald Sutherland, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Our Opinion: This category was strange to begin with, mixing obvious picks with random ones. And a random won. Fassbender or Abdi FTW.

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Best On-Screen Transformation

WINNER: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Nominees: Christian Bale, American Hustle; Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Our Opinion: Basically everybody from the awards circuit agrees on this one. Leto’s work in Dallas Buyers Club was a milestone.

Backstreet Boys in This Is The End Our Opinion on the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Winners

Best Musical Moment

WINNER: Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson perform in Heaven, This is the End

Nominees: Jennifer Lawrence sings Live & Let Die, American Hustle; Leonardo DiCaprio pops and locks, The Wolf of Wall Street; Melissa McCarthy sings Barracuda, Identity Thief; Will Poulter sings Waterfalls, We’re the Millers

Our Opinion: We loved This Is the End and that musical number was a good throwback – but that pop-locking scene from Leo was also pretty sweet.

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Best Cameo Performance

WINNER: Rihanna, This is the End

Nominees: Robert De Niro, American Hustle; Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues; Kanye West, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues; Joan Rivers, Iron Man 3

Our Opinion: This was a terrible pick. But Kanye was terrible in Anchorman 2, so what do you do? (You go with De Niro!)

Man of Steel Review starring Henry Cavill Amy Adams Michael Shannon and Laurence Fishburne Our Opinion on the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Winners

Best Hero

WINNER: Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, Man of Steel

Nominees: Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Iron Man 3; Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Thor: The Dark World; Channing Tatum as John Cale, White House Down

Our Opinion: Well, I did personally call Man of Steel the Best Superhero Movie of 2013, so… icon smile Our Opinion on the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Winners

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Trailblazer award: Channing Tatum

Generation award: Mark Wahlberg

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There you have it – that’s what MTV thinks, as well as what WE think about what MTV thinks. That only leaves one question: What do YOU think? And did you watch (either for the show – or just for the trailers)? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. MTV still does awards?? I haven’t watched that trash channel since the M in MTV changed from Music to mucus.

  2. How is that what MTV thinks when people at home are the ones who do the voting? Its just a popularity contest. Looking at the winners with that in mind, none of this was a surprise (including Hutcherson winning).

  3. These awards are ttolaly rigged but sometimes they rig it right:

    Movie of the Year – deserved

    Best female performance – deserved. Jlaw is turlly terrific in it and such a shame AMPAS keeps nominating her for David O Russell stuff even though her work in THG series is total brilliance. And why is Lupita even nominated since she’s only supporting? in any case, glad she showed up and didn’t win while JLaw didn’t show up and won again. tee-hee.

    Best Male Performence – LOL. They obivously couldn’t get Leo to attend this irrelevant snoozefest but since Josh is always awailable he won.

    Best Fight – deserved (out of nominated crap) though they shouldn’t have credited actors for obviously CGI stunt work. No wonder SAG didn’t nominate Hobbit stunt team since stunts were digital.

    Best Kiss – whatever

    best Comedic performance – deserved

    Best WTF – DESERVED. Totally legendary.

    best Cameo – LOL worst cameo nomination let alone win. Emma Watson cameo was classic and should have been nominated instead. But it’s MTV so they have to pander to music stars who always win when they get a nom

    Best Hero – so no women? No Katniss or Dr Ryan Stone who are better heroes than the nominees? Boo.

    Best Villain – deserved. Big favorite to win CumberHype was pale version of Khan (nobody who ever saw WoK would ever vote for him and even MTV knew this much). Plus Mila had “NO MERCYYYYY” moment that always secures victory. You cna bet against “NO MERCYYYYY”

    best On-screen transformation – deserved. But tell me, why was orlando Bloom nominated? he looked really pudgy and creepy as “younger” legolas who’s so obviously older and chubbier. That was a bad transformation through and through.

    • Totally agree with the Emma Watson cameo being way better. Its really the only cameo I remember.

    • I agree with most of what u said, and I like Mila Kunis, but no way. She wasn’t even the best villain in that movie.

  4. I’m very happy Henry Cavill got best hero. But I just can’t believe he won over RDJ but nevertheless, well deserved. Loved Man of Steel and Henry was great.

  5. Their promo sign makes it read like
    “Them Movie Awards”

  6. wait what??? superman got the best hero reward? did they watch that movie? superman kill all those people. collateral damage but still.
    should have went to iron man 3

    • If by Superman you mean Zod and World Engine, sure. Iron Man only blew a hole through a dudes chest and said “Get up from that you son of a b****.” Yeah, he totally deserves best hero.

      • marvel superheros will kill because its the right thing to do. kill or be killed. unlike dc that wanna keep everything alive. and iron man only killed bad guys not good. batman really keeping that joker alive? maybe thats why dc fails. i dont see the big problem because its a movie. all marvels characters kill in the movie.

        • dc fail do they even though the dark knight is the best superhero film ever. in my opinion all marvel movies are childish except captain america the winter soldier but that’s just my opinion don’t hate me for it

        • Nobody dies in Disvel movies. Nobody.
          Even when they do… they don’t.

    • Did you watch the movie? Superman didn’t kill anyone but Zod. Zod killed everyone else, with the help of some world engines. I really don’t typicalls defend MoS too hard, because it was a good starting point for a new Superman, not a great movie, but not a bad one. But I have to think the people that make the argument you just made are somewhat insane. If Superman is to blame for all the death and destruction in MoS, then The Avengers destroyed New York.

  7. MTV’s thought process: the winner is anyone in any category who actually attends (but still award Jennifer Lawrence because no one would believe she DIDN’T win).

  8. While the MTV movie award winners are usually as baffling as our last Presidential election, at least some of the winners or at least nominees were from descent movies this time.

    • As baffling as your last Presidential election?

      Sorry doc but Romney didn’t win so there’s nothing to be baffled about. The rest of the world cheered when that goofball failed to beat Barack.

      • Like doc said, baffling. That wasn’t cheering you heard, it was laughter. Well, maybe Putin cheered a little.

  9. Their movie awards cater to the teen and young adult demographic that watches the movies that won, it is just the next step up from the Nickelodeon awards that fall under the same corporate banner.

  10. Last time I bothered with MTV was 12 years ago (Dirty Sanchez kept my interest for whatever dumb reason) but even as a teen, the MTV Movie Awards were pretty head-scratching.

    The day I take them seriously is the day I lose my sanity.

  11. YAY! :D Man of Steel!

  12. I stopped watching MTV when they started airing more “reality” shows than music videos back in the late 90s.

    Occasionally I watch VH1. or go to youtube for a specific music video that just can’t be aired on TV. like those Rammstein music videos.

    • Off topic, but I remember when VH1 only played adult contemporary videos.

  13. Kofi, don’t waste your talents on an MTV results show. They’re simply not worth it.