The 2016 MTV Movie Awards, this year's installment of the awards show known to cater more to the tastes of MTV's historically teen-centered demographic rather than critics or film buffs, was taped yesterday to air tonight on MTV. It was the 25th anniversary of the awards, and MTV celebrated the occasion by filming the event outdoors on a Warner Bros. backlot and inviting thousands of people to attend.
The awards show was hosted by Central Intelligence's Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, who used the occasion to plug their upcoming film. Hart joked about the movie winning next week's awards, saying "We're basically going to be the Titanic of 2017. And we're going to f*** a bear, just in case." The awards had a distinctly Star Wars-focused theme to it as well, with the movie winning several awards and the event ending with a fireworks display and fans waving red and blue lightsabers in the air.
The list of nominees and winners for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards (via the LA Times) is below. With MTV not afraid to be controversial by awarding movies that are pop culture milestones rather than necessarily the most critically beloved of the year, feel free to weigh in with your own opinions on their picks in the comments section.
Movie of the Year
WINNER: AmyCartel LandHe Named Me MalalaThe Hunting GroundThe WolfpackWhat Happened, Miss Simone?
WINNER: Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Force AwakensEd Skrein, DeadpoolHugh Keays-Byrne, Mad Max: Fury RoadJames Spader, Avengers: Age of UltronSamuel L. Jackson, Kingsman: The Secret ServiceTom Hardy, The Revenant
WINNER: Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein), DeadpoolHugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. The Bear, The RevenantImperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) vs. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), Mad Max: Fury RoadIron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Avengers: Age of UltronRey (Daisy Ridley) vs. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Star Wars: The Force AwakensSusan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) vs. Lia (Nargis Fakhri), Spy
Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury RoadChris Evans, Avengers: Age of UltronDaisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force AwakensDwayne Johnson, San AndreasWINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2Paul Rudd, Ant-Man
Amy Schumer & Bill Hader, TrainwreckDakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of GreyLeslie Mann & Chris Hemsworth, VacationMargot Robbie & Will Smith, FocusMorena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds, DeadpoolWINNER: Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect 2
Amy Schumer, TrainwreckBrie Larson, RoomWINNER: Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force AwakensDakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of GreyJohn Boyega, Star Wars: The Force AwakensO’Shea Jackson Jr., Straight Outta Compton
Best Comedic Performance
Amy Schumer, TrainwreckKevin Hart, Ride Along 2Melissa McCarthy, SpyRebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect 2WINNER: Ryan Reynolds, DeadpoolWill Ferrell, Get Hard
Best Action Performance
WINNER: Chris Pratt, Jurassic WorldDwayne Johnson, San AndreasJennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2John Boyega, Star Wars: The Force AwakensRyan Reynolds, DeadpoolVin Diesel, Furious 7
Best Virtual Performance
WINNER: Amy Poehler, Inside OutAndy Serkis, Star Wars: The Force AwakensJack Black, Kung Fu Panda 3James Spader, Avengers: Age of UltronLupita Nyong’o, Star Wars: The Force AwakensSeth MacFarlane, Ted 2
Best Female Performance
Alicia Vikander, Ex MachinaAnna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect 2WINNER: Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury RoadDaisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force AwakensJennifer Lawrence, JoyMorena Baccarin, Deadpool
Best Male Performance
So that's the list of the 2016 MTV Movie Awards winners. Did Star Wars: The Force Awakens deserve Movie of the Year? Who was left out this year and who should have been left out? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Source: LA Times