Over the course of the past few MTV Movie Awards and Video Music Awards, “Twilight” superstars Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart have become staples. With Monday’s (May 24) announcement that the big three will continue the trend with an appearance at the 2010 Movie Awards , we take a look back at their MTV awards-show history.
Pattinson, Stewart and “Twilight” baddie Cam Gigandet made their first MTV Movie Awards appearance in 2008. They casually made their way down the gold carpet to introduce an exclusive film clip on MTV’s preshow.
That would mark their last low-key appearance. Three months later at the 2008 VMAs, “Twilight” fever had caught on in a big way, and Stewart, Pattinson, Gigandet and Lautner were greeted with plenty of high-pitched screams from fans in the audience. The castmembers introduced “Twilight” soundtrack band Paramore for their big performance. Twilighters were furious with host Russell Brand for allegedly cutting Pattinson off before he finished his line in the introduction.
In addition to cleaning up at the 2009 Movie Awards — “Twilight” took home five awards, including Best Movie — Stewart, Pattinson and Lautner took center stage yet again to introduce the first “New Moon” trailer , which Pattinson called “a thank you to the fans.” Stewart glossed over the fact that the trailer boasted not one but two shirtless stars (Pattinson and Lautner) and instead bragged that “New Moon” has “amazing special effects.” Lautner merely assured the audience they’d want to watch the trailer more than once.
Last fall, at the 2009 Video Music Awards — amid the Taylor Swift/ Kanye West controversy — Pattinson and Stewart seemed to be seasoned pros. They skipped the red-carpet mayhem, leaving Lautner to work the crowds and the press. They later joined their co-star onstage and marked yet another “Twilight” MTV moment when they presented the extended trailer for “New Moon.”
Tune in Sunday, June 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT to this year’s MTV Movie Awards to see what “Twilight” moments will be added to an already storied history.
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