The 2013 MTV Movie Awards have always honored the best in film, but even for a good year for movies, the Best Female Performance category is seriously stacked.
Think about it. When you cast your vote, you’ll have to choose among two Oscar winners from this year (Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence), a former witch breaking out on her own (Emma Watson), the actress everyone wants to be friends with (Mila Kunis) and the evening’s auspicious host (Rebel Wilson).
Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
Haters be damned, you simply cannot watch Anne Hathaway’s rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” and argue that she didn’t deserve that Academy Award. When it comes down to it, it’s all about the performance, and in only a handful of scenes, Hathaway squeezed tears out of even the harshest naysayers.
Emma Watson in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Breaking away from a signature character is a difficult hurdle that many talented actors, despite talent and hard work, never overcome.
For Emma Watson, it pretty much took one movie. As Sam in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” she took us all back to high school and to what it felt like to have that very serious crush.
Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Can’t you just feel the warm and fuzzy stuff coming back as you recall “Silver Linings Playbook”? Thanks to “The Hunger Games,” Jennifer Lawrence already had the status of universally recognized badass, but when she played Tiffany in David O. Russell’s film about mental illness, it was then that she became the world’s best friend.
Mila Kunis in “Ted”
In any relationship, playing second fiddle to a significant other’s friend can be a bad feeling, but it’s especially bad when that buddy is the teddy bear he brought to life with a wish on Christmas Day.
While we may not have been able to completely relate to Mila Kunis’
character in “Ted,” we could still feel for the girlfriend who just wanted her beau to grow up a little.
Rebel Wilson in “Pitch Perfect”
There’s obviously a lot to praise about 2013 MTV Movie Awards host Rebel Wilson’s breakout role in “Pitch Perfect,” but suffice it to say that few actresses could get hit with a burrito quite like her. Fat Amy brought attitude and a lot of hilarity to the a cappella troupe the Barden Bellas.