Movie Awards: Memorable Style Moments Of The Best Male Performance Nominees

This year’s MTV Movie Awards are fast-approaching, and in honor of the event, we’re bringing you TONS of style-related coverage! Yesterday, we recapped the most stylish moments of the Best Female Nominees (Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Stewart, and Natalie Potman). This time, we’ve rounded up the most memorable fashion moments of the Best Male Nominees: (Daniel Radcliffe, Jesse Eisenberg, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Zac Efron). We’ll keep you informed about all things fashion-and-movie-awards related right up to the big day (Sunday, June 5), and until then, vote for your favorite leading man and catch snippets of each movie moment here!


Daniel Radcliffe at the premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1″ in New York City on November 15, 2010, at the Daniel Radcliffe Gotham Magazine Cover Party in New York City on April 25, 2011, and at the after party for the Broadway opening night of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” in New York city on March 27, 2011.
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Nominated For: Best Male Performance – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Character Name: Harry Potter
Memorable Style Moments: As an accomplished singer, dancer, and actor, Daniel Radcliffe is the ultimate triple-threat, but what he doesn’t get enough credit for is how consistently he slays casual looks, black-tie suiting, and everything in between. We love how dapper D. Rad looks pairing a classic navy suit and tie with a fun gingham shirt, as much as we adore how effortlessly he slides into a striped tee + leather bomber jacket + resin rinse jeans + lace-up boots combo without missing a beat. And, of course, as a Brit, he does old-school sophistication without looking curmudgeony in slicked hair, a bowtie and a pocket square. Easy peasy.


Jesse Eisenberg at the 5th International Rome Film Festival in Rome, Italy on November 1, 2010, at Los Angeles Confidential magazine’s Jesse Eisenberg Awards Celebration in Marina del Rey, California on February 26, 2011, and at the 2010 New York Film Critics Circle Awards in New York City on January 10, 2011.
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Nominated For: Best Male Performance – The Social Network
Character Name: Mark Zuckerberg
Memorable Style Moments: Hold the phone… No, seriously, wait. Have I been living under a rock or are you guys realizing with me that Jesse Eisenberg is legitimately reallyreally HOTT (with two capital T’s, lest anyone gets confused…)? Maybe I was wrongly blinded by Jesse’s shrew-like portrayal of Facebook mastermind, Mark Zuckerberg, but praise be for now I see the LIGHT. The breadth of his typically hunched chest in this tuxedo is delightfully surprising and VERY badass in a Reservoir Dogs way (also, stealth pocket square is yum). Admittedly, the New Balances were a questionable choice, but at least the hue of his kicks perfectly complement the slate blue of his blazer (this is also around the time we noticed that he was kinda tall…). And his flatter/straighter ’do rocked with a blue skinny tie that accentuates his dramatic cheek bones, is also thoroughly enjoyable. *fans self with one hand while biting the fist of the other*


Robert Pattinson at the ’Water For Elephants’ premiere in New York City on April 17, 2011, at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on January 16, 2011, and at the ’Water For Elephants’ premiere in Berlin, Germany on April 27, 2011.
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Nominated For: Best Male Performance – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Character Name: Edward Cullen
Memorable Style Moments: Hullo NURSE. If you’ve noticed that this “Style Moments” analysis of the MTV Movie Awards male nominees has degenerated into a gauche swoonfest of manmeat ogling, then you would be right because, well, HI, it’s Robert Pattinson. We didn’t approach the photo research for this post like dressing up Ken dolls or anything but Pattinson’s suiting looks were definitely the most memorable and the fact that Edward Robert looks bananas-glorious in combed wool and carded cashmere is not our fault. Whether it’s a narrow lapel, two-button grey wool suit with a symmetrical (dare I say, Windsor?) knot in a wine tie or a tuxedo with a peaked lapel that matches the oh-so-tempted-to-touch (word to Kevin Little) spikiness of his newly shorn hair or an adventurously dyed brownish cashmere suit, R. Pattz is a dream.


Taylor Lautner at the screening of ’The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ in New York City on June 28, 2010, at the 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California on March 27, 2010, and at the premiere of ’The Twilight Sage: Eclipse’ in Los Angeles, California on June 24, 2010.
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Nominated For: Best Male Performance – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Character Name: Jacob Black
Memorable Style Moments: Taylor Lautner gets a lot of praise for his rippling pecs and washboard abs (named THE top dude on People Magazine’s 50 Amazing Bodies list last year), but the guy really does also know how to wear clothes (even if millions prefer that he wouldn’t…mmm… running in the raiiiin). Taylor knew this unexpected grey-and-navy combo would work after wearing it during the entirety of The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D, but this time the look reads less infinitely aquatic. He knows how to dress up a V-neck and jeans with dress shoes and a blazer and even sports a few subtle chains ’round his neck. Generally speaking, dudes usually shy away from man-jewelry, but Taytay is a risk-taker and honestly, with his physique, he could probably make a tutu look masculine. He also knows that sometimes the old stand-bys are all you need, and wows in an all-charcoal suit and tie with a crisp white button-up.


Zac Efron at the premiere of ’Charlie St. Cloud’ in Westwood, California on July 20, 2010, at the ’Charlie St. Cloud’ photocall in Madrid, Spain on September 13, 2010, and at the premiere of ’Charlie St. Cloud’ in Deauville, France on September 11, 2010.
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Nominated For: Best Male Performance – Charlie St. Cloud
Character Name: Charlie St. Cloud
Memorable Style Moments: Shedding that teenybopper image is a hard transition for anyone, but Zac Efron is evolving before our eyes with minimal growing pains. Everyone knows real men can rock skinny ties and pants, and seeing Zac decked out in this lustruous dark grey suit is anything but painful (bonus points for that expertly placed, nimble tie-clip). As if that didn’t get the point across, he grew some (very well kempt) facial hair, threw on a red plaid shirt, and a pair of rugged khakis for an ensemble that screams “Brawny Man“. And while this all light-grey suit + amber-gradient aviators + deep side-part + mustache + soul patch + beard look has the very real potential to come off sort of “used car salesman” on most, Zac makes it WERK! He’s almost David Beckham-ish in that regard, no?

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