Aziz Ansari said it best when he wrapped up last night’s unsurprisingly awesome MTV Movie Awards: “What a surprise, ’Twilight’ takes it all!” While the sparkly vampires had been tied in nominations with James Cameron’s “Avatar,” the best-selling franchise swept the show, scoring every award it was nominated for.
That’s six out of 10, for those of you keeping track (yes, we’re including Anna Kendrick’s Best Breakout Performance awards as a win for the “Twilight” crowd, even though she was nominated for “Up in the Air.”).
Kristen Stewart started the night off right by taking the Best Female Performance award, with a super cute Robert Pattinson clapping enthusiastically for her the whole time. She then proceeded to give an absolutely awkward (yet, very Kristen) speech, but at least she said it with a genuine smile!
“Thank you so much. This is awesome. Yeah. I guess ’Twilight’ is really awesome and I agree, woo! I want to say hi to Chris [Weitz] because I haven’t talked to him in a while,” Kristen said as her acceptance speech. “How cool is this, Chris? I’m going to peace out, and thank you so much!”
Fortunately the next time she took the stage, that time alongside Rob for the Best Kiss award, her acceptance speech was much better. That’s right, let out all your OME’s, because Robsten actually kissed, live, on stage, in front of all of you (press play above to relive that moment!). That, my friends, is a first. Just one comment, though: did anyone else notice how they used the “True Blood” theme song “Bad Things” as background music for the kiss clip from “New Moon”? Let the vampire wars over licensing begin!
As for Anna, we were super happy to see her win the Best Breakout Star award, because this really was her year. She stole all her scenes in “New Moon” (all two of them!) and was our favorite part of “Up in the Air.”
Since time was of the essence this Movie Awards show with the premiere of “The Hard Times of RJ Berger” following promptly at 11 p.m., Rob received his Best Male Performance and Global Superstar awards at the same time.
He, unlike his earlier costars, thanked more than just the fans for his award, giving a shout-out to “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke to which he said he owes very much now, as well as Chris Weitz, Stephenie Meyer and his family for conceiving him. But there’s one person who he seemed to thank above all the rest: Kristen Stewart. She, of course, rolled her eyes at him for his final shout out.
“To be honest,” Robert joked backstage (press play above to see the full video), “I should’ve been nominated in a few more categories.”
Unsurprisingly, “New Moon” clinched the sweep by winning Best Movie. Peter Facinelli accepted the award since, you know, he’s the patriarch and everything. He dropped quite a few bleeped f-bombs in order of the night’s WTF and Scared As Sh-t awards, though he said he wouldn’t say a curse for Stephenie Meyer because she’s Mormon. How thoughtful!
Rounding out his thanks, he threw a shout out to Justin Beiber (“I don’t know why I’m thanking you, but we love you!”) and, of course, the fans, who voted and voted and made “The Twilight Saga” what it is. “We’re overwhelmed by your continuous support,” he said. “We love you right back.”
Were you surprised “The Twilight Saga” swept the show? Did you think they deserved all their awards?