MTV Movie Awards
|MTV Movie Awards|
|2016 MTV Movie Awards|
This is a picture of the "golden popcorn" awarded at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.
|Awarded for||Popularity in film|
|First awarded||June 10, 1992|
The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV. The nominees are decided by producers and executives at MTV. Winners are decided online by the general public. Presently voting is done through MTV's official website through a special Movie Awards link at movieawards.mtv.com. The most recent award show took place on April 9, 2016. Winners are presented with the "golden popcorn" statue, made by New York firm, Society Awards.
Unlike its sister event MTV Video Music Awards (which are broadcast live), the MTV Movie Awards (up to 2007) were taped and then broadcast a few days later. The entire production was taped in a completely different order than what the MTV viewing audience saw. For example, the show's host would tape all his/her monologues and introductions at one time, and all the musical acts would perform one after the other. Celebrities would often only appear at the live taping for the announcement of their award category, and members of the general audience fill their vacant seats during the other times. Through editing, MTV was able to present to its viewing audience an awards show which appears to be taped in live sequence, with celebrities remaining for the entire show. This method of production allowed profanity to be edited from the show and also is more convenient for the celebrities. The actual live taping aired same-day on pay-per-view channels in most metropolitan cities around the world. Some awards telecasts had also been shown in television syndication. However, in 2007, this changed, as MTV and Survivor producer Mark Burnett (who took over duties from Joel Gallen for the 2007 awards) announced that the 2007 edition would be broadcast live on MTV for the first time on June 3, 2007 in Los Angeles.
The 2016 broadcast was the first show since 2006 not to air live as the event was taped on April 9, 2016 before airing on Viacom's MTV networks the following day on April 10.
Since 2007, polls for several awards were voted by online users on MTV's official website.
Current award categories
- Movie of the Year (formerly Best Movie)
- Best Male Performance
- Best Female Performance
- Best Breakthrough Performance (renamed Breakout Star in 2011)
- Best Villain (temporarily renamed Best On-Screen Dirt Bag in 2012)
- Best Comedic Performance
- Best Kiss
- Best Fight
- Best Hero
- Best Virtual Performance (2003, 2016)
- Best Action Performance
- Ensemble Cast
- True Story
Past award categories
- Most Desirable Male (1992–1996)
- Most Desirable Female (1992–1996)
- Best Action Sequence (1992–2005)
- Best New Filmmaker (1992–2002)
- Best Dance Sequence (1995, 1998, 2001, 2004)
- Best Sandwich in a Movie (1996)
- Best Song from a Movie
- Best Dressed (2001–2002)
- Best Video Game Based on a Movie (2005)
- Biggest Badass Star (2010–2011)
- Sexiest Performance (2006)
- Best Summer Movie You Haven't Seen Yet (2007)
- Best Summer Movie So Far (2008)
- Favorite Character (2014)
- Global Superstar (2010)
- Best Line from a Movie (2011)
- Best Shirtless Performance (2013–15)
- Best On-Screen Transformation (2013–14)
- Best Scared-As-Shit Performance (formerly Best Frightened Performance) (2005–06; 2010–11; 2014–15)
- WTF Moment (2009–10)
- Best Jaw Dropping Moment (formerly WTF Moment) (2011)
- Best Gut Wrenching Performance (formerly Best Jaw Dropping Moment) (2012–15)
- Best On-Screen Duo (1992-2006, 2012–15)
- Best Cameo
- Favorite Animated Movie
MTV Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award was a tongue-in-cheek award for movie personalities who made an impact on popular culture. Prior to announcing the winner MTV would air testimonials from major Hollywood celebrities praising the winners greatness while only offering a slight tease as to who the winner was. Following Clint Howard's win and emotional reaction the award was discontinued.
- 1992: Jason Voorhees
- 1993: The Three Stooges
- 1994: Richard Roundtree
- 1995: Jackie Chan
- 1996: Godzilla
- 1997: Chewbacca
- 1998: Clint Howard
MTV Generation Award
The MTV Generation Award is the successor to the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award, though it is more serious than its predecessor. The recipient of the award is celebrated for great achievement in movies. The distinction "is given to an artist who has shown us a variety of impressive roles, a personal and professional flair and of course, an awesome level of talent."
- 2005: Tom Cruise
- 2006: Jim Carrey
- 2007: Mike Myers
- 2008: Adam Sandler
- 2009: Ben Stiller
- 2010: Sandra Bullock
- 2011: Reese Witherspoon
- 2012: Johnny Depp
- 2013: Jamie Foxx
- 2014: Mark Wahlberg
- 2015: Robert Downey, Jr.
- 2016: Will Smith
MTV Silver Bucket of Excellence
The Silver Bucket of Excellence is an award that was given to a film that has made lasting impact on moviegoers and the MTV audience. It was further defined in 2006 as honoring a "film of the past that resonates with even more meaning today."
- 2005: The Breakfast Club – awarded to Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy
- 2006: Do the Right Thing – awarded to Spike Lee
MTV Trailblazer Award
The MTV Trailblazer Award recipient spearheads the way for others that work in the movie industry. The award is given to an actor of young age that managed to inspire others with a diverse portfolio of work and a transcendent reputation in the public eye.
Emma Stone was awarded the first MTV Trailblazer Award on 2012.
|2012||Emma Stone||(23 years, 6 months, and 28 days)|
|2013||Emma Watson||(22 years, 11 months, and 30 days)|
|2014||Channing Tatum||(33 years, 11 months, and 13 days)|
|2015||Shailene Woodley||(23 years, 4 months, and 28 days)|
Comedic Genius Award
Since 1993, scenes are spoofed, mostly from that year's most popular films, although television shows and older movies have also been chosen. This may include sound and video montages, replacing some of the original cast with other actors (commonly, the hosts of each year's show) generally mocking the scenes of that film. The diversity of the spoofs can vary greatly, from one dialogue (such as in 2005) to several long scenes, including fighting and action sequences (2003).
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- Armagedd'NSync is not a traditional movie spoof, but rather a trailer parody created by an independent director Russell Bates. However, according to the creator's web-site (last retrieved on 13 August 2006), it has been featured at MTV Movie Awards 1998.
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- MTV Movie Awards at the Internet Movie Database
- Best Spoofs from the MTV Movie Awards
- 2007 MTV Movie Awards Spoof site