2011 MTV Movie Awards: Best and Worst Moments (Plus the Full List of Winners)

The 2011 MTV Movie Awards is in the books, or perhaps more accurately, on a wadded-up piece of paper towel on the bathroom floor. The two-hour litany of movie trailers, Teen Wolf ads, and glorious victories for members of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse fan club was short on genuine laughs and long on uncomfortable sex jokes and pitiful teleprompter reading. Let’s recount the telecast’s three best and three worst moments — the former being a much harder task than the latter — and review the list of winners.

WORST MOMENTS
1) Jason Sudeikis interviews “the boulder” from 127 Hours: Sudeikis’ entire hosting gig reeked of embarrassment and desperation, but the stench was never worse than a bit where he wandered into the audience and interviewed “Bob the Boulder” (pictured), who expressed disappointment at having been snubbed for a Best Villain nomination, then discussed his plans for a porn flick called 127 Inches. Whoever wrote this bit owes me 127 seconds of my life back.

2) Robert Pattinson drops the (uncensored) f-bomb in a brutally unfunny presentation of Reese Witherspoon’s MTV Generation Award: Pattinson’s speech, which the actor failed to memorize and had to read off a piece of paper, included a recollection of how he’d been cast as Witherspoon’s son in 2004′s Vanity Fair (a role which he said got snipped from the movie at Witherspoon’s request) and later as her lover in 2011′s Water for Elephants. “I didn’t cut you out, but I did f*** you,” he blurted about the latter film, an expletive the MTV censors failed to bleep. Pattinson then blathered on about Witherspoon having taught him that Southern women wear girdles (but can’t talk about it) and that it’s possible to be 33 percent lesbian. As his co-presenter Chelsea Handler summed it up: “This is the worst!”

3) Sudeikis Plays a Medley of Movie-Theme Spoofs: Amazingly, not a single one of the host’s song parodies scored a laugh — from a ditty about No Strings Attached with a zinger about golden showers to a Just Go With It anthem with the punch line “Brooklyn Decker’s boobs.”

BEST MOMENTS
1) Reese Witherspoon reimagines Robert Pattinson’s botched bon mot (see above), then lobs hilarious bitchery at the Paris Hiltons of the world: “By the way, Rob,” Witherspoon grinned as she got to the podium, “the punch line to your joke was, I played your mother, then we had a sex scene, so really you’re the best mother f***** in Hollywood.” Later, the 2006 Oscar winner for Walk the Line talked about trying to make it as a “good girl” in Hollywood. “It’s possible to make it in Hollywood without a reality show,” she said. “When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed, and you hid it under your bed. And like, if you took naked pictures of yourself in your cellphone, you hide your face, people. Hide your face!”

2) Sudeikis spoofs Vin Diesel in Fast 5. Appearing as actor “Dick Fuel” alongside real Fast 5 star Tyrese Gibson, Sudeikis scored rare laughs in a PSA about texting during illegal street racing. The best bits involved snippets of horrific auto carnage from the movie in question, with cuts to absurd text messages like “What’s up? I’m illegal street racing!” and “Racing train. I think I’m going 2 win!”

3) Ryan Reynolds trying to blunt “laser boners” from Jackass cast members by talking about Donald Trump: It says a lot for the Green Lantern star’s comic chops that he could wring some laughs from a ridiculous monologue about The Apprentice foolio sitting astride a white stallion “wearing nothing but baby powder and a pair of well-oiled ass-less leather chaps.” I’d suggest that next year, Reynolds take over Sudeikis’ hosting role, but honestly, he’s too good for the job.

And now, on to the list of winners…

2011 MTV MOVIE AWARD WINNERS LIST
Best Male Performance
Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Villain
Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Best Jaw Dropping Moment
Justin Bieber, Never Say Never

Best Fight
Robert Pattinson vs Xavier Samuel and Bryce Dallas Howard, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Kiss
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

MTV Generation Award
Reese Witherspoon

Best Line From a Movie
“I wanna get chocolate wasted!” –Alexys Nycole Sanchez, Grown Ups

Best Female Performance
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Comedic Performance
Emma Stone, Easy A

Best Movie
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

What did you think of the 2011 MTV Movie Awards? What were your most and least favorite moments? Sound off in the comments, and for all my TV recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!

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99 Comments
  1. Kristen says:

    So basically it was the Twilight Awards?

    • Kat says:

      Isnt it always the Twilight Awards? Why do you think they made the last movie into two parts? It wasn’t because there was so much story to tell it wouldn’t fit in two hours, like Harry Potter… It was because they wanted to get more awards for it! I can’t wait until the Twilight movies are all over, so good movies and actors will start winning the awards again!!

      • Paul says:

        This is the MTV Movie Awards, not the Oscars. When have good movies ever one the awards?

        • Captain says:

          What made the Movie Awards fun were that they use to be for the popcorn flicks North American young people loved. Movies that would never have a shot at an Oscar but were fun and enjoyable, could get some recognition for one night. Now they’re a 2 hour Twilight-fest used just to plug upcoming movies.

        • Delirious says:

          Yeah, they aren’t the Oscars, but they aren’t the Nickelodeon Movie Awards either. Sure, I wasn’t expecting Black Swan or Social Network to get any wins, but there were movies that could’ve received some popcorn without being “a/v emo teen crap”. At least Emma Stone got something – why not give Easy A something else? I mean, especially with the “pseudo-categories”, it was silly. Give Chloe Moretz or Gordon-Levitt the fight scene award. Give Portman the jaw-dropping moment award (Bieber, really?). Or the critical one: give Portman and Kunis the best kiss award, dammit!
          Point is, don’t make it a Twilight Movie Awards thing, at least spread them out a bit, even if it’s between Twilight, Potter, Easy A, Kick-Ass, Greek, and a couple more…

      • Baylie says:

        It’s not about the awards they get. It’s about the money they make! They’d release 10 Twilight movies if they could because they’d make ridiculous amounts of money! As long as people will pay to see it that’s all that matters.

      • Trish says:

        Actually there is WAY too much in the last book to make into one movie…if you havent read the books then dont comment…it makes you sound like a moron…it’s the mtv awards….if you are over 22 and even know what channel mtv is on, then you are a loser anyway. And the under 22 crowd is gonna vote for twilight. I am not a fan of the movies…but i love the books….though i get why young girls would love the movies…no need to worry until twilight starts winning oscars

        • Gabe says:

          Your statement is false… I’ve read the Twilight books and Breaking Dawn has so much filler it could barely be streched out into one movie, let alone two.

          Although I agree about that last comment: If Twilight ever wins a Oscar the world might as well just end there!

    • Corrie says:

      I wish there was a like button. Brilliant.

    • Melody says:

      I’m so sick and tired of Twilight and especially the annoying Twi-hards. It was far from the best movie of the year, especiallly amongst the nominees.

      • Cheryl says:

        Have you seen that video of “Nutty Madam” watching the new Breaking Dawn trailer on dlisted? I’m not sure I can post a link here so google it, it is seriously EPIC!

      • Megan says:

        The MTV awards have always been about which fandom can slam the voting polls the hardest. If you’re watching it for anything else besides the chance to see a new trailer, an occasional good performance and (some years) a funny host, then you’re in the wrong place. I also seriously doubt anyone related to Twilight takes these “wins” seriously.

        • Amanda says:

          Exactly. The awards are the LAST reason to watch. Only 13 yr old girls have the time or desire to sit around voting multiple times every day.

    • Karen says:

      It has been since the Twilight movies came out. The rabid fans overload the votes. I’ll be glad when the movies are done and the awards can go back to somewhat normal.

  2. Bonnie B. says:

    I was going to watch it, but now I will not, lol.

  3. Nick says:

    I think you might have those switched, because Robert Pattinson on stage was every single highlight of the night. You could see how much he really resents being in the Twilight movies, and how hilariously wasted he was.

    I admire that man.

    • Stacie says:

      The cast of Twilight is one of the most awkward casts ever. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are just so odd when they have to speak. They know they are going to win, they win every year. Figure out what you are going to say and be done with it. Every single time one of the 2 of them wins I have to hit the mute button. The only one that seems at least coherent is Taylor Lautner. For as pretty and beautiful Pattinson and Stewart are they are equally as awkward during these things. I get it, you are allowed to be nervous, but this is like the 4th year in a row.

  4. CM says:

    Are you sure this aren’t the Twilight Awards? Worthless Awards for worthless movies and worthless actors! I’m glad Harry Potter didn’t win! Harry Potter gets nominated for the Academy Awards, Twilight gets nominated for the Razzies! That’s all I care!

  5. Lizzie says:

    Poor Jason Sudeikis. I mean….that writing was AWFUL! (Remember when Jimmy Fallon hosted these award shows? They were pretty good.)

  6. Michelle says:

    You tagged this in awfulness and I have to agree 1000000000000000000000%……………
    I’m so glad i didn’t watch this garbage. Ugh.

  7. PaulH says:

    What the frak is MTV going to do with its 2014 Movie Awards when there’s no Twilight film in the pipeline to honor?

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Well it’s really not worth a comment, but “garbage”.

  9. Twisted Sister says:

    Worst show ever. It felt like a big Breaking Dawn advertisement instead of an award show. This was so so fixed.

    • Captain says:

      I know, I have a hard time believing fans voted Twilight for EVERY category. Atleast Emma Stone won even if my Leighton Meester didn’t.

  10. Tim says:

    I LOVE movies so the show wasn’t that bad. It just wasn’t great. It wasn’t until the credits started to roll that I noticed the problem. Mark Burnett was the Executive Producer. I love Survivor but what the hell does he know about putting on a movie awards show.
    Mr Burnett, the tribe has spoken…

  11. Logistics says:

    I thought Sudeikis did a great job, but that most of his genius jokes flew over the heads of the young crowd.

  12. sam says:

    these MTV movie awards were as amazing as TWILIGHT itself!

    …which is to say, these MTV movie awards SUCKED. (and no, not in the punny vampires-suck type way. they just plain sucked.)

    I was bored to tears pretty much the whole time (when I wasn’t dying inside because of the sheer awkwardness) :/

  13. Kylie1403 says:

    FAIL for all the twilight awards! Seriously nice to see a variety *yawns*

  14. Jess says:

    I’ll be so glad when Twilight is over and people can start voting for real talent instead of being the tween-choice awards.

  15. Alex says:

    How will the MTV movie awards go on after the Twilight movies are over?!
    Well…at least Emma Stone won something!

  16. Kristi says:

    Really, MTV needs to rename the awards “The Twilight Awards” since pretty much EVERY one of the awards for the past few years has gone to Twilight or a member of the cast for something Twilight-related or to a Twilight cast member for something not-Twilight related.

  17. ggny says:

    was it just me or did Jason Sudekis all but confirm he was the father of January Jones baby when he was up there with Charlie Day and Jason Bateman? He said something about he was about to be a father or something and Charlie Day said he was gonna tweet it

  18. outwardlycalm says:

    Does anybody over the age of 18 even watch that anymore? That is without getting paid.

  19. Mari says:

    I just don’t understand why Harry Potter keeps getting robbed! I mean seriously do the people not recognize that the entire cast of Harry Potter are far more superior actors than the cast of Twicrap??? It’s just simply revolting and even though it’s just the MTV Movie Awards it still pisses me off! /Rant over…

    • Sasha says:

      Thank you!

      God, I was hoping they would at least get one more award (Tom Felton winning for best villan is Obv)

      I dunno like at least one, I would have been happy.

      After Freaking twilight won best kiss I got so freaking pissed off I turned off the tv.

      Its really ridiculous

  20. Dan says:

    Whatever, only 13 year old girls vote. Harry Potter would beat Twilight in any other demographic.

  21. kristine says:

    this is what happens when you eliminate all groups of your target audience except (pre)teen girls. adults used to like/watch MTV. and not for the train wrecks on Jersey Shore. now, it’s a joke.

  22. Aurore says:

    Thanks for letting me know I don’t need to watch it. Were they aware that Twilight wasn’t the only movie?
    And honestly what could be worst than Twilight and/or Bieber.
    I didn’t remember mtv was an 14 years old and under zone.

  23. Mon says:

    Yeah, it was the Twilight Awards. I knew it was gonna happen, but I still hoped it wouldnt have.
    Sad thing too, whenever there has been a girl/girl or guy/guy kiss nominated, that always won. And now? We are stuck with a vampire or werewolf with a pathetic human.
    Three years now we have not gotten a second kiss from the winners cuz Robert and Kristen are pathetically playing with their TwiHards’ heads.

  24. Gotta love the fact that the BEST LINE OF THE YEAR was the little kid with the whiny voice saying, “I wanna get chocolate wasted!” I saw that line in the TV preview like 56 times and I don’t think I laughed once. Then again maybe I don’t have a soul.

  25. Elli says:

    This year’s show was awful, but really they’ve been bad for a while now. I remember when these shows were much better, when they were funny and the people that won were funny when they accepted their awards. When half the show wasn’t a giant plug for whoever was on stage’s upcoming movie. Seriously, it was more like a 2hour ‘Exclusive Clip’ event with some awards and BAD acceptance speeches thrown in.

    I’m in some serious doubt of RPattz and KStew’s sobriety because those speeches could only be explained by the aid of drugs and/or alcohol. I mean seriously “I ripped your head off and now you’re pregnant” and “Natalie, I got the popcorn. And Emma and Emma, too.” I’m glad that at the end when they [undeservedly] won best picture Taylor Lautner had the presence of mind to take point at the mic and not share it with either of his obviously drunk co-stars.

    Jason Sudeikis was awful as the show’s host, but in all honesty that’s probably due to the MTV writers that came up with this crap. I felt embarrassed for him when [nearly all of] his jokes fell flat, especially when not a single one of his ‘mock theme songs’ got a laugh. Hopefully next year they’ll have different writers, a different producer for the show and a better host.

  26. Jen says:

    It was such a train wreck, but I wasn’t expecting anything else. The Twilight trailer was so hilariously bad.

    I’m amused the one award HP got was best villain, when Draco was barely in the movie.

    • Mon says:

      That was only because Twilight wasnt nominated, which I was surprised about. Maybe MTV thought they had to throw Potter a bone since they knew Twilight was gonna take everything else from them.

  27. Lindsey says:

    The only thing that shocks me is that people even still watch the MTV Movie Awards, let alone act surprised or watch when they know Twilight will win everything. I didn’t watch it or know other nominees, and I could’ve guessed that. Let’s face it. MTV is a joke all around and has been for years.

    • James P. says:

      It stop being MTV when it stop airing music program for reality shows. This Awards only proves that it’s about look and not substance. Twilight won again, yay, can’t wait till the garbage is done and pray to God Stephanie Moyer doesn’t pick up a pen. If though Potter didn’t win much, it will kick twilight ass n the box office and then some.

  28. eh says:

    I’ve always found Sudeikis unattractive and horribly unfunny. This didn’t prove anything otherwise.

  29. Callie says:

    Only best parts that weren’t twilight related were Foo Fighters, Reese Witherspoon’s speech and getting the generation award, and Emma Stone winning for Easy A

  30. Sandy says:

    Personally, I love Twilght and have no problem admitting it (and I’m not a 13-year-old girl nor have I been in a long-time).

    I also like Harry Potter and was a tad disappointed it didn’t win more awards. Was really happy for Emma Stone, Tom Felton and the cute-little girl from “Grown-Ups”. Would have liked to see Emma Watson win something though. At least she looked adorbs!

    I love R-Pattz and I love K-Stew even more, but I have to agree with Stacie that it wouldn’t hurt if they actually prepared their speeches in advance. At least, for best picture, Taylor seemed to have planned his speech or maybe he just forms complete thoughts well under pressure. I do love (read “am slightly freaked out”) by the passion with which viewers hate all things Twilight. Not award-worthy cinema, I know, but the only visual representation fans have of the more superior books. That is all.

    • Amanda says:

      Oh yes i definitely agree the books are far better than the movies!! But i do still stand in line to watch the movies!!! I BTW am no where near 13 either, but love twilight regardless!!!!

    • Meyling says:

      Ehh, I think the movies are far superior to the books.
      At least the movies can be funny if you look at them that way.

  31. Amanda says:

    AWW come on people, I am a Twilight lover and I am not a silly little tween. I mean if you don’t want Twilight to win all you have to do is go vote. Obviously there are enough people that do not like the movies to keep them from winning. I do agree Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are rather awkward,and can not put a sentence together with out a script. Maybe that is why they can act.

    • Ez says:

      The people that don’t like Twilight have better things to do with their time than vote for the MTV Awards.

    • Sasha says:

      Also…they can’t act…well they can but BADLY.

      Robert Patinson needs to show off some of those British genes and ACT IN THE BRITISH MOVIE.

      All I’m saying is I think he acts extra badly when he has to produce an American accent. He can’t do two things at once (Talk American and act well) …soooo act in a movie where he has to do one.

      I think he’ll be better (not much but still better)

  32. Stephanie says:

    I enjoy the Twilight movies and I’m a huge Potter fan…but there are a lot of other movies out there that deserve more recognition! I mean, come on!! Get over the vamp war and take a look at whats really out there!!

  33. Captain says:

    When you can count how many awards Twilight DIDN’T win on one hand(and one of them had no other nominees), you have a problem.

  34. cj says:

    i like jason sudeikis most of the time. i didnt have a real problem with him. his pitfall was that he was basically just doing SNL. some of his jokes in his monologue were good, but its just not the audience for that style, and it has been some time since mtv has managed to get an all around well-liked host. why is this? dont get me wrong, i am an ardent follower and fan of chelsea handler, thought she did great last year, and was glad to see her make a ridiculous appearance this year, but i accept that maybe it’s just not her forte.

  35. ghoulish says:

    “if you don’t want Twilight to win all you have to do is go vote.” – tell that to the crazies who probably also voted for justin beiber to win best jaw dropping moment – what was eff was so jaw dropping about never say never?! besides, none of those were jaw dropping, they were just gross and made me shiver.

  36. stanislavrondo says:

    what was up with the stage??? it was like alice in wonderland meets lady gaga meets peter rabbit. i only watched for the harry potter sneak peak, and i was largely disappointed with the lack of new footage post-avada kedavra. i actually had to change the channel when pattinson or stewart were on stage. pattinson was definitely drunk while giving his speech about reese witherspoon. somebody above said it right, mtv is a joke and has been for a while.

  37. Rod says:

    I’m glad I watched the NBA FINALS!! ** lost respect for mtv long time ago! #fail

  38. Bamby says:

    First time watching MTV awards show and thought it was funny and worth watching. So what if Twilight cast is akward and can’t make speaches, so are most people their age. What’s the point with the rehearsed speaches, always boring and fake. I’d rather watch them being akward and have an honest moment than see them act their acceptances on stage. I thought they were all adorable. The host was also great minus the piano bit, that definitely sucked. All in all, worth watching and may even tune in next year. And enough with the Twilight hate, get a life and let people like what they like and stop judging them for it.

  39. Aiden says:

    As usual, the MTV Generation Award Winner redeemed the show again for me. Like the way Sandra Bullock awesomely brightened the show up last year, Reese Witherspoon did again this year. They should really be proud of this category because it’s the only one that lends a bit of credibility to them. Lots of uncomfortable moments as much as shamelessly entertaining ones, so I’m not totally hating the MTV Awards. It was fun to see celebs all loose, knowing it’s not the most serious thing in Hollywood that they have to do.

  40. fiona says:

    I seriously believe awards shows with voting online need to trace ip addresses so certain people won’t vote more than once. Obviously twi-hards just keep going back on the site and vote vote vote vote vote… you get the picture. There were so many good nominees out there I’m just disappointed with these fan’s choice awards shows. I mean at least some sites are starting to get the picture and not let people vote more than once. It’s only fair

  41. janie says:

    I thought Jason Sudeikis was hilarious.. I think that twilight wins way too many awards on this show… thats the only part that was bad.. the fact that it was predictable as to who would win… but Jason Sudeikis did a great job!!

  42. jeff says:

    I remember when MTV cared about people over the age of 18. I also remember when they showed videos and the 1st season of the real world ( back when it was an interesting novel concept, not just fame whores hooking up the 1st night in the shower/pool)
    God I’m getting old.

    • Lynne says:

      And I remember when MTV was MUSIC tv instead of all this stupid reality crap. Guess we are both getting old.

  43. I was at the Twighlight show!!! zzzzz says:

    I was at the show, and my guests literally fell asleep at the show.yes..thats how boring it was….zzzzzzzzz we wanted to leave after 2 commercial breaks.
    oh and we were all annoyed when it was a Twilight fest.
    Wish there were more musical performances to wake us up.

    best moments: when steve-o said “laser boner”
    The little girl’s speech,
    Reeses’ speech,
    and the fact that Romeo and JC were in attendance! woohoo!

  44. Scribe says:

    Honestly I think the reason that Twilight wins is because their fans are the only ones bothered to vote. Everyone else considers these awards too much of a joke to actually waste their time. I mean Kristen Stewart as best actress has got to be the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever seen. The woman walks through the film like a whiny zombie. Hell she makes Taylor Lauter look like DeNiro.

  45. Liz says:

    Reese Witherspoon was the only professional actor in the room (with Patrick Dempsey). And the only one with brains, it seems…

  46. João Amaral says:

    only good award:

    Best Comedic Performance
    Emma Stone, Easy A

    the rest were crap

  47. DRL says:

    I almost about died when Patrick Dempsey was presenting the Generation Award to Reese and mentioned Election and NO ONE KNEW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT!!! Talk about a generation gap…WOW!

    • Sebby says:

      Word! Election was such a brilliant movie and by far one of her best performances.. Can you imagine if he mentioned The Man in the Moon instead? It would have been absolute crickets!!

  48. jlcollins says:

    I’m so glad I didn’t waste my time watching this show last night. Sounds like it was a boring event in which none of the people who actually deserved to win awards won.

  49. Mick says:

    The best kiss moment was when Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling kissed. Did Kristen and Rob look at least comfortable with each other this year.

    • fiona says:

      Agreed definitely! Rachel and Ryans notebook kiss was awesome each time they won that award (In different awards shows) they always did something awesome

      Rob and Kristen: you won this award three years in a row. Stop being so bloody awkward and just kiss or don’t and don’t bother getting the award

  50. dopey says:

    so, when does Robert pattinson take acting lessons?