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.

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.”

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…

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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  1. Bob says:

    Wake me up when the Twilight saga is over.

    • LIB34 says:

      Ok I will!!!!!!

      In 2 or 3 years………………..so sweet dreams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Sorry if you don´t like it but this is the reality even when people hate it = TWILIGHT!!!

  2. Mr. Double B says:

    I am just watching a re-run of this in a hotel on a business trip, and found this article while browsing in the meantime. I have one word for this year`s show: trainwreck.

    There have been bad award shows before with some jokes not working, but this one is actually the worst I have ever seen. I bet the writers were already looking for jobs on the net while this thing was still airing…

  3. Slj says:

    Why in the world do you people watch these shows. You knew twilight would win. So you spent that time watching so you would have something to rant about. You need movies like twilight or the next movie to take over a fan base to give you something to mean about.

  4. Scott says:

    Minority here but what I watched of Jason, I found hilarious. Especially the Movie Theme Songs.

  5. stevenjaba says:

    Can we elect Reese president? Or at least president of Hollywood?

  6. Sebby says:

    Thinking they should take Reese’s speech and run it as an actual PSA….on MTV…over and over again. What the $^#$ has happened to MTV? This was once a groundbreaking network that defined a generation!! And if all these shameless “reality” shows are what are defining the next generation…..we’re all in big trouble. Seriously, why don’t they just change their name to RTV because music is about the last damn thing you’ll see on this silly cable channel. And just to further my point…..why isn’t there a category for Best Song from a Movie?

  7. Tracy says:

    Was anyone else completely annoyed with the overwhelming amount of Teen Wolf ads? It was really ridiculous! I didn’t even tune into the show after the awards was over because MTV overplayed the ads. I thought that Jason was fairly funny given the materail that he had. I wish that Harry Potter had won a few more awards. I am a fan of Twilight and Harry Potter and pretty much expected that Twilight would win a lot of awards. I am still surprised that Bieber won. Why was he even nominated in that catagory? Ah well…I will still watch next year and hope that they do better. BTW – totally impressed with Reese Witherspoon. Love her!

  8. millie says:

    ok if twilight is nominated in a category, they are guaranteed to win it. its a sure thing. and i used to hate this because i hate twilight. but i understand why they win now i mean the twilight fans vote like mad! twilight fans you guys need to get a life or better taste. i mean how can u like that crap? twilight is such an awful movie or story!

  9. Emily says:

    I felt the generation gap when Dave Grohl pulled the gong off stage and Jason Sudeikis joked that he didn’t know Dave Grohl could play percussion. I’m sure there were about three people who actually got that joke. (Or maybe Nirvana is retro cool now.)

  10. hanna says:

    i love reese witherspoon! finally someone said it! its about time! she finally pointed out how some of the “stars” who are famous now are not famous because of their talent… they are famous because they started a scandal – a sex tape, or posed nude, or through reality shows. its sad how people care about these stars. i mean they cant even act or sing why should we care about them? i love old hollywood and i respect those who are famous because of their talent and their hard work. we should really stop caring about people like kim kardashian or basically, the kardashian family, paris hilton and so many others and pay attention to stars who are similar to reese witherspoon who have so much class and possess a quality that kim kardashian will never be close to possessing

  11. wonj says:

    Is it just me, or did teenagers use to have better taste. I mean, in the 90’s at least the movies they awarded were actually “cool” movies … “Seven”, “Pulp Fiction”, “There’s Something About Mary”, “Scream,” “The Matrix,” a real vampire movie “Interview with the Vampire,”… even “Speed” is an infinitely cooler film than the “Twilight” franchise. The movies were never OSCAR movies (though they even “Shakespeare in Love” scored several nominations the year it came out), but they were just cool, and people still like many of them.

    WTF happened?

  12. GAL007 says:

    ththe best part of the award was steve carell, emma stone and ryan gossling. the worst was rpatz saying you can have sexual chemistry with your mother. Can someone tall him that the word sexual chemistry is not meant for mother

  13. sumaya siddika says:

    rob is most and only one beautiful boy in the world 4ver.and rob and kristen is made for eachother.no one is compare them.if they togather they will do every thing.oscar oh i hate oscar boring.oscar cannot find best one.titanic was good.but twlight is best for every movie 4ever.rob and kristen is made for each oher.they r forever best couple.their kiss is awsam.they r comes from heaven.god created them specially for togather.please marry in real life rob and kristen.pls..pls..

  14. Kristina40 says:

    And how can u say all this CRAP??
    I´m a TWILIGHT FAN and I have a life, I REALLY have it, or maybe I just have a boring life like you because you´re in here commenting about Twilight I mean maybe you´re busy all the time just as me, right?

    Please DON´T be rude and respect WE LIKE WHAT WE LIKE That´s the thing maybe is awful but it´s not your problem if we like it or not. Simple as this: If you don´t like something, you don´t pay attention to anything related to it

  15. Julianne says:

    Haaa haa yeah there are not the twilight awards!!

    THERE ARE THE FANS AWARDS!!!!!!!!!!! Why you people don´t get it. Twilight is bigger than the other movies right now, tha fans are devoted and the cast is nice. Stop all this negative stuff about them OK. I´ts not their fault MTV needs them to get audience for the show