If you've been chewing your fingernails to itty-bitty bloody shreds in anticipation of the announcement of this year's MTV Movie Awards nominations...keep on chewing, my friend, because we're not quite there yet. Why? Because this year, for the first time ever, we'll be announcing the 2013 contenders during our very own live 2013 MTV Movie Awards Nominations Spectacular!
So mark your calendars: On Tuesday, March 5, at 7:58 p.m. ET, MTV's Josh Horowitz will be joined on-air by Movie Awards star Rebel Wilson to reveal the Movie of the Year nominees. And then, it's off to MTV.com for a half-hour livestream! And then, the rest of the nominees list will be announced, including not only classic favorites like "Best Kiss" and "Best Fight", but also new-fangled categories like "Best Shirtless Performance” and “Best Musical Moment"! And...actually, you should stop chewing now, before you accidentally eat your own fingers in all the excitement.
Get ready to be really, really jealous of us, you guys, because the best thing ever just happened: As of today, we've scored a date to hang out with our ultimate Aussie girlcrush, the scene-stealing, shoe-launching, fantastically talented Rebel Wilson.
...And now, get ready to not be jealous, because you're invited, too. Just mark your calendars for April 14, 2013—that's the day that Rebel will take the stage at the MTV Movie Awards, where she'll be starring as host!
Not gonna lie: We may have freaked out just the teensiest, tiniest bit when we caught wind of the titillating news that ubercouple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were writing a script together (because after seeing them smolder on-screen together in four "Twilight" flicks, it's pretty much scientifically proven that anything those two do together will be adorable and fabulous.) But when we caught up with Kristen at the MTV Movie Awards and asked her about her writerly work with RPattz, she burst our bubble right quick.
"We are constantly working, but no," she said, looking non-plussed. (And based on her expression, we're betting Rob got an earful about his statements to the Belgian press about the supposed project.)
The young-adult literati got its first look at the big-screen adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's beloved novel, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," over the weekend as stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller presented the clip during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards pre-show.
We've already introduced you to the trailer's featured musical artists, Imagine Dragons, whose "It's Time" provides the background to the stirring bite, but the book upon which the movie is based is also rich with pop-culture references. From "The Catcher in the Rye" to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," here's what you should read, watch and listen to while you wait for the film's September 14 release.
We're not gonna lie: "We Are Young," the ubiquitous indie-rock anthem by fun., is so damnably catchy that we can't even hear it in those Chevy Volt commercials without dropping everything, striking a pose and then rocking out to it hardcore like a bunch of flailing weirdos. But that's okay! Because after getting a look at some secretly shot footage from one of our overhead cameras at the MTV Movie Awards, it turns out that we're totally not alone: even the most poised and glamorous of celebrities can't help bopping and swaying when that "Na na! Na na na na NA NA!" part gets cranking. As evidenced by the gleeful, carefree dancing of the cast of "Teen Wolf," who were unknowingly captured during fun.'s performance at the Movie Awards, getting lost in the music.
Of course, the actors had other reasons to jump around apart from the great show happening onstage; "Teen Wolf" kicked off its much-awaited second season right after the awards, with an action-packed new chapter in the story of a supernaturally shapeshifting high school student and his hairier-than-normal adolescent tribulations. But whether this was an elated musical fugue state or just twitchy anticipation for their return to television, it's nice to see our stars having some unguarded fun out of the spotlight.
Was there ever any doubt about "Snow White and the Huntsman" becoming the first must-see blockbuster flick of the summer? Uh, not around here—we knew the gothic fairytale was going to be a hit from the very beginning, right from the very first sneak peeks at Kristen Stewart in a suit of armor and Charlize Theron soaking in the world's gnarliest bird bath. And you'd think that the people in the movie would feel similarly! But according to some members of the cast, it wasn't until the film concluded its amazing opening weekend that they could finally sit back, relax and toast to a job well done. And when MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with Chris Hemsworth and his leading lady at the MTV Movie Awards, the actor who played the Huntsman declared himself totally validated by the film's great success.
"It's always a relief, isn't it?" he joked. "But the biggest thing is, people love the movie. That's the biggest pat on the back."
And Kristen Stewart echoed his comments, saying that her first foray into big, action-packed studio flick that's not part of "The Twilight Saga" has been seriously rewarding.
With "Catching Fire" heading into production later this year, we're desperate to find out who Lionsgate will cast as Finnick Odair. A shortlist of actors was released showing who could potentially play the newcomer to "The Hunger Games" series, but we wanted to hear who it should be straight from the movie's stars.
"Whenever I read the books, I always thought Ryan Reynolds would be a great Finnick," Alexander Ludwig told MTV News on the 2012 MTV Movie Awards red carpet. "Ryan Reynolds is just how I pictured."
When asked what characteristics he thinks the actor who ends up playing Finnick should have, Alexander said charisma is key.
It was a big night for Emma Watson at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. Not only did she debut the trailer for "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," but it was the last time "Harry Potter" could take home the Golden Popcorn. While she didn't win an award for Best Female Performance (that went to Jennifer Lawrence for her role as Katniss), Emma did accept the award for Best Cast on behalf of all the people with screen time in the magical franchise.
"I don't think I will ever accept an award on behalf of so many people," she said during her acceptance speech. "From Ralph Fiennes to Helena Bonham Carter to Hedwig and Dobby and all of them, this is amazing. We had over 200 cast members and I wish they could all be up here with me now. Sadly. they can't. Obviously I share this award in particular with Daniel [Radcliffe] and Rupert [Grint]. Wherever you are, I hope you're watching, and I miss you both dearly. Just, thank you. I really, really appreciate it."
by Ryan J. Downey
Some things in life get old after the third or fourth time. Winning Best Movie at the MTV Movie Awards? Not so much.
Not too many people are in a position to comment on that feeling, of course. And not too many movie franchises achieve the "phenomenon" status of "The Twilight Saga" ('though "The Hunger Games" may be on its way!), which collected a fourth consecutive Movie of the Year Golden Popcorn on Sunday.
"It's always meaningful," Nikki Reed told MTV News backstage, as she laughed off the idea that it could ever get old.
"Twilight" faced perhaps its toughest challenger yet in the form of "The Hunger Games," whose box-office success surpassed every entry in the romantic vampires-and-werewolves series in terms of opening weekend gross and overall domestic numbers. The fan base for each franchise is fervent in its devotion, but the "Twilight" legions are the stuff of pop culture legend where the MTV Awards are concerned.
Josh Hutcherson might've taken home a coveted MTV Movie Award for his "Hunger Games" fight skills at last night's ceremony, but we all know what the actor is really looking forward to: the chance to compete for next year's fight scene honors with his butt-kicking role in "Catching Fire." And when we caught up with Josh last night at the afterparty, the sweat and tears weren't even dry on his Golden Popcorn before he started talking about his excitement over the anticipated sequel—starting with some early buzz about filming locations.
"I haven't heard anything confirmed yet, but Atlanta is definitely a big possibility," he said. "And I know they're looking at Hawaii too for some of the tropical stuff when we're in the games." The takeaway? "It's gonna be somewhere nice!"