Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsMtv Movie Awards
IN THE NEWS

Mtv Movie Awards

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman and Aida Ahmad
"The Hunger Games"! "Twilight"! These were the movies "MTV Movie Awards" host Russell Brand kept shamelessly mentioning during Sunday evening's telecast to elicit screams from the youthful audience at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Indeed, many of the stars of the popular franchises were on hand to please fans, from Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner to Josh Hutcherson. So, sure, there were A-list stars. But things weren't all glamour at the award show. And since we here at the Ministry of Gossip aim to give you the real Hollywood scoop, here are five things you didn't see on TV last night.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The MTV Movie Awards is known for its combustible moments and categories honoring such cinematic achievements as “best kiss” and “best gut-wrenching performance.” But when the annual raucousness gets under way Sunday from the Nokia Theatre with Conan O'Brien as host, it will also include a more solemn moment: a tribute to Paul Walker.   The late “Fast & Furious” actor, who died Thanksgiving weekend in a single-car crash, was a fixture at past awards, and the network has decided to honor his memory at this year's event.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2009 | Geoff Boucher
If you went by last year's box office, "The Dark Knight" was the defining film of 2008. If you judged by the Oscars, "Slumdog Millionaire" was the unforgettable Cinderella story. But if you watched the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, you would know "Twilight" was the only movie that mattered and that there's a bloodsucker born every minute. The first "Twilight" film was named the best film of 2008 and the movie also generated honors for best kiss, best fight, best breakthrough actor and just about any other popcorn-bucket trophy they had available.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
James Franco has played a rapping gangster in "Spring Breakers," created an art project about "Three's Company" and taken a recurring role on "General Hospital. " But “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas still wasn't certain the actor would consider a cameo in his feature-film version of the cult television series. In fact, he wasn't even sure of the best way to get him the script. Spoiler alert: Key plot details follow. if you'd rather not know, please stop reading here.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Jevon Phillips
Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the year nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The male and female performance categories also echo the academy's choices as Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Bradley Cooper ("American Hustle"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Stre et ")
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The MTV Movie Awards is known for its combustible moments and categories honoring such cinematic achievements as “best kiss” and “best gut-wrenching performance.” But when the annual raucousness gets under way Sunday from the Nokia Theatre with Conan O'Brien as host, it will also include a more solemn moment: a tribute to Paul Walker.   The late “Fast & Furious” actor, who died Thanksgiving weekend in a single-car crash, was a fixture at past awards, and the network has decided to honor his memory at this year's event.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Sam Jackson cursed. Snoop Lion shared a blunt with Ke$ha. Selena Gomez was all "hurray for Bollywood. " (We think. What was that?) "Avengers" director Joss Whedon coined a new word while accepting the best movie award. ("What's the opposite of humbled? We're Biebered. ") And host Rebel Wilson and the "Pitch Perfect" gang raised the roof singing "Thrift Shop" to an audience of movie stars that, from all appearances, had used the No. 1 Macklemore song as the main inspiration for their evening's wardrobe.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Australian comedian Rebel Wilson is coming off a banner year in 2012 with a new high-profile gig: host of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Wilson, who appeared in the box office sensation "Bridesmaids" last year and starred in "Pitch Perfect," "Bachelorette" and "What to Expect When You're Expecting" this year, in addition to voicing a character in "Ice Age: Continental Drift," is on a major career upswing. Two weeks after her hosting gig next spring, she'll appear in Michael Bay's new film "Pain & Gain.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The MTV Movie Awards has cultivated a reputation for being one of those "anything can happen" awards shows, and on Sunday night, the incident that everyone was talking about was Aubrey Plaza's attempted "Kanye-ing" of Will Ferrell. Ferrell was on stage to accept the award for comedic genius when Plaza, known to most people as April from the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation," appeared next to him, drink in hand, and attempted to wrest the golden popcorn from his grasp. Ferrell appeared confused, didn't let go of the award and asked, "What is happening?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Conan O'Brien will host the youthful, pop-oriented MTV Movie Awards for the first time on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre, the late-night host announced on "Conan" on Tuesday. At 50, he is the oldest performer ever to host the show, which tends to favor twenty- and thirty-something comedians for its podium gigs. O'Brien is a seasoned awards show emcee, having hosted the Emmys in 2002, 2003 (as a co-host) and 2006. He could lend a bit of legitimacy to an MTV event that previous hosts such as Rebel Wilson (2013)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Mark Wahlberg once produced a show for a top-tier cable network that was inspired by his own experiences in Hollywood. Now another top-tier cable network will tip its hat to Wahlberg and his experiences in Hollywood--just as he promotes a movie based on that show. That entertainment-world ouroboros will raise its head for the "Entourage" producer at next month's MTV Movie Awards, where Wahlberg, 42, will accept its “Generation” prize, the show's version of a lifetime achievement award.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Jevon Phillips
Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the year nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The male and female performance categories also echo the academy's choices as Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Bradley Cooper ("American Hustle"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Stre et ")
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Conan O'Brien will host the youthful, pop-oriented MTV Movie Awards for the first time on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre, the late-night host announced on "Conan" on Tuesday. At 50, he is the oldest performer ever to host the show, which tends to favor twenty- and thirty-something comedians for its podium gigs. O'Brien is a seasoned awards show emcee, having hosted the Emmys in 2002, 2003 (as a co-host) and 2006. He could lend a bit of legitimacy to an MTV event that previous hosts such as Rebel Wilson (2013)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Will Ferrell is all about child's play. The comedian announced the big, final prizes Sunday at the 2013 Emmy Awards alongside his three kiddos. And, yes, those were his actual kids. In the sketch, Ferrell and his clan (Magnus, 9; Mattias, 6; and Axel, 3) were dressed down -- T-shirts, shorts, blankies, and such. Their lack of polish attributed to the rush of it all. Emmys 2013 full coverage:   Best & worst moments | Winners and top nominees | Red carpet arrivals “Unfortunately, Helen Mirren and Maggie Smith dropped out at the last second and they called me literally 45 minutes ago and I couldn't find child care, OK?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
            Actor Jamie Foxx made a silent but powerful fashion statement at Sunday's BET Awards , where he opted out of the usual red-carpet finery in favor of a T-shirt bearing the image of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen whose shooting death last year sparked intense national debate over gun control and racial profiling.    Foxx beat out the likes of Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson to win the evening's prize for lead actor for his role as a vengeance-seeking freed slave in Quentin Tarantino's “Django Unchained.” On stage to accept the award, he opted not to mention the controversy by name, allowing the shirt  - which featured a stylized black-and-white version of the now-iconic close-up of Martin in a hoodie, and was paired with bright white jeans and shoes  - to do the talking for him. Foxx's fashion statement arrived as the trial of George Zimmerman , the man who claims to have shot Martin in self-defense, enters its second week.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Katy Perry is revealing details of her short-lived marriage to British comedian Russell Brand  - and they sure are fireworks. The 28-year-old pop star, who is voicing Smurfette in the upcoming flick "Smurfs 2," opened up about her relationships with Brand and musician John Mayer in Vogue's July issue , candidly expressing how hurt she was during her breakups and how she hasn't heard from Brand in some time. Her ex-husband Brand, 38, was "a magical man" when she first met him at the MTV Movie Awards in 2009, when he very publicly flirted with the singer.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Maybe Aubrey Plaza is on to something with her crazy stunts - the MTV Movie Awards she spectacularly crashed Sunday posted big ratings gains. The "Parks & Recreation" costar was supposedly tossed from the premises after coming onstage unannounced and trying to grab an award from actor Will Ferrell. But the audience apparently didn't mind: An average of 3.8-million total viewers tuned in, according to Nielsen. That was up 11% compared with last year's show. In MTV's core demographic of adults aged 18 to 34, the show did even better, zooming 45%. Critics often focus on the ribald banter at the show, but PR stunts are maybe just as notable a feature.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday At the always classy MTV Movie Awards: Robert Pattinson dropped an F-bomb, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis groped each other, "Twilight" took the trophies. Typical, typical. ( Los Angeles Times ) During her acceptance speech at the show, Reese Witherspoon blasted reality TV stars and sex tapes -- oh, and had her own variation on the F-bomb too. ( Huffington Post , Los Angeles Times ) "Modern Family" leads the nominations for the brand-new Critics' Choice TV Awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK -- MTV is taking a turn to the horror side, greenlighting a pilot based on Wes Craven's “Scream” film franchise. The network will collaborate with “Scream” studio Dimesnion Films on the title, with Craven directing an hourlong pilot. A potential series, which is currently seeking writers, would begin airing in the summer of 2014; plot details for the series were not revealed, though it is expected to play on the mythology of the clever serial killer Ghostface. The network is expected to make the "Scream" announcement at its annual upfront presentation Thursday in New York.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jennifer Aniston hit the premiere of her latest movie "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" in Hollywood on Tuesday night and discussed her latest project and lack of wedding plans. The 44-year-old "Friends" alum walked the red carpet in an all-black Dior ensemble that featured her toned gams in short shorts and stiletto heels. Aniston helped produce the Lifetime film about mental illness, a follow-up to the network's "Five" from 2011, which told breast cancer stories. The film airs on Lifetime on April 20. "I'm a good boss!
Los Angeles Times Articles
|