The 2014 MTV Movie Awards show was broadcast live on MTV from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and streamed live on MTV.com this Sunday. It was hosted ably by Conan O’Brien. Besides touching tributes to Paul Walker and a look at Mark Wahlberg’s career so far (for which he was presented a MTV Generation Award), many other famous actors and actress won Golden Popcorn awards. Johnny Depp presented the biggest award of the night, close to the end of the show — Movie of the Year. Which actors and actress won, and which movies were presented with awards? Read on, to find out!
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Award went to Josh Hutcherson for his performance in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Other people who were nominated for the award were Bradley Cooper for American Hustle; Chiwetel Ejiofor for his performance in 12 Years a Slave; Leonardo DiCaprio for his role as a Wall Street tycoon who swindled lots of investors in The Wolf of Wall Street; and, Matthew McConaughey for his outstanding performance in Dallas Buyers Club, for which he’s already won numerous awards on other awards shows.
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards winner for Best Female Performance went to Jennifer Lawrence, also for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. She’s a fantastic actress, and deserves to win, though the other actresses were very impressive, as well. The other actresses nominated were Amy Adams for her amazing performance in American Hustle; Jennifer Aniston, for her hilarious role in We’re the Millers; Lupita Nyong’o for her dramatic acting job in 12 Years a Slave; and, Sandra Bullock for playing a female astronaut stranded in space in Gravity
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards winner for Best Breakthrough Performance went to Will Poulter for his role in We’re the Millers. Will was presented this award in the MTV Preshow. Other people who were nominated for this award were Liam James, for his role in The Way, Way Back; Margot Robbie, for her performance in The Wolf of Wall Street; Michael B. Jordan for his amazing acting job in Fruitvale Station; and, Miles Teller for his terrific acting in The Spectacular Now.
Another MTV award that was given was for Best Shirtless Moment. This was one of the awards fans got to vote on, and — except for Jennifer Aniston in We’re the Millers — only shirtless males were nominated. The award went to Zac Efron for his (shirtless) performance in That Awkward Moment.
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards winner for the Best kiss was another one which fans voted on. It was awarded to Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston & Will Poulter for their rather awkward but funny kiss in We’re the Millers. The other actors and actresses nominated were the trio of Ashley Benson, James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens for their kiss in Spring Breakers; Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams for their hot kiss in American Hustle; the kiss that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson shared in Don Jon; and, Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller’s romantic kiss in The Spectacular Now.
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards winner for the Best Villain went, perhaps surprisingly, to Mila Kunis, for her role in Oz The Great and Powerful. The other actors and actresses who were nominated were Barkhad Abdi for his role in Captain Phillips; Benedict Cumberbatch for his performance in Star Trek Into Darkness; the veteran actor, Donald Sutherland, for his stellar performance in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; and, Michael Fassbender for his villainous acting job in 12 Years a Slave.
One of the awards that was presented during the MTV Preshow was for Best Musical Moment. That award went to the Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen & Craig Robinson, for their performance in This Is the End. Also nominated were Jennifer Lawrence for her singing in American Hustle; Leonardo DiCaprio for his musical moment in The Wolf of Wall Street; Melissa McCarthy for her comedic musical moment in Identity Thief; and, lastly, Will Poulter for his funny musical performance in We’re the Millers.
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards winner for Best Comedic Performance went to Jonah Hill for his hilarious, though raunchy and expletive-laced, performance in The Wolf of Wall Street. Other actors and actress nominated for this MTV award were Jason Sudeikis for his hilarious performance in We’re the Millers; Johnny Knoxville as a very bad, but funny, grandpa in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa; Kevin Hart, one of America’s funniest comedians of today, in Ride Along; and the extremely funny Melissa McCarthy in the movie The Heat.
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards winner for Best On-Screen Transformation went to Jared Leto, for his gender-bending role in Dallas Buyers Club. The other nominees included his co-actor, Matthew McConaughey; Christian Bale for his role in American Hustle; Elizabeth Banks for her transformation in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; and, Orlando Bloom for his awesome acting job in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The winner of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards for Favorite Character was presented to Beatrice “Tris” Prior for her performance in Divergent. Also nominated were the characters of Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Khan Noonien Singh from the flick Star Trek Into Darkness; the villain you love-to-hate, Loki Laufeyson from the blockbuster movie Thor: The Dark World; and, the character Veronica Mars, from the movie by the same name, Veronica Mars.
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards winner for Best Movie of the Year was presented by the wonderful actor, Johnny Depp, at the end of the show. Though all of the movies which were nominated were terrific, the winner was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The other movies nominated were American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years a Slave, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
There were a few other awards presented during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards show, like the one for Best Hero, which was won by Henry Cavill for his role as Superman in The Man of Steel. Another one which was a pretty cool one was the award for the Best Fight in a movie. That went to Orlando Bloom & Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs in the incredible flick, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Written by: Douglas Cobb