MUMBAI: The 2012 MTV Movie Awards, which took place in Los Angeles‘ Gibson Amphitheatre, had unexpected moments from a stage fashioned as a futuristic drive-in, immersing fans in the magic of the movies. Master of Ceremonies Russell Brand set the tone for a night of surprise moments and wins as well as electric musical performances.
Among the moments was an introduction by Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry of Johnny Depp, the recipient of this year‘s Generation Award, right before the Oscar nominated actor shocked the audience by strapping on his guitar and joining The Black Keys for a no-holds-barred rendition of the rock duo‘s ‘Gold On the Ceiling‘ into ‘Lonely Boy‘.
‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1‘ won the award for best film and another for best kiss. The most wins of the night went to ‘The Hunger Games‘ with four wins for Best Female, Best Male, Best Fight and Best On-Screen Transformation categories, followed by ‘Bridesmaids‘ with two awards.
In a fitting close to the Harry Potter franchise, Emma Watson was on-hand to accept Best Cast and the first-ever socially voted Best Hero popcorns for ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2‘. First-time Movie Awards winner Shailene Woodley was chosen by a special academy of film directors as this year‘s Best Breakthrough Performance winner for ‘The Descendants‘.
Emma Stone was honoured with the inaugural MTV Trailblazer Award, which went off the rails when the presentation turned into a roast featuring Octavia Spencer, Jim Carrey, Mila Kunis, Anna Faris, Steve Carell and Jason Sudeikis.
Wiz Khalifa performed his new single ‘Work Hard, Play Hard‘, inside his very own house party, complete with kids dancing, and streamers and red cups flying. Throughout the telecast, DJ Martin Solveig looked to re-invent classic movie soundtracks, bringing a beat to everything from ‘Jaws‘ to ‘Pulp Fiction‘ to ‘Star Wars‘.