Who will win big at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards? If the past has anything to say about it, the actors and actresses who actually show up! This year more serious films like ‘Milk’ and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ were added to the mix, as well as serious actors and actresses like Kate Winslet, Freida Pinto, and Dev Patel, but they’re up against stiff competition from the beloved likes of Robert Pattinson, Zac Efron, and Miley Cyrus. Here’s a look at all of the nominees and my predictions:
Best Movie Nominees – Edward Cullen, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, and The Joker are the top contenders in this category, along with that other superhero movie and Zac Efron/Vanessa Hudgens. Since superheroes are so hot right now, I’m definitely going with The Joker here. (Let’s face it, they just need to rename the film.)
Best Female Performance Nominees – Kate Winslet did get naked, but no one wants to hear her give yet another acceptance speech, and one was enough from Anne Hathaway. Taraji P. Henson might win for playing Brad Pitt’s mom, but his ladylove doesn’t have a chance; Angelina Jolie is just too boring and too busy these days saving the world one child at a time (she probably doesn’t even know what MTV is!). Kristen Stewart will probably win for ‘Twilight’, since she’ll be there (at least she better be; she is starring in a movie about a rock legend, so she needs to get in with the music and movie crowd after making everyone hate her for playing Robert Pattinson’s love interest.)
Best Male Performance Nominees – Robert Downey Jr. is no Hugh Jackman when it comes to being entertaining offscreen; Shia LeBeouf does say a lot of weird and wacky things (most of them about his own mother); living Mr. Clean Vin Diesel went out of style seven years ago; and Christian Bale gave beloved Batman a bad name with his unnecessary tirade (although his performance is one of YouTube’s greatest hits) So I’m going with Zac Efron here, just so the girls can stare at him for thirty seconds.
Breakthrough Performance Female Nominees – Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Tisdale, Freida Pinto, Kat Dennings, Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens. Pick the name off of this list that you hear your ten-year-old say the most, and that will be who they want to see on the stage at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Then feel ashamed of yourself for letting your ten-year-old watch MTV, especially if you watch it, too.
Breakthrough Performance Male Nominees – Ben Barnes, Bobb’e J. Thompson, Dev Patel, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner. Pick the name off of that list that you hear your 16-year-old say the most, and you’ll know who they want to see on the stage at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Or you can just ask them who they think should win; if they say Bobb’e J. Thompson or Dev Patel, then you’ll know that they’ve been sneaking into Rated R movies.
Best Comedic Performance Nominees – The two NBC show stars, Amy Poehler and Steve Carell, will face off here, as well as funnyman Jim Carrey and adorable blonde Anna Faris. But I’m giving this to James Franco for his role in bromantic comedy ‘Pineapple Express’, although I’d love to hear Steve Carell’s acceptance speech.
Best Villain Nominees – Well, duh. This is the easy of predictions to make! It doesn’t matter who else is in this category, because Heath Ledger is going to win. Then there’s going to be a very awkward, uncomfortable silence as MTV tries to tone things down for an in memoriam moment.
Best Kiss Nominees – Then they’ll try to lighten things up with this category. There’s Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy in ‘Wanted’ (she’s still got it! Now if she’d only use it to win another Academy Award); Freida Pinto and Dev Patel in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (as adorable as this reported real-life couple is, their kiss is just too normal for MTV); James Franco and Sean Penn in ‘Milk’ (they won’t win because Sean Penn won’t be there to replicate the kiss); Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in ‘Twilight’ (like girls actually wanted to see Robert Pattinson kiss her in the movie); and Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron in ‘High School Musical 3: Senior Year’ (the same girly thought process applies here). The winner here will be Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon in ‘I Love You, Man’, because it’s Paul Rudd; he’ll probably show up and replicate the kiss (even if Thomas Lennon doesn’t show up, he’ll probably share a bromantic moment with the presenter); more of the audience members saw this film than ‘Milk’; and…it’s Paul Rudd.
Best Fight Nominees – This one’s a tough call. You’ve got Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson in ‘Bride Wars’ (the battle of the bridezillas); Christian Bale and Heath Ledger in ‘The Dark Knight’ (I don’t know if fans will be up for two awkward moments and giving Christian Bale any kind of award); Ron Perlman v. Luke Goos in ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army (the only classic sword fight on this list); and Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Danny McBride in ‘Pineapple Express’ (stoner fight!). But I’m going with Robert Pattinson and Cam Gigandet in ‘Twilight’, because it’s an excuse to get Robert Pattinson and another vampire hottie on stage. (Though I’d prefer the ‘Pineapple Express’ bromantic boys for a laugh or two.)
Best Song Nominees – There’s Paramore’s ‘Decode’ from ‘Twilight’ and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Wrestler’ from the film of the same name, but the real battle here is between Miley Cyrus’ ‘The Climb’ from ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’ and ‘Jai Ho’ from ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. And since Jai Ho has had its moment in the sun and, as they say on ‘The Soup’, “It’s Miley!”, I think the winner here is obvious.
Best WTF Moment Nominees – And now here’s my favorite and the newest MTV Movie Award category! WTF moments include Amy Poehler peeing in the sink in ‘Baby Mama’ (but we’ve all been there, am I right?); Angelina Jolie killing a whole room full of people (including herself) with one bullet in ‘Wanted’ (Yawn.); and Jason Segel’s naked break up with Kristen Bell in ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ and (we’ve also all been here before, am I right?). But the real competition here is between Ben Stiller for tasting a decapitated head in ‘Tropic Thunder’ and Ayush Mahesh Khedekar’s leap of faith into the contents of an outhouse in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. I think this should go to the cuter of the two, even though he’s probably still living in a slum somewhere and won’t be present.
So there you have it, the nominees and my predictions for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Of course who actually wins depends a lot on who shows up (not your votes, as MTV would have you believe). But at least MTV isn’t into that “accepting on behalf of” stuff, and it’s likely that fans will get to see and hear plenty of Zac Efron, Robert Pattinson, and Miley Cyrus (the only person I’m 100 percent sure will be there; she’s already tweeted about it!)