The 2014 award season has come to end with all the golden popcorn-shaped statuettes given away. Comedic genius Conan O’Brien hosted the epic 2014 “MTV Movie Awards” at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre by breaking the world record for the most celebrity cameos in a show open.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was biggest winner of the night getting Movie of the Year, while the film’s stars, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, took home top acting honors. Jen won best female performance , beating Oscar-winner “12 Years a Slave,” and Josh was voted best male performer.
Hutcherson even took a moment to thank the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played Plutarch Heavensbee in the franchise. “I know if Philip were here he would think this was really cool,” said Hutcherson. “We think about him every day on set.”
Crazy categories as always were part of the program, like best fight, best villain and best shirtless performance – which winner Zac Efron properly accepted shirtless, of course. The reportedly pregnant Kunis was voted best villain for her role as the Wicked Witch in “Oz: The Great and Powerful.”
While, the “Godzilla” star Aaron Taylor-Johnson presented Orlando Bloom with the award for best fight for his and Evangeline Lilly’s tussle with the Orcs in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”
Jared Leto continued his winning streak for “Dallas Buyers Club”, picking up an award for best onscreen transformation. Like many attendees, Leto arrived in the nick of time from the Coachella music festival.
Best Kiss went to the lip-smacking threesome of Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter for “We’re the Millers,” while presenters Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Dave Franco hosted their own kissing contest with two women from the audience, and even Seth Rogen’s mom. The young star of “Divergent” movie, Shailene Woodley won the first-ever “Favorite Character” award.
O’Brien made sure to continuously tip his hat to the MTV generation, even inviting Grumpy Cat to sit in the first row. “(He’s) asleep. A human being is performing for a sleeping pet,” said O’Brien in disdain. “This is the end of civilization as we know it.”
The cast of “Entourage” reunited for the first-time on-stage to honor actor and producer Mark Wahlberg with the Generation Award for his extensive, diverse body of work in the film and television industry. MTV favorite Channing Tatum won the third annual Trailblazer Award.
“It’s weird because 10 years ago I was sitting in front of my TV watching the show just like people at home right now, and I didn’t have the faintest thought that I could be up here talking to y’all,” Tatum, star of “Jupiter Ascending,” told the crowd.
Fallen Paul Walker was paid tribute by the “Fast & Furious” co-star Jordana Brewster, which was followed by heart-warming montage of Walker’s previous roles along with some kind words from his pal Vin Diesel, says E!Online.
Performers at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards included Ellie Goulding who sang “Beating Heart” and Zedd who performed “Find You.” Both songs were first heard on the Divergent soundtrack. In addition, Eminem and Rihanna performed their collaboration “Monster” live.