- Published on Saturday, April 28 2012
- Written by Tallie Johnson
The MTV Movies awards are fun, sometimes over-the-top, but it always provides some of the most talked about moments in entertainment.
Let’s look back at a few of those memorable bits -- In 2005, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams really get into their Best Kiss win and reenact the kiss with their classic jump-and-straddle move:
Then there was Tom Cruise dancing in character as Les Grossman, from Tropic Thunder, with Jennifer Lopez:
And remember Sacha Baron Cohen dressed as Bruno, wearing a thong, and landing on Eminem?
The moments are endless, funny, and, most importantly, fun. It’s not the awards show for ballgowns or formalities. But the MTVMAs are going to undergo some changes. For starters, it’s getting rid of some if its more "silly" categories, including Biggest Badass Star, Best Villain, Best Scared-As-Sh*t Performance, Best Line from a Movie, and Best Jaw-Dropping Moment. They are replacing them with Best Music, Best Cast, Best Gut-Wrenching Performance, Best Onscreen Dirtbag, and Best Onscreen Transformation.
Thank goodness, they kept Best Kiss and the classic Best Fight, which are some of the more entertaining awards of the show.
But those are not the only changes; the Movie Awards will now include an “academy” of voters. The academy will consist of people working in the industry, like producers, directors, agents, and insiders, who have their hands on the pulse of all the movies. It won’t be revealed who the voters are, but this is the same process used for the MTV Video Music Awards. In theory, that will give a shot to smaller films. But really, of all the awards shows, does this one really need a panel of "insiders" to decide things like Best Onscreen Dirtbag?
The other rationale was to bring more "legitimacy" to the Movie Awards. But, they still have categories like Best Kiss -- what members of the "academy" will qualify to vote on that, and why? The show's main purpose is to simply entertain and appease the young adult audience that watches who might otherwise feel the bigger awards shows, like the Oscars and Golden Globes, aren't relevant to them. And isn't that what MTV is all about? Giving the younger generation a voice?
This is just a fun show. The bureaucracy can be left to all the other awards shows, because fans are capable are pulling out the Best Fight even from smaller films. It will be interesting to see what movies end up winning this year due to these changes.
Fan voting for the show begins May 1 at MovieAwards.MTV.com. The live show will air on June 3.
What do you think of the new changes?
- Tallie Johnson, YH Staff
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