About 2.8 million people tuned in to Sunday’s Conan O’Brien-hosted MTV Movie Awards, a million fewer viewers (-27%) than last year’s show. The 2013 trophy show clocked 3.8 million total viewers — up compared to previous year’s 3.2 million even though big winner Jennifer Lawrence didn’t show up, and Parks And Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza got thrown out. Those who watched Sunday’s fan-voted awards saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire cop movie of the year, Mila Kunis hide her baby bump, Zac Efron lose his shirt and Mark Wahlberg score the MTV Generation Award — or, as he called it, the You’re Too Old To Come Back Award — and Eminem and Rihanna doing the TV debut of their hit “The Monster.”
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Sunday’s show also was down by double digits in the network’s core 12-34 demographic, pulling a 2.6 compared with last year’s 3.4 — a 23% drop — and the previous year’s 2.8. In 2012, the MTV Movie Awards pulled in 3.2 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in 12-34. That had all been good news because 2012 was down a troubling 28% in the demo from the 2011 show. Additionally, last year’s show was up 45% among adults 18-34 and up 44% with adults 18-49 compared to ’12.
UPDATE: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire just beat out such films as Oscar winner 12 Years A Slave and The Wolf Of Wall Street for Movie Of The Year in the conclusion of the MTV Movie Awards. Even though Johnny Depp presented, the award was accepted by Josh Hutcherson. Nobody else showed up. Yowza.
EARLIER: So what’s happening in the vitally important MTV Movie Awards? Well, Conan O’Brien–who would win if there was an award for Most Screwed Over For Network Late Night Slot after guys who came behind him have the big network gigs while he’s still the best show on TBS–took the stage on a design that seemed to be inspired by where the Sleestaks lived on Land Of The Lost. I can tell you Jared Leto won Best On-Screen Transformation for getting dolled up for Dallas Buyers Club (I bet he puts the popcorn trophy right next to Oscar on his mantle), and that We’re The Millers’ Will Poulter won for Breakthrough Performance, with Zac Efron beating out some hunks for Best Shirtless Performance and Channing Tatum for Trailblazer Award. And Jonah Hill won some award… You know what? The Yankees are right now playing the Boston Red Sox, and they’re winning and it’s Jeter’s final season. And Game Of Thrones is coming on and trust me, there will be blood. I’m sort of in charge here and screw it, I can’t watch … Read More »
Here’s a new look at the opening battle scene of Fox/Marvel’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past which premiered tonight at the MTV Movie Awards, in which Ellen Page’s Shadowcat, Daniel Cudmore’s Colossus, and Shawn Ashmore’s Iceman join new franchise mutants Blink (Fan Bingbing), Bishop (Omar Sy), Sunspot (Adan Canto), Warpath (Booboo Stewart) to take on a Sentinel attack. Bryan Singer‘s back at the helm of the X-Men sequel which opens May 23:
Here’s another clip unveiled on the MTV Movie Awards, this one the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Paramount just added Johnny Knoxville to do the voice of Leonardo, and Tony Shalhoub to voice Splinter, the Yoda of chopsocky capable rodents. Can you detect their voices?
Here is one of the many trailers teased during the MTV Movie Awards telecast. It’s the Tom Cruise-starrer Edge Of Tomorrow. Looks like Tom still knows how to blow shit up.
Fox’s The Fault In Our Stars unveiled a new clip ahead of tonight’s MTV Movie Awards, featuring Shailene Woodley and her Divergent cast mate Ansel Elgort, who star as two teenagers afflicted by cancer who meet and fall in love. Josh Boone directs the romantic drama which hits theaters June 6:
A pair of flicks that were shut out at the Oscars on Sunday lead the field for the erstwhile music network’s film nods. American Hustle and The Wolf Of Wall Street snagged eight noms apiece for the 23rd MTV Movie Awards. Close behind are The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with seven and We’re The Millers with six, including a coveted Best Shirtless Performance nom for Jennifer Aniston. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Dallas Buyers Club, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, This Is The End and Best Picture champ 12 Years A Slave are next with four apiece. Conan O’Brien will serve as host of this year’s festivities, which air live on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. The show — which last year switched from its longtime post-Memorial Day date to April — again relishes is such signature categories as Best Kiss, Best Scared-As-S**T Performance and #WTFMoment, The telecast is exec produced by Jesse Ignjatovic. Here are the nominees: Read More »
Comedian/late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien, who has hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards, is now taking on emcee duties for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. O’Brien will make his MTV hosting debut at the April 13 ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, which will air live at 9 PM. “After eight years of intense negations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV’s second most prestigious awards show,” O’Brien deadpanned. The MTV Movie Awards is staying in April where they moved last year after a long history of airing after Memorial Day. The show, which drew 3.8 million viewers, was hosted by Rebel Wilson, whose ABC comedy series is executive produced by O’Brien. The 2014 MTV Movie Awards is exec produced by Jesse Ignjatovic.
MTV today announced 2014 dates for the MTV Movie Awards (April 13) and MTV Video Music Awards (August 24). The Movie Awards moved up from its traditional June spot this year with an eye on kicking off the summer blockbuster season. The show drew 3.8 million total viewers and a 3.4 rating, up 21% in the 12-34 demo, 45% in adults 18-34 and 44% in adults 18-49.
The fanboy crowd got a Marvel vs. DC blockbuster showdown at tonight’s MTV Movie Awards. Which superhero tease got the most mileage? Here’s the Iron Man 3 extended action clip. Disney releases the pic May 3:
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Basic cable experienced a raunchy night as the MTV Movie Awards were held live. Host Rebel Wilson kicked off the night with an “Iron Mangina” sketch. Then Universal’s Townies co-stars Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride took the stage for a bit that ended with two of them dropping trou. Rogen stood there wearing a giant merkin as the trio presented Best Shirtless Performance to Taylor Lautner:
Will Ferrell was accepting the Comedic Genius Award at tonight’s MTV Movie Awards. Suddenly he had company onstage – Parks & Recreation‘s co-star Aubrey Plaza. She ran up and tried to wrestle the award out of Ferrell’s hands. Apparently, it was to hype her own upcoming movie – the August comedy from CBS Films, The To-Do List – whose title was written across her chest. MTV later claimed the incident was unplanned and that the MTV Movie Awards producers kicked her off the Sony Pictures lot where the show was being held. Backstage, Ferrell told MTV: “It was just a lot of liquor breath.” Well, Aubrey does call herself @evilhag on Twitter. Here’s video of the mayhem:
2ND UPDATE: Deadline hears “there was a scheduling conflict” to explain why Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t there. But this appeared to be the last thing the cable network expected as the live MTV Movie Awards scrambled to adjust to the glaring absence of tonight’s biggest star. The newly Academy Award-winning actress was a no-show for the telecast – embarrassing the network which had arranged for a lot of Hunger Games 2 promotion during the telecast for the film’s fans. MTV apparently had to rearrange some categories because of the situation. And MTV punted what was to have been a sketch with host Rebel Wilson and Lawrence playing sisters. Other performers had to make do as well. “Thanks so much. Jen’s not here. I’m sorry,” Bradley Cooper told the audience to what even the MTV website said was an “audibly upset room” about the absent Lawrence. “I know. But, she was great to kiss.” The pair won Best Kiss Category. Lawrence also won Best Female performance after being nominated in several categories. No explanation as yet for why she didn’t appear. Her Hunger Games: Catching Fire co-star Liam Hemsworth was there to present a teaser trailer premiere for the pic.
The Weinstein Co.’s Silver Linings Playbook and leading duo Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper came up big at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, nabbing Best Female Performance, Best Male Performance, and Best Kiss at the annual fan-driven ceremony. Marvel’s The Avengers took home three awards including Movie Of The Year, while host Rebel Wilson and her breakout summer pic Pitch Perfect also garnered kudos. Meanwhile, Taylor Lautner of Summit’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 snagged a win out of the film’s lone nomination: Best Shirtless Performance. Here’s the full list of winners, highlighted in bold:
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MTV announced today that Will Ferrell will be the first-ever recipient of the Comedic Genius Award, created to honor an actor who has “provided a major influence through their work” and “transformed the genre.” MTV president Stephen Friedman quoted Ferrell’s Anchorman character Ron Burgundy when he said, “Simply put, Will Ferrell is ‘kind of a big deal’.” Rebel Wilson will host the MTV Movie Awards which air on April 14 at 9:00PM ET from the Sony lot in Culver City.
The cable network tonight revealed that the Pitch Perfect, Bachelorette and Bridesmaids star will host the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. MTV announced the news with this promo that aired during the season finale of Jersey Shore. The awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, April 14, 2013.
MTV is shifting the Movie Awards telecast to April. The cable network just announced that the 2013 MTV Movie Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Since its launch in 1992, the MTV Movie Awards has aired at the beginning of June. Read More »