It’s almost time for Summer Blockbuster Season, but before we get there we need to put an end to Awards Season. And that’s what MTV will do next Sunday April 14th with their whateverth annual MTV Movie Awards. Since it involves movies and awards, and because we love wasting our time on stupid stuff like this, obviously we’re doing a pick em to celebrate the event.
Check out the categories below and let us know if you agree or disagree with us. Hit us up at MoviesOnUP@gmail.com with your picks and play along with us!
Best Scared-As-S**t Performance
Alexandra Daddario – Texas Chainsaw 3D
Jennifer Lawrence – House at the End of the Street
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Martin Freeman – The Hobbit
Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi
Dave’s Pick: First off, how is Jessica Chastain nominated for this? She was a bad ass. This category makes no sense. It’s gotta be Katniss. J-Law takes home the Moon Man. Or the popcorn thingie. Whatever.
Ryan’s Pick: The two nominees that seem to make the most sense for this “award”, J-Law and the girl from that other movie I didn’t see, appear to be the frontrunners. Not having seen either movie, I’ll pick Martin Freeman. It’s about time The Hobbit won something.
Emma Watson and Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman – Moonrise Kingdom
Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx – Django Unchained
Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg – Ted
Ryan’s Pick: I have seen all of these smooches. I like movies with smooches. A couple weeks ago, I mentioned how much I liked Hayward and Gilman in Moonrise. So much, I couldn’t remember their names. They’ll be remembered for “winning” this category.
Dave’s Pick: What a stupid category. As much as I loved the B-Coopz/J-Law lip lock, it can’t touch the awesomeness of the Logan Lerman/Emma Watson scene. It was a great scene, and you couldn’t help but want it to happen. Plus, it’s Hermione.
Best On Screen Duo
Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo – The Avengers
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis – The Campaign
Leo DiCaprio and Samuel L Jackson – Django Unchained
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane – Ted
Dave’s Pick: This one doesn’t seem like as much of a slam dunk. My gut says Will and Zach because of the antics they’ll do if they’re there live. But my brain says Marky Mark and Seth MacFarlane. Also, what’s with all the Django nominations? Hey kids, ya like the N word? I’m just stalling since I’m torn. I’d push if I could, but I can’t because we run a tight ship around here. I’m cool with it, but Ryan would be mad. What’s that? Oh, I’m stalling again? OK, brain over gut, Marky Mark and Ted for the win.
Ryan’s Pick: I would have been pissed had Dave tried any shenanigans. Kids seem to love Seth MacFarlane even more than the N word. Ted wins.
Eddie Redmayne – Les Mis
Ezra Miller-Perks of Being a Wallflower
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect
Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi
Ryan’s Pick: Eddie Redmayne’s singing made me want to breakthrough my television to punch his throat. Rebel Wilson’s was better. I guess I’m supposed to like her. Whatever.
Dave’s Pick: Did this crowd really see Life Of Pi? Or Beasts? And didn’t Ezra Miller breakout last year with We Need To Talk About Kevin? Oh, MTV avoided the archery school shooting movie? Eddie Redmayne stands a chance here on handsomeness alone, but at the end of the day I gotta go with the host for the evening, Rebel Wilson. Not just because she’s the host, but because she was pretty damn great in Pitch Perfect. And everything she’s been in.
Best Shirtless Performance
Channing Tatum – Magic Mike
Christian Bale-The Dark Knight Rises
Daniel Craig – Skyfall
Seth MacFarlane – Ted
Taylor Lautner – Whatever Twilight came out this year
Dave’s Pick: Ryan actually eliminated a lot of categories and only left the ones he wanted to do, and yet this stupid one still made it in. I think the kids are over T-Lautz. Ted makes no sense. Danny Craig and Christian Bale are old. C-Tates all the way. And it’s very well deserved.
Ryan’s Pick: I’m calling BS on this. How in the hell do we have a best shirtless category and it’s full of dudes. I’m calling an audible and submitting a write-in for Ashley Hinshaw in About Cherry. Let’s see Dave argue with that one.
The Avengers vs Loki – The Avengers
Christian Bale vs Tom Hardy – Dark Knight Rises
Jamie Foxx vs the world – Django
Daniel Craig vs Ola Rapace – Skyfall
Mark Wahlberg vs Seth MacFarlane – Ted
Ryan’s Pick: Every fight on here went pretty much according to script, well they’re movies so I guess they have to go according to script, but the one that had me on the edge of my seat was the underwear model wrastlin’ with a CGI bear.
Dave’s Pick: Why have my explanations gotten longer as we’ve gone on? How have I not grown tired of the stupidity? Avengers all the way.
Best WTF Moment
Anna Camp puking in Pitch Perfect
Denzel “landing” plane in Flight
Django blowing up Candyland in Django
Homoeroticism in Skyfall
Ted flirting with checkout girl in Ted
Dave’s Pick: I don’t even think they know what the hell this category means. The landing scene in Flight was one of the coolest scenes of last year, but it’s not winning. It’ll either be Ted or the puke, and I’m taking the puke.
Ryan’s Pick: Two paths diverge in a wood, I choose the one with puke. Especially if the puke joke gets thrown out twice in the movie.
Javier Bardem – Skyfall
Leo DiCaprio – Django
Marion Cotillard – Dark Knight
Tom Hardy – Dark Knight
Tom Hiddleston – The Avengers
Ryan’s Pick: Spoiler alert on the Marion Cotillard-thing. Jeez MTV. I like Bardem, but I’m going with Leo.
Dave’s Pick: Tom Hardy.
Best Musical Moment
Strippers in Magic Mike
Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller at the prom-Perks
The lovely Anna Kendrick and some other people covering No Diggity-Pitch Perfect
Dave’s Pick: Could be Magic Mike. Probably will be Magic Mike. Should be Pitch Perfect. My pick: Pitch Perfect. Also, how no dance scene from Silver Linings?
Ryan’s Pick: If I pick against Anna, she’ll make me sleep on the couch. I don’t like sleeping on the couch.
Movie Of The Year
Ryan’s Pick: If I know one thing about the MTV audience, they love sluts. Katniss as a “recovering” slut. For the win please.
Dave’s Pick: Silver Linings? Django? No Twilight? No Magic Mike? Does MTV know their audience anymore? Does MTV have an audience anymore? Could be Ted, but I’m going Avengers.