The show was hosted by Conan O’Brian. Obviously, there are many people who find this guy funny. I am not one. His opening number was self-indulgence run amok and set the tone for what was to follow. Bad presenters, bad acceptance speeches, jokes that were offensive — you get the idea.
Even worse, MTV is now using these awards to pay their bills. Seriously, there was as much time spent on ads as on the show itself. Or, at least it felt that way.
I could go on for pages about awful this was. Instead, I will just list the winners and move on with my life.
Movie of the Year: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Favorite Character: Shailene Woodley, Divergent
Best Male Performance: Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Best Female Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Best Scared As Shit Performance: Brad Pitt, World War Z
Breakthrough Performance: Will Poulter, We’re the Millers
Best On Screen Duo: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, Fast and Furious 6
Best Shirtless Performance: Zac Efron, That Awkward Moment
Best Fight: Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Best Kiss: Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter, We’re the Millers
#WTF Moment: Leonard DiCaprio and his Lamborghini, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Villain: Mila Kunis, Oz The Great and Powerful
Best Musical Moment: Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchei, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson, This is the End
Best Comedic Performance: Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best On Screen Transformation: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Cameo: Rihanna, This is the End
Best Hero: Henry Cavill, Man of Steel
Trailblazer Award: Channing Tatum
Generation Award: Mark Wahlberg
Please comment if you watched this. Was I just in a grumpy mood or were they really just that bad? What do you think of the winners? Let us know.
ChrisB is a freelance writer who spends more time than she ought in front of a television screen or with a book in her hands.