MTV Movie Awards show sneak peeks at future films
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — This year's MTV Movie Awards came with a preview of next year's possible winners.
Besides passing out prizes for MTV viewers' favorite films, Sunday's ceremony featured world-premiere clips from some of the year's most anticipated movies, including the forthcoming installments in the "Twilight" and "Harry Potter" franchises.
The most recent "Twilight" movie won five awards Sunday, and the scream-inducing star trio of Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart took a break from accepting trophies to present a clip from the penultimate film in the series. Set for release in November, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" includes preparations for a wedding and hints at a pregnancy between Bella Swan (Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Pattinson). Jacob (Lautner) is shown throwing down the wedding invitation in disgust, then taking his shirt off and turning into a werewolf.
Pattinson was the star of this year's Movie Awards, dropping an F-bomb, locking lips with Lautner and collecting awards for best kiss, best fight and best male performance for "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." He also won best kiss and best male performance last year for the previous "Twilight" film. Chances are good he'll be up for the golden popcorn trophy again in 2012.
"Potter" has a winning history at the MTV Movie Awards. Tom Felton, who plays bullying Draco Malfoy in the series, won best villain Sunday for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1." He won the same award last year.
"This will look very nice in my downstairs toilet," he said of his trophy. "Thank you."
Hermione Granger was also on hand: Emma Watson introduced footage from the final "Potter" film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." The ultimate showdown between Potter and Voldemort hits theaters in July.
Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams have each made movies that found fanatical fans among the MTV audience. Their joint effort, "Super 8," has been building buzz since last summer. Produced by Spielberg and written and directed by Abrams, the film tells the story of a group of young filmmakers who witness and photograph a mysterious train crash. Stars Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney joined Abrams and Spielberg to unveil the new clip. The film opens June 10.
While they didn't show any footage, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake gave a hint of their "Friends With Benefits" flick, due in July, by cupping each other's genitals while presenting an award Sunday. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who star in this month's "Green Lantern," presented together, as did Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and MTV Movie Awards host Jason Sudeikis, who star in the comedy "Horrible Bosses," out in July. The stars of "Bad Teacher," Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, presented an award together. And Danny McBride, Nick Swardson and Aziz Ansari, who wore braids and a karate uniform to emulate his idol Jaden Smith, showed off the chemistry they'll display in "30 Minutes or Less," which opens in August.
Actress Amanda Bynes said on the way into the show that she was looking forward to still other summer movies: "I'm excited to see 'X-Men 2' and 'Transformers 3,'" she said.
Any of them could be considered for MTV Movie Awards, since fans pick nominees and winners. One thing's for sure: They're already excited about the next "Twilight."