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MTV movie awards stays true to controversy

September 15, 2009

We’ve seen it happen before, and it’s obvious that MTV loves the attention.

In 2003, we saw Britney Spears and Madonna share a kiss in the opening song of the VMA’s.  Britney also had another disaster in 2008 when she hit the stage and began a performance we all knew was doomed from the beginning.  Said to be her comeback performance, it was very very short of that.

She did win the award this year for ‘best pop video’ for her song ‘Womanizer.’  So, it’s safe to say that the viewers are ready to forgive and forget meltdowns of starts, right?

Well, maybe no so much.

This year Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s speech for best female video.  If you haven’t seen the video, you’re in the dark.  Swift, up against Beyonce for this award, was shocked that she’d won–and so was Kanye.  He jumped up on stage, took the mic, and told the crowd who should’ve really won–Beyonce.

It’s obvious that Beyonce was shocked by this as well, but in true ladylike fashion, she called Taylor back on stage when she won her award for ‘video of the year.’  Recalling when she was up for her first award with Destiny’s Child, she wanted Taylor to have her moment as well.

But, we probably will forgive Kanye.  (..we kind of expect this type of thing from him, eh?)

Again, the past has once again proven we laugh at these moments later.  MTV gave Russell Brand, the host of the show, a second chance as well….

Last year, when Russell Brand was hosting the awards for the first time, he bashed The Jonas Brothers for wearing purity rings, which caused controversy for a while after the ceremony was over.  He addressed this topic again this year, and said that the Jonas Brother had forgiven him.  But obviously, MTV loved the exposure enough to let him come back this year.  He obviously didn’t hurt feelings that much.

While most of us, like myself, watch these awards for these moments (and know they’re going to happen) some were probably honestly shocked that MTV would let such a thing happen.  And while I think they love it (and all the exposure they’re getting), MTV are prepared for something like this.  It can’t be scripted, and that’s what’s so funny.

And what will keep everyone watching next year.


Also noteworthy at this years awards:

-Janet’s performance in memory of her brother. (AMAZING!)

-Lada Gaga’s numerous outfit changes.  One minute, she shows up with Kermit the frog in a studded neck brace, the next minute she’s bleeding on stage, then she’s wearing a full red lace body suit, and ends the night putting her head through a birds nest. (While I admire a sense of individuality, I feel like there’s a point in expressing who you are and just wanting all eyes on you.)

-Green Day’s performance. (I love them..)


Winners (announced on show): 

-Video of the Year: Beyonce Knowles – ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’
Best New Artist: Lady Gaga – ‘Poker Face’
Best Hip-Hop Video: Eminem – ‘We Made You’
Best Male Video: T.I. ft Rihanna – ‘Live Your Life’
Best Pop Video: Britney Spears – ‘Womanizer’
Best Rock Video: Green Day – ‘21 Guns’
Best Female Video: Taylor Swift – ‘You Belong With Me’
Best Video (That Should Have Won A Moonman): ‘Beastie Boys – Sabotage’

Announced before the show:

Breakthrough Video: Matt And Kim – ‘Lessons Learned’
Best Art Direction: Lady Gaga – ‘Paparazzi’
Best Choreography: Beyonce – ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’
Best Cinematography: Green Day – ‘21 Guns’
Best Direction: Green Day – ‘21 Guns’
Best Editing: ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’
Best Special Effects: Lady Gaga – ‘Paparazzi’

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