So yesterday I went to the MTV movie awards randomly and it was awesome. Long origin story short, my dad’s quirky (crazy) ex-girlfriend, Beverly, from way back in college took me. Anyways it was great. When we were walking in Ron Jeremy was walking next to us. Beverly hadn’t heard of him and totally straight faced says to me “hard core or soft core?” What am I supposed to say to that? I ended up saying “I don’t really know Beverly.” And she proceeded to tell me the difference for like 5 mins. Awkward. Anyways, when we got in I really enjoyed the Gibson Amphitheatre. I thought it was going to be outside but it wasn’t. MTV had a neat set up. Also a fun perk: we got free bottles of Vitamin Water.
Now for celeb sightings: first I saw Eva Mendez who walked right by me when we were looking for our seats. She is really hotter in person. Next Justin Long (Dodgeball, Die Hard 4) walked by me while I was sitting down. He had a hot girlfriend of course. Next I saw Paris Hilton come in. She had a ton of guards and stopped the foot traffic to get to her seat. Next I saw Rodrigo Santoro (Love Actually, Lost, 300) walk by my seat. Finally I saw Gerard Butler (300) run by me as the show was just starting.
The show itself was great. It was really well paced and Sarah Silverman was excellent as the host. She made a really mean joke about Paris Hilton (something about painting the jail bars to look like penises to make her feel at home) which made her leave early into the event. I almost felt bad. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=EXESd_q56Cw
I actually saw Sarah Silverman a couple of weeks before this (with David Cross, Patton Oswalt for $5 at UCB, yay LA) and she tried out some of her material for her opening, which was great (Spiderman 3 being racist, 300 being titled because on a gayness scale of 1 to 10 it was a 300). The one thing I really didn’t like was the fan submitted parodies. They were horrendous except for the one that won (United 300) which was okay. But really they need to bring back the good, professionally done parodies like the classic Jack Black in Lord of The Rings and Panic Room.
The acceptances were pretty great. Jack Nicholson was wasted and incoherent but in a good way. The best was probably Will Ferrell and Sasha Baron Cohen making out on the stage after they won for best kiss (http://youtube.com/watch?v=RevBCLWlsCw
Another cool surprise was Johnny Deep when he was actually present for his award for best performance. The music numbers were also enjoyable. Rihanna/Jay Z’s “Umbrella” had great dancing and pyrotechnics and Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” was just really well sung.
All in all, I’d say if you have the opportunity to go to the MTV Movie awards with an eccentric family friend, then definitely go.