Conan O’Brien kicked off tonight’s explosive 2014 MTV Movie Award ceremony by emerging from a 5,000 pound, flaming bucket of popcorn at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The late night talk show host made television history by breaking the world record for the most celebrity cameos in a show opening, featuring such stars as Taylor Swift, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Adam Sandler, Katy Perry, Andy Samberg, Jack White, Ashton Kutcher, Martin Scorsese, Demi Moore, Emma Watson, Russell Crowe, Paul Rudd and Jessica Alba.
The live telecast celebrated the past year’s best films across a variety of genres, including comedy, action and drama, as well as the most popular Hollywood celebrities. This year’s MTV Movie Awards aired across the cable channel’s global network, and reached more than half a billion households. Fans around the world voted in their favorite categories, such as Movie of the Year, Best Kiss and Best Fight.
The hit sci-fi thriller sequel, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ won the top honor of the ceremony, Movie of the Year. The coveted trophy was presented by Johnny Depp, who handed the award to two of the film’s stars, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin. The former, who also won Best Male Performance for his role as Peeta Mellark, mentioned his late co-star, Philip Seymour Hoffman, during his acceptance speech for Movie of the Year.
The cast of ‘Entourage’ reunited for the first time on stage since the hit HBO comedy-drama series ended its eight season run in 2011 to present the Generation Award to one of the show’s producers, Mark Wahlberg. The actor was honored for his extensive career in both films and television.
’22 Jump Street’ star Channing Tatum received the third annual Trailblazer Award for his diverse leading roles. The popcorn trophy was presented by his co-star of the upcoming action comedy sequel, Jonah Hill, as well as his co-star from the equally anticipated action sci-fi movie, ‘Jupiter Ascending.’
Jordana Brewster offered a heartfelt and personal speech about her ‘Fast and Furious’ series co-star, Paul Walker. The introduction offered a glimpse into the various films the actor, who won the Best On-Screen Team with Vin Diesel and the Breakthrough Male Performance 2002 MTV Movie Awards for his career-defining role as Brian O’Conner in ‘The Fast and the Furious,’ starred in throughout his career. The video also offered insight into Walker’s life by Diesel, who shared this year’s Best On-Screen Duo award with the late actor.
In addition to handing out the popcorn trophies, he 2014 MTV Movie Awards also feature several musical performances. Eminem and Rihanna gave their first live performance of their number one hit single, ‘The Monster.’ Reuniting from their recent Coachella performance, singer Ellie Goulding and pianist Zedd brought the ‘Divergent’ soundtrack to the stage by performing the hit single, ‘Beating Heart.’ MTV Artists to Watch twenty one pilots also gave an introspective performance of their new song, ‘Car Radio.’
For all the up-to-date information on the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, including the full list of winners, videos of the biggest occurrences and fashion and celebrity commentary from the red carpet, visit the awards’ official website. The highlights of the 2014 MTV Movie Award-winners include:
Movie of yhe Year
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter–‘We’re the Millers’
Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs-‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’
Best Comedic Performance
Jonah Hill–‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
Best Scared-As-S**T Performance
Brad Pitt–‘World War Z’
Leonardo DiCaprio–‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
Leonardo DiCaprio’s iconic portrayal of excessive Wall Street player Jordan Belfort takes a turn for the insane when he takes his Lamborghini for a spin.
Mila Kunis–‘Oz The Great and Powerful
Best On-Screen Transformation
Jared Leto–‘Dallas Buyers Club’
Best Musical Moment
Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson–‘This is the End’
Spoiler alert! Backstreet Boys reunite in heaven to perform ‘Everybody’ with signature boy band moves and flair for this unforgettable apocalyptic ending.
Written by: Karen Benardello