June 4, 2012 - 16:36 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Now nearing its fifth installment, "Twilight" has become the old man of the MTV Movie Awards, TheWrap reported.
But on Sunday June 3 night, the vampire romance beat back a challenge from the newest young adult phenomenon on the block, "The Hunger Games," to keep its lock on the Best Movie statue. In doing so, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" repeated the performance of the previous film in the series, "Eclipse," which won the same award last year.
"We have to thank you guys - our amazing, loyal and dedicated fans," Taylor Lautner, one of the film's stars, said while picking up the prize.
Not only did "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" keep its hold on the night's top prize, it also nabbed the Golden Popcorn statue in the coveted Best Kiss category, beating out Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson of "The Hunger Games."
Yet, "The Hunger Games" did not go home empty-handed. Lawrence won the Best Female Performance award, beating out Emma Stone of "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and Kristen Wiig of "Bridesmaids." Stewart presented the statue to her tween rival Lawrence, who accepted the award via satellite from the set of her latest film, joking that she was disappointed the popcorn was not edible.
"The Hunger Games" also picked up statues for Hutcherson in the Best Male Performance category, Elizabeth Banks for Best Onscreen Transformation, and for Best Fight Scene.
Also winning major awards were "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2," which earned a Best Cast statue; Jennifer Aniston who scored a Best Onscreen Dirtbag statue playing a libidinous dentist in "Horrible Bosses"; and Shailene Woodley who nabbed a Breakthrough Performance honor for her work as a grieving teenager in "The Descendants."
English comic Russell Brand hosted the annual awards show from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City.
In a profanity-laced opening monologue, Brand skewered John Travolta's legal issues with two male masseurs, Michael Fassbender's full frontal nude scene from "Shame," and Justin Bieber's recent scuffle with the paparazzi.