UNIVERSAL CITY, California (AP) ― The MTV Movie Awards was more like “The Team Edward Show.”
“Twilight” star Robert Pattinson sucked up the spotlight ― and the popcorn-shaped trophies ― at Sunday’s shenanigan-packed ceremony. Among the goofy actor’s moments: winning three different awards, unexpectedly kissing co-star Taylor Lautner, and slipping the F-word past censors when presenting Reese Witherspoon with the special MTV Generation Award.
“It’s not always a bad thing to have sexual chemistry with your mother,” joked Pattinson, who played the son of Witherspoon’s character in “Vanity Fair” as well as her love interest in “Water for Elephants.”
For his role as vampire Edward Cullen in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” Pattinson won best male performance, best fight with Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel, and best kiss with Kristen Stewart. Instead of smooching each other, Pattinson declared he didn’t “feel like kissing” Stewart before he descended back into the audience and planted his lips on Lautner.
Team Jacob also earned some love from “Saturday Night Live” star Jason Sudeikis, the show’s host, who kicked off the silly ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheater by starring in his own version of “The Hangover” in which he went in search of a lost Lautner. The other “Twilight” winners were Stewart for best female performance and “Eclipse” for best movie.
“The fact that we’re standing up here is a testament to all the hard work that went into ‘Eclipse,’” Lautner said.
The non-vampire winners who picked up awards Sunday included Justin Bieber for best jaw dropping moment for “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” Emma Stone for best comedic performance for “Easy A,” Alexys Nycole Sanchez for best line for “Grown Ups,” and Tom Felton for best villain for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.”
“This will look very nice in my downstairs toilet,” Felton said of his trophy.
The show also served as a promotional platform for Hollywood studios’ upcoming films as much as it did an awards ceremony. Emma Watson, J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg and Elle Fanning were among the celebrities on hand to present sneak peeks at “Super 8,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn ― Part One.”