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MTV Movie Awards 2012: Twilight and Hunger Games share main prize

The Hunger Games, Elizabeth Banks

Story by Jack Foley

IT WAS honours even as Twilight and The Hunger Games emerged as the big winners at the MTV Movie Awards 2012.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 took best movie, while Hunger Games leads Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were awarded the golden popcorn prizes for best male and female performances.

In addition, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart took the prize for best kiss, while Hutcherson and Lawrence shared the prize for best fight with Hunger Games co-star Alexander Ludwig.

Elizabeth Banks, meanwhile, added to The Hunger Games’ haul by taking best transformation.

Another of the pre-awards ceremony multiple nominees, Bridesmaids, walked away with prizes for Melissa McCarthy (for best comedic performance) and for McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper for best gut-wrenching performance.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 picked up the prize for best cast.

The awards, voted for by members of the public, took place on June 3 at Universal City’s Gibson Amphitheatre. British comedian and actor Russell Brand was host.

The full list of winners (and nominations) for this year’s MTV Movie Awards is…

MOVIE OF THE YEAR
Bridesmaids
The Hunger Games
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Help
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Emma Stone – Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Emma Watson – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games
Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Channing Tatum – The Vow
Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games
Ryan Gosling – Drive

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Elle Fanning – Super 8
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Liam Hemsworth – The Hunger Games
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Jonah Hill – 21 Jump Street
Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Oliver Cooper – Project X
Zach Galifianakis – The Hangover Part II

BEST CAST
21 Jump Street
Bridesmaids
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Help
The Hunger Games

BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION
Collin Farrell – Horrible Bosses
Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games
Johnny Depp – 21 Jump Street
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

BEST FIGHT
Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang – 21 Jump Street
Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig – The Hunger Games
Tom Cruise vs. Michael Nyqvist – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton – Warrior

BEST KISS
Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams – The Vow
Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Rupert Grint & Emma Watson – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone – Crazy, Stupid, Love.

BEST GUT-WRENCHING PERFORMANCE
21 Jump Street – Jonah Hill & Rob Riggle
Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper
Drive – Ryan Gosling
The Help – Bryce Dallas Howard
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – Tom Cruise

BEST ON-SCREEN DIRTBAG
Bryce Dallas Howard – The Help
Collin Farrell – Horrible Bosses
Jennifer Aniston – Horrible Bosses
Jon Hamm – Bridesmaids
Oliver Cooper – Project X