June 4 2012, 9am was the official live airing for the MTV Awards 2012. Popspoken was pleased to be invited to the live-screening at the MTV Office. VJs Holly Gabarek and Richard Herrera kickstarted the day by giving a brief overview of the awards that would be given out.
Host Russell Brand used his unpredictable wit to connect with the audience/presenters – which featured Emma Watson, Adam Sandler, Kristen Stewart, Leighton Meester and more. New awards were introduced this year such as “Best On-Screen Dirtbag”, “Best Gut-Wrenching Performance”, “Best On-Screen Transformation”, “Best Music” and “Best Cast”.
MTV fans could vote online at MA.MTV.com and could be responsible for the “Power of the Popcorn” awards. Further, indie-pop group “Fun” was the first musical performance for the MTV awards and featured their debut single “We are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)” which has held the number 1 spot for the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 6 weeks consecutively.
Three of the powerhouses “The Hunger Games”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” bagged most of the wins in key categories. “The Hunger Games” led the pack with wins for Best Male performance, Best Female performance, Best Fight and Best On-Screen Transformation. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” won Best Cast and Best Hero, whilst “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” walked away with Best Kiss and Movie of the year.
DJ Martin Solveig was featured as the “House DJ” for the 2012 MTV Awards. He made use of his eclectic and unique fusion of movie-music mashups that include a remix of Star Wars, Jaws and Pulp Fiction. Martin Solveig said, “I am both a movie freak and a guy who enjoys mixing music and image to give his vides a cinematographic feel. It’s only natural that I jumped at the chance of performing at the ‘MTV Movie Awards’ when they offered me the opportunity.”
Last but not least, Johnny Depp was given the highest honor of being presented the “MTV Generation Award” since he has the “chameleon-like ability to inhabit any role” and can be counted upon to engage the MTV audience no matter what role he takes on. The first role that brought him to critical acclaim was “Edward Scissorhands” and went on to be featured in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, “Sweeney Todd” and more. His most well-known role was probably his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Carribean” franchise.