MTV Movie Awards

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  1. Rob Bartlett

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    We're throught with the Oscars, but that doesn't mean the awards are neccessarily over. While some film buffs would write the MTV Awards as more teenybopper-inspired starflucking, the more enlightened (ok, the more party-hardy) get to enjoy the

    Any particular predictions?
     
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    Some ideas thus far. I've edited to back up some of my predicitons. Those in bold are the most likely in each category to nom'd.

    By the way, I'm competely aware I left out Signs and My Big Fat Greek Wedding . Bothe were huge hits, but I think they skewed older, and much too broad.

    Best Actor

    Tobey Magire, Spider-Man
    Eminem, Eight Mile
    Vin Diesel, XXX
    Adam Sandler, Punch Drunk Love
    Leonardo Dicaprio, Catch Me if You Can

    First, i'd like to say I'm not sure about Vin Diesel. He already seems to be yesterday's news, and xXx has not held on very strong on the pop-culture radar. Expect a Viggo Mortenson upset. Ben Affleck could also appear, considering his three hit movies within 12 months.

    Adam Sandler is a perennial MTV favourite, so a double nomination this year, much akin to other perennial favourite Jim Carrey, seems likely.

    Leonardo DiCaprio has been absent for a while, but that could probably equal some sort of messiah status. Catch me if You Can is his first hit role in five years, so I think he might grab one.

    FInally, is Tobey Maguire. How can you not nominate Spider-Man himself? He's a lock for a "nod", and is the most likely winner for this category.


    Best Female Performance

    Renee Zellweger, Chicago
    Kate Hudson, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    Naomi Watts, The Ring
    Kirstin Dunst, Spider-Man
    Reese Witherspoon, Sweet Home Alabama

    For some reason, Salma Hayke for Frida is in the back of my head. It's an arthouse role, but they've been nominated before. Speaking of which, I left out Nicole Kidman, despite the fact most best actress winners get nominated in this category.

    Renee Zellweggar's song and dance performance just seems a natural.

    Kate Hudson is rather popular already, so it makes sense she would get nominated for a movie that was, you know, already a hit.

    Naomi Watts and Jennifer Garner could very well swithc places. But the fact is, she's been the lead of an already recognized movie (Muholland Drive) so I think she'd get "promoted" rather quickly.

    Kirstin Dunst-popular with the MTV audience, and many attest, a huge contributing factr in Spider-Man 's crossover appeal.

    Reese Witherspoon will probably get the big spotlight. She's the biggest star of young Hollywood, plain and simple.


    Best Comedic Performance

    Adam Sandler, Mr. Deeds
    Mike Myers, Goldmember
    Hugh Grant, About a Boy
    Eddie Griffin, Undercover Brother
    Will Ferrel, Old School

    I think Old School is eligible, hard to tell on account of the loopy time frame. You vote for best comedic performance to see who will put out the best speech, so Ferrell winning is soemthing to look foward to.

    Myers and Sandler are the Tom Hanks of this category. Just do something, anything, so you can be nominated, guys.

    Griffin is the black sheep, er dark horse, er X-Factor. Undercover Brother wasn't the laugh-out-loud movie of 2002, but it got some good notices, and there's nt immense competition out there anyways. Plus he was funny.

    Hugh Grant is a pretty big star, and many felt it was his best performance, and there's enough room in this category.

    Best Villain

    Gollum, The Two Towers
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
    Colin Farrel, Daredevil
    Lara Flynn Boyle, Men in Black 2
    Willam Dafoe, Spider-Man

    Come on, it's all about Gollum. The best character of 2002 period. Daniel Day Lewis' top hat, walrus whiskers, and cleaver are a symbol of 2002. Farrel's hot right now, and his scenery-chewing should land him there. As for Lara Flynn Boyle-girl power!

    Breakthrough Male

    Tyler Hoechlin, Road to Perdition
    Kierin Culkin. Igby Goes Down
    Hayden Christianson, Episode II
    DJ Qualls, The New Guy
    Nick Cannon, Drumline


    Breakthrough Female

    Kate Bonsworth, Blue Crush
    Mirando Otto, The Two Towers
    Jennifer Garner, Daredevil
    Rosario Dawson, The 25th Hour
    Beyonce Knowles, Goldmember

    Best Fight Scene

    Christopher Lee vs. Yoda, Attack of the Clones,
    Matt Damon vs. Those Guards or Whatever, The Bourne Identity,
    Denise Richards vs. Aunjanue Ellis, Undercover Brother
    Eminem vs Gang, Eight Mile

    Best Action Sequence

    Helm's Deep, The Two Towers
    Avalanche, xXx
    Horse is Hamburger, The Ring
    Rocket Chase, Minority Report

    I think the barroom brawl from Daredevil could land in here. I also felt if The Ring is going to be a best movie nod, it needs two other categories to appear in.


    Best Kiss

    Tobey Maguire and Kirstin Dunst, Spider-Man
    Pierce Bronson and Halle Berry, Die Another Day
    Diane Lane and Oliveier Martinez, Unfaithful
    Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas, Sweet Home Alabama

    I think Spider-Man is the only movie to actively chase an MTV Movie award, as they did when talking about the kissing scene. Tell me, did I miss any guy-on-guy or girl-on-on girl action this year?

    Best Musical Sequence
    Chicago Marionatte Scene
    8-Mile Rap-Battle
    Drumline Playoffs
    um... Lilo and Stitch?

    Best Onscreen Team
    Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks Catch Me if You Can
    Ben Affleck and Samuel Le Jackson Panic Room
    Blade and the Vampires Blade II
    Jodie Foster and Kirstin Stewart Panic Room
    Viggo Mortenson, Orlando Bloom, and John Ryse Davies The Two Towers

    Just going to say the ladies love Bloom, and there are no "supporting roles" per se, altough breakthrough, villain, and this are categories they can sneak into.

    Best Movie

    Spider-Man
    The Two Towers
    The Ring
    8-Mile
    Chicago

    I think the only non-obvious candidate is The Ring . However, as Hannibal seemed to prove, kids love their horror movies, and The Ring is the consumate scary movie of 2002.

    I don't think 8 Mile will be a big winner at all, but it seems and obvious choice as a nomination, especially since the movie was well-received.
     
  3. Matt Pelham

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    That looks good with the exception of Gollum from The Two Towers for Best Villain.
     
  4. Seth Paxton

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    Is there any doubt that Eminem will be winning their Best Actor award...and millions will exclaim that somebody finally got it right, and that the Oscars were a joke. [​IMG]

    I have to say that your predictions look amazingly good. If you had said that those were their actual noms, I would have believed you.
     
  5. Rob Bartlett

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    Thanks Seth. We'll see how accurate I am when the actual nods come out. I have a feeling in the back of my head that Daredevil might pull a Hannibal . (i.e. a movie that is generally viewed as a dissapointment still sneaks into the category, due to hype and being so recent).

    The thing about the awards is, it's not even so much about the art of film, or even who the biggest stars are, so much as defining movie moments of the year. It's also rare a movie generally disliked by critics and movie buffs lands a best movie nod.

    I wouldn't have even given 8 Mile so much love, except that it was, for all intents and purposes very well-reviewed. Not everyone loves the movie, but most have to give it props for being well made, and more then your usual musician-cum-movie star type pictures.

    Matt, did you not like The Two Towers ? Because I think Gollum is the most likely candidate for that category. I do think he was one of the defening cinema icons of 2002.
     
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    isn't it best onscreen duo and not team? in that case, i can see hanks and dicaprio getting it. i can't think of any other memorable duos from the past year...
     
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    I think it's interchangeable. 2001 is was team. I know that because the X-Men were nominated.
     
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    I've always enjoyed the MTV Movie Awards.

    When are their nominees announced?
     
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    Lifetime Achievement Recipient: Steve Guttenberg

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    Whoa, back up, I *LOVED* The Two Towers and have seen it 5 times in theaters (so far), but it didn't even cross my mind that Gollum was a villain until I read this thread. I don't think he belongs in the villain category.
     
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    Well, like I said, there isn't a "supporting actor" or such.

    Also the category has been fairly loose. In that past the category has included Anthony Hopkins for Hannibal , Jim Carrey for The Grinch , and Sarah Michell Gellar for Cruel Intentions. None of the characters are really megolamaniacs, but it's really about the gimmick of category, not literary labels.

    Schematics of the MTV Awards aside, I read "The Hobbit" before "Lord of the Rings" and got the impression of Gollum as an antagonist. In fact, he is the only biped in the book who can be classified as malicious.

    Smeagol is a thief and a murderer. His torment over his own actions and his (failed attempts) at atonment does little to bely that Gollum is a fallen (fell) creature. While not morally bankrupt as Sauroman, he is certainly marginalized.

    His depth as a character, I feel, is what has made him even more realized cinematically, and is what what enhances his likelihood in that cateogry, not disqualifies him.
     
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    Well, here are the official nominations:

    Best Actor
    Tobey Magire, Spider-Man
    Eminem, Eight Mile
    Vin Diesel, XXX
    Viggo Mortenson, The Two Towers
    Leonardo Dicaprio, Catch Me if You Can

    Well, I figured Viggo would replace someone on the list, it turned out to be Adam.

    Accuracy 80%


    Best Female Performance
    Queen Latifah, Chicago
    Kate Hudson, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    Halle Berry, Die ANother Day
    Kirstin Dunst, Spider-Man
    Reese Witherspoon, Sweet Home Alabama

    Renee didn't get it, Queen did. I guess they'd go with the actual singer. I'm going to give myself five points extra for guessing the movie it's all right with you guys.

    Acuracy 65%

    Best Comedic Performance
    Adam Sandler, Mr. Deeds
    Mike Myers, Goldmember
    Cedric D Entertainer, Barbershop
    Johnny Knoville, Jackass
    Will Ferrel, Old School

    Why didn't I consider Knoxville? It was an MTV Movie after all. This, and Barbershop, where I got my ass kicked the most, and they both culminate here.

    Accuracy 60%

    Best Villain
    Mike Myers Goldmember
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
    Colin Farrel, Daredevil
    Deveign Chase, The Ring
    Willam Dafoe, Spider-Man

    Well, Gollum was nominated for another category, thus leaving it open for perennial favourite Mike Myers. I predicted The Ring would get another vote somewhere, I didn't consider that little girl "the villain" though.

    Accuracy 60%

    Breakthrough Male
    Eminem, 8-Mile
    Kierin Culkin. Igby Goes Down
    Ryan Reynolds, Van Wilder
    Derek Luke, Antwone Fisher
    Nick Cannon, Drumline

    Eminem double-dips, and Ryan Reynolds ruins everything (didn't know anyone even saw Van Wilder .

    Accuracy 40%


    Breakthrough Female
    Kate Bonsworth, Blue Crush
    Eve , Barbershop
    Jennifer Garner, Daredevil
    Maggie Gylenhall, Secretary
    Beyonce Knowles, Goldmember
    Nia Vardalos My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    Six nominees screws it up a little bit. Nia gets an obligatory nod, Eve rides in on Barbershop, and Maggie (who I replaced with somone else after posting this) grabs one.

    Uh...50%?

    Best Virtual Performance
    Yoda Attack of the Clones
    Gollum The Two Towers
    Jack the Kangeroo Kangeroo Jack
    Scooby Doo Scooby Doo
    Dobby Chamber of Secrets


    Best Fight Scene
    Christopher Lee vs. Yoda, Attack of the Clones,
    Fann Wong vs GuardsShangahai Knights
    Jet Li vs. UF Cradle 2 the Grave
    Johnny Knoxville vs Butetrbean, Jackass

    What's with the Shanghai Knights love? it wasn't bad, but two nods? For a movie with an in-and-out profile? Guess that's what you get for being recent.

    Accuracy 25%

    Best Action Sequence
    Helm's Deep, The Two Towers
    Arena, Attack of the Clones
    Highway Collion, Final Destination 2
    Rocket Chase, Minority Report

    Final Destination lands in here, proving the winter period is to the MTv Awards what the Holiday period is to the Oscars.

    Accuracy 50%


    Best Kiss
    Tobey Maguire and Kirstin Dunst, Spider-Man
    Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana Drumline
    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner , Daredevil
    Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz , Gangs of New York
    Adam Sandler and Emily Watson Punch Drunk Love

    Wow. Totally got my ass handed to me on this one. Accuracy 20% (at best)


    Best Onscreen Team
    Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson Old School
    Jackie Chan and Owen WilsonShanghai Knights
    Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, and Chris Pontious
    Jackass
    Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Sanoe Lake Blue Crush
    Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, and Gollum The Two Towers

    And I chose the wrong team from The two Towers

    Accuracy 0%

    Best Movie
    Spider-Man
    The Two Towers
    The Ring
    8-Mile
    Chicago

    And Barbershop sneaks in, making it the lowest grossing film to be nominated for MTV's "best movie" since the first Austin Powers.

    Accuracy 80%
     
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    ahem...
     
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    What do they mean "virtual"? Wasn't Dobby played by Russian President, Vladimir Putin? They just made him shorter like the hobbits in LOTR. [​IMG]
     
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    This is why I can't stand MTV, they have become a complete mockery of their foundations. I know this isn't supposed to be the Oscars, but some of the picks make absolutely no sense, I guess, unless you are an MTV Vidiot, which I suppose that is who they pander to......sigh..
     
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    I'm not surprised by the nomination for Adam Sandler and Emily Watson for Best Kiss. This nomination makes me so happy because it just tells you that some teenagers like myself have seen movies like "Punch-Drunk Love" and have spread the word about the great kiss. It's not a surprise that it has been nominated, but in my opinion, is the one to beat at the MTV Movie Awards.
     
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    You might be happy that teenagers have seen movies like "Punch Drunk Love" but I'm not so sure. MTV with these picks seem to just take whoever the most popular to teens and just picks them out of a hat for nominations. Sandler gets a "Best Comedic Performance" for Mr. Deeds!? He was the least funny person in that movie, which is saying alot because the movie sucked. If that "Comedic Performance" warrants a nomination then I'm Richard Friggin Pryor. Why not Eddie Griffin for "Undercover Brother?" not that UB was the funniest movie ever, but it and Eddie Griffin were 10 times funnier than Sandler and Mr Deeds (which is actually not saying much) When it comes to MTV, Sandler could put out a movie of him on the toilet and it would get at least 5 MTV movie award Noms. It just goes to show that any awards show by MTV is a popularity contest, and has no real value. Like I said, I'm not expecting the oscars, but at least the noms could have at least been legitamate. If LOTR: TTT doesn't win in the categories it is nominated for and loses to people like Sandler for sucky movies, I'll be saddened by teenage stupidity. Not that I'll be watching this thing anyway
     

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