From Grumpy Cat sleeping to Zac Efron stripping (or at least, getting stripped), here are the five moments that everyone will be talking about.
Conan searches for celebrity cameos
Conan O’Brien could probably host an awards show in his sleep at this point, so give credit to the late-night ginger for not resting on his laurels at the Movie Awards. Conan kicked the night off with a good, old-fashioned adventure: Find 50 celebrities willing to make cameo appearances in his opening sketch. As in any good quest, Conan made some friends, and even learned something along the way: The real celebrity was inside of him all along.
Grumpy Cat naps
When you invite a cat to an awards show, there’s a good chance she’s going to take a cat nap. Despite being one of the night’s snazziest dressers, Grumpy Cat couldn’t stay awake during Conan’s opening monologue, a fact that dismayed the self-deprecating host. “A human being is performing for a sleeping pet,” he quipped. “This is the end of civilization.”
Zac Efron goes shirtless
The MTV Movie Awards were a feast of equal-opportunity objectification, a trend that reached its crowning moment when Rita Ora snuck up behind Zac Efron and ripped his shirt wide open. To be fair, Efron was onstage to pick up the award for Best Shirtless Performance, and to be double-fair well, look at the guy.
Channing Tatum picks up the Trailblazer Award
The Trailblazer Award is one of the most confusingly named awards in all of pop culture, a fact Jonah Hill could not help but note during his introduction: “What’s a more trailblazing experience than a gorgeous man becoming a movie star?” But the 21 Jump Street star accepted the award with his trademark good humor, remarking, “I’m not really sure what I did to deserve this.”
Mark Wahlberg nabs the Generation Award
As Wahlberg noted, the Generation Award is the one they give to the old people. “This is the ‘You’re Too F—ing Old to Come Back’ award,” he joked. “You’re f—ing done.” Sensing this, Wahlberg accepted his golden bucket of popcorn like a wizened elder, reminiscing about his unlikely career trajectory and scolding the kids in the audience for never having seen 1975’s Hard Times. He then praised his family, America and God (in that order), while dropping enough f-bombs to give MTV’s censors a heart attack. If this was the last Movie Award he was going to receive, Wahlberg was going to do it his way.
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