Recapping the 2016 MTV Movie Awards

Karen Garcia , Staff Writer

I was only in it for the Fantastic Beasts trailer.

The 25th annual MTV Movie Awards aired last night on MTV, the home of Teen Mom.

Hosts Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart made their way to the stage joined by an army of shirtless men, recreating Mad Max.

Unsurprisingly, the lenghty award show was filled with an equal amount of amazing moments and uncomfortable awkward ‘performances.’ I’m looking at you, Adam Devine.

One thing I learned while watching was that every time a profanity pops up, you get the side eye from your mom. Also, don’t watch MTV with your mom.

Within the first five minutes, every other word spoken by hosts Dwyane Johnson and Kevin Hart required a censor. I understand that sometimes profanities are used to add comedic elements, but in this case it seemed a bit excessive and sometimes awkward.

The first performance of the night was of Halsey’s song “Castle,” which is featured in the upcoming film, The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Halsey was introduced by the stars of the film and took the stage in a futuristic-like ensemble, complete with a white tree and bubbles in the background.

The night’s winners included Charlize Theron and the cast of Straight Outta Compton, who took home the awards for best female performance and best true story, respectively. Star Wars: The Force Awakens took home the award for movie of the year.

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, joined by an invisible cat, introduced the trailer for their new  movie Keanu, in which two friends seek to rescue their cat from the gangsters who stole him.

Dwyane Johnson and Kevin Hart were later joined onstage by dancers in faux bear coats, to perform an original song, which narrates of the story of Leo’s unfortunate encounter with a bear in The Revenant.

One of the most anticipated moments was the announcement of Will Smith’s Generation Award, presented to him by Queen Latifah and Halle Berry. Before Smith was brought on stage, The Lonely Island delivered a medley performance of everyone’s favorite Will Smith songs.

Things took a turn for the worst when Rebel Wilson and Adam Devine gave their version of an acceptance speech for their Best Kiss win. Halfway through their banter, they reenacted their kiss from Pitch Perfect 2, which was awkward and full of second-hand embarrassment.

The world premiere of the trailer for J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them was introduced by Eddie Redmayne, who stars in the film. Needless to say, it was amazing, which is expected from Rowling.

Hopefully, next years awards will be less cringe-worthy and Chris Pratt won’t spend his entire acceptance speech naming every celebrity he can think of.

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