Remember When The MTV Movie Awards Weren't Just The "Twilight" Awards?

By thelostboy | The Lost Boys June 6, 2011 at 2:12AM

I used to actually watch the MTV Movie Awards, and genuinely appreciated the sort of cool populism their winners portrayed. Mind you, I was 8 or 9 years old, but the days when "Pulp Fiction," "Menace II Society" and "Seven" would take the top prizes helped make the awards a respectably hip cousin to the regular awards circuit. But like their video award counterpart, the awards have seen a bland and predictable mainstreaming that have essentially turned them into a teen version of the People's Choice Awards. Last night continued this trend, with the "Twilight" series continuing what looks to be a half-decade of dominating all the major categories.
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I used to actually watch the MTV Movie Awards, and genuinely appreciated the sort of cool populism their winners portrayed. Mind you, I was 8 or 9 years old, but the days when "Pulp Fiction," "Menace II Society" and "Seven" would take the top prizes helped make the awards a respectably hip cousin to the regular awards circuit. But like their video award counterpart, the awards have seen a bland and predictable mainstreaming that have essentially turned them into a teen version of the People's Choice Awards. Last night continued this trend, with the "Twilight" series continuing what looks to be a half-decade of dominating all the major categories.

The first 5 years:

The last 3 years:

At this point, we can pretty much fill in the last two "Twilight" films and their stars as the winners of the 2012 and 2013 editions.

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