2014 MTV Movie Awards: #TryingTooHard

MTV Movie Awards 2014

How many celebrity cameos can MTV fit into one opening sketch sequence with Conan O'Brien? The answer is 50. The 2014 MTV Movie Awards intro featured the host running into a series of celebrities, from Katy Perry to Martin Scorsese, Paul Rudd, the grumpy cat, Taylor Swift, Jack Nicholson, Ashton Kutcher, the "Big Bang Theory" cast, etc.

This particular award show has turned into a pop culture reference madhouse. It's all about relating to the young teen/young adult generation with salutes to popular social media phenoms such as Vine, and hashtagging as many phrases, and even award names. The attempt to appear 'cool' throughout the evening turned slightly obnoxious and 'TMI' (too much information) most of the time. For instance, O'Brien's "dick pic" projected extra-large on screen. But of course, most of the night is all in good fun and never meant to be taken seriously. Except for when Zac Efron won Best Shirtless Performance. We must remember that MTV is now the channel that brings us shows such as, "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom."

The nicest moment of the evening was a touching tribute to Paul Walker, presented by his "Fast and Furious" co-star, Jordana Brewster. They showed a movie montage of his most memorable roles, including a short clip of his 2002 Golden Popcorn win for Best On-Screen Team.

As for musical entertainment, Eminem and Rihanna re-teamed for an emotionally charged first live performance of their #1 smash single "The Monster." Backed by a full piece band and a nightmare-come-to-life backdrop.

Fresh from the stages of Coachella, Ellie Goulding and Zedd brought the Divergent soundtrack to life. Goulding delivered a stripped down version of her new hit single, "Beating Heart," featuring Zedd on piano.  The DJ then took the turntables for a high-octane performance of "Find You" alongside Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant.

Eminem and Rihanna re-teamed for an emotionally charged first live performance of their #1 smash single "The Monster." Backed by a full piece band and a nightmare-come-to-life backdrop - See more at: http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/CONAN-OBRIEN-HOSTS-AN-EPIC-2014-MTV-MOVIE-AWARDS.aspx#sthash.FgJ6t6Qo.dpuf

And the golden popcorn went to...

Movie of the year

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Best female performance

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Best male performance

Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Breakthrough performance

Will Poulter, We're the Millers

Best kiss

Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter, We're the Millers

Best fight

Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best comedic performance

Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best scared-as-s**t performance

Brad Pitt, World War Z

Best on-screen duo

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, Fast & Furious 6

Best shirtless performance

Zac Efron, That Awkward Moment

#WTF moment

The Lude Scene, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best villain

Mila Kunis, Oz The Great and Powerful

Best on-screen transformation

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best musical moment

Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson perform in Heaven, This is the End

Best cameo performance

Rihanna, This is the End

Best hero

Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, Man of Steel

Trailblazer award: Channing Tatum

Generation award: Mark Wahlberg

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