MTV Movie Awards 2012: It's 'Bridesmaids' vs. 'The Hunger Games' & Much More

06/03/2012 04:36 pm ET | Updated Aug 03, 2012

HuffPost Entertainment is live-blogging the MTV Movie Awards. For our live coverage (photos, videos and more), please scroll down below the following introduction and gallery (that will also be updated throughout the show).

Earlier, from the Associated Press:

LOS ANGELES -- "Bridesmaids" and "The Hunger Games" are battling for the most buckets of golden popcorn at the MTV Movie Awards.

The raunchy comedy and survival saga are the top nominees at Sunday's 21st annual extravaganza with eight nods apiece, including movie of the year. The other contenders up for the night's top prize are "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," `'The Help" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1."

The live, fan-favorite ceremony will be hosted by actor-comedian Russell Brand, and the cast of "The Dark Knight Rises" will be on hand to introduce never-before-seen footage from the latest Batman caper.

The MTV Movie Awards will also feature performances from rock band The Black Keys, rapper Wiz Khalifa and indie-pop group fun. Martin Solveig will serve as the house deejay at the Gibson Amphitheatre show.

Presenters expected to hand out popcorn-shaped trophies in such categories as "best kiss," "best on-screen dirtbag" and "best gut-wrenching performance" include Channing Tatum, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Mila Kunis.

2012 MTV Movie Awards Red-Carpet Gallery

06/03/2012 11:09 PM EDT

And ... We're Out!

Despite Russell Brand telling viewers that "Teen Mom" is up next, it's actually "Teen Wolf." If you like your teen dramas to have werewolves, blood and overall creepiness, stay tuned.

Goodnight guys, thanks for joining. Check back on HuffPost Entertainment for posts on all the hot clips, trailers and performances from tonight's show. Now, on to "Mad Men" and "Girls." Night!

06/03/2012 11:02 PM EDT

Best Movie Goes To ...

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I"

Congrats Twi-hards!

Kristen Stewart says that she's tired of being asked "how happy" she is to leave "Twilight" behind, because she loves it the most. Taylor Lautner also spoke, thanking the cast, crew and author/producer Stephenie Meyer.

06/03/2012 10:56 PM EDT

Christian Bale Breaks Down After Seeing Heath Ledger On Screen

After showing some footage from "Dark Knight," Bale returned to the microphone to introduce director Christopher Nolan. His eyes were glistening, and he had to stop himself and look down once. "It's great to see Heath Ledger up there," he said.

Nolan introduced the "Dark Knight Rises" footage, saying he believed this film was the best way they could have ended their trilogy of Batman films.

The footage? Epic.

(KM)

06/03/2012 10:44 PM EDT

Emma Stone Accepts MTV Trailblazer Award

The 23-year-old actress was already teary-eyed when she took the stage, says it's "an honor to be associated with a concept like trailblazing," and proceeds to give a very sweet and engaging speech about why she hopes no one follows her, but rather finds their own path to success.

06/03/2012 10:38 PM EDT

Oh Hey, Channing Tatum

Just when we were starting to get really sad that we were missing "Mad Men," "Girls" and "Veep" for this, Channing Tatum came out and started taking off his clothes.

But then Matthew McConaughey stopped him.

They presented Best On-Scene Transformation, which went to -- OH WAIT THERE IS STRIPPING, here comes Joe Manganiello in a fireman's outfit.

Then Elizabeth Banks won for "The Hunger Games" and thanked MTV for placing her between the three strapping men.

(KM)

06/03/2012 10:32 PM EDT

Potter Wins Something Else!

Daniel Radcliffe took home Best Award, a fan-voted award. Congrats Harry!

More on Watson and Best Cast:

This is Harry Potter's last award ever. I feel so sad, but at least Emma mentioned the true hero of the Harry Potter series: Dobby!

- CB

06/03/2012 10:29 PM EDT

Finally! Potter Wins Something!

Best Cast goes to an adorable Emma Watson and her "Harry Potter" castmates. (There are too many to type, sorry).

SHE THANKED HEDWIG.

(KM)

06/03/2012 10:25 PM EDT

'Prometheus' At The Awards

A super unnecessary, large "Promethues" set heralded Fassbender and Theron's entrance. Then Theron beat up Fassbender because he insinuated women can't fight.

Josh Hutcherson & Jennifer Lawrence vs .Alexander Ludwig from "The Hunger Games" took the award. No. 3 for the film! Go fans!

(KM)

06/03/2012 10:20 PM EDT

More on that Best Kiss Award

HuffPost Entertainment reports on the Best Kiss Award:

"Twilight" stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson once again took home the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss during Sunday night's broadcast. It's the fourth consecutive Best Kiss win for the on-screen -- and off-screen -- couple.

Unfortunately, Pattinson wasn't there to accept the Golden Popcorn with Stewart, so she resorted to a back-up plan.

"Where's my Huntsman?," she asked.

When that didn't work, she offered up another Tribute.

"Charlize?"

That didn't work either, so she turned to her last resort.

"Where's Taylor [Lautner]?"

Sorry Twi-hards; did you really think it was going to be that easy?

06/03/2012 10:11 PM EDT

Johnny Depp Accepts Generation Award, Performs With The Black Keys

After being introduced by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Depp took the stage with The Black Keys. We're surprised his pal Marilyn Manson, who Depp has performed with before, wasn't around.

Depp played guitar on "Gold on the Ceiling," focusing on his fretting but doing an all-around decent job. We'll take that over a self-serving speech any day.

(KM)

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