Monday 20 October 2014

Madcap awards offer sneak-peak of summer films

Rachael Alexander Los Angeles

Published 15/04/2014 | 02:30

Actresses Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz, and singer Nicki Minaj attend the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images
Actresses Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz, and singer Nicki Minaj attend the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images

THE MTV Movie Awards show has become a celebration of madcap and mayhem. And, oh yes, there were some awards, too.

Last year's show, which saw an average of 3.8 million viewers, up from 3.2 million for the previous year's telecast, included new footage from 'Iron Man 3' and the world premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' trailer, which was introduced by Liam Hemsworth, one of the film's stars.

Sure, an abundance of golden popcorn-shaped prizes were again presented for fun fair, like the award for best shirtless performance, which Zac Efron accepted, well, shirtless.

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Rita Ora rips open Zac Efron's shirt as he accepts the award for best shirtless performance for That Awkward Moment at the MTV Movie Awards.

But it's the summer movie teasers – and the stars attached to them – that really make the show.

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone (who will also appear in Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight,' opening July 25) and Jamie Foxx star in the seventh instalment of Sony's 'Spider-Man' franchise, which kicks off the summer movie season on May 2.

Fox's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' was touted with an introduction by Ellen Page, who plays Shadowcat.

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Ellen Page presents a clip from "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

The film, out May 23, sees the X-Men joining forces with their younger selves and introduces new mutants.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, star of Warner Bros' 'Godzilla,' which opens May 16, presented the award for best fight. A short clip of the film, showing the monster preparing to wreak havoc, aired before Taylor-Johnson appeared onstage.

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Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson poses with his wife Sam Taylor-Johnson backstage during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

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