Most Twi-Hards today are celebrating the eight nominations received by "Eclipse" from the upcoming 2011 MTV Movie Awards, including Best Movie, Best Male (Robert Pattinson AND Taylor Lautner) and Best Female (Kristen Stewart). Eight nods leads every other film, with "Inception" getting seven and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" ending up with six (Get a I get a "HAHA!"?).
While it's good to be at the top, basking in our superiority over more lightweight fare like "Inception," "The Social Network" (only five nominations, ha) and "Black Swan" (only four nominations, ha), I cannot stop glowering over the categories in which "The Twilight Saga" was overlooked.
There were a whopping six of them in all: Best Villain, Best Comedic Performance, Best Line From a Movie, Best Jaw-Dropping Moment, Best Scared-As-S**t Performance and Biggest Badass Star.
The most glaring omission is here is that neither Bryce Dallas Howard nor Xavier Samuel were nominated for Best Villian, a category where "Gossip Girl" Leighton Meester made the cut for remaking "Single White Female." It's not easy taking over a character from another actress -- fans are always going to compare you to the previous version -- but Howard owned Victoria like I own the acne on my back. I don't even remember Rachelle Lefevre's name (I looked it up, okay?). And Samuel, he is nominated for Breakout Star, but why not here too? Tom Felton's Draco is the Easter Bunny next to Samuel's Riley.
Then there's Best Line From a Movie. Perhaps because the first two "Twilight" films gave us so many great lines, the members of the MTV Movies Awards Academy have just come to expect it. What about Edward's line: "Bella, would you please stop trying to take your clothes off?" Not only is that hilarious, it more or less sums up the entire "Twilight Saga" in one sentence. Yet here is where the MTV Academy chose to honor "Grown Ups" for the line "I want to get chocolate wasted." Clearly, they were chocolate wasted.
In the Best Fight category, Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel was nominated, but I don't feel that's enough. The Cullens and Wolf Pack versus the Newborn Army should not only have been included, but also gone on to win by unanimous decision. It includes mortal enemies teaming up for the good of Bella. Plus, CGI wolves, decapitation, vampire moves… what more could you want?
Biggest Badass Star should have at least two nominations from "Eclipse." First, obviously, is Robert Pattinson. He took on two vampires at once and managed to save Bella. So what if he's a little skinny. Is the Academy Skinny-ist? And Jackson Rathbone should also be included. If he had been, he'd definitely be the dark horse nominee to win. He trained the Cullens and Wolf Pack to fight the Newborns and kicked that Army's ass without flinching. Plus, he's the freaking BONE!
For Best Scared-As-S**t Performance, you don't think Jodelle Ferland's Bree Tanner was scared-as-s**t watching the Cullens and Wolf Pack take on the Newborns? And as if Bella wasn't totally peeing her pants while Edward battled Victoria and Riley?
Finally, there's Best Jaw-Dropping Moment. The Jacob and Bella kiss scene should be there. I knew it was coming and my jaw still went slack. I wanted to throw my Coke at the screen and yell "Skank!" but I couldn't. You know why? Because my jaw was dropped so far.
I'll concede the zero nods in Best Comedic Performance category. Even though, Taylor Lautner takes off his shirt so often it's hilarious. In fact I heard a chorus of giggling around me every time he did it.
It's OK, MTV Movie Awards. I still love you, and I'll be in the front row (of my living room) watching the ceremony unfold on June 5. But in 2012, let's try to limit all the "Twilight" snubbing, shall we?