By Andrew McMahon
Last nights 23rd Annual MTV Movie Awards honored the entertainment industries top movies and stars of 2014.
Hosted by TBS funny man Conan O’Brien, the show kicked off to a montage of the comedian attempting amass 50 celebrities cameos for the opening of the show.
The montage(set to the KONGOS new single “Come With Me Now”) featured a range of encounters with different celebrities and musical artists. From an awkward manicure with Taylor Swift, to a The Who esque encore with Jack White, the opening really set the stage for the following show.
(For more on KONGOS new single “Come With Me Now click here.)
Coming off a tremendous year, for acting and music alike, Jared Leto added another award to his ever growing collection, for best on screen transformation in Dallas Buyers Club. He again commemorated the award to those fighting AIDS, and cautioned that the battle is not over till a cure is found.
The Thirty Seconds to Mars Frontman also hinted at a possible appearance at Coachella Music Festival, stating, ”Is anybody here headed to coachella, because I need a ride back to the desert.”
But the show was not limited to awards and speeches, as “one of musics best kept secrets,” 21 Pilots, performed a live rendition of their hit single “Car Radio.” Surrounded by audience members in white ski masks. The Duo definitely put on a memorable performance.
Perhaps the only performance to top them came from rap/pop music’s bad girl Rihanna and slim shady himself, Eminem. The two stars performed the hit single “The Monster” surround by fog, eerie lighting and screaming fans. It was energetic, and cool to see.
Those screaming fans continued screaming, and were on the verge of fainting when Pop star Rita Ora ripped open heartthrob Zac Efron’s shirt after presenting him with the “best shirtless performance” award.
In “old man” heartthrob news, Mark Wahlberg was presented the “Generation” award for his contributions to the entertainment industry. Among those many credits, early 90’s Pop music fans are likely to remember his work as part of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch that resulted in his Pop/Hiip Hop hit “Good Vibration.” The song’s success played a pivotal part in creating the fame that allowed him to transition into the acting career he is now known for, and earned Interscope Records its first chart topping single.
For more about Wahlberg’s Hip Hopper past, and how New Kids On The Block helped get him into the entertainment business, click here!
Speaking of boy bands, arguably the most famous of all time won the golden popcorn for Best Musical Moment. The Backstreet Boys won for their heavenly performance at the end of This Is the End, beating out Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Will Poulter and even Leonardo Dicaprio. Kudos BSB!
It’s suffice it to say that for a movie themed award show, the music industry and it’s stars presence were prominent throughout. If you’d like to check out all the awards and performances for yourself, the entire show is up on MTV.com, we highly recommend it! Click here to check it out!