By Ruth 66
Twilight, the latest in the vampire saga, was the big winner, with what looked like the entire cast taking the stage to accept Best Movie at the end of the two hour telecast. The Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles was packed with vampire fans who loved all things Twilight and cheered for its stars. The first trailer was shown for the next film in the series, Breaking Dawn.
Kristen Steward and Robert Pattinson won for best kiss, but instead of kissing Kristen, R-Pat ran into the audience and laid a big one on co-star Taylor Lautner. It was nice to see these kids having fun, instead of the stiff, uncomfortable, awkwardness in past award shows.
Vampire Nikki Reed used the award show platform to announce her engagement to American Idol's Paul McDonald.
SNL's Jason Sudekis hosted the show and wasn't bad for a first timer. His opening monologue was okay, except for the Arnold jokes, but he was funny, kept things moving and never got boring. He made fun of some of the celebs in attendance too - which is a must.
Jim Carrey was a highlight for me, thanks to a very cool special effect on his "green screen suit" where movie clips were shown on his suit. See what I mean in this video:
Another highlight for me was the speech given by the little cutie Alexys Nycole Sanchez. She won in the new category, Best Line From a Movie, for saying, "I wanna get chocolate wasted," in Adam Chandler's, Grown-Ups.
Reese Witherspoon was awesome last night. She accepted the Generation Away, presented by her friend Chelsea Handler, her co-star in Water for Elephants, Robert Pattinson and Dr. McDreamy, Patrick Dempsey. She had some great advice for up and comers in Hollywood.
"When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed, you hid it under your bed." And, like, if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face, people!" Reese also tore down brainless reality TV stars, who rely on outrageous behavior and gratuitous sexuality to compensate for their lack of any actual talent. "I know it's cool to be bad; I get it," she said. "But it's also possible to make it in Hollywood without a reality show." RIght on, Reese!!
Since this is a show about movies, it was cool to see the exclusive debut of new clips from three new films, including, "Super 8" by Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams; "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" and "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2."