Next Movie has the rundown on each of the nominees for Best Breakout Star for the MTV Movie Awards:
“As if there weren’t already enough hotness in the “Twilight” series, in “Eclipse” we got Australian actor Xavier Samuel as Riley Biers, the young man who is attacked and turned by Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) into a vampire to lead the newborn army against our pals the Cullens. Who IS that guy?! the Twi-Hards asked when the first movie stills showed Riley leading the villainous vampires out of the water, his eyes (among other things) smoldering; and now that they know, poor Xavier’s life will probably never be the same again.”
Twilight is competing against itself in two categories: Best Kiss and Best Male Performance. We need to vote and vote daily or another category **coughTheBlackSwancough** could take away the Best Kiss. Seriously, was any other nominated kiss ( no matter how unique ) hotter than either Twilight kiss between Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner/Robert Pattinson?
An underdog **sputterThe SocialNetworksputter** or franchise film **wrackingdeepcoughHarryPotterwrackingdeepcough** could zap away Twilight’s chances! We were locked out on the final memorable line category for likely these reasons, so let’s make sure this doesn’t happen again!
Next words—The Pia Toscano and James Durbin effect!
Ok American Idol fans, you know what I’m talking about. There were two HUGE early exits on AI this year that were very likely caused because people assumed that their favorites were safe and didn’t vote. Let’s not assume that Twilight will take it all. We need to get in there especially for Xavier Samuel in Best Breakout Role, because he has no other shot at this!
VOTE PEOPLE AND VOTE DAILY! That MTV Golden Popcorn trophy is lonely, and needs friends in the trophy case. The Hurt Lock Oscar that it is sitting next to is nice, but it needs some friends that are its own style!
The Male TwiHard blogger on Next Movie is talking about some of the omissions for Twilight actors in the MTV Movie awards. The two that really stuck out to us were Best Villain and Best Line in a Movie. Here’s what the Male TwiHard had to say.
“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.”
Check out his take on the other categorizes here. What do you think of his analysis?
Twilight was heavily represented in the initial spread back in March. Here’s what made the final cut thanks to fan votes(some are popping up on different entertainment sites before the noon MTV total reveal)! Voting starts at noon today.
We will update this list as more nominations are revealed.
BEST KISS:(revealed at Teen Vogue)
Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Inception
Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Biggest problem here is the Twilight is up against itself splitting the Team Jacob and Team Edward vote. On the other hand it’s hard to describe the Harry Potter lip lock as truly passionate. With the Black Swan, most people didn’t leave that show saying “hot kiss” so much as they did “that movie was messed up”. Inception, may have something there, but really the Twilight smooches in our opinion own the “hottness” AKA “I want to be Kristen Stewart in that scene” factor.
Best Fight(revealed at Just Jared…they also revealed Biggest Badass star but no Twilight nominations in that category)
Amy Adams vs The Sisters—The Fighter
Chloe Moretz vs. Mark Strong—Kickass
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint vs. the Death Eaters—Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs Hallway Attacker—Inception
Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel—The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
There are a lot of really cool epic battles happening in this category. If it were just down to creativity, Inception would win hands down. On the other hand, Harry Potter and Eclipse have something going for them that the other films don’t, and that’s what we are going to call the sticking it to the villain factor. Specifically, a villain that fans have been wanting to see defeated over the course of several films. This is going to be a tight one of the votes, but we are leaning Twilight simply because no matter how epic the Death Eater Duel was, because the villains lived. There’s a certain finality to lopping Xavier Samuel’s head off that Harry Potter, doesn’t have. However, like we said this is going to be a critical vote and vote often category. It’s going to be a tough race with the Harry Potter crowd!
Best Female Performance (revealed at EW)
Emma Stone (Easy A)
Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1)
Jennifer Aniston (Just Go With It)
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
We’re going to call this a three-way race with every vote counting: Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman.
Best Male Performance (revealed at EW)
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1)
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
Zac Efron (Charlie St. Cloud)
Once again we have a Twilight split vote and a Harry Potter nominee. However, we’re pretty sure Robert Pattinson is going to lock this one up once voting concludes. it’s not like any of the other stars have fans camped out in pouring rain storms to see their other movies.
Best Line from a Movie (revealed at EW)
Biggest stunner here was that “Doesn’t he own a shirt?’ didn’t make the final cut!
Best Breakout Performance
Andrew Garfield—The Social Network
Chloë Grace Moretz—Kick-Ass
Hailee Steinfeld—True Grit
Jay Chou—The Green Hornet
Olivia Wilde—TRON: Legacy
Xavier Samuel—The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
This a a three way race in our opinion among Xavier Samuel, Hailee Steinfeld who is Hollywood’s latest It Girl with big-time acting chops, and Andrew Garfield who has “the adorable nerd that everyone wants to cuddle” thing going for him. Vote and vote often, this is far from a shoe-in!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
The Social Network
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Again the biggest challenge here is to hold off the rising swarm that is Harry Potter. it’s not impossible, Twilight has beaten Potter before, but it’s going to be tough!
REMEMBER YOU CAN VOTE ONCE PER DAY!
“OK, Xavier Samuel didn’t exactly come face-to-face with Jaws, but his upcoming flick Bait 3D sounds like it has the potential of being a guilty pleasure hoot.
“It’s about a bunch of people trapped in a supermarket that’s flooded,” Samuel said earlier this week at the Glamour magazine and Louis Vuitton event in Beverly Hills. “There also happens to be sharks in the water. It’s like Snakes on a Plane but with sharks in a supermarket.”
“When I read it, I thought it was a great farce and this hilarious scenario,” Samuel said. “I was like, ‘This has to be fun to do.’ It was great. I was wielding a pump-action shotgun at a mechanical shark and thinking, ‘This has nothing to with acting at all.’ I had a blast.
MTV Austraila caught up with Xavier Samuel and asked him about his time spent on Eclipse:
“MTV: Were you ever worried about just being known as the guy who was in ‘Twilight’?
Xavier: That never crossed my mind. I just felt really lucky to be cast in a role that wasn’t your average villain. There was a bit of complexity to this guy, but I never really felt like, I’m going to be playing vampires for the rest of my life!
MTV: Did you feel the pressure acting out such a beloved book and series?
Xavier: Well I felt great about it because when I flicked through the book I was like, where’s Riley?! (laughs) There was like one line, literally one sentence!! I was fortunate in the sense that they decided to depart from Bella’s point of view for the first time – it’s still faithful to the book but it extrapolates other dimensions in it. So there is a kind of degree of expectation and pressure to remain true to a character that is so close to so many people’s hearts. So the pressure’s on, certainly for the characters that have more of a journey. But I think they’ve done an amazing job bringing the books to life.
MTV: Is there any talk about developing Stephanie Myer’s fifth book ‘The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner’? Because you’d obviously be a big part of that…
Xavier: Well I haven’t heard any whispers, but it’s a really cool back story. I remember reading it, David Slade [director of ‘Twilight: Eclipse’] gave me the manuscript of this book, and it really sang to me, and for me it was a great source of information as well as being a great story.”
See more on MTV Australia.
David Slade, Stephenie Meyer, Melissa Rosenberg, and Xavier Samuel speak about the process. TY to Summit for providing the clip
According to the press release via AHN:
“Robert Pattinson is sexier than Taylor Lautner, but only by a notch, according to 50,000 women who participated in U.K.’s Glamour magazine poll. The vampire and the werewolf of “Twilight” beat out 48 other heartthrobs in the Sexiest Men of 2010 survey.
While Pattinson, 24, isn’t new to the list, in fact he was at the same top spot last year, Lautner, 18, is, and so is the rest of the top five – “Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder and “Twilight” stars Xavier Samuel and Kellan Lutz.
With the exception of Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob in the film series, the sexiest men alive in the top 5 all play vampires.”
The trend is illustrated even further right now with Robert Pattinson battling Ian Somerhalder on the EW Sexy Beast 2010 poll.
Looking forward to next year, there are a whole lot of new vampires about to make an appearance. Whoever, in our opinion, plays Garrett is going to make an HUGE splash in much the way relative unknown, Xavier Samuel, did in Eclipse.
So which of those guys tops your personal list? Pel is wondering how it is that Jackson Rathbone and Peter Facinelli got missed!