The 25th anniversary of the MTV Movie Awards took place on L.A.’s Warner Bros. lot this weekend and starred a wrestler and a comedian as two of the best hosts we’ve ever seen host, well, anything.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart had chemistry to spare during the outdoor show, giving us dynamic duo flashbacks to Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in their golden years of hosting the Golden Globes. Johnson and Hart are set to release their upcoming film Central Intelligence on June 17 and judging by last night’s performance, the film is going to be one of the best comedies of the year.
Kicking things off with a Mad Max opening that had Charlize Theron standing in her seat, Hart and Johnson continued their oddball coupling bit throughout the night, rarely missing a beat.
Hart and Johnson kept the two-hour show moving quickly, making us feel like the MTV Movie Awards should be getting its own award for outstanding achievement in entertainment. The two actors made one another their punch lines for the most part, with Johnson taking the predictable short jabs at Hart, who at one point replied with this zinger.
Here are some of the moments you missed during last night’s show. Missed the 2016 MTV Movie Awards? Watch them for the first time or again over at MTV.ca.
Chris Pratt got ample screen time last night, which included him putting up with zero of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart’s anti-Marvel sass and welcoming a return to sitcoms.
Amy Poehler took home the award for Best Virtual Performance for her role as Joy in
that cartoon that made us cry so hard Inside Out and celebrated the seventh anniversary of Parks and Rec premiering. We miss you, Leslie Knope.
Chris Evans debuted exclusive footage from Captain America: Civil War and it rated pretty high on our badass scale.
Halsey performed her track Castle written for The Huntsman: Civil War and created a winter wonderland. The cold doesn’t seem to bother her anyways.
You’ll always remember where you were when Leo got f**ked by a bear.
Straight Out of Compton finally won a damn award and it was appropriately delivered by Compton native Kendrick Lamar.
Seth Rogen responded like any mortal man who has to spend two movies shirtless next to Zac Efron.
We didn’t think Ryan Reynolds winning Best Comedic Performance for Deadpool and being greeted by Salt-N-Pepa singing Shoop could get any cooler, but then he finished his speech with this. “I want to thank my wife. Everything I do is to make her laugh, especially the sex. Thank you.”
The Lonely Island rocked matching denim overalls in a tribute performance for Will Smith that included Men In Black, Parents Just Don’t Understand, Gettin Jiggy With It, and of course, the theme to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Queen Latifah and Halle Berry did their best to bring the Fresh Prince to tears when delivering his introduction for the MTV Generation Award.
MTV was courteous enough to pair up Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner for presenting duties instead of making someone of average height and looks stand next to the supermodels.
Ariana Grande ditched the half pony but kept her killer vocals for her performance of Dangerous Woman.
Adam DeVine and Rebel Wilson continued the tradition of delivering a wet, messy slobfest after winning Best Kiss for their saliva-friendly work in Pitch Perfect 2.
Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Will Smith and Margot Robbie showed up as possibly the hottest cast in the history of film before debuting new footage from Suicide Squad.
Melissa McCarthy was the first woman to receive the Comedic Genius Award and showed why she deserved the honour when she crowd surfed to the stage and quickly recovered after a bit with Kevin Hart went wrong. She was also the only winner who got political and did so by incorporating a rock star and staying on brand with MTV.
We may have to wait until November to see J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, but the film’s star Eddie Redmayne appeared at the MTV Movies Awards and brought a trailer that had our muggle hearts fluttering.
Alexander Skarsgard decided to promote his new role as Tarzan by showing a little skin. That would be thigh skin. We’ll take it.
The award show eventually ended with Star Wars: The Force Awakens taking home the award for Movie of the Year. Star Daisy Ridley and director J.J. Abrams were greeted by a sea of light sabers and not a single spec of sand.