Hunger Games sweeps 2012 MTV movie awards

The cast of The Hunger Games carried home four golden popcorn awards from this year’s MTV movie awards, which turned out to be surprisingly tame. Josh Hutcherson won the best male performance while Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks won best female performer and best transformation respectively – and the fourth award? The best fight award to Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson Vs Alexander Ludwig.

What did not surprise the world is Twilight’s movie of the year win. After three years, it was only expected. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part-I very comfortably beat The Hunger Games and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The movie of the year award is based on the votes cast by the audience throughout the show.

Not just romance and drama were celebrated. Bridesmaids won two awards for Melissa McCarthy’s best comedic performance the leading ladies’ gut wrenching performance in the food poisoning scene. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 managed to steal two awards under the best cast and best hero categories.

Husband of Queen Elizabeth – Prince Philip -The Duke of Edinburgh hospitalized due to bladder infection

Duke of Edinburgh - Prince PhilipThe 90- year- old Duke of Edinburgh- Prince Philip was admitted on Monday after lunch to the King Edward VII hospital in West London. A Buckingham Palace spokesman described the reason for his admission to the hospital due to bladder infection and further added that as a precautionary measure, the prince will remain under observation in the hospital. This unexpected event happened amidst queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations marking her 60 years of ascending the throne. A four day national holiday was declared in Great Britain to celebrate this grand event.

The news of the hospitalization of Prince Philip was announced and released just two and half hours before the beginning of the BBC’s  diamond jubilee concert outside the Buckingham Palace that was due to be attended by the prince with other members of the royal family. The hospitalization of Prince Philip has indeed saddened the Queen but she will still attend Monday night’s concert. The events that the Duke of Edinburg will miss due to his hospitalization includes the nation’s service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral, attending two receptions, a lunch at the Westminster Hall, a carriage procession at the Buckingham Palace with a balcony appearance by the queen and a fly past.

Johnny Depp — Added another feather in his cap by receiving the MTV Generation Award

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp, the four decade old super star was presented with the MTV Generation Award at the recently concluded MTV Movie Awards Function in Los Angeles. The “MTV Generation Award” is MTV Awards ‘Highest Honor’ that has been presented to this actor as an acknowledgement for his contributions to the film industry and entertaining generations throughout his career. Johnny Depp is an actor, producer and musician all rolled in one was introduced on to the MTV stage by “Aerosmith” front man Steven Taylor and guitarist Joe Parry to receive this prestigious award.

The past recipients of the MTV Generation Award included Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon and Mike Myers. Johnny Depp surprised the star studded audience by joining the bandwagon of The Black Keys by strapping on his guitar and rendering song of the rock band – ‘Gold on the Ceiling’. Johnny Depp is entertaining the audience for four decades with his own style of portraying different characters’ in a cool Hollywood style. His iconic style image in the films he acted on the small screen in “21 Jump Street” and in cult films like “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “Ed Wood” and big screen smash hits like the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, “the Chocolate Factory”, “Sleepy Hollow” made him the household star.


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