In case you’re so over the mainstream movie awards during the typical, boring movie awards season, the MTV Movie Awards are airing tonight to remind us all that it still exists. A tongue-in-cheek take on the “best” movies, actors and moments of the past year, the MTV Movie Awards is to credibility what, well, a lot of the biggest film critics are to credibility.
For example, Jennifer Lopez just won an award for The Boy Next Door, which was so bad that I honestly thought it was a Seltzer and Friedberg film. But MTV knows that this isn’t about the awards as much as it’s about which huge A-listers are willing to show up to accept buckets of popcorn (see: Lopez, Jennifer).
That’s why Amy Schumer is the perfect comic to host this mess of star worship and celebrity ass-grabbery, and her opening routine was her standard display of mockery and mean-but-clever takedowns. Dear MTV, more Schumer and less pretending that The Boy Next Door was even remotely scary.