So yeah, maybe I’m too old to still actively seek out and watch the MTV Movies Awards (I’m 30; is that really too old??!?!). But I do. This is an award show that has given me some great movies. Who could forget the Ryan Gosling/Rachel McAdams Best Kiss win? Or the Jim Carrey’s beaded speech for Best Male Performance? Or even when Tom Cruise as Les Grossman gave Robert Pattinson career advice? These are the memorable moments that I love.
Yeah, MTV isn’t as great as it use to be, but I still find myself drawn to the Movie Awards. The first thing I did when I got home from my business trip yesterday was to watch them on my DVR. Yes, it’s primarily used as a vehicle to promote the latest blockbusters but sometimes it will still showcase a wonderful moment that is both funny and enduring (see the examples above). This year, it was all about Emma Stone. Stone was the first honoree of MTV’s Trailblazer Award for her work those far and for what is to come, an award I think she very well deserves.
Below you can watch the introduction to the award presentation, a montage of celebrities talking about Emma Stone.
Followed by her very heartfelt speech that I’m not ashamed to admit, made me tear up alittle.
“But the only thing I can hope that an award inspires is originality because the trailblazers I’ve looked up to and been inspired by are people like Gilda Radner and Bill Murray and John Candy and Charlie Chaplin and the Beatles and J.D. Salinger. Lorne Michaels, who reminds me the importance of comedy, and Cameron Crowe, whose work consistently reminds me of why I want to be an actor.”
Emma always comes off so genuine; I love her. Favorite Emma Stone movie? Easy A hands down. I saw it twice which says alot because most comedies do not hold up for repeat viewings in my eyes. I also totally dig what she says about originality. What artist would you way embraces their own originality with their work?