Plus: Should MTV pull an Oprah on 'Twilight' at the Movie Awards?
Best and Worst: It's time for a 'Twilight' intervention
You have to love the passion "Twilight" fans have for the franchise. They support it almost unwaveringly and the stars appear at event such as the MTV Movie Awards because they truly appreciate the love. Let's be frank, "Twilight" has made Lautner, Stewart and Pattinson household names and given lesser known actors careers and opportunities they might never have had if Summit hadn't taken the chance on the first movie. However, after three straight years of "Twilight," "New Moon" and "Eclipse" dominating the show it's time for an Oprah-Emmy like intervention. After Oprah's show won so many best daytime talk show and best daytime talk show host Emmy Awards, she took herself out of the running so others could get recognition. At this point, for the legitimacy of the MTV Movie Awards (yes, that probably is a contradictory statement) Summit should work with MTV to not have "Breaking Dawn" eligible for the next two years. Perhaps retire it to a Hall of Fame or something. The fact is, the fun of the MTV Movie Awards - a show that used to put the Oscars and the Video Music Awards to shame for a good six or seven years - is absolutely gone. And even the stars of the franchise realize this has gone way overboard. After hearing her competition for Best Actress, Kristen Stewart was visibly embarrassed accepting the "popcorn" for Best Female Performance. And Pattinson treated the whole affair as such a joke he couldn't even remember what he was supposed to say in his tribute moment to "Water for Elephants" co-star Reese Witherspoon.
Worse, judging by the overall winners men don't even vote anymore (see Worst: MTV Voters). It feels like an ice age since broad films such as "Titanic," "The Lord of the Rings," "Wedding Crashers" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" won Best Movie. It's actually only been three years ("Transformers" in 2008).
MTV may panic at the idea of relegating "Breaking Dawn" to just one moment during next year's program, but they shouldn't worry. They'll always have "Hunger Games." If they are lucky...
Plus, if you have the guts to cancel "TRL" and put "Teen Mom" and "Jersey Shore" on the air, you pretty much can do anything.