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This is not a blog about the MTV Movie Awards

07-mtv-movie-awardsOk, well kinda. Last Sunday was the MTV Movie Awards. I watched them and they were entertaining enough. Conan opened with a record number of celebrity cameos, 49, 50 if you count Conan. I found him to be adorably awkward and funny.

Some quick highlights: Rita Ora ripped Zac Efron’s shirt open, Orlando Bloom said Legolas could take on Ron Burgundy in a fight, and Rihanna and Eminem performed their song “Monster.”  On many a Sunday this would be the most interesting and fantastic part of my day.

Except that Game of Thrones was on. And despite the security blanket that is DVR, OnDemand, HBOGo and HBO’s repeating schedule, I found myself wishing I was watching Game of Thrones instead. #sorrynotsorry

Was I alone?

The MTV Movie Awards generated a fair bit of buzz.


Game of Thrones generated more….


Note: this view is looking at a week of conversation and the largest peak is due to a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones. But even taking that out of the picture, Game of Thrones dominated the conversation (except for that one tiny bit largely discussing the red carpet fashion and pit of puppies dressed as nominated characters).


Oh yeah, there were puppies in movie character costumes. It was just as wonderful as it sounds. Others viewable here >>


I thought maybe I was the only one feeling that these fabulous award shows might be coming up second, so I checked what was trending across Twitter.

Locally in Seattle:


Across the US:


Even globally, halfway through the awards show, Game of Thrones was trending…the MTV Movie Awards not so much.


Which, btw, is how the MTV Movie Awards spoiled the GoT shocker for me. #purplewedding

So for everyone else who watched Game of Thrones, here’s what you missed at the MTV Movie Awards:

Upcoming movies: Shailene Woodley’s The Fault in Our Stars debuted, while The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past gave us even more to look forward to. The buzz around these films and their trailers was evenly split during the awards, but the day after, The Fault in Our Stars had significantly more chatter, driven in large part by the wider release and sharing of the first glimpse clip.






Noteworthy awards & events: Channing Tatum was honored as this year’s trail blazer, Mark Wahlberg received the Generation Award, Zac Efron won the best shirtless award, and the red carpet had puppies in costume. Here’s proof that Zac Efron without a shirt is cuter than puppies in costumes – at least according to MTV. I’m still undecided.


And finally, favorite character award: Of the nominees, it was really only a contest between Katniss from The Hunger Games and Tris from Divergent. Seriously, these ladies had almost over 9 million votes…the next closest was Loki with just over 700K.  Not even a contest.


Tris won, but Katniss had been consistently far ahead leading up to the show. What happened? Could there be a girl fight brewing between Shailene Woodley and Jennifer Lawrence?


Well maybe not between the ladies themselves, but there is certainly some speculation that there may be an MTV conspiracy.


Hmmm….. #thetruthisoutthere

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