From the red carpet to inside the theater, celebs talk up the show

While there was no outrageous “Bruno” moment at this year’s MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Aziz Ansari, from the red carpet to inside Universal City’s Gibson Amphitheater, celebs seemed most excited to see Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera perform – and “Twilight” was again the big winner. (Visit Variety’s SoundCheck for pics and video performances from the night.)

Thesp Elizabeth Reaser, who plays character Edward Cullen’s mom in “Twilight,” said, “Definitely looking forward to Christina Aguilera. Girl can sing!”

“Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were both up for best male performance. Reaser said, in regard to who she was supporting, “Well, I play his mom, so I’m always Team Edward.”

“New Moon” won best movie, best male performance (Pattinson), best female performance (Stewart) and best kiss (Pattinson and Stewart). Pattinson also nabbed the kudo for global superstar.

Backstage, Katy Perry talked up the type of California Girls she’s singing about in her new track, which she performed at the show. Said Perry, “I’m not talking about Hollywood girls who are fresh off the bus…climb over everybody to get to the top of the ladder and make you wanna puke…we’re talkin’ about girls who are fine, fresh, fierce…and they have an inner confidence that comes out of them, and they’re always down to earth and are always ready to party.”

“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star Jason Segel, who appears next in flick “Despicable Me,” said he’s looking forward to beginning work on the “Muppet Movie” in December. When asked who he was supporting in the comedic performance category, he said “I know too many of those guys to offer an opinion.”

But for the Biggest Badass star? Said Segel, “Well, that should be me. Am I nominated?”

It was all smiles for the stars of MTV’s new scripted series “The Hard Times of RJ Berger,” which debuted on the cabler after the show.

Beth Littleford, who plays the mother of the well-endowed lead character RJ said, “The show’s raunchy but also sweet…”

Littleford’s onscreen husband, played by Larry Poindexter, added, “Something that the whole family can…oh, well…”

Littleford continued, “Actually, no. Not really, not at all in fact. But it’s an extremely talented, fun cast. Working with director David Katzenberg also drew me to the show.”

What drew “Berger” castmember Kara Taitz, who plays RJ’s kooky classmate and biggest fan Lily Miran, to the project? Said Taitz, “Uh, well, they offered me a job, so I was in!”

Also making the rounds were Jackie Chan and Jayden Smith, stars of the “Karate Kid” redo, who praised each other’s work on the project. Said Chan of working with Smith, “The beginning, difficult. After one week, easy. He’s just so talented.” Added Smith, “I loved working with (Chan). He’s very perfect…but he’s a little bit weird, and his hair doesn’t move.”

Newcomer Ellen Wong, who costars in the forthcoming Michael Cera starrer “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” said about her first red carpet experience, “I’m just so happy to be here. It’s a really great positive energy, really good vibe.” Edgar Wright-directed flick also marks her bigscreen debut.

From inside the theater, the biggest crowd reactions went to Sandra Bullock as she accepted her Generation Award, Ken Jeong’s heartfelt tribute to his wife (a cancer survivor)…and anytime Betty White walked through the aisles to use the restroom.

Aguilera’s perf a bona fide showstopper, as she performed a medley of three tracks from her forthcoming album “Bionic,” due out Tuesday, June 8.

Tom Cruise’s perfs, reprising his “Tropic Thunder” character Hollywood mogul Les Grossman, were definitely a hit from inside the theater. Aside from the pre-taped skits where he’s shown giving tough love to Pattinson and Lautner, his live dance number to tracks from Ludacris and Jennifer Lopez boasted a surprise appearance from J.Lo herself, who joined in on the perf to her upbeat track “Get Right.”

Show also featured the debuts of movie trailers for forthcoming flicks “Eclipse,” due out June 30, and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I,” due out Nov. 19.

Nominees for the MTV Movie Awards are chosen by producers and MTV execs, but the winners are decided online by the general public.

Complete list of winners:
Best Kiss
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning – ‘The Runaways’
WINNER: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds – ‘The Proposal’
Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner – ‘Valentine’s Day’
Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington – ‘Avatar’

Best Fight
WINNER: Beyoncé Knowles vs. Ali Larter – ‘Obsessed’
Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber vs. Ryan Reynolds – ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’
Logan Lerman vs. Jake Abel – ‘Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Thief’
Robert Downey Jr. vs. Mark Strong – ‘Sherlock Holmes’
Sam Worthington vs. Stephen Lang – ‘Avatar’

Best Villain
Christoph Waltz – ‘Inglourious Basterds’
Helena Bonham Carter – ‘Alice In Wonderland’
Ken Jeong – ‘The Hangover’
Stephen Lang – ‘Avatar’
WINNER: Tom Felton – ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’

Best WTF Moment
Betty White – ‘The Proposal’
Bill Murray – ‘Zombieland’
Isabel Lucas – ‘Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen’
WINNER: Ken Jeong – ‘The Hangover’
Megan Fox – ‘Jennifer’s Body’

Biggest Badass Star
Angelina Jolie
Channing Tatum
Chris Pine
WINNER: Rain
Sam Worthington

Best Scared-As-S**t Performance
Alison Lohman – ‘Drag Me to Hell’
WINNER: Amanda Seyfried – ‘Jennifer’s Body’
Jesse Eisenberg – ‘Zombieland’
Katie Featherston – ‘Paranormal Activity’
Sharlto Copley – ‘District 9′

Best Breakout Star
WINNER: Anna Kendrick – ‘Up in the Air’
Chris Pine – ‘Star Trek’
Gabourey Sidibe – ‘Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire’
Logan Lerman – ‘Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Thief’
Quinton Aaron – ‘The Blind Side’
Zach Galifianakis – ‘The Hangover’

Best Female Performance
Amanda Seyfried – ‘Dear John’
Emma Watson – ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’
WINNER: Kristen Stewart – ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’
Sandra Bullock – ‘The Blind Side’
Zoe Saldana – ‘Avatar’

Best Male Performance
Channing Tatum – ‘Dear John’
Daniel Radcliffe – ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’
WINNER: Robert Pattinson – ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’
Taylor Lautner – ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’
Zac Efron – ’17 Again’

Best Comedic Performance
Ben Stiller – ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’
Bradley Cooper – ‘The Hangover’
Ryan Reynolds – ‘The Proposal’
Sandra Bullock – ‘The Proposal’
WINNER: Zach Galifianakis – ‘The Hangover’

Global Superstar
Daniel Radcliffe
Johnny Depp
Kristen Stewart
WINNER: Robert Pattinson
Taylor Lautner

Best Movie
‘Alice In Wonderland’
‘Avatar’
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’
‘The Hangover’
WINNER: ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’

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