Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. This year's show cemented that change, as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted at the madcap ceremony.
In its 22nd year, the MTV Movie Awards show has become an important event for Hollywood studios. And oh yes, there were some awards, too.
At last year's show, which saw an average of 3.8 million viewers, up from 3.2 million for the previous year's telecast, included new footage from "Iron Man 3" and the world premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" trailer, which was introduced by one of the films' stars, Liam Hemsworth.
Sure, an abundance of golden popcorn-shaped prizes were again presented for fun fair, like the award for best shirtless performance, which Zac Efron accepted, well, shirtless. But it's the summer movie teasers — and the stars attached to them — that really make the show.
In picture: Rita Ora, left, rips open Zac Efron's shirt as he accepts the award for best shirtless performance for “That Awkward Moment”
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