The “2012 MTV Movie Awards” broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheatre with unexpected moments from a stage fashioned as a futuristic drive-in, immersing fans in the magic of the movies. Master of Ceremonies Russell Brand set the tone for a night of surprise moments and wins as well as electric musical performances. Among the biggest moments was an introduction by Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry of Johnny Depp, the recipient of this year’s Generation Award, right before the Academy Award® nominated actor shocked the audience by strapping on his guitar and joining The Black Keys for a no-holds-barred rendition of the rock duo’s “Gold On the Ceiling” into “Lonely Boy.”
Chart-topping indie rock band fun. got the show off to a rousing start with a rendition of their anthem “We Are Young,” performing inside a giant velvet-padded box and flanked by a 12-person choir and singer Janelle Monae. The band kicked off a night that recognized first-time golden popcorn winners as well as fan-favorite films and a diverse array of filmmakers, actors and musical artists. The audience was treated to an epic tribute to the first two installments of “The Dark Knight” trilogy and an exclusive sneak peek of “The Dark Knight Rises,” introduced by director, writer and producer Christopher Nolan, along with cast members Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman.
The complete press release is included after the jump.