The MTV Movie Awards invade Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater on Sunday, promising its standard array of movie stars, splashy sets and hopefully hilarious jabs from host Amy Schumer.
The golden popcorn statuettes are up for grabs by contenders that include Bradley Cooper, James Franco, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt — but Best Kiss is arguably the franchise’s most coveted trophy.
“It didn’t even look like popcorn when I won it,” inaugural Best Kiss winner Anna Chlumsky told TheWrap on Friday, who swept the category with “My Girl” costar Macaulay Culkin in 1992. “It was a plastic film feel! I think it’s in my mother’s basement somewhere, I suppose I’ll have to win another one.”
Best Kiss is given to the year’s steamiest onscreen smooch and certainly reflects evolving tastes: same-sex kisses like Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger’s in “Brokeback Mountain” have been saluted, and 2014’s big winner was a triple kiss between Emma Stone, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter of “We’re The Millers.”
Here’s a list of some of MTV’s previous Best Kiss Winners:
Christian Slater and Marisa Tomei, “Untamed Heart” (1993)
Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson, “Indecent Proposal” (1994)
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, “The Wedding Singer” (1998)
Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, “Shakespeare in Love” (1999)
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair, “Cruel Intentions” (2000)
Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas, “Save The Last Dance” (2001)
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, “The Notebook” (2005)
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga) (2009-2012, four consecutive years)
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook” (2013)