Aca-can’t believe the MTV Movie Awards are over! Rebel Wilson was hilarious as the evening’s host, but the awards show wasn’t all about the jokes and fantastic live performances. Our favorite celebs had hearts breaking and people talking when they used the night to call attention to important issues.
Here are five powerful moments from the awards show we loved!
+ Snoop Lion Wears MTV x Caliber bracelet
Even before the opening monologue, we knew the MTV Movie Awards were going to be a pretty awesome show, and it all started when Snoop Lion hit the red carpet rocking a MTV x Caliber bracelet. The “No Guns Allowed” rapper isn’t just talking the talk -- he’s doing everything he can to keep guns off the street. The bracelet, available for purchase here, helps funds gun buy-back programs in Newark, New Jersey.
+ Jamie Foxx Honors Trayvon Martin
Snoop Lion wasn’t the only one rocking a fashion statement for a cause. Generation Award recipient Jamie Foxx’s t-shirt did all the talking for him during the show. The shirt, which had the words, “Know Justice, Know Peace,” on it also featured the images of Trayvon Martin and young victims of the Newtown shooting. Given his past activism work, we’re not surprised Foxx honored Martin and the Newtown victims in such a touching way.
+ Bradley Cooper Talks Veterans & PTSD
Bradley Cooper may have missed out on the Oscar for his work in “Silver Linings Playbook,” but he took home the golden popcorn statue for “Best Male Performance,” so he can’t be too disappointed. In his acceptance speech, Cooper had hearts breaking when he brought up all of our country’s veterans who were suffering from PTSD after serving in combat, noting that more soldiers die from suicide than from the war itself. If that’s what Cooper is going to do when he gets on stage, we think he should win all the awards.
+ Emma Watson Blazes a Trail
Emma Watson took home the Trailblazer Award and, no surprise here, gave a pretty inspiring speech to go along with it. She told the audience, “Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing and it’s a process…but if you really put your in what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Emma.
+ Rebel Wilson Is Body-Positive
Rebel Wilson got lots of laughs as host, but she did have one poignant moment during the show. During one bit, she revealed something quite, um, personal and addressed body-image shame. She told the audience “no matter what size or shape you are… just love yourself.” We hope Wilson reminded everyone that Love is Louder than the pressure to have the “perfect” body.
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