The Bad and the Trying Too Hard of the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet

Line up Z-list celebrities. Y’all made me watch the MTV Movie Awards last night because I wanted to see the new Civil War footage, judge Suicide Squad in the wake of the Batman v Superman fiasco, and squeal over Newt Scamander as the 1920s fashions of the Wizarding World. (More squeeing on that subject can be found here.) But the rest of you? You were mostly awful. Line up and be judged wanting in your fashion choices.

The Less Terrible

1  charlize-theron

Any other time and place Charlize, and we’d be ok. But this is the MTV Movie Awards. Dress for the MTV Awards and then tone it down five notches. This is way too classy.

2 jessica-chastain

Jessica Chastain, see everything we just told Charlize Theron, and then make it a mini dress.

3 lizzy-caplan

At least Lizzy Caplan didn’t go for classy, just overdressed.

4 the rock

Mr. the Rock knows what’s up. (Also, did you hear he announced he was Hufflepuff? Your Argument is Invalid.)

5 anna kendrick

Anna Kendrick overdressed, but then didn’t take her coat off or stand on the red carpet, so it worked out.

6-chris-pratt

Chris Pratt understood. Dress like you just arrived via motorcycle.

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09:  Actor Ed Skrein attends the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California.  MTV Movie Awards airs April 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ed Skrein did not. But he looks so British upper class, I suppose we’ll let it slide. This time.

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09:  Actress Brittany Snow attends the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California.  MTV Movie Awards airs April 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Brittany Snow ruined this look with those shoes.

9-salt-n-peppaSalt and Pepa don’t care what I, or anyone else, thinks. As it should be. Spinderella, cut it up one time.

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09:  Comedienne Grace Helbig attends the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California.  MTV Movie Awards airs April 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Grace Helbig gets it right–casual, with cut outs, but classy cut outs that you have to look twice to notice.

Everyone Else

11-rebel-wilson

Rebel Wilson, close your mouth when they’re flashing the cameras.

12-cara-delevingne

Why….why does Cara Delevingne? Why? This must be Taylor Swift’s fault.

13 kat-graham

Kat Graham, with way too much lace up.

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09:  (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Host Kevin Hart  attends the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California.  MTV Movie Awards airs April 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT.  (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)

Kevin Hart, reminding us all that he is not Mr. the Rock. Also that in order to pull off the “I just got off the motorcycle” look, one must believably look like one ever straddled a motorcycle.

15-lonely-island

The Lonely Island attempting to do the Chris Pratt and failing.

16-kendall-jenner-

All red carpets apparently must have a Kardashian or a Jenner to make their required quota.

17-key-peele

Key and Peele make movies now. Your argument is still invalid.

18-emilia-clarke

No Emilia Clarke. No. Bad Emilia. Go give that to Drogon to burn please.

19-gigi-hadid

I can’t get past Gigi Hadid wig. The rest is terrible too but…what is that on her head? And why?

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09:  Singer Halsey attends the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California.  MTV Movie Awards airs April 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)

So, ok, there’s always one that shows up to these things mostly naked because no one has ever heard of them, and it’s the only way they’ll get noticed. It’s just rare that that person also happens to be giving a hyped solo performance during the broadcast that’s one of the reasons we’re supposedly tuning in. But then again, I’d never heard of Halsey, either before the red carpet or her performance, so I suppose her choice to be the naked one was correct.

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