Massachusetts stars appear at MTV and Spike awards shows
The local stars were out in Los Angeles over the weekend promoting their movies and accepting awards. Granite State native Adam Sandler — who’s been in Marblehead shooting “Grown Ups 2” — appeared with Andy Samberg at the MTV Movie Awards and Spike TV’s Guy’s Choice Awards to promote their Massachusetts-made comedy, “That’s My Boy.” “Hunger Games” star Alexander Ludwig, who’s appearing with Sandler in the second “Grown Ups,” tweeted last week that he’d be flying from the local set to the awards show in Sandler’s private jet. Not bad, right? Mila Kunis and local guy Mark Wahlberg were also at both awards shows to promote their Boston-based comedy, “Ted,” which comes out later this month. They were joined at the Spike TV taping by their director, Seth MacFarlane. The Guys Choice Awards air June 9.Pittsfield’s Elizabeth Banks was the big winner at the MTV awards, which were broadcast live. She won the award for “best on-screen transformation” for her portrayal of Effie Trinket in “The Hunger Games,” and was thrilled to accept her prize from the cast of male stripping movie “Magic Mike,” including Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, and Channing Tatum. Jamaica Plain actress Julia Jones on hand to represent “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” when the film won the award for best movie. She plays the only female werewolf in the franchise. Aerosmith guys Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were also at the MTV party, presenting the Generation Award to Johnny Depp.