If Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart didn't win the 2009 MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, the universe might have ripped in half. Of all the categories in which "Twilight" was nominated this year, the one that brought vampire Edward Cullen and his high school love Bella Swan into a lip-locking embrace seemed like a surefire win.
And that's exactly what happened at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Sunday night. Beating out competitors like the lovebirds from "Slumdog Millionaire" and "High School Musical 3," Pattinson and Stewart garnered the Golden Popcorn statue and took the stage together.
Pattinson leaned into the mic and announced that he had to take the gum out of his mouth. OME — were these two about to re-enact their big screen kiss for the MTV viewers? It wouldn't have been the first time. In 2007, Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen made out passionately onstage. Could it be happening again?
Pattinson and Stewart stared at each other, steeling themselves for a kiss. He moved in, she moved in. They closed their eyes. They touched noses. And then ... Stewart turned to the mic and declared, "Thank you so much!"
OK, so give the "Twilight" duo credit for being pretty darn good actors. Disappointing? Sure. Funny? You bet. At least they won a richly deserved honor. And we'll all have a chance to see Edward and Bella suck face a lot more this fall, when the second film in Stephenie Meyer's vampire franchise, "New Moon," hit theaters.