Last night was a great night to be stationed in front of the television for a few hours. The Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat met up for game three, Chicharito showed off his awesome soccer skills, and of course there was my personal pick, the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.
Tuning in for the award show has become a tradition of mine. Last night's show did not disappoint. Like, expected Twilight dominated the awards show, taking home everything from Best Movie to Best Kiss. I was grateful for my rewind button when R. Patz shocked everyone and celebrated his Best Kiss award by laying a wet one on Taylor Lautner.
However, my favorite moments of the night came from the ladies. Reese Witherspoon was honored with the Generation Award, and she gave a speech that made some cringe, and at the same time empowered the ladies. Reese reminded us that good girls can make it in showbiz too. She told young girls that we don't have to take inappropriate pictures or videos to be successfuI in Hollywood. It was good to finally hear some great advice from an actress I have always looked up to.
And of course we all couldn't help but smile when Latinita, Alexys Nycole Sanchez from Grown Ups took home the golden popcorn for Best Line From A Movie, " I wanna get chocolate wasted!". She made the cutest speech and won over a huge applause from the audience.
When it was all over though I was left wondering, why isn't there more positive women to look up to in Hollywood. Also, why are there are hardly any award winning movies that represent the growing Latino nation! I believe my generation of Latina women have our work cut out for us.