Three 2012 MTV Movie Awards Moments Worth Talking About

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Russell Brand's trademark tight pants and wry British wit kicked off the 2012 MTV Movie Awards as Hollywood's freshest young faces turned out in fedora-ed, mini-skirted style to take over the Gibson Amphitheater.

Monologues, male member one-liners and sight gags to go along with them kept censors busy throughout the two-hour telecast, which managed to pass out a few gold-plated popcorn trophies here and there for the usual achievements like "Best Kiss" - Twilight's Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart nabbed the honor for the fourth time in a row - and "Best Cast," which went to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

Between the over-the-top antics and off-color commentary, only three moments stood out as memorable overall:

Johnny Depp

Not only did the "Dark Shadows" actor bring serious star power, but he brought the musical boomtastic, too. As he jammed with The Black Keys with daughter Lily-Rose looking on from the front row, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Stephen Tyler presented him with the MTV Generation Award, after hailing him as a "rock star in the world of movies," and a "gutsy actor, a gutsy musician, [and] a gutsy artist with passion."

The MTV Generation Award is the MTV Movie Awards' highest honor, with past recipients including Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

Christian Bale

The notoriously grumpy actor became visibly emotional after a montage of scenes from "The Dark Knight" - including footage of Heath Ledger's Academy Award-winning portrayal of The Joker - was presented.

As the lights came up, a somber Bale said: "Wow, great to remember Heath in that moment. Wonderful to see Heath Ledger there." We know how he feels.

Emma Stone

As she accepted the first-ever MTV Trailblazer Award, "The Amazing Spider-Man" actress was overcome with emotion and said: "So, I looked up the actual definition of trailblazer, and it means someone who blazes a trail to be followed by others. And that's an honor to hear you're being associated with a concept like that.

She also offered up inspiration to her young fans, saying: "… Continue to harness your own originality and what makes you unique, because I know that when you're a teenager - sometimes when you're an adult - what sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it's not. And a lot of the time, it's what makes you great."

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