[article] Revisiting 2010: Once an MTV Movie Badass, always a Badass.
— Cloud cover by: Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^
Remember what we were all doing, fans, a year ago to this very day?
After interminable weeks and months and Sundays of nominating Rain for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards Badass title, and voting nonstop to get him that Badass title after his nomination was finalized, and bombarding MTV to correct Rain’s bio and fix his broken Badass page link after Terri sounded the alarm, and preparing for his visit to L.A. (U.S. clouds flocked to California and joined fans already there), and congregating with our Cloud USA community members on Facebook, Twitter, the forum, and MTV.com all at the same time… we all gathered in front of our televisions as well and breathlessly waited to 1) finally catch a glimpse of Rain and 2) see if he would win.
When Jaden Smith actually announced “Rain!” at that podium… we damn near passed out. And the world damn near freaked out. MTV correspondent Adam Rosenberg, live-blogging on the MTV Movies Blog, shouted, “RAIN!! HOLY HELL YES!!!!… He kicked some incredible ass in Ninja Assassin!” Haha!
It was my birthday weekend, and all I had wanted was for Rain to win for “Raizo” because he and the character both so deserved it. We were all exhausted because for months and Sundays we had also been dealing with the TIME Magazine 100 influential voting AND covering Rain’s crazy Back To The Basic comeback performance schedule on four music shows all at the same time… and when he won 2010 Badass, it was like a shot of pure adrenalin straight into a vein. My heavens, but JiHoon was gorgeous as he strolled up there to get his MTV popcorn statuette. The women in the Gibson Amphitheater audience stared at him as if he were prime rib at a barbecue. It was about a minute and two seconds of sheer joy that I’m sure none of us will ever forget.
So now, it’s exactly one year later. I’ve no idea who was named this year’s Biggest Badass Star at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards tonight, but I wholeheartedly congratulate them on their win. I’ve been voting instead over on MTV K for Rain’s oh-so-golden abs, and am grateful for this slight reprieve from last year’s hardcore, brain-busting Badass voting (it was not as brutal as TIME, but brutal enough with everything else that was going on, y’all know it).
There will only be one true Biggest Badass for us, Rain fans. Ever. Am I right? As a matter of fact, I’d advise MTV to have future statuettes from all categories shined and polished because he will be taking more of them home. Trust.
» Have a nice, HUGE Hunk of Nostalgia: Revisit Rain’s 2010 MTV Badass odyssey over on our MTV Movie Awards 2010 project sub-page from last year. Watch him arrive at the Red Carpet. Watch him smack that perfect backside because he’s “been working out.” Haha! Enjoy this piece of MTV USA history that is exclusively his.
Stephe @cloudusa.wordpress.com / www.cloudusa.org
(from Adam Rosenberg’s live commentary on the MTV Movies Blog, 6/6/2010)