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Movie Monday: How would ‘Mortal Instruments’ fare at the MTV Movie Awards?

Lily Collins at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.

After watching Sunday's MTV Movie Awards I couldn't help but think that two years from now that "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" could be nominated for, well, pretty much every category. While the movie is still in pre-production, things should be picking up quickly for this best-selling book series-turning-movie franchise. A not-so-random thought: this time next year we might be anticipating a first look at "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" movie. Just how exciting is that thought?! I got to wondering how "City of Bones" would fare against this year's nominees. So let's pretend that "City of Bones" was nominated for this year's awards. I want you guys to cast your vote and let's see how "City of Bones" stands against the competition. Let's take a look at the categories:

Best Movie: "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"

The question becomes, can "The Mortal Instruments" take on the force that is "Twilight" and its fans? Heck, yes. Not only does "Mortal Instruments" have that breathtaking romance but it has a intriguing and conflicted plot that pushes the characters to the edge. And it has the one thing that none of the other nominees has...Jace Wayland.

Best Kiss: Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower

This one goes without saying. The greenhouse scene. Jace and Clary’s first kiss. How could Lily and Jamie NOT win, especially after hearing about the “intense chemistry” the two shared in their screen test? This one is a sure winner.

Best Fight: “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”

Now this could include any of these three fights from “City of Bones.”

  1. Jace and Clary’s battle against the vampires (and werewolves) at Hotel Dumort.
  2. Jace, Clary, Alec, Isabelle and Simon take on Abbadon.
  3. The fight at Valentine’s

Either way, “Mortal Instruments” doesn’t disappoint with the action. Though I would have to guess that the fight against Abbadon would get the nod.

Best Villain: Valentine Morgenstern

Seriously, is there a more sinister, cruel and vindictive man than Valentine? Heck, the man practically invented the term villain. He could very well sweep the category for the duration of “Mortal Instruments” films.

Best Jaw-Dropping Moment: Jace and Clary learn that they are brother and sister

Was there anyone who did not feel like they were punched repeatedly in the stomach after learning that Clary and Jace were brother and sister at the end of “City of Bones?” Just imagine the reaction from those who haven’t read the series. Bless their heart.

Biggest Badass Star: Jamie Campbell Bower

It’s no secret that Jace Wayland is one of the biggest badass Shadowhunters around so how can Jamie NOT win this award?

Best Scared As S*** Performance: Lily Collins

Perhaps one of the most unsettling things is to be attacked in your own home. So when Clary is attacked–and fights off–a ravener demon in her home who can blame her from being scared, well, s***less?

Best Line From A Movie: “The meek may inherit the earth, but at the moment it belongs to the conceited. Like me.”

So many Jace Wayland quotes, so little time. After looking at endless snarky lines from our favorite Shadowhunter, I just had to go with this one from when Clary and Jace are riding the subway to check out Clary’s home after the attack. We all know that Jace is “stunningly attractive” and this quote is just too perfect to pass up.

Best Breakout Star: Lily Collins or Jamie Campbell Bower

It’s no secret that “The Mortal Instruments” will be the breakout role for both Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower. The question becomes, how do you choose between these two? It’s like choosing your favorite child.

Best Comedic Performance: Jamie Campbell Bower

Jace Wayland is not Jace Wayland without the snark. Jamie Campbell Bower, who just happens to be quite charismatic and hilarious on his own accord, will translate that snark onto the big screen as he takes on the role of Jace. Bower is assured to have so many one-liners that it’ll be impossible to NOT give him the award.

Best Female Performance: Lily Collins

Being such a big fan of “The Mortal Instruments,” Lily Collins has already shown a large passion and dedication to the role of Clary Fray. That passion should translate well onto the big screen. Clary is thrown into a foreign world in which her life is altered forever and yet she handles it with grace.

Best Male Performance: Jamie Campbell Bower

Every time Jamie Campbell Bower takes on a role, he becomes that character in every aspect, which shows. Taking on the complex character of Jace Wayland, Bower will once again show his serious acting chops as he shares that complexity, snark, vulnerability and charm with the audience.

What do you think? Would “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” sweep the competition? And just how excited are you to see “Mortal Instruments” nominated in two years?

About Alyssa Barbieri (2800 Articles)
Alyssa is the Managing Editor for Bears Wire. You can reach her at or follow her on Twitter @AlyssaBarbieri

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