This Sunday, the always colorful and amusingly eccentric Russell Brand will host the annual MTV Movie Awards. While the awards season that bring us classy and restrained shows like the Oscars and Golden Globes are all about tuxes, ball gowns and cinematic excellence; the MTV Movie Awards is usually more like the frat party you always wanted to go to. The movies change but you can always expect a loose and less formal atmosphere, questionable fashion choices, over-the-top but funny jokes, great (and some not so great) music and a host of A-List celebs. What makes the MTV Movie Awards gratifying for the everyday fan of movies are the not so conventional categories they dish out the ‘golden popcorn’ for. I’m much more interested in the year’s “best fight” or “best hero” than I am in sound editing or orchestral composition (sorry Oscars).
In the spirit of the MTV Movie Awards, the team here at Coldwell Banker has convened behind closed doors and decided on five “Movie Home of the Year Nominees” from 2011 films that were nominated by MTV for some award or another. Rest assured that the homes nominated below exhibit excellence in the area of looking awesome. From sprawling tropical getaways to ultra-modern residences in California, this year’s nominees are all beacons of architectural ingenuity and beauty. Vote for your choice of “Best Home” below or tweet @coldwellbnkr with your selection by 12 noon EST this Sunday!
Nominated Home: Helen’s (Rose Byrne) home where Lillian (Maya Rudolph) had her Bridal Shower. If you’ve seen the film you’ll remember this is where Annie (Kristen Wiig) had her melt down and started to throw dirt inside of the chocolate fondue fountain. This ultra-private stately mansion almost defies description. It features fantastic landscaping, a mile long driveway, the finest appliances, endless rooms and an obscene amount of land in the back. European elegance at its finest. (Photo Credit: Seeing-Stars)
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Nominated Home: Jacob Palmer’s (Ryan Gosling) ultra-modern and chic bachelor pad. Jacob is all about dressing sharply and looking as cool as humanly possible. So it’s no surprise that his residence was just as stunning as his choice in suits. This architectural wonder sits perilously on a cliff overlooking downtown LA and the San Fernando Valley and gives new meaning to “living on the edge.” The home features floor to ceiling glass throughout the entire residence, a guest house, an infinity pool, stainless steel appliances and a view that would make any A-List celeb swoon. (Photo Credit: Architectural Record)
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Nominated Home: The romantic beach house that Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) escape to on their honeymoon. Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this rustic dream home is perfectly surrounded by crisp blue water and picturesque mountains all around. The home features private beach access and a boat slip, real wood throughout, a bridge that leads to the honeymoon suite and of course all the privacy you or any other vampire would want and need. (Photo Credit: Hooked on Houses)
Nominated Home: The Royal Palace of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his family in Asgard. You’ll recognize Asgard as the small world about the size of the United States that Thor was banished from in the movie by his father King Odin (Anthony Hopkins). The impressive home seems to be adorned in gold throughout and also features shiny metallic walls. The home features magnificent views of multiple moons and although quite far away and remote it offers an accessible bridge (Rainbow Bridge) that allows you to travel easily to other worlds and dimensions…making it easy to stay in touch with friends. (Photo Credit: IGN)
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Nominated Home: The slick European home of Martin Vanger (Stellan Skarsgard) on the Vanger island somehwere in Sweden. The bold masterpiece of a home was front and center during the film’s climactic scene between Mikael (Daniel Craig) and Martin. The home features warm architectural design, harmonious with its surrounding landscape and plush with ingenious amenities like sliding glass walls, radiant heating, stone and hardwood. The glass exterior allows for panoramic views of mountains and water. (Photo Credit: Curbed)