‘Breaking Dawn’ producer Wyck Godfrey calls nominees Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson a shoo-in — except for one sultry couple.
By Kara Warner
With just a few more days left to cast your votes for this Sunday’s 2012 MTV Movie Awards, the competition is heating up. And while there are hotly contested races in nearly every category, Best Kiss might be the one to watch this year.
The front-runners are Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, not only because they’re fan favorites but because they’ve taken home the award for three consecutive years. MTV News recently caught up with “Twilight” producer extraordinaire Wyck Godfrey, who assessed the competition and concluded that Stewart and Pattinson are likely to bag their fourth award — save for one heated smooch between Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum in “The Vow.”
“That might be tough, Channing is having quite a year,” Godfrey said diplomatically, before explaining why the kiss in “Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ really is this year’s best.
“The Best Kiss is when it’s really about [a] prelude to sex,” Godfrey admitted with a smile. “Sometimes that takes it up a notch and that could be what might get us over the hump.
“I think the build-up for four ['Twilight'] movies, and to watch these two finally have sex is such that when that happens in ‘Breaking Dawn,’ the audience is fully with it, wants to see every frame of footage,” the producer explained of that heated moment between Edward and Bella after their “I dos.” “I think that kiss is special because we know what it’s leading to.”
Aside from this year’s nominated kiss, Godfrey said the previously nominated smooch between Bella and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) in “Eclipse” ranks among his favorites.
“I think the fun one was in ‘Eclipse’ when Taylor and Kristen kiss for the first time in the movies, and I think that was something for fans and [the filmmakers] that was really enjoyable because Rob and Kristen were old hat by then.”