MTV Movie Awards’ Best Kiss Must Be ‘Powerful,’ Robin Thicke Says

'You have to build up the tension, because the kiss is the release,' crooner tells MTV News.
By Fallon Prinzivalli, with reporting by Rebecca Thomas

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in "Breaking Dawn - Part 2"
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The Best Kiss award at the MTV Movie Awards is arguably the fans' favorite category to vote on.

For the past three years in a row, the honor has been bestowed upon "Twilight" co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for their smooches as Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. This year, they're up against some hefty competition: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in "Crazy, Stupid, Love," Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum in "The Vow" and, their biggest opponents, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in "The Hunger Games." While the winner is anybody's guess, we're wondering which couple deserves the award.

There's no one better to answer our question than Robin Thicke, who's managed to croon his way into the hearts of many ladies. The musician tells MTV News that the Best Kiss award should go to the most "powerful" smooch.

"You have to build up the tension, because the kiss is the release," the "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" singer said. "The kiss is the moment when the strings come in, and all of the danger and the anger and the frustration and the loss — the kiss becomes redemption. It takes you out of purgatory and into the gates of heaven. A kiss has to be that powerful, in my opinion."

If fans honor Thicke's definition when they vote, it sounds like Hutcheron and Lawrence could take home the coveted golden popcorn. Their characters, Katniss and Peeta, are in danger while they're stuck in a cave, she could lose him if he dies from his injuries, and he's frustrated and angry that she wants to head into the bloodbath of the Cornucopia to save him. With a single kiss, all that tension is released. Sounds like they're a shoe-in, right?

You decide! The power is in your hands. Vote now through Saturday, June 1, at, and stay tuned for more Movie Awards coverage right here on MTV News!

Head over to to vote for your favorite flicks now! The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards air live Sunday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET.

Who gets your vote for Best Kiss? Share your pick below!

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