kristen stewart robert pattinsonWith Kristen Stewart spending more time with Jacob Taylor Lautner than Edward on-again, off-again BF Robert Pattinson these days, and "Robsten" seeming more like a distant memory than anything else, it's no wonder MTV has axed the long-standing "tradition" of nominating the couple in the MTV Movie Awards' Best Kiss category. That's right! Although Taylor was nominated for Best Shirtless Performance (ha ha, but of course), Rob and Kristen, four-time winners of the Best Kiss category, weren't even nominated for Breaking Dawn: Part 2. Kinda crazy, especially considering this year would have been their much-anticipated grand finale!

But a source tells HollywoodLife.com that MTV had their reasons -- reasons you couldn't really blame 'em for.

The insider explains:

With the relationship between Kristen and Rob so strained, the people who make the decisions on nominations found it to be very awkward if they had them nominated, because if they won, then it would really put the show in a bad spot when one of them wouldn't show up to the show.

So why not just have the publicists from Summit coordinate and ensure that both KStew and RPattz would be present? Well, MTV was supposedly "told the chances of getting most of the talent would be difficult since Summit doesn’t run their schedules anymore. Everyone wants to move on. ... MTV is looking to move the show to the future and not focus on the past.”

All right, so it's a bit of a bummer for Twi-hards. But it makes perfect sense. No one -- especially not them, it seems -- really wants to keep reliving the last four years, the entire franchise, all the Robsten hype. And eeeh, can you imagine how horribly cringe-worthy it could be if they were nominated, won, and then it was just KStew again? (So awkward last year!) Or just RPattz and he kissed Taylor again?! (Oh man ...) Or neither? Or both -- and they were super cold and standoffish? Even a loyalest fan really needs to say bravo to avoiding any of that.

We're much better off. Yes, let's focus on the future. Time to bring on the sexy new meat! (My bet's on JLaw and Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook this year.)

Are you disappointed by this news? Who would you like to see win Best Kiss?

 

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