I was going to try to avoid the MTV Movie Awards winners until the broadcast on June 8th, but since we at RT like to bring you the movie news while it’s still relevant … OK, here they are!
"In an evening filled with action, mystery, music and hijinks, MTV rolled out the carpet to welcome the stars and celebrities for Hollywood’s most anticipated blockbuster, the "2006 MTV Movie Awards." Hosted by the incomparable Jessica Alba, the fifteenth annual ceremony celebrated everything the movies have to offer, and honored those performances and films voted best by the MTV audience. The night also was witness to heart-stopping and eye-popping performances by Christina Aguilera, Gnarls Barkley and AFI.
The complete "2006 MTV Movie Awards" ceremony can be seen Thursday, June 8th beginning at 8:30pm ET/PT with the official MTV News pre-show, followed by the main show at 9pm ET/PT on MTV. The ceremony can also be relived and remixed for a completely customized Movie Awards experience immediately following the on-air debut by visiting "My Movie Awards" at MovieAwards.mtv.com. There fans can also visit the complete Movie Awards online hub for complete access to the show online and through wireless technology.
"Wedding Crashers" reigned supreme at the event, winning the coveted golden popcorn for "Best Movie," as well as "Best On-Screen Team" honors to Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, and "Breakthrough Performance" to newcomer Isla Fisher. Others winners of the evening included Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who won "Best Fight" for their performance in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"; Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger who won "Best Kiss" for "Brokeback Mountain"; Steve Carell took home "Best Comedic Performance" for "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"; Hayden Christensen won the "Best Villain" award for "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith"; and host Jessica Alba won "Sexiest Performance" for her role in "Sin City."
Jim Carrey once again created MTV Movie Awards history and one of the most memorable moments of the night as he accepted the esteemed "MTV Generation Award" presented by Will Ferrell. Recognizing him for his dynamic career and acting roles that have captured and entertained MTV audiences for years, Carrey accepted the award in true comedic fashion, with 60 angels by his side. Spike Lee was also honored at the event, receiving the "Silver Bucket Of Excellence Awards" from LL Cool J for his powerful and thought-provoking film "Do The Right Thing."
Winners for the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" are:
BEST MOVIE — Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema)
BEST PERFORMANCE — Jake Gyllenhaal — Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE — Steve Carell — The 40-Year Old Virgin (Universal Pictures)
BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM — Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson — Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema)
BEST VILLAIN — Hayden Christensen — Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (20th Century Fox)
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE — Isla Fisher — Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema)
SEXIEST PERFORMANCE — Jessica Alba — Sin City (Dimension Films)
BEST FIGHT — Angelina Jolie vs. Brad Pitt — Mr. & Mrs. Smith (20th Century Fox)
BEST KISS — Jake Gyllenhaal & Heath Ledger — Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)
mtvU STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARD — Joshua Caldwell (Fordham University) — A Beautiful Lie
The "mtvU Student Filmmaker Award" made its debut at this year’s ceremony alongside other new categories including "Sexiest Performances" and "Best Hero." By winning the mtvU honor, Joshua Caldwell of Fordham University earned a multi-platform development deal with mtvU, MTV’s college network. Joshua filmed his Movie Awards experience, and will debut the finished product on mtvU and mtvU Uber (mtvU.com) on Monday, June 12th.
Other memorable moments throughout the evening included the laugh-at-loud film parodies of "King Kong," "The Da Vinci Code," and "Mission: Impossible III." Starring host Jessica Alba, each film featured its own special guests including Jimmy Fallon, Topher Grace, Andy Dick, Flavor Flav and Gary Cole.
This night also featured standout musical performances. Gnarls Barkley took the stage in full "Star Wars" apparel to perform their hugely popular single, "Crazy." Christina Aguilera returned to the Movie Awards stage with an electrifying and first-ever on-air performance of "Ain’t No Other Man." Finally, AFI made their mark at the show with a powerful, first-ever TV performance of their track, "Miss Murder."
The "2006 MTV Movie Awards" welcomed the biggest names in music, movie and more throughout the night. Presenters included Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Eva Mendes, Zach Braff, Rosario Dawson, Anna Faris, Borat Sagdiyev, Colin Farrell, Jessica Simpson, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes, Dane Cook, Kate Beckinsale, Jamie Foxx, Owen Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Matt Dillon, Will Ferrell, T.I., Kate Hudson, Ludacris, Rebecca Romijn, Kate Bosworth, Famke Janssen, John C. Reilly and Brandon Routh."
(Thanks to CS.net for the MTV press release.)