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MTV Announces 2006 Movie Award Noms


Steve Carell in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin'

Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are going for the gold--the Golden Popcorn, that is. The three professional goofballs and their respective hits, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Wedding Crashers," racked up a leading five nominations apiece for the 2006 MTV Movie Awards.

The two high profile comedies and their stars were among the nominations, including Best Movie and Best Comedic Performance, announced on Monday, April 24. The MTV Movie Awards will be given out on Saturday, June 3 in Culver City, California and will air on Thursday, June 8 on MTV at 9 p.m.

Although many of the players up for awards are familiar to Academy watchers--Joaquin Phoenix, Terrence Howard, Reese Witherspoon and "Brokeback Mountain," among them--MTV seeks to further distance itself from the Oscars, counting "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Deuce Bigolo: European Gigolo" among its, um, illustrious nominees.


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'

Perhaps the most heated category this time around is Best Kiss, which puts the lip-locking likes of 'Brokeback' cowpokes Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger against "Mr. and Mrs. Smith's" Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The rest of the awards, though, will be new to even the most avid MTV watchers.

This year's ceremony has received a serious revamp from the powers that be, with all categories no longer distinguishing between male and female actors. Most Desirable Male and Female categories have made way for the more gender-neutral Sexiest Performance; ditto Best Actor and Actress, which have been melded into the solo category of Best Performance.

Carell, Owen and Vaughn are the standout nominees this year, with each receiving nods for Best Comedic Performance and Best On-Screen Team. Carell also picked up a nod for Best Performance, in which he'll face off against Phoenix, Gyllenhaal, Howard, Witherspoon and "Red Eye's" Rachel McAdams.


In a fright fest, 'War of the Worlds' Dakota Fanning takes on 'House of Wax' Paris Hilton

And, of course, no MTV do would be complete without the assurance of a Paris Hilton appearance. The heiress, who starred in last year's horrible horror redo, "House of Wax," goes head-to-head with pint-sized thespian Dakota Fanning for Best Frightened Performance.

No word yet on who's hosting the show; past emcees have included Lindsay Lohan, Kirsten Dunst and Jimmy Fallon. As always, fans can vote for their favorites either online or through text messaging, up until the week before the ceremony.

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2006 MTV Movie Award Nominations
(winners will appear highlighted in red)

Best Movie
"The 40-Year-Old Virgin"
"Batman Begins"
"King Kong"
"Sin City"

"Wedding Crashers"

Best Performance
Joaquin Phoenix ~ "Walk the Line"
Jake Gyllenhaal ~ "Brokeback Mountain"
Rachel McAdams ~ "Red Eye"
Steve Carell ~ "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"
Terrence Howard ~ "Hustle & Flow"
Reese Witherspoon ~ "Walk the Line"

Best Comedic Performance
Owen Wilson ~ "Wedding Crashers"
Adam Sandler ~ "The Longest Yard"

Steve Carell ~ "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"
Tyler Perry ~ "Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion"
Vince Vaughn ~ "Wedding Crashers"

Best On-Screen Team
Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogan and Romany Malco
"The 40-Year-Old Virgin"

Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott and Jessica Simpson
"The Dukes of Hazzard"

Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis
"Fantastic Four"

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson
"Wedding Crashers"

Best Kiss
Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger ~ "Brokeback Mountain"
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard ~ "Hustle & Flow"
Anna Faris and Chris Marquette ~ "Just Friends"
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt ~ "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"
Rosario Dawson and Clive Owen ~ "Sin City"

Best Villain
Cillian Murphy ~ "Red Eye"
Hayden Christensen ~ "Star Wars: Episode III
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Jessica Alba Hosts 2006 MTV Movie Awards


Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba has a new starring role: host of the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. The 2006 MTV Movie Awards will be filmed on June 3 at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, California. The show will air on June 8 at 9 p.m. on MTV. "It's always a crazy, fun show, and I can't wait to be right in the middle of the action," the 25-year-old actress said.

Alba is nominated for three golden popcorn trophies herself this year. She's nominated for the sexiest performance for "Sin City." In addition, she's in the best hero category and up for the best on-screen team with Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans and Ioan Gruffudd for "Fantastic Four."

Alba, who starred in the TV series, "Dark Angel," appears opposite Hayden Christensen in the upcoming film, "Awake," a psychological thriller.

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"Wedding Crashers" Reigns at MTV Movie Awards


Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in 'Wedding Crashers'

"Wedding Crashers," a comedy about two skirt-chasing bachelors, dominated the 2006 MTV Movie Awards on Saturday, June 3, taking home three awards, including Best Movie. Although awards were given out Saturday, viewers will have to wait until Thursday, June 8 when MTV broadcasts the annual event on the music cable station.

Another film about two men, the Oscar-winning gay romance, "Brokeback Mountain," won the second-highest number of awards -- including Best Kiss for actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger and Best Performance for Gyllenhaal.

The two wins by 'Brokeback' were rare for a critically acclaimed movie at the offbeat awards show, which lets MTV viewers choose the winners and is known for thumbing its nose at more high-brow ceremonies with categories like "Best Fight," statues of golden popcorn and shameless plugs for upcoming summer blockbusters.

Gyllenhaal kept the mood light when accepting the award for Best Kiss by keeping a wide distance between himself and the award's male presenter, singer Justin Timberlake, while the two shook hands. He gave actress Eva Mendes, the co-presenter, a peck on the cheek.

In addition to the top award, "Wedding Crashers" stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn took home the popcorn bucket for Best On-Screen Team and actress Isla Fisher won Best Breakthrough Performance for her role as Vaughn's sex-crazed love interest.

The show featured a hearty helping of irreverence. Steve Carell, who won Best Comedic Performance for his starring role in "The 40-Year Old Virgin," poked fun at awards show acceptance speeches by thanking a string of historic figures.

"Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, if I had any familiarity with your teachings I would not be the person I am today," Carell said. Actress Jessica Alba, who hosted the show, thanked "all the perverts who voted for me," while picking up the award for Sexiest Performance for "Sin City."

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt won the popcorn bucket for Best Fight in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" but the real-life couple, who announced the birth of their first child in Namibia last week, were not on hand to pick up the award. "Angelina and Brad are stuck in traffic," actor Colin Farrell joked after announcing the couple's win.

The award for Best Hero went to Christian Bale for his starring role in "Batman Begins," while Best Villain went to Hayden Christensen for his portrayal of Darth Vader in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith."

MTV also awarded a Lifetime Achievement statue to Jim Carrey, who accepted by joking, "Why do so many struggle with fame when I am able to float effortlessly on the upper edges of the Hollywood statusphere?"

Director Spike Lee received a special award for his 1989 film "Do The Right Thing." The oversized "Silver Bucket of Excellence" is for films that have a lasting impact on moviegoers.

In one of the evening's more serious notes, Lee accepted the award saying: "The sad thing is that the issues that we tried to address in the film are still with us today. So how much progress have we made?"

In addition to popcorn statues, the show featured musical performances by Christina Aguilera, Gnarls Barkley and the punk band, AFI.

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Jim Carrey and Spike Lee Honored at Movie Awards


Jim Carrey..................................Spike Lee

SANTA MONICA, California -- MTV announced that Jim Carrey will receive the coveted MTV Generation Award for his dynamic career and acting roles that have captured and entertained MTV audiences for years. Tom Cruise was the first to receive the honor at last year's Movie Awards ceremony.

In addition, MTV will honor Spike Lee with the esteemed Silver Bucket of Excellence Award for his powerful and thought-provoking film, "Do The Right Thing." Paying homage to those films that have made a lasting effect on moviegoers and the MTV audience, "The Breakfast Club" took Silver Bucket honors at last year's event.

Hosted by Jessica Alba, the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" were held on Saturday, June 3 at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, California, and premieres to audiences nationwide on Thursday, June 8th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.


Presenters Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock

Presenters at the star studded ceremony include Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Eva Mendes, Zach Braff, Rosario Dawson, Anna Faris and Borat Sagdiyev. Rounding out the cast of presenters are Colin Farrell, Jessica Simpson, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes, Dane Cook, Kate Beckinsale and Jamie Foxx.

Joining the presenters are 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. In addition, Christina Aguilera, AFI and Gnarls Barkley will each take the stage to deliver unforgettable live performances.


'40-Year Old Virgin'

Up for starring roles at the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" are the "40-Year Old Virgin" and "Wedding Crashers," each receiving five nominations. Also vying for the spotlight are "Batman Begins," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Hustle & Flow," "Sin City" and "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith" with three nominations each.

MTV will also celebrate the all new categories of "Best Hero," "Sexiest Performance" and the "mtvU Student Filmmaker Award" for the first time ever.

Immediately following the on-air debut of the MTV Movie Awards on June 8, fans at movieawards.mtv.com will also be able to access the all new "My Movie Awards" broadband channel where they can watch, relive and customize the entire 'Movie Awards' ceremony, plus experience exclusive content not seen during the show.

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MTV Movie Awards Celebrate Fun of Films


MTV Movie Awards Host Jessica Alba

CULVER CITY, California - Jessica Alba played starring roles in "King Kong," "Mission Impossible: III" and "The Da Vinci Code." At least she did on Saturday, June 3, when she parodied the three blockbusters as the host of the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, known for taking a lighthearted look at the industry it honors.

This is the awards show where a teen-is-king attitude reigns, where stars step out in jeans and use the f-word in acceptance speeches. "It's not even like an awards show," said actor Zach Braff. "It feels like a birthday party."

The unconventional ceremony, held on a soundstage at Sony Studios, celebrates the fun of films with prizes recognizing the best on-screen hero, villain, kiss and fight, as well as sexy, funny and frightened performances. The awards are based on fan votes.


Big Brother Is Watching You: Owen Wilson took the

stage while a remote Vince Vaughn accepted their

award for 'Wedding Crashers'

It may have been hosted by one of Hollywood's hottest femmes, but the Movie Awards were definitely boys' night out. "Wedding Crashers" walked away the evening's biggest winner, with the blockbuster comedy taking home a leading three golden popcorns, the show's signature hardware, including Best Movie, Best On-Screen Team and Breakthrough Performance.

Owen Wilson and an absent Vince Vaughn nabbed the On-Screen Team Award, while the film's deflowered vixen, Isla Fisher, took home the nod for Breakthrough Performance. "For some people, playing a bipolar nymphomaniac may have been a challenge, but for me, I think I just played myself," she said upon accepting the non-edible prize.

The boys from "Brokeback Mountain" walked away the next biggest winners, roping in two awards for their troubles, including taking home the show's highest--or at least most anticipated--honor, the signature Best Kiss award.


Actor Jake Gyllenhaal left the tux at home to accept

the best performance award for his work on the film

'Brokeback Mountain'

After the obligatory awkward double entendre introduction, for this ceremony, Justin Timberlake waxing on about the variations in meaning of the term "ranch hand job," he handed it over to the "fellas," with Jake Gyllenhaal accepting the pucker up prize on behalf on himself and absent costar Heath Ledger.

"This is a real honor, not just for me and Heath but for all of you, that you picked this movie and this kiss over all the other ones," Gyllenhaal said. "If we didn't win this award, it wasn't worth it. Now it was worth it."

Gyllenhaal also picked up the Best Performance Award, a Best Actor and Best Actress hybrid category, proving that a film snubbed by Oscar is not necessarily a film snubbed by a strong contingent of text-messaging teenage girls. "I kinda expected the Best Kiss," he said. "I didn't expect this."


Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx plug their own 'Miami

Vice' before presenting the best fight award to Brad

Pitt and Angelina Jolie for 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'

Another of the show's trademark awards, Best Fight, went to new parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for their "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" entanglements. The Namibia-dwelling duo's award was accepted by presenters Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx. "Angelina and Brad are stuck in traffic," Farrell said. "A herd of antelope and a few elephants."

Best Hero went to "Batman Begins" caped crusader Christian Bale, who used the opportunity of his acceptance speech to assert his superhero's dominance over this summer's comic book offering, "Superman Returns," the cast of which presented the nod. "Sorry, Superman, but Batman is a bad ass," he said.

Best Villain went to Hayden Christensen, for his turn as Darth Vader in "Star Wars: Episode III--Revenge of the Sith."


Gnarls Barkley got some needed backup from Boba

Fett and a stormtrooper during the Movie Awards

Best Frightened Performance went to "The Exorcism of Emily Rose's" Jennifer Carpenter, while the nod for Sexiest Performance went to Jessica Alba, the night's hostess, for her hip-shaking "Sin City" seductress. "Thanks to all the perverts who voted for me, I really appreciate it," Alba said.

After a bout of technical difficulties, the Best Comedic Performance award went to "The 40-Year-Old Virgin's" Steve Carell and proved to be the film's only win of the night.

The ceremony also doled out its Silver Bucket of Excellence Award to Spike Lee's 1989 socially aware film, "Do the Right Thing." Accepting the physically massive prize, Lee said, "The sad thing is that the issues that we tried to address with 'Do the Right Thing' are still with us today, so how much progress have we made?"


MTV Generation Award winner Jim Carrey (right) has

a comical moment with fellow funnyman Will Ferrell

MTV's Generation Award, the show's equivalent of a lifetime achievement nod, went to Jim Carrey, who accepted his award from a "jealous" and "angry with delight" Will Ferrell who proclaimed that "this man's versatility makes Thomas Jefferson look like an idiot." Carrey accepted his award by parading on stage in an all-white suit followed by a choir of singing angels.

The veteran funnyman, who has been bestowed more golden popcorns than any other star in the award show's history, accepted the nod by rehashing the ease of his career, claiming he has been able to "float effortlessly on the upper edges of the Hollywood status-phere. Yes, that's status-phere. I made up a word--that's the power I have."

The mystery and spy-themed ceremony took place at Sony Studios in Culver City with the awards themselves voted on by fans both online and via text messaging. The show, featuring performances from Christina Aguilera, Gnarls Barkley and AFI, aired on June 8 on MTV.

The complete list of winners:

Best Movie

"Wedding Crashers"

Best Performance

Jake Gyllenhaal

"Brokeback Mountain"

Best Comedic Performance

Steve Carell

"The 40-Year-Old Virgin"

Best On-Screen Team

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson

"Wedding Crashers"

Best Villain

Hayden Christiansen

"Star Wars: Episode III--Revenge of the Sith"

Breakthrough Performance

Isla Fisher

"Wedding Crashers"

Best Hero

Christian Bale

"Batman Begins"

Sexiest Performance

Jessica Alba

"Sin City"

Best Fight

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

"Mr. and Mrs. Smith"

Best Kiss

Jake Gyllenhaal & Heath Ledger

"Brokeback Mountain"

Best Frightened Performance

Jennifer Carpenter

"The Exorcism of Emily Rose"

mtvU Student Filmmaker Award

Joshua Caldwell

Fordham University

"A Beautiful Lie"

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