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.
“2006 MTV Movie Award Winners”
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 (www.mtvU.com) on Monday, June 12th.
Other memorable moments throughout the evening included the laugh-at-loud film parodies of King Kong, 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.
Immediately following the TV premiere of the show on June 8th at 9pm ET/PT, fans will be able to experience “My Movie Awards” exclusively on movieawards.mtv.com. There users can re-experience the Awards in their own unique, customized way through MTV Overdrive which will have the show in bite- size on-demand segments. By creating a personalized highlight reel of the show, or simply watch it in its entirety on demand – it’s all up to the fans. Viewers will also be able to access exclusive footage not seen on-air including revealing backstage diaries from the night’s celebrities, an in- depth look at the hottest red carpet fashions, interviews with the big winners and much more. In the end, Overdrive users will be encouraged to “remix” the show their own way by choosing their favorite material – both from the show and exclusive Overdrive footage – combining them to create their own Movie Awards playlist that they can save and forward to friends.
In addition, MTV.com will be the online hub for the “2006 MTV Movie Awards.” By visiting movieawards.mtv.com fans will be able to experience everything from the star studded night including photos from the red carpet to backstage, as well as exclusive News and more. Fans will also be able to watch clips from some of the summer’s hottest movies, as well as participate in a number of post-show polls, asking for fan opinions on everything from fashion to the best Movie Award moments.
Fans will also be able to experience the “2006 MTV Movie Awards” while on the go through their mobile devices. There they will be able to subscribe to MTV’s Movie Insider Alert where users will be able to get all the Movie Awards news, and access information on summer’s biggest blockbusters. Fans with mobile video will be able to gain exclusive access to the official MTV Movie Awards show trailer, and following the show, have access to exclusive behind the scenes footage backstage and on the red carpet. Finally, mobile users are encouraged to visit the Mobile Boutique on MTV.com where they can get ringtones, plus songs from the soundtracks of nominated films, Movie Awards mobile wallpapers and sign up for the Movies Insider Alert.