The MTV Movie Awards is an American film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). It also contains movie parodies that use official movie footage, with hosts and other celebrities and music performances.
The first awards ceremony was in 1992, with Dennis Miller as host.
The 2009 MTV Movie Awards (the 18th edition) aired in South Africa live on DStv's MTV channel on Monday 8 June 2009 at 02h00, with a delayed broadcast on MTVbase on Monday 8 June, at 21h00.
About the Awards
The MTV Movie Awards show is the kind of place where Jim Carrey becomes Jim Morrison, Will Ferrell makes out with Sacha Baron Cohen and Sarah Silverman tears Paris Hilton to shreds as the whole world watches.
It's the kind of place where Greg Brady makes out with Carol Brady. His mom. Yeah. Anything goes.
And anything is sure to go - look for re-enactments of mind-blowing Movie Awards moments, ridiculous categories, plenty of ways to participate online and, of course, an auditorium loaded with stars behaving badly.
Unlike all the other boring awards shows, the viewers decide who takes home the awards.
The nominees are decided by a special panel at Tenth Planet Productions, the production company headed by Joel Gallen, who also created the MTV Movie Awards. Winners are decided by the general public.
Voting is done through MTV's official website through a special Movie Awards link.
2009 MTV Movie Awards
This year the tradition continues with the funniest and most goofily entertaining awards show of the year, hosted by SNL funnyman Andy Samberg.
Also watch for a live performance by rapper Eminem with an appearance promoting the release of his new album, Relapse.
Be a part of the show that honours the current crop of best movie performances - and the coveted Popcorn Award given in such categories as "Best Kiss," "Best Villain" and "Best Comedic Performance."
The Dark Knight
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Angelina Jolie, Wanted
Anne Hathaway, Bride Wars
Kate Winslet, The Reader
Kristen Stewart, Twilight
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Christian Bale, The Dark Knight
Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man
Shia LaBeouf, Eagle Eye
Vin Diesel, Fast & Furious
Zac Efron, Hight School Musical 3: Senior Year
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE FEMALE
Amanda Seyfried, Mama Mia!
Ashley Tisdale, High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire
Kat Dennings, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana: The Movie
Vanessa Hudgens, High School Musical 3: Senior Year
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE MALE
Ben Barnes, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Bobb'e J. Thompson, Role Models
Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
Robert Pattinson, Twilight
Taylor Lautner, Twilight
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Amy Poehler, Baby Mama
Anna Farris, The House Bunny
James Franco, Pineapple Express
Jim Carey, Yes Man
Steve Carell, Get Smart
Derek Mears, Friday The 13th
Dwayne Johnson, Get Smart
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Johnathon Schaech, Prom Night
Luke Goss, Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Angelina Jolie & James McAvoy, Wanted
Dev Patel & Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire
James Franco & Sean Penn, Milk
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson, Twilight
Paul Rudd & Thomas Lennon, I Love You, Man
Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens, High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Bridal Cat Fight: Anne Hathaway vs. Kate Hudson, Bride Wars
Battle Over Gotham: Christian Bale vs. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Vampire Showdown: Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet, Twilight
Battle in Hell: Ron Perlman vs. Luke Goss, Hellboy II: The Golden Army
3 Way Stoner Fight: Seth Rogen and James Franco vs. Danny McBride, Pineapple Express
BEST WTF MOMENT
Peeing In The Sink: Amy Poehler, Baby Mama
Curved Bullet Kill: Angelina Jolie, Wanted
Jumping In The Poop Shed: Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Slumdog Millionaire
Tasting Decapitated Head: Ben Stiller, Tropic Thunder
Naked Break Up: Jason Segel and Kristen Bell, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
BEST SONG FROM A MOVIE
A.R. Rahman "Jai Ho", Slumdog Millionaire
Bruce Springsteen "The Wrestler", The Wrestler
Miley Cyrus "The Climb", Hannah Montana: The Movie
Paramore "Decode", Twilight