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 2010 MTV Movie Awards (the 19th edition) aired in South Africa live on DStv's MTV channel on Monday 7 June at 03h00, with a delayed broadcast on MTVbase on Monday 7 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.
2010 MTV Movie Awards
Word of advice: Have your sunglasses nearby when you tune-in to the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. You may be blinded by the massive amounts of gold given out to the winners. No, you won't be seeing bling ... but instead the ever so coveted Golden Popcorn.
And who's going to be the ringmaster of this bright, star-studded happening? Comedy badass Aziz Ansari of Human Giant fame!
You've seen him everywhere: opposite WTF-lady Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation (where Aziz turned his Roomba into a DJ); offending and cursing up a storm while doing standup on his Comedy Central special Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening; Scrubs; Reno 911!; Flight of the Conchords ... seriously, the guy's popped up all over the comedy scene.
Aziz'll keep you laughing with his own brand of jokes in between all the awards. Maybe he even picked up a few tips from his Funny People co-star (and last year's Movie Awards host) Andy Samberg.
He also has ties to raunchy VMA MC Russell Brand, who he'll appear with in the upcoming movie Get Him to the Greek. Maybe he'll even take a cue from his The Rocker costar Rainn Wilson and wear his birthday suit to meet Megan Fox.
With all his MTV ties, he'll definitely be a worthy Movie Awards host.
The awards will be airing live from Los Angeles, California. That's right; the town will be painted red ... including the carpets which will be full of A-list presenters, performers and the biggest names in the industry.
Will Eminem show his face again after being bum-barded by Brüno at last year's show? Will Best Kiss veterans Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson arrive together?
And who will be the scene stealer for the Best WTF Moment that your favorite Baby Mama, Amy Poehler, snagged in 2009 for her moving performance of peeing in a sink? (Oh yes, that happened).
It's in your hands ... literally.
There will indeed be lights, cameras and lots of action. You don't want to miss the most talked about jaw dropping moments you know you will be discussing at the water cooler and you won't be talking about if Best Male Performance hopeful Zac Efron parted his hair to the right or the left. There will be BIG moments, people.
Popcorn required ... gold optional.
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Best Male Performance
Zac Efron in 17 Again
Taylor Lautner in The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Channing Tatum in Dear John
Best Female Performance
Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
Zoe Saldana in Avatar
Amanda Seyfried in Dear John
Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air
Chris Pine in Star Trek
Gabourey Sidibe in Precious
Logan Lerman in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Quinton Aaron in The Blind Side
Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover
Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
Helena Bonham Carter in Alice in Wonderland
Ken Jeong in The Hangover
Stephen Lang in Avatar
Tom Felton in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Best Comedic Performance
Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Bradley Cooper in The Hangover
Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal
Sandra Bullock in The Proposal
Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning in The Runaways
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal
Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner in Valentine's Day
Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington in Avatar
Beyoncé Knowles vs. Ali Larter (from Obsessed)
Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber vs. Ryan Reynolds (from X-Men Origins: Wolverine)
Logan Lerman vs. Jake Abel (from Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
Robert Downey, Jr. vs. Mark Strong (from Sherlock Holmes)
Sam Worthington vs. Stephen Lang (from Avatar)
Best WTF Moment
Cops a Feel – Betty White (from The Proposal)
Bill Murray?! A Zombie?! – Bill Murray (from Zombieland)
Unexpected Transformation – Isabel Lucas (from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)
Naked Trunk Surprise – Ken Jeong (from The Hangover)
Vomits a Mysterious Black Ooze – Megan Fox (from Jennifer's Body)
Best Scared-As-S**t Performance
Alison Lohman in Drag Me to Hell
Amanda Seyfried in Jennifer's Body
Jesse Eisenberg in Zombieland
Katie Featherston in Paranormal Activity
Sharlto Copley in District 9
Biggest Badass Star
Angelina Jolie in Salt
Channing Tatum in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Chris Pine in Star Trek
Rain in Ninja Assassin
Sam Worthington in Avatar and Clash of the Titans
MTV Generation Award