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The '2008 MTV Movie Awards' Golden Popcorn Goes To... Autobots, a Pregnant Teen, a Drunk Pirate and a Bloody Barber Shine As Some of the Night's Big Winners

Johnny Depp Nabs Two Awards and Best Movie of the Year Goes to 'Transformers'

Kicking off the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" with an over-the-top dance battle, host Mike Myers set the tone for a fun-filled extravaganza with first time winners, unforgettable acceptance speeches and cutting edge short films.

For the first time in over a decade, the rock star wannabes from Wayne's World reunited for a pop culture moment that garnered a standing ovation in the house. Bringing a little "sex" to the show, stars from this weekend's #1 movie sensation, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Hudson presented Will Smith with "Best Male Performance."

Adding to the memorable moments, Coldplay and The Pussycat Dolls gave heart stopping and eye-popping performances. The who's who of young Hollywood and established superstars united to celebrate our audience's favorite movies at the seventeenth annual ceremony.

The night's top honors went to Transformers for powering its way to "Best Movie." Johnny Depp led the way receiving two popcorn statues for "Best Comedic Performance" in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and "Best Villain" in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. "Best Male Performance" went to Will Smith for his role in I Am Legend while "Best Female Performance" went to Ellen Page in Juno. Zac Efron took home "Breakthrough Performance" in Hairspray.

Fans celebrated Sean Faris and Cam Gigandet who won "Best Fight" for their battle in Never Back Down and "Best Kiss" went to Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman for Step Up 2 The Streets. Beating out five other summer blockbusters, Iron Man won the award for "Best Summer Movie So Far."

Starting the show off with a bang, Chris Brown challenged the fearless host to a spectacular dance-off. Fans soon learned it doesn't matter how cool your outfit is, you can't beat Mike's superior tap dancing and belly dancing skills! The audience "partied on" with Wayne and Garth when surprise guest Dana Carvey appeared for a subversive Wayne's World tribute.

Coldplay captivated the audience with their first-ever televised performance of their new single "Viva La Vida," doing double-duty as their own string quartet and turning the stage into a red, white and blue confetti tornado. With levitating chairs, The Pussycat Dolls gave a mesmerizing performance of "When I Grow Up." "America's Best Dance Crew" winners, the JabbaWockeeZ, descended from the ceiling to join the girls on stage, bringing down the house.

From one superstar to another, Tom Cruise presented Adam Sandler with the "MTV Generation Award" for his vibrant career which has captured and entertained MTV audiences for years. Sandler loudly proved why he is the best by accepting the award with a comedic musical performance of "Nobody Does It Better" joined by Kevin James, Rob Schneider, dancers in gold bikinis and a full band, reaffirming boring acceptance speeches are so last "generation."

With creative control in the hands of the stars, this year's film spoofs were brought to a whole new level. Mike Myers introduced two new characters including "Tristain" a craft service woman to the stars and "Bucky," an in-the-way animal trainer on the set of Jon Favreau's movie starring Elijah Wood. And in the age of movie marketing via cell phones and the internet, Tropic Thunder co-stars Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black collaborated to create a funny yet shocking viral short.

The "2008 MTV Movie Awards" welcomed the biggest names in movies and music throughout the night as the list of superstar presenters included Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Ben Stiller, Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Ferrell, Diddy, Lindsay Lohan, Steve Carell, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Charlize Theron, Liv Tyler, Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Edward Norton, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Bateman, Dwayne Johnson, Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Rainn Wilson, Brendan Fraser, Rumer Willis, Anna Faris, Emma Stone, Katharine McPhee, Verne Troyer and Danny McBride.

Winners for the "2008 MTV Movie Awards"

BEST MOVIE
-- Transformers (DreamWorks SKG/Paramount Pictures)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
-- Will Smith- I Am Legend (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
-- Ellen Page- Juno (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
-- Zac Efron- Hairspray (New Line Cinema)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
-- Johnny Depp- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Walt Disney
Pictures)

BEST KISS
-- Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman- Step Up 2 The Streets (Touchstone
Pictures)

BEST VILLAIN
-- Johnny Depp- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (DreamWorks
SKG/ Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST FIGHT
-- Sean Faris vs. Cam Gigandet- Never Back Down (Summit Entertainment,
LLC)

BEST SUMMER MOVIE SO FAR
-- Iron Man (Paramount Pictures/Marvel Entertainment)

The "2008 MTV Movie Awards" is available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.4 billion people via MTV's global network of 64 channels reaching 559.8 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content reach the entire interactive community, via more than 180 MTV digital media properties around the world.
Mark Burnett serves as Executive Producer for the 2008 MTV MOVIE AWARDS. Audrey Morrissey is Co-Executive Producer. Jane Mun and Ted Smith serve as Producers.
Official sponsors of "The 2008 MTV MOVIE AWARDS" are Dibs, Dove Go Fresh, GM, Old Navy, Orbit(R), Secret and Taco Bell Corp. (R).

About MTV

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 26 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries -- giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV has been the number one rated 24 hour ad-supported cable network P12-24 for 16 straight years. Online, MTV.com scored double-digit growth in 2007 and MTV launched ten dynamic online communities and six new virtual worlds. On the go, MTV Mobile is the #1 music brand in the wireless space - delivering 90% more streams than in 2006. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE: VIA.B) , one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Wanna know more? Come on in ... www.mtvpress.com.

About Mark Burnett Productions

Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) is a leading production company for primetime television, cable and the internet, and has produced 1,100 hours of television programming which regularly airs in over 70 countries around the world. MBP revolutionized television with hits such as Survivor (CBS), The Apprentice (NBC), The Contender (ESPN), Rock Star: INXS (CBS), the Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks Television co-production On The Lot (FOX), and the smash hit Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (FOX) which is currently being produced in 51 countries. In the summer of 2007, MBP entered the world of Award Shows, when Mark Burnett served as executive producer for the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. Since 2001, MBP has garnered a total of 47 Emmy nominations with 5 wins, and has won 4 People's Choice Awards. Mark Burnett has been named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine and named TV Guide's most valuable player. He has won both BRANDWEEK'S Marketer of the Year Award and the prestigious ROSE D'OR FRAPA Format Award. In 2007, Mark Burnett was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.

Source: MTV
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ --

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