Last week we told you that Sarah Silverman would be handing out the MTV Movie Awards on June 3rd, but weren’t yet sure to whom. Today MTV announced the nominees:
Best Movie: 300, Blades of Glory, Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan, Little Miss Sunshine, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Best Performance: Gerard Butler – 300; Johnny Depp – Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest; Keira Knightley – Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest; Jennifer Hudson – Dreamgirls; Beyonce Knowles – Dreamgirls; Will Smith – The Pursuit Of Happyness
Breakthrough Performance: Emily Blunt – The Devil Wears Prada; Abigail Breslin – Little Miss Sunshine; Lena Headey – 300; Columbus Short – Stomp The Yard ; Jaden Smith -The Pursuit Of Happyness; Justin Timberlake – Alpha Dog
Best Comedic Performance: Emily Blunt – The Devil Wears Prada; Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan; Will Ferrell – Blades Of Glory; Adam Sandler – Click; Ben Stiller – Night At The Museum
Best Kiss: Cameron Diaz & Jude Law – The Holiday; Will Ferrell & Sacha Baron Cohen – Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby; Columbus Short & Meagan Good – Stomp The Yard; Mark Wahlberg & Elizabeth Banks – Invincible; Marlon Wayans & Brittany Daniel – Little Man
Best Villain: Tobin Bell – Saw III; Jack Nicholson – The Departed; Bill Nighy – Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest; Rodrigo Santoro – 300; Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada
Best Fight: Jack Black & Hector Jimenez vs. Los Duendes (Wrestling Match) – Nacho Libre; Gerard Butler vs. ‘The Uber Immortal’ (The Spartan/Persian Battle) – 300; Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Ken Davitian (Naked Wrestle Fight) – Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan; Will Ferrell vs. Jon Heder (Ice Rink Fight) – Blades of Glory; Uma Thurman vs. Anna Faris (Super Girl Fight) – My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Best Summer Movie You Haven’t Seen Yet: Evan Almighty; Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer; Hairspray; Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix; Rush Hour 3; Transformers
The MTV Movie Awards are the unisex bathroom of award shows, with male and female actors up against each other in the "Best Performance" and "Best Comedic Performance" categories. While they look equally fetching in heavy eyeliner and pirate breeches, I’m guessing that lesbianish man Johnny Depp will edge out Keira Knightley for the gold-plated
bucket of popcorn this time around.
Lesbians everywhere will probably share my amusement at seeing both Emily Blunt and Lena Headey nominated for "Best Breakthrough Performance" after both have already so effectively broken through to us in My Summer of Love and Imagine Me & You respectively.
No, it’s not the Oscars. Hell, it’s not even the Golden Globes! But the MTV Movie Awards show can be fun to watch thanks to the increased likelihood of any given presenter or honoree veering off into inappropriate territory when they take to the podium. That’s especially true this year with professional loose cannon Silverman hosting the live ceremony (yes, live and no, I don’t know what they were thinking). And the possibility of seeing Meryl Streep turn up to accept her award amidst the MTV mayhem is reason enough to check out the show.