The 2008 MTV Movie Awards are live this Sunday night, but with a disturbing lack of female nominees (is anyone really surprised?), I’ve realized that you might more incentive to watch than usual. How does this do it for you?
OK, so the Pussycat Dolls might not exactly provide a huge musical presence, but the aesthetic boost certainly doesn’t hurt, does it?
Additionally, there are some lovely A-listers scheduled to present awards as well; Sarah Jessica Parker, Lindsay Lohan, Charlize Theron, Katherine McPhee, and Megan Fox are only a few.
My shallow tendencies aside, I can’t really ignore such an obvious opportunity to see drunken celebrities act like, well, I usually do on weekends. After all, who can forget the fabulously groan-inducing Sarah Silverman jokes about jail-bound Paris Hilton a year ago? If only Mike Myers wasn’t hosting this year; I foresee more Love Guru plugs in this show than the American Idol finale.
But, amidst all the (hopefully) inevitable crazy, there will be a few awards handed out, with a few nominees that I actually care about: For starters, Juno is up for four different awards: Ellen Page for Best Female Performance, Michael Cera for Best Male Performance, as well as for Best Kiss and Best Movie.
I think it will, sadly, lose to Superbad as Best Movie and Tila Tequila predicts that Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Leung (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) will win for Best Kiss. (Major props to any reader that can explain to me why she was asked to weigh-in in the first place!)
For Best Female Performance, Page has some competition as well: Amy Adams (Enchanted) Jessica Biel (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry), Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up), and Keira Knightly (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End). I never saw Enchanted, and I am going on good faith that all Chuck and Larry nominations were slipped in by some intern as a joke right before the press release, but I think Page, Heigl and Knightly all have a fairly good shot. This one may be tooclosetocall.
Other nominations of interest include Angelina Jolie (Beowulf) as Best Villain and Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray) who should — but probably won’t — run away with the golden popcorn for Breakthrough Performance. (I’m betting her straight-tween-girl magnet of a co-star, Zac Efron, will take home that prize.)
So, will you be watching? And if yes, what’s motivating you? Did I miss your favorite nominee? Or are you (like me) just hoping for another