MTV Movie Awards highlights: fake weed & a big fire

The MTV Movie Awards were held yesterday, and true to form (at least for the last couple years) they were pretty dull. They’ve easily become what the Blockbuster Awards used to be. Back in the day, crazy stuff would happen whenever MTV held an awards show. But no one from Rage Against the Machine jumped onstage trying to climb the set, no audience fights broke out, and from all reports the most exciting thing was James Franco and Seth Rogan smoking “fake” pot on stage and telling kids not to ever smoke fake weed. Oh and there was a big fire at the Universal lot that closed down much of the area the morning before the awards. But by most accounts that likely had nothing to do with the fake pot. Likely.

The only thing hotter than the predawn blaze that closed down the area surrounding the Gibson Amphitheater before the 2008 MTV Movie Awards was double-threat Johnny Depp. The masses-approved heartthrob had to wait out a thundering standing ovation before being able to give thanks for his Best Comedic Performance win, his third Golden Popcorn to date for playing Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp-as-Sparrow missed out on a clean sweep of the Best Male Performance category, with that honor going this year to box office golden boy Will Smith for his isolationist turn in the sci-fi hit I Am Legend.

“I’ve dedicated my life to creating and trying to do things that are different,” Smith said. “I’ve dedicated my life to making everything that I touch better…This film was hard and I was on camera for an hour by myself and y’all still went to see it. Thank you very much.” The statue for Best Female Performance went to Juno It girl Ellen Page, who theoretically could be considered to be in the third trimester of her breakout year, now that it’s about time to stop honoring last year’s movies.

Tom Cruise was called upon to fete this year’s winner of the MTV Generation Award—”Falling in Love With Drew Barrymore Man,” “Yelling at Jack Nicholson Guy,” “Magic Remote Control Dude” Adam Sandler. “He liberated us form the presumption that it was not cool to punch old people…and he taught us how to celebrate Hanukkah by drinking gin-and-tonicas,” a straight-faced Cruise reminded us during the lengthy tribute.

[From E! News]

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens took home awards for Best Breakthrough Performance for High School Musical. According to E!, the show was pretty inoffensive… but the way their article comes off, I think they’re actually politely trying to say it was pretty dull.

Mike Myers proved to be a largely inoffensive host, except for when he trotted out Dana Carvey for a Wayne’s World sketch.

“No Country for Old Balls” as the third-best porn title based on ’07 films was admittedly pretty funny, but other than that, the skit was largely a tired riff on Tila Tequila’s bisexuality.

[From E! News]

Picture note by Celebitchy: Shown are Johnny Depp, Megan Fox, Zac Efron, Robert Downey Jr., Brendon Fraser, Liv Tyler and Ed Norton, Cam Gigandet, Sean Faris, Ellen Page, Mike Myers, Rumer Willis, Katherine McPhee, Lauren Conrad, Verne Troyer, Charlize Theron, Anne Hathaway, Paris Hilton, Benji Madden, Will Smith and his son Jaden, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Terri Seymour in an awful pantsuit.

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  1. Jen says:

    “The MTV Movie Awards were helled yesterday…”

    Helled? 😉

  2. jessiee says:

    …with Jen. “Helled”???

  3. curegirl0421 says:

    What a snoozer. And what’s with Johnny Depp’s hair? I hope that’s for a role…

  4. elisha says:

    I got to go to these in like ’03 or ’04 as a seatfiller. It was when Lindsay Lohan hosted. They were really exciting in person, but boring on TV.

  5. Kristin says:

    I was wondering what the hell “helled” was lol.

  6. Syko says:

    I think “helled” is probably more appropriate than “held”.

  7. JayBird says:

    Oh man. I’m so tired guys. In fact that’s the corrected version – in the original, I caught that I wrote “the MTV awards were yelled.” It’s hard to edit your own writing, and it gets harder the more you write. Of course, I also just wrote “caughted” and “wrought.” Not to brag, but I think “helled” was my favorite typo/Fuedian slip ever. It really explains how I feel about awards shows. And I hate Mondays.

  8. Cassie says:

    WTF is with the boots on SJP?

  9. vdantev says:

    Paris, lay off the fake spray tan for once in your life.

    SJP, the 60’s are over you and your little go-go boots missed it.

    Charlize, those were nice seat covers from a very expensive BMW, you didn’t have to make a dress out of them.

    Mike, the age is leaking through your make-up as is your increasing irrelevancy. The Love Guru? You should have been slapped. Hard.

    What a complete yawn, god forbid anything fun or interesting that wasn’t totally scripted, timed and edited for maximum blandness might occur. Why anyone with a real career would show up is beyond me.

  10. Jody says:

    why do people smoke fake pot? It’s like eating fake basil, what’s the point? It’s a plant people. The fake stuff is just dirty and probably more dangerous.

  11. CM says:

    i actually really like SJP’s outfit/ boots…a little strange but cute.

  12. I choose me says:

    Um Charlize, WTF are you wearing girl? 😕 And why are there so many damn award shows!

  13. lola says:

    Dear Johnny Depp, that hair is not cool at all. Hope it is for a move role. Keep the muscles though.

    Love always


  14. hannah says:

    the hair is for the role he is playing. My friend is in the movie! anyway, i think johnny depp sold his soul to the devil. How does a 45 year old have a face like that…especially with the smoking and drug use and drinking. what the hell?

  15. gekazoid:P says:

    Megan Fox almost always looks like a prositute! Her tat are just trashy period. She always looks oily and dirty liek she never showers! What is with her someone should really fire whoever is in charge of dressing her. God, even AJ had more class when she was in her rebellious stage. I can’t see teh difference between what she’s wearing and what you see a prositite wear on a sidewalk. UGH!

  16. devilgirl says:

    Charlize usually looks beautiful and can carry off anything, however I am shocked at how horrible this outfit actually is on her. It is not flattering on so many levels!

  17. Trillion says:

    Megan Fox: ugh. She is my least favorite um…ingenue. Is that the appropriate term or is that too legitimate for her?

  18. tammi says:

    johnny is so dame hot he is the greatest

  19. k2 incense says:

    Fake weed, yeah right. Seth Rogan is hilarious! Love that dude.