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The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). It also contains movie parodies that used official movie footage with hosts and other celebrities and music performances. 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. Presently voting is done through MTV's official website through a special Movie Awards link.

Production process

Unlike its sister event MTV Video Music Awards (which are broadcast live), the MTV Movie Awards (up to 2006) were taped and then broadcast a few days later. The entire production was taped in a completely different order than what the MTV viewing audience saw. For example, the show's host would tape all his/her monologues and introductions at one time, and all the musical acts would perform one after the other. Celebrities would often only appear at the live taping for the announcement of their award category, and members of the general audience fill their vacant seats during the other times. Through clever editing, MTV was able to present to its viewing audience an awards show which appears to be taped in live sequence, with celebrities sticking around for the whole show. This method of production allowed foul language to be edited from the show and also is more convenient for celebrities. The actual live taping aired same-day on pay-per-view channels in most metropolitan cities around the world. Some awards telecasts had also been shown in television syndication. However, in 2007, this changed, as MTV and Survivor producer Mark Burnett (who took over duties from Joel Gallen for the 2007 awards) announced the '07 edition would be broadcast live on MTV for the first time on June 3, 2007 in Los Angeles.

Current award categories

Past award categories

Lifetime Achievement Award/MTV Generation Award

MTV has awarded at least three fictional characters their version of the Academy Honorary Award: Godzilla, Jason Voorhees, and Chewbacca. Jason was awarded the honor in 1992. Godzilla was awarded it in 1996, and Chewbacca followed in receiving the award the following year. (Carrie Fisher presented him with a medal identical to that which Han Solo and Luke Skywalker were given by Princess Leia, who was portrayed by Fisher, at the ceremony at the end of Star Wars. A long running joke is that Chewbacca never received his medal in the movie.) The category existed as a spoof award through 1997, where other recipients included Jackie Chan and Richard Roundtree. In 1998, Clint Howard was the last person given the award. The award was retired in 1998, but reemerged seven years later as the MTV Generation Award; Tom Cruise in 2005, Jim Carrey and Spike Lee in 2006, Mike Myers in 2007, and Adam Sandler for 2008. Most recently, Ben Stiller was honored for the current year, 2009.


Year Host(s) Best Movie Best Performance
Female Male
1992 Dennis Miller Terminator 2: Judgment Day Linda Hamilton, Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1993 Eddie Murphy A Few Good Men Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct Denzel Washington, Malcolm X
1994 Will Smith Menace II Society Janet Jackson, Poetic Justice Tom Hanks, Philadelphia
1995 Jon Lovitz
Courteney Cox
Pulp Fiction Sandra Bullock, Speed Brad Pitt, Interview with the Vampire
1996 Ben Stiller
Janeane Garofalo
Se7en Alicia Silverstone, Clueless Jim Carrey, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
1997 Mike Myers Scream Claire Danes, Romeo + Juliet Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire
1998 Samuel L. Jackson Titanic Neve Campbell, Scream 2 Leo DiCaprio, Titanic
1999 Lisa Kudrow There's Something About Mary Cameron Diaz, There's Something About Mary Jim Carrey, The Truman Show
2000 Sarah Jessica Parker The Matrix Sarah Michelle Gellar, Cruel Intentions Keanu Reeves, The Matrix
2001 Jimmy Fallon
Kirsten Dunst
Gladiator Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible 2
2002 Sarah Michelle Gellar
Jack Black
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge! Will Smith, Ali
2003 Seann William Scott
Justin Timberlake
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Kirsten Dunst, Spider-Man Eminem, 8 Mile
2004 Lindsay Lohan The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Uma Thurman, Kill Bill, Vol. 1 Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2005 Jimmy Fallon Napoleon Dynamite Lindsay Lohan, Mean Girls Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator
2006 Jessica Alba Wedding Crashers [no Best Female Performance awarded] Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
2007 Sarah Silverman Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest [no Best Female Performance awarded] Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2008 Mike Myers Transformers Ellen Page, Juno Will Smith, I Am Legend
2009 Andy Samberg Twilight Kristen Stewart, Twilight Zac Efron, High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Film parodies

Since 1993, scenes are spoofed, mostly from that year's most popular films, although television shows and older movies have also been chosen. This may include sound and video montage, replacing some of the original cast with other actors (commonly, the hosts of each year's show) generally mocking the scenes of that film. The diversity of the spoofs can vary greatly, from one dialogue (such as in 2005) to several long scenes, including fighting and action sequences (2003).

MTV Movie Awards Film Spoofs by Year
Year Film Starring Watch
1995 Pulp Fiction Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

Robert Hegyes

Ron Palillo
1996 Twister Ben Stiller

Janeane Garofalo

Jay Leno
Braveheart Bob Newhart
Clueless The Golden Girls
Se7en William Shatner (in all three key roles)
Interview with the Vampire Adam West

Frank Gorshin
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Romeo and Juliet Mike Myers

Jenny McCarthy
1998 Godzilla, Taxi (combined in one video) Christopher Lloyd (as Jim Ignatowski)
Dawson's Creekmarker
Armagedd'NSync (Armageddon) 'N Sync

Lisa Kudrow

Clint Howard

Creator's web-site
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Lisa Kudrow (as herself)

Andy Dick
Amalgam of Risky Business, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, She's All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Sixteen Candles, Varsity Blues, The Breakfast Club, and Cruel Intentions Alyson Hannigan

Jaime Pressly

Chris Owen

Charlie O'Connell
2000 Sex and the Matrix (Sex and the City, The Matrix, combined) Sarah Jessica Parker (as Carrie Bradshaw)

Jimmy Fallon (Neo)

Vince Vaughn ("White Rabbit")
Mission: Impossible II Ben Stiller (as Tom Crooze, Tom Cruise's stunt double) Creator's web-site
2001 Cast Away Andy Dick Creator's web-site
The Mummy Returns Jimmy Fallon

Snoop Dogg

Kirsten Dunst

Rob Schneider

Oded Fehr
Adam Sandler Skit Adam Sandler

Jimmy Fallon

Britney Spears

Kirsten Dunst
2002 Lord of the Piercing (Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) Jack Black (as Jack the Elf - Ring-bearer)

Sarah Michelle Gellar (Arwen)
Creator's web-site
Jack Black: Spider-Man (Spider-Man) Jack Black (as Spider-Man)

Sarah Michelle Gellar (Mary Jane Watson / Wonder Woman)
Creator's web-site
Panic Room Jack Black

Will Ferrell
Creator's web-site
2003 MTV: Reloaded (The Matrix Reloaded) Justin Timberlake (as "a One")

Seann William Scott ("a One", Agent Scott)

Will Ferrell (Larry the Architect)

Randall Duk Kim (Keymaker)

Wanda Sykes (Oracle)
Creator's web-site
2004 Kill Bill Vol. II Lindsay Lohan

Andy Dick
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Jimmy Fallon (as Anakin Skywalker) Creator's web-site
Batman Begins Jimmy Fallon

Jon Heder (as Napoleon Dynamite)

Andy Dick
Creator's web-site
2006 Mission: Impossible III Jessica Alba

Topher Grace

Flavor Flav
Creator's web-site
King Kong Jessica Alba Creator's web-site
The Da Vinci Code Jessica Alba (as herself, based on Sophie Neveu)

Jimmy Fallon (himself, based on Jacques Saunière and Robert Langdon)

Andy Dick (himself, based on Silas)

Ron Perlman (himself)

Gary Cole (himself)

Chris Daughtry (himself)
Creator's web-site
2007 Transformers, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Babel, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Departed and 300 Optimus Prime

Sarah Silverman

Shia LaBeouf

Jennifer Hudson

Meryl Streep

Brad Pitt

Will Smith

Leonardo DiCaprio

Jack Nicholson

Matt Damon

Gerard Butler
2008 Iron Man, Kung Fu Panda and Tropic Thunder Robert Downey Jr.

Jack Black

Ben Stiller
2009 Twilight, Star Trek, Slumdog Millionaire and The Reader Andy Samberg

Aziz Ansari

Taylor Swift

Justin Timberlake


  1. Mark Burnett signs on to produce a live MTV Movie Awards
  2. Jim Carrey And Spike Lee Scoring Big Honors At MTV Movie Awards
  3. 2009 MTV Movie Awards Generation Award
  4. 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) (TV)
  5. 1993 MTV Movie Awards (1993) (TV)
  6. 1994 MTV Movie Awards (1994) (TV)
  7. 1995 MTV Movie Awards (1995) (TV)
  8. 1996 MTV Movie Awards (1996) (TV)
  9. 1997 MTV Movie Awards (1997) (TV)
  10. 1998 MTV Movie Awards (1998) (TV)
  11. 1999 MTV Movie Awards (1999) (TV)
  12. 2000 MTV Movie Awards (2000) (TV)
  13. 2001 MTV Movie Awards (2001) (TV)
  14. 2002 MTV Movie Awards (2002) (TV)
  15. 2003 MTV Movie Awards (2003) (TV)
  16. 2004 MTV Movie Awards (2004) (TV)
  17. 2005 MTV Movie Awards (2005) (TV)
  18. 2006 MTV Movie Awards (2006) (TV)
  19. 2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV)
  20. Armagedd'NSync is not a traditional movie spoof, but rather a trailer parody created by an independent director Russell Bates. However, according to the creator's web-site (last retrieved on 13 August 2006), it has been featured at MTV Movie Awards 1998.


  • Steve Hochman, Awards as American as 'Pie' and Other Silliness; Television, L.A. Times, June 7, 2000, Calendar page 3;

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