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Saturday, June 05, 2004

Hosted by Lindsay Lohan

Her parents warned her that dancing was for sluts but she just went ahead and did it anyway. That was how the 2004 MTV Movie Awards opened and it was right then that we knew that Lindsay Lohan was the best hostess we possibly could have hired. It was the year of her breakthrough performance in Mean Girls (just two months past release date) and she couldn't have been any hotter. Well… that's what we thought until we saw her flanked by Omarion and Marques Houston in the opening dance number. The dance number that her parents warned her about. The dance number that was supposedly "strictly for sluts." Well guess what? In those opening moments of the 2004 MTV Movie Awards, not only were Lindsay Lohan's parents proven wrong, but Lindsay Lohan's parents got SERVED.

The nominees for 2004's Best Movie were Finding Nemo , X2: X-Men United , Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King , 50 First Dates and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl . And the Golden Popcorn went… for the third year in a row… to Viggo Mortensen and his lovable band of hairy Hobbits in Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King. But it wasn't the last you'd hear from the competition. Johnny Depp got Best Male Performance for Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, Shawn Ashmore won Best Breakthrough Male for his portrayal of Ice Man in X2: X-Men United and Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore took Best On-Screen Team for their forgetful love affair in 50 First Dates.

Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell)In other love affairs, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) interviewed Rebecca Romijn between awards. His first question? You. Are. Electric. The interview moved quickly to the hot tub and then to the bedroom. His interview with Jesus portrayer James Caviezel didn't go quite as smoothly. Maybe that's why Jack Black ( School Of Rock ) beat him out for Best Comedic Performance, even though Elf basically owned the world when it came out.

But nobody could own the world quite like Lindsay Lohan, who, for the first time in MTV Movie Awards history, had to step down from the hosting podium to accept an award: Best Breakthrough Female in Freaky Friday . Would this be an inappropriate time to mention that Kill Bill won three Golden Popcorns? One for Best Female Uma Thurman, another for Best Villain Lucy Liu and a third for Best Fight? Yes? Yes it would? OK great. Sorry about that.

This is awkward. Let's talk music. A truly epic year for musical performances, the first came from living legends, The Beastie Boys, who performed their classic "Ch-Check It Out." Next the new school came charging through as Yeah Yeah Yeahs did their slow-burning "Maps." Up to finish it off was the reigning champ, Eminem backed by D12, with a rendition of their hit single, "My Band." They dressed as Guns 'N Roses for the occasion, which we really, really appreciated. And that, ladies and gentlemen, was the 2004 MTV Movie Awards.