About the Show

Thursday, June 09, 2005

In 2005, the MTV Movie Awards were ALL ABOUT high school. And who better to host the pubescent quirkfest than perma-teen Jimmy Fallon. And did his boyish charm disappoint? Never! Opening with a Batman Begins spoof, he managed to incorporate Andy Dick, Jon "Napoleon" Heder and a fart joke into the first five minutes of the show. Not bad, Jimmy! Not bad at all.

Let's start off by saying that of the 15 awards given that night, seven were for high school movies (8 if you average out the adult factors in Hide And Seek with the fact that Dakota Fanning is like eleven). Leonardo DiCaprio beat Jamie Foxx (Ray), Will Smith (Hitch), Brad Pitt (Troy) and Matt Damon (The Bourne Supremacy) for Best Male Performance with his role in Martin Scorsese's period drama, The Aviator.

Ben Stiller won Best Villain over Tom Cruise (Collateral), Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls), Jim Carrey (Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) for his dastardly deeds in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Dustin Hoffman (Meet The Fockers) got Best Comedic Performance, Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling (The Notebook) got Best Kiss, Dakota Fanning (Hide And Seek) won Best Frightened Performance, Kill Bill Vol. 2 got Best Fight and Batman (Batman Begins) got Best Shorts. The rest was all high school. Well, unless you count Tom Cruise as an adult, in which case, add his MTV Generation Award to the list.

Best Movie went not to Ray or The Incredibles, but to Napoleon Dynamite. It was one of three wins for the movie, rounded out by Breakthrough Male Performance and Best Dance Sequence, both of which went to Jon Heder.

Lindsay Lohan won Best Female Performance for Mean Girls. Breakthrough Female Performance and Best On-Screen Team were divided among her co-stars (Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried).

And the Silver Bucket Of Excellence went to classic high school all-stars, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall, for their career-defining roles in The Breakfast Club.

The rest was music. Eminem did "Ass Like That" and "Mockingbird," Mariah Carey sang "We Belong Together," Yellowcard covered high school movie standard "Don't You Forget About Me" and Foo Fighters finished it off with "Best Of You." All in all, a night well worthy of the A+ that we put at the top of its report card.