About the Show
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Potty-mouthed comedian Sarah Silverman rang in the annual awards show in song -- a song about hosting the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, which featured leading Jackass Johnny Knoxville. Sarah, the star of Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program , then blasted into her monologue, holding nothing back with jaw-dropping, oh-no-you- didn't jokes about Paris Hilton, Tobey Maguire and Lindsay Lohan.
Although a few celebrities got torn a new one, there were many that helped out in Sarah's spoofs throughout the night. In "The Kiss," Sarah came this close to locking lips with Jessica Biel, one of Tinsel Town's sexiest women. In a public service announcement for "Boratitis," everyone from Kevin Spacey, Susan Sarandon and Matt Dillon to Donald Trump, Jennifer Hudson, Eva Mendes, Marilyn Manson and others warned viewers about the neurological disorder that causes people to impersonate Borat from the hit movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
And in the search for a presenter, our outspoken host asked Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep and even Optimus Prime for help. After constant rejection and mockery, Sarah chose an avid MTV fan named Kathy, live via Web cam.
Amid all the laughs, there was music, too: R&B sensation Rihanna sang her chart-topping single "Umbrella" with rap legend Jay-Z while sultry songstress Amy Winehouse belted out her hit tune "Rehab" to an all- star Hollywood crowd.
Johnny DeppBut music and laughs aside, honoring the year's top movies was what this night was all about. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest took home two Golden Popcorn awards. Johnny Depp pirated the award for Best Performance for his recurring role as Captain Jack Sparrow, and he later accepted the trophy for Best Movie along with producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Sasha Baren Cohen was also a big winner: he won two categories for his role in two different movies. The first was for Best Kiss with Will Ferrell for their lip-lock in Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby . When the comic duo accepted the award, they re-created their passionate kiss -- and then some -- by rolling around the stage in a hot-and-heavy embrace. Sasha also received Best Comedic Performance for his role as Borat in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
Meanwhile, Gerard Butler took Best Fight for his battle against the "Uber Immortal" in the graphic novel adaptation 300 , Jack Nicholson won Best Villain for being a mob boss in The Departed , and Jayden Smith, son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, received Breakthrough Performance for his big-screen debut in The Pursuit of Happyness.
Two new categories this year included Best Summer Movie We Haven't Seen Yet, which went to TRANSFORMERS , the highly anticipated live-action movie based on the popular '80s cartoon. Movie spoofs were also eligible for the coveted Golden Popcorn award this year, and aspiring filmmaker Andy Signore won for his 300 parody United 300, which had Spartan soldiers hilariously battling hijackers aboard a plane. Signore wasn't the only up-and-coming movie- maker to win: Josh Greenbaum of the University of Southern California took the mtvU Student Filmmaker trophy for his film Border Patrol.
Finally, Mike Myers received the MTV Generation Award, presented by his bubbly Shrek co-star Cameron Diaz. The SNL alum was honored for his roles in popular films such as Wayne's World , Austin Powers and Shrek. Overall, the 2007 MTV Movie Awards was the funniest show yet, and we expect even more laugh-out- loud moments in 2008!