About the Show

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hosted by Andy Samberg

Welcome back to the big commercial (host Andy Samberg's words, not ours)! By all counts, the Saturday Night Live skit-master and Incredibad comedian was a shattering success as host of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. That said, he might have been overshadowed just a tad by the likes of Eminem, Brüno and a little movie called Twilight.

Things got mighty funny fast as Andy hilariously traveled through scenes from Slumdog Millionaire, Twilight, The Reader and Star Trek, wreaking havoc along the way, before landing naked in "D*** in a Box" buddy Justin Timberlake's limo (awkward!). Our host's Lonely Island accomplices and SNL pals like Will Ferrell and Fred Armisten were also on hand to help out. Of course there were several hilarious Digital Shorts, including "Explosions" and "Starf Leet Clown College," and a musical revue of Samberg favorites performed by none other than LeAnn Rimes, Chris Isaak and Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker!

Eminem and Bruno But the big thing that got everyone talking was Brüno's ass in Eminem's face. No, really. The fictional Austrian Gay TV host came flying in above the audience, rammed into a speaker and fell from the rafters into Eminem's lap. Em' huffed out of there in a hurry, and sold it so well that almost no one knew he was in on the gag until days later.

Later, Kiefer Sutherland gave the show gravity with his uncontrollably tearful presentation of Ben Stiller's Generation Award, while co-presenters Zac Efron and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog looked on admiringly. And even Keyboard Cat made an appearance.

Eminem also dropped a little science with a performance of "We Made You" and "Crack a Bottle" from his latest album, Relapse, while Kings Of Leon kept things moving with an explosive performance of "Use Somebody," from their newest set, Only By the Night.

But the real defining factor in the 2009 MTV Movie Awards show was YOU. Without YOUR votes, the show wouldn't have happened at all! Thanks to you (and a little Golden Popcorn), High School Musical 3 is a shoo-in for another sequel, Jim Carrey is even more famous (and bizarre) and Twilight is officially the cinema sensation of the era. In fact, there may have been more time dedicated to Twilight at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards than there was in the actual movie! Twilight, we love you.

It was a night of surprises, celebration and gut-busting laughs. Which is really no surprise, since it was the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, after all. It's more or less the wildest, most unpredictable film awards show there is. Take that Golden Globes.