The buildup continued Monday for the year’s most irreverent Hollywood awards show as nine new presenters were announced for the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, including high-wattage stars Jessica Biel, Cameron Diaz and Bruce Willis.
One of them is likely to hand out a Golden Popcorn Award to Beyoncé, Johnny Depp or even Sacha Baron Cohen — all of whom are up for the coveted awards (see “MTV Movie Awards Nominees: Pirates, Spartans — And That Crazy Kazakh” ).
[Editors' note: On May 27, Lindsay Lohan canceled her scheduled appearance at the MTV Movie Awards.]
Victoria Beckham and Justin Long will also be among the celebrities heading to the Universal City, California’s Gibson Amphitheater for the June 3 extravaganza, to be hosted by the first woman of comedy, Sarah Silverman (see “Sarah Silverman To Host MTV Movie Awards; Promises ‘Pinch Of Fun’ “ ). There’s no way to bend this one: Beckham chose the MTV Movie Awards to make her first official television appearance since moving to the States with soccer-playing husband David.
What will deliver the night’s most talked-about joke? Even money’s on Silverman, but odds are quickly falling for newly announced presenter Robin Williams. Quick on his feet and no stranger to improv, Williams will find himself right at home presenting at the awards — which will be broadcast live for the first time ever at 8 p.m. ET. He will be joined by John Krasinski and Mandy Moore, no doubt well-versed in how to keep a straight face after working with Williams on “License to Wed.”
The newly announced stars join previously revealed presenters including “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” castmembers Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans and Ioan Gruffudd; “Transformers” heroes Shia LaBeouf and Josh Duhamel; “Hairspray” crooners John Travolta, Amanda Bynes and Zac Efron; “Knocked Up” couple Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl; and leading men Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Tucker (see “MTV Movie Awards To Get Rocked By Jay-Z, Rihanna, Amy Winehouse” ).(Get an eyeful of Rihanna, Jay-Z, Jessica Alba and other performers and presenters, right here.)
Also at the big show, soulful British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse will trot out her international hit “Rehab,” while chart-toppers Rihanna and Jay-Z will take the stage together to perform the single “Umbrella” from her upcoming album Good Girl Gone Bad.
They’ll all be on hand to witness what may be the most exciting Movie Awards yet, as crowd-pleasers “300″ and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” fight for Best Movie honors. The two blockbusters lead the way with five and four nominations, respectively. Other films hoping to clear out some mantle space include “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Borat” and “Blades of Glory.”
But the biggest winner of the night might wind up being you. For the first time ever, MTV will award a Golden Popcorn to the viewer who submits the Best Movie Spoof. Fans can enter their own parodies at Yahoo! Movies and then vote for the funniest one.
Fans can vote by visiting MovieAwards.mtv.com before May 29, or from their mobile phones by texting “MOVIES” to 22422. Voting is also available by dialing toll free to 1-877-MTV-VOTE, through which fans can support their favorite nominees in each category. For the first time ever, the 2007 MTV Movie Awards will offer live voting during the show, with one category remaining open for viewers.
Catch the latest on the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, including exclusives from host Sarah Silverman, nominee and presenter announcements, photos, highlights from years past and much more at MovieAwards.mtv.com And don’t forget to grab the popcorn and tune in to the big show when it airs live — for the first time ever! — Sunday, June 3, at 8 p.m. ET.
[This story was originally published on 05.21.2007 at 12:12 PM ET]