Zach Galifianakis Breaks Down MTV Movie Awards’ Breakout-Star Rivals

'Hangover' funnyman selflessly chooses 'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe to take it home: 'This woman should win it.'

UNIVERSAL CITY, California — Zach Galifianakis was everywhere in 2009. There was his breakout turn as a loveable bearded doofus in “The Hangover,” his co-starring role as a loveable bearded doofus in HBO’s “Bored to Death” and all manner of Web vids and big-screen cameos as a … well, you get the idea.

In that inimitable deadpan manner of his, Galifianakis professes to be utterly sick of himself. He’s in the minority. Fans have voted him into the category of Best Breakout Star at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. And while the voting is still going on over at MovieAwards.MTV.com, Galifianakis assessed his competitors and came away convinced another star would walk away with the win this Sunday.

He called “Up in the Air” actress Anna Kendrick “good,” while Chris Pine of “Star Trek” was dubbed a “handsome man.”

Of Oscar-nominated Gabourey Sidibe (“Precious: Based on the Novel ’Push’ by Sapphire”), Galifianakis said with a devilish grin, “I haven’t seen that movie, but she and I have the same trainer.”

Nor had Zach checked out the “The Blind Side,” though he wished Quinton Aaron “good luck” in the Breakout Star category. Which brought Galifianakis back to Sidibe.

“This woman should win it,” he declared.

Not that he’ll be there to take in the festivities at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. “When is it?” he asked us at one point.

Sunday, June 6, Zach.

“Oooh boy,” he responded.

What, you have somewhere better to be?

“You know what? I can’t,” he confessed. “I have a palm reading that day.”

Don’t miss the live red-carpet coverage, exclusive movie clips and fist-pumping action on MTV News’ “Jersey Shore Blow-Out at the MTV Movie Awards,” airing live from Los Angeles this Sunday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Then stay tuned for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards at 9 p.m. ET/PT.