The list of reasons why you should tune into the 2011 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday seems endless at this point, from the sheer number of A-list celebrities attending to the show-stopping performances scheduled (Hello, Foo Fighters !) to the general unpredictability of MTV’s annual event.
A chief master of the art of being unpredictable, Jim Carrey is among the celebrity presenters, and if his appearances at past MTV Movie Awards are any indication, viewers are sure to be buzzing about him Sunday night. Carrey’s Movie Awards history is a storied one, the stand-out, of course, being his surprise, disguised appearance in 1999 . Carrey also currently holds the title of most Golden Popcorn won, with 11 awards to his name.
When MTV News caught up with the funnyman during promotion for his upcoming flick “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” we asked if he’d decided on his awards-show ensemble yet.
“I’m wearing a suit that I’ve had made,” he told us. “It’s the latest in nanotechnology, so I’m able to project whatever I want on it. I’m going to be revealing that at the MTV [Movie] Awards,” he teased. “This is something I’ve created myself; I’m kind of Bruce Wayne in that kinda way. I have a lot of interesting and very cutting-edge technology that I work with and I want to unveil it at the Awards.
“Wait until you see it,” he added with a smile. “It’s going to be amazing.”
Carrey joins a superstar-studded list of presenters that includes Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Emma Stone, Cameron Diaz, Leighton Meester, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Steve Carell, Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg.
Will wizards, vampires or dream thieves steal the 2011 MTV Movie Awards? Find out June 5, when the 20th annual show airs live at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Tune in at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT that night for the “America’s Best Dance Crew” finale and Movie Awards pre-show, loaded with live action from the red carpet, exclusive movie clips and a special edition of “After Hours.”