MTV Movie Awards: 1996 Highlights

Hosted by most of the cast of 'Reality Bites,' the show features Alicia Silverstone, Jim Carrey and a performance by Whitney Houston.


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Not to be outdone by previous host Will Smith, host Ben Stiller is lowered to the stage by rope from the ceiling.

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Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo make a grand entrance dangling from the ceiling like Mission: Impossible spies.

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Ben Stiller as Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible" and his co-host Janeane Garofalo make a daring entrance at the 1996 MTV Movie Awards.

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David Spade does his best to calm his favorite co-star down as they win Best On-Screen Duo for Tommy Boy, but the great Chris Farley just can't be reigned in.

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Just like back in '94, sexy Alicia Silverstone wins twice! This time it's Best Female Performance and Most Desirable Female for her role in Clueless.

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With Happy Gilmore still in the theaters, Adam Sandler's stardom peaks as he sings a song for Mel Gibson.

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Jon Lovitz gets an eyeful of Jenny McCarthy's Playboy photo spread as they present the award for Best Female Performance.

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After co-starring in Reality Bites and The Ben Stiller Show, co-hosts Janeane Garofalo and Ben Stiller are old friends.

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Garbage leading lady Shirley Manson howls out the band's hit single, "Only Happy When It Rains."

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The single that launched their career, Garbage's "Only Happy When It Rains" was recorded in Madison, WI.

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Rock legends Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Gene Simmons of KISS present the award for - what else? - Best Kiss.

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Adam Sandler and living legend Price Is Right-host Bob Barker win Best Fight for their Happy Gilmore hijinks.

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You know that Bobby can't be too far away as Whitney Houston performs her soulful smash, "Why Does It Hurt So Bad."

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Director David Fincher accepts the Golden Popcorn for Best Movie, his wildly successful Brad Pitt thriller, Seven (aka Se7en).

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