MTV Movie Awards

MTV Movie Awards
2017 MTV Movie Awards

This is a picture of the "golden popcorn" awarded at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.
Awarded for Popularity in film
Country United States
Presented by MTV
First awarded June 10, 1992 (1992-06-10)
Official website

The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV. The nominees are decided by producers and executives at MTV. Winners are decided online by the general public. Presently voting is done through MTV's official website through a special Movie Awards link at The most recent award show took place on April 9, 2016.[1] Winners are presented with the "golden popcorn" statue, made by New York firm, Society Awards.[2]

Production process

Unlike its sister event MTV Video Music Awards (which are broadcast live), the MTV Movie Awards (up to 2007) were taped and then broadcast a few days later.[3] The entire production was taped in a completely different order than what the MTV viewing audience saw. For example, the show's host would tape all his/her monologues and introductions at one time, and all the musical acts would perform one after the other. Celebrities would often only appear at the live taping for the announcement of their award category, and members of the general audience fill their vacant seats during the other times. Through editing, MTV was able to present to its viewing audience an awards show which appears to be taped in live sequence, with celebrities remaining for the entire show. This method of production allowed profanity to be edited from the show and also is more convenient for the celebrities. The actual live taping aired same-day on pay-per-view channels in most metropolitan cities around the world. Some awards telecasts had also been shown in television syndication. However, in 2007, this changed, as MTV and Survivor producer Mark Burnett (who took over duties from Joel Gallen for the 2007 awards) announced that the 2007 edition would be broadcast live on MTV for the first time on June 3, 2007 in Los Angeles.

The 2016 broadcast was the first show since 2006 not to air live as the event was taped on April 9, 2016 before airing on Viacom's MTV networks the following day on April 10.

Since 2007, polls for several awards were voted by online users on MTV's official website.

Current award categories

Past award categories

Special awards

MTV Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award was a tongue-in-cheek award for movie personalities who made an impact on popular culture. Prior to announcing the winner MTV would air testimonials from major Hollywood celebrities praising the winners greatness while only offering a slight tease as to who the winner was. Following Clint Howard's win and emotional reaction the award was discontinued.

It was awarded to three fictional characters (Godzilla, Jason Voorhees, and Chewbacca) and Richard Roundtree's win was for his performance as John Shaft.

MTV Generation Award

The MTV Generation Award is the successor to the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award, though it is more serious than its predecessor. The recipient of the award is celebrated for great achievement in movies. The distinction "is given to an artist who has shown us a variety of impressive roles, a personal and professional flair and of course, an awesome level of talent."[4]

MTV Silver Bucket of Excellence

The Silver Bucket of Excellence is an award that was given to a film that has made lasting impact on moviegoers and the MTV audience.[6] It was further defined in 2006 as honoring a "film of the past that resonates with even more meaning today."[7]

MTV Trailblazer Award

The MTV Trailblazer Award recipient spearheads the way for others that work in the movie industry. The award is given to an actor of young age that managed to inspire others with a diverse portfolio of work and a transcendent reputation in the public eye.

Emma Stone was awarded the first MTV Trailblazer Award on 2012.

Year Recipient Age Received
2012 Emma Stone (23 years, 6 months, and 28 days)
2013 Emma Watson (22 years, 11 months, and 30 days)
2014 Channing Tatum (33 years, 11 months, and 13 days)
2015 Shailene Woodley (23 years, 4 months, and 28 days)

Comedic Genius Award


Year Host(s) Venue Best Movie Best Performance
Female Male
1992[8] Dennis Miller Walt Disney Studios Terminator 2: Judgment Day Linda Hamilton, Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1993[9] Eddie Murphy A Few Good Men Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct Denzel Washington, Malcolm X
1994[10] Will Smith Sony Pictures Studios Menace II Society Janet Jackson, Poetic Justice Tom Hanks, Philadelphia
1995[11] Jon Lovitz
Courteney Cox
Warner Bros. Studios Pulp Fiction Sandra Bullock, Speed Brad Pitt, Interview with the Vampire
1996[12] Ben Stiller
Janeane Garofalo
Walt Disney Studios Se7en Alicia Silverstone, Clueless Jim Carrey, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
1997[13] Mike Myers Barker Hangar Scream Claire Danes, Romeo + Juliet Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire
1998[14] Samuel L. Jackson Titanic Neve Campbell, Scream 2 Leonardo DiCaprio, Titanic
1999[15] Lisa Kudrow There's Something About Mary Cameron Diaz, There's Something About Mary Jim Carrey, The Truman Show
2000[16] Sarah Jessica Parker Sony Pictures Studios The Matrix Sarah Michelle Gellar, Cruel Intentions Keanu Reeves, The Matrix
2001[17] Jimmy Fallon
Kirsten Dunst
Shrine Auditorium Gladiator Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible 2
2002[18] Sarah Michelle Gellar
Jack Black
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge! Will Smith, Ali
2003[19] Seann William Scott
Justin Timberlake
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Kirsten Dunst, Spider-Man Eminem, 8 Mile
2004[20] Lindsay Lohan Sony Pictures Studios The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Uma Thurman, Kill Bill: Volume 1 Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2005[21] Jimmy Fallon Shrine Auditorium Napoleon Dynamite Lindsay Lohan, Mean Girls Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator
2006[22] Jessica Alba Sony Pictures Studios Wedding Crashers Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
2007[23] Sarah Silverman Gibson Amphitheatre Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2008 Mike Myers Transformers Ellen Page, Juno Will Smith, I Am Legend
2009 Andy Samberg Twilight Kristen Stewart, Twilight Zac Efron, High School Musical 3: Senior Year
2010 Aziz Ansari The Twilight Saga: New Moon Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: New Moon Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
2011 Jason Sudeikis The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
2012 Russell Brand The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games
2013 Rebel Wilson Sony Pictures Studios Marvel's The Avengers Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
2014 Conan O'Brien Nokia Theatre The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
2015 Amy Schumer The Fault In Our Stars Shailene Woodley, The Fault In Our Stars Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
2016 Dwayne Johnson
Kevin Hart
Warner Bros. Studios Star Wars: The Force Awakens Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
2017 Microsoft Theater

Film parodies

Since 1993, scenes are spoofed, mostly from that year's most popular films, although television shows and older movies have also been chosen. This may include sound and video montages, replacing some of the original cast with other actors (commonly, the hosts of each year's show) generally mocking the scenes of that film. The diversity of the spoofs can vary greatly, from one dialogue (such as in 2005) to several long scenes, including fighting and action sequences (2003).

MTV Movie Awards Film Spoofs by Year
Year Film Starring Watch
1993 Basic Instinct Florence Henderson
Barry Williams
Christopher Knight
Susan Olsen
A Few Good Men Florence Henderson
Barry Williams
Christopher Knight
The Bodyguard Florence Henderson
Barry Williams
1994 The Fugitive The Monkey Troupe
Jurassic Park Charlton Heston
The Monkey Troupe
The Piano The Monkey Troupe
1995 Speed Danny Bonaduce
Shirley Jones
Dave Madden
Pulp Fiction Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
Robert Hegyes
Ron Palillo
Dumb and Dumber Sherman Hemsley
Isabel Sanford
Franklin Cover
Interview with the Vampire Frank Gorshin
Adam West
1996 Twister Ben Stiller
Janeane Garofalo
Jay Leno
Braveheart Bob Newhart
Jack Riley
Peter Bonerz
Bill Daily
Clueless The Golden Girls
Se7en William Shatner (in all three key roles)
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Vince Vaughn
Ben Stiller
Mike Myers
Janeane Garofalo
Jay Leno
Romeo + Juliet Mike Myers as Austin Powers
Jenny McCarthy
Scream Mike Myers
Drew Barrymore
1998 Godzilla, Taxi (combined in one video) Christopher Lloyd (as Jim Ignatowski)
Dawson's Creek Katie Holmes
James Van Der Beek
Samuel L. Jackson
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Lisa Kudrow (as herself)
Andy Dick
Creator's web-site
Amalgam of Risky Business, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, She's All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Sixteen Candles, Varsity Blues, The Breakfast Club and Cruel Intentions Alyson Hannigan
Jaime Pressly
Chris Owen
Charlie O'Connell
Armagedd'NSync (Armageddon)[24] 'N Sync
Lisa Kudrow
Clint Howard

Creator's web-site
2000 Sex and the Matrix (Sex and the City, The Matrix, combined) Sarah Jessica Parker (as Carrie Bradshaw)
Jimmy Fallon (Neo)
Vince Vaughn ("White Rabbit")
Creator's web-site
Mission: Impossible II Ben Stiller (as Tom Crooze, Tom Cruise's stunt double) Creator's web-site
2001 Cast Away Andy Dick Creator's web-site
The Mummy Returns
Adam Sandler Skit
2002 Lord of the Piercing (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) Jack Black (as Jack the Elf - Ring-bearer)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Arwen)
Creator's web-site
Jack Black: Spider-Man (Spider-Man) Jack Black (as Spider-Man)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Mary Jane Watson / Wonder Woman)
Creator's web-site
Panic Room Jack Black
Will Ferrell
Creator's web-site
2003 MTV: Reloaded (The Matrix Reloaded) Justin Timberlake (as "a One")
Seann William Scott ("a One", Agent Scott)
Will Ferrell (Larry the Architect)
Randall Duk Kim (Keymaker)
Wanda Sykes (Oracle)
Creator's web-site
2004 Kill Bill: Volume 2 Lindsay Lohan
Andy Dick
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Jimmy Fallon (as Anakin Skywalker) Creator's web-site
Batman Begins Jimmy Fallon
Jon Heder (as Napoleon Dynamite)
Andy Dick
Creator's web-site
2006 Mission: Impossible III Jessica Alba
Topher Grace
Flavor Flav
Creator's web-site
King Kong Jessica Alba Creator's web-site
The Da Vinci Code Jessica Alba (as herself, based on Sophie Neveu)
Jimmy Fallon (himself, based on Jacques Saunière and Robert Langdon)
Andy Dick (himself, based on Silas)
Ron Perlman (himself)
Gary Cole (himself)
Chris Daughtry (himself)
Creator's web-site
2007 Transformers, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Babel, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Departed and 300
2008 Iron Man, Kung Fu Panda and Tropic Thunder Robert Downey, Jr.
Jack Black
Ben Stiller
2009 Twilight, Star Trek, Slumdog Millionaire and The Reader
2010 Precious and The Blind Side
2011 The Hangover: Part II, Black Swan, 127 Hours, The Social Network and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
2013 Les Misérables, Life of Pi and Magic Mike


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  24. Armagedd'NSync is not a traditional movie spoof, but rather a trailer parody created by an independent director Russell Bates. However, according to the creator's web-site (last retrieved on 13 August 2006), it has been featured at MTV Movie Awards 1998.


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