MYSTERY, SCANDAL & MAYHEM… MTV REVEALS THE CAST OF HOLLYWOOD’S MOST ANTICIPATED BLOCKBUSTER, THE “2006 MTV MOVIE AWARDS”

Published May 30th, 2006 - 07:05 GMT

Starring Hollywood’s hottest actors and celebrities, the “2006 MTV Movie Awards” promises to be one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters. The “2006 MTV Movie Awards” airs on MTV EUROPEAN on Friday, 16th June at 14.00 KSA exclusively on Showtime and repeats on 17th June at 14.00 KSA and 18th June at 13.00 KSA.

Attracting the biggest names in music, film and more, MTV: Music Television has lined up the finest performers and presenters for Hollywood’s highly anticipated blockbuster, the “2006 MTV Movie Awards.”  More than an award show, but a film unto itself, MTV has announced the following up for starring roles are the “40-Year Old Virgin” and “Wedding Crashers,” each receiving five nominations.  Also vying for the spotlight are “Batman Begins,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Hustle & Flow,” “Sin City” and “Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith” with three nominations each.

MTV has announced that Jessica Alba will take the spotlight as leading lady of the “2006 MTV Movie Awards.”  Star of both big screen and small, Alba will host the MTV ceremony.  “The MTV Movie Awards is like a three-ring circus and I'm thrilled they asked me to be this year's ringmaster,” said Jessica Alba.

Taking the stage to debut new music and deliver eagerly awaited live performances are Christina Aguilera and punk rockers, AFI.  In her eagerly anticipated return to MTV after the release of her wildly successful album “Stripped” in 2002, Christina Aguilera takes to the spotlight at the MTV Movie Awards to perform and debut music from her awaited new album, “Back To Basics.”

In other news, Kate Beckinsale, Jamie Foxx, Owen Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Matt Dillon, Will Ferrell, T.I., Kate Hudson, Ludacris, Rebecca Romijn, Kate Bosworth, Famke Janssen, John C. Reilly and Brandon Routh are the first to be announced in the growing list of stars presenting at this year’s ceremony.

MTV also announced it will cast for new categories of “Best Hero,” “Sexiest Performance” and the “mtvU Student Filmmaker Award” for the first time ever.  And in another Movie Awards first, all of this year’s categories, including “Best Performance,” will make no distinction between male and female.  Breaking the gender barrier and award show tradition, both actors and actresses will be vying for the same coveted golden popcorns.

“This year's Movie Awards will be more than an awards show -- it's an experience completely inspired by the movies, and everything we love about them,” said Christina Norman, President, MTV.  “This year's cast of movies and stars are all deserving nominees, and there is no doubt this year's Movie Awards will in itself, be a movie to remember.”

The “2006 MTV Movie Awards” will be seen in 171 countries/territories via 50 music programming services, and in 23 languages in more than 479.5 million households.


Editors Notes:

Nominees for the “2006 MTV Movie Awards” are:

BEST MOVIE

• The 40-Year Old Virgin (Universal Pictures)
• Batman Begins (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• King Kong (Universal Pictures)
• Sin City (Dimension Films)
• Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema)

BEST PERFORMANCE

• Joaquin Phoenix - Walk The Line (20th Century Fox)
• Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)
• Rachel McAdams - Red Eye (DreamWorks SKG)
• Steve Carell - The 40-Year Old Virgin (Universal Pictures)
• Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow (Paramount Classics)
• Reese Witherspoon - Walk The Line (20th Century Fox)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

• Owen Wilson - Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema)
• Adam Sandler - The Longest Yard (Paramount Pictures)
• Steve Carell - The 40-Year Old Virgin (Universal Pictures)
• Tyler Perry – Tyler Perry’s Madea's Family Reunion (Lions Gate Films)
• Vince Vaughn - Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema)

BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM

• Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen & Romany Malco – The 40-Year Old Virgin
(Universal Pictures)
• Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott & Jessica Simpson – The Dukes of Hazzard
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans & Michael Chiklis – Fantastic Four
(20th Century Fox)
• Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson & Rupert Grint – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson – Wedding Crashers
(New Line Cinema)

BEST VILLAIN

• Cillian Murphy – Batman Begins (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Hayden Christensen – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
(20th Century Fox)
• Ralph Fiennes – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Tilda Swinton – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Disney Pictures)
• Tobin Bell – Saw II (Lions Gate Films)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

• Andre “3000” Benjamin – Four Brothers (Paramount Pictures)
• Isla Fisher – Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema)
• Nelly – The Longest Yard (Paramount Pictures)
• Jennifer Carpenter – The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Screen Gems)
• Romany Malco – The 40-Year Old Virgin (Universal Pictures)
• Taraji P. Henson – Hustle & Flow (Paramount Classics)

BEST HERO

• Christian Bale – Batman Begins (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Jessica Alba – Fantastic Four (20th Century Fox)
• Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Kate Beckinsale – Underworld: Evolution (Screen Gems)
• Ewan McGregor – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (20th Century Fox)

SEXIEST PERFORMANCE

• Beyonce Knowles – The Pink Panther (Sony Pictures)
• Jessica Alba – Sin City (Dimension Films)
• Jessica Simpson – The Dukes of Hazzard (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Ziyi Zhang – Memoirs of a Geisha (Sony Pictures)
• Rob Schneider – Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Sony Pictures)

BEST FIGHT

• Kong vs. The Planes – King Kong (Universal Pictures)
• Stephen Chow vs. Axe Gang – Kung Fu Hustle (Sony Pictures Classics)
• Angelina Jolie vs. Brad Pitt – Mr. & Mrs. Smith (20th Century Fox)
• Ewan McGregor vs. Hayden Christensen – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (20th Century Fox)

BEST KISS

• Jake Gyllenhaal & Heath Ledger – Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)
• Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard – Hustle & Flow (Paramount Classics)
• Anna Faris & Chris Marquette – Just Friends (New Line Cinema)
• Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt – Mr. & Mrs. Smith (20th Century Fox)
• Rosario Dawson & Clive Owen – Sin City (Dimension Films)

BEST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE

• Rachel Nichols - The Amityville Horror (MGM)
• Jennifer Carpenter – The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Screen Gems)
• Derek Richardson – Hostel (Lions Gate Films)
• Paris Hilton – House of Wax (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Dakota Fanning – War of the Worlds (Paramount Pictures)

mtvU STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARD

• Joshua Caldwell (Fordham University) – A Beautiful Lie
• Sean Mullin (Columbia University) – Sadiq
• Stephen Reedy (Diablo Valley College) – Undercut
• Jarrett Slavin (University of Michigan) – The Spiral Project
• Landon Zakheim (Emerson College) – The Fabulous Felix McCabe


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