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Laughs, sex, summer flicks at MTV awards

Eminem moons audience, Johnny Depp toasts his victory
/ Source: Reuters

The MTV Movie Awards gave their annual send-up to Hollywood Saturday in a show filled with sex, jokes, action and even a full moon from Eminem — all the elements of a good summer flick.

Well, except for the rapper’s naked rear end, that is.

MTV’s awards come at the onset of Hollywood’s summer film season and feature stars of the hottest upcoming titles. Unlike showbiz honors such as the Oscars, MTV offers fans irreverent sketches, stars cutting loose and buckets of golden popcorn for winners for best fight, best villain and best kiss.

The night’s top honor, best film, went to “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” also honored for best action sequence for the battle of Gondor.

This year, the best onscreen kiss went to a three-way smooch between Carmen Electra, Owen Wilson and Amy Smart for “Starsky and Hutch.” But Electra was the only one on hand to grab her popcorn bucket, so she celebrated with a kiss from rapper Snoop Dogg and — a second one — from Paris Hilton.

“It was very sweet and innocent. There was no tongue,” she told reporters backstage, then added. “At least I had good breath.”

The show’s other big moment belonged to Oscar winner Eminem who, singing with his rap group D12, dropped his drawers and mooned the audience.

Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx of upcoming “Collateral,” gave out the first award for best female performance in a film, which went to Uma Thurman for “Kill Bill: Vol. 1.”

Thurman thanked MTV voters for choosing her “kick butt, take-no-prisoners” character, who exacts revenge on those who plotted to kill her. Thurman was also a winner for best fight, in which she tangled with Chiaki Kuriyama.

Lucy Liu, who played one of the assassins aiming to kill Thurman, won the MTV popcorn bucket for best villain in a film.

Drinks, dances, plastic suits
Johnny Depp won best male performer for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” and he accepted the award with a drink in his hand. Jack Black won for best comedic performance for “School of Rock,” and said he would “party hardy” with the voters.

Seann William Scott disco danced his way to the award for best dance sequence in “American Wedding,” and then thanked “Saturday Night Fever” star John Travolta.

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler were given the popcorn bucket for best onscreen team. They thanked the entire state of Hawaii where their movie “50 First Dates” was filmed.

Breakthrough female performer went to the show’s host, Lindsay Lohan, for “Freaky Friday,” and breakthrough male went to Shawn Ashmore for “X2: X-Men United.” Breakthrough trans-Atlantic performance went to British actress Martine McCutcheon for “Love Actually.”

“I just wanted to come along for the laughs. ... I’ll just sit back, relax and have a great time,” said a surprised McCutcheon. “I can’t wait to go back to London and watch it.”

She said she thought it was important to be known in the United States where acting opportunities are abundant.

Fashion, of course, is always big at Hollywood award shows, but clothes at the MTV show range widely from designer gowns like the pink Dior worn by Electra to the jeans and t-shirts Black wore to a clear plastic suit on Marques Houston of upcoming Christmas holiday film, “Fat Albert.”

“It’s MTV, I had to be different,” he said. “No one else has it on, thank God”

The MTV awards show airs on June 10 at 9 p.m. ET.