MTV Movie Awards enter the 'Virtual' age
Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 12:11 PM Central
by John Couture
Just when you think the MTV Movie Awards, the antithesis to the stuffy Academy Awards, couldn't come up with yet another wacky category, they go out and make one up to honor performances that weren't really there. Today, MTV announced that Best Virtual Performance will join their traditional tongue-in-cheek award categories that include Best Kiss, Best Fight and Best Villain.
Nominees for the inaugural Best Virtual Performance are Yoda from Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones, Gollum and his alter ego Smeagol from Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, Scooby Doo from Scooby Doo, Kangaroo Jack from Kangaroo Jack, and Dobby from Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets.
The show, known for its loose atmosphere and anything-can-happen attitude expects much of the same when it airs on June 6. "We plan on mounting the funniest, loudest, most high-flying show to date," executive producer Joel Gallen was quoted as saying.
A partial list of nominees follows:
Best Virtual Performance Yoda, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones Gollum and his alter ego Smeagol, Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo Kangaroo Jack, Kangaroo Jack Dobby, Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Best Kiss Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz, Gangs Of New York Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Daredevil Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana, Drumline Adam Sandler and Emily Watson, Punch-Drunk Love Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, Spider-Man
Best Fight Jet Li versus the Ultimate Fighters, Cradle 2 The Grave Johnny Knoxville versus Butterbean, Jackass: The Movie Fann Wong versus the Palace Guards, Shanghai Knights Yoda versus Christopher Lee, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones