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Twilight Dominates 2009 MTV Movie Awards with 5 Golden Popcorns

Press Release from MTV

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 31 -- The "2009 MTV Movie Awards" proved to be a comedy-filled night as host Andy Samberg welcomed a variety of his celebrity friends including Justin Timberlake and Will Ferrell to collaborate on ingenious short films and controversial and unexpected moments. This year, viewers truly took matters into their own hands, led by fans of Twilight, who banded together throughout the voting period to put their favorite film into its rightful place in Movie Awards history. The film took home five golden popcorn statues and received a huge majority of the record breaking votes submitted this year online and via text message.

Eminem stormed out in a heated rage after Bruno put him into a compromising position by landing face down into the rapper's lap.

The MTV audience was treated to exclusive first looks at the highly anticipated movie releases of 2009 including The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Public Enemies.

Twilight dominated the ceremony, taking home the top honors for "Best Movie" at the conclusion of the night. Robert Pattinson won three statues for "Breakthrough Performance Male," "Best Kiss" with co-star Kristen Stewart and "Best Fight" with Cam Gigandet. Kristen Stewart also won for "Best Female Performance." High School Musical 3: Senior Year grabbed two awards as Ashley Tisdale won "Breakthrough Performance Female" and Zac Efron won "Best Male Performance." Jim Carrey can add to his collection of statues after earning "Best Comedic Performance" for his role in Yes Man. Miley Cyrus earned her first golden popcorn statue for "Best Song From A Movie" for "The Climb." Amy Poehler captured "Best WTF Moment" for her unforgettable scene in Baby Mama, and "Best Villain" went to the legendary performance Heath Ledger displayed in The Dark Knight.

The show got off to a hilarious start as Andy Samberg took fans through a parody of some of this year's favorite films including Slumdog Millionaire, Twilight, The Reader and Star Trek. Andy's wild journey included a cameo by Taylor Swift and ended with him naked in the back of a limo next to Justin Timberlake. Finally arriving onstage in time to open the show, Andy got the crowd hyped up with the help of Mixmaster Mike.

Dressed to the nines and backed by a 20 piece orchestra, Academy Award(R) winner Forest Whitaker, Grammy Award(R) winner LeAnn Rimes and multi-platinum recording artist Chris Isaak paid respect to Andy and his incredibly vibrant musical career as they serenaded the crowd with a classical arrangement of "Jizz In My Pants," "I'm On A Boat," "Lazy Sunday," "Dick In A Box" and "Motherlover." The talented trio earned a standing ovation as they turned these edgy hits into an operatic masterpiece.

Zac Efron, Kiefer Sutherland and Triumph the Insult Dog presented former MTV Movie Awards host Ben Stiller with the "MTV Generation Award" for his dynamic career and entertainment of MTV audiences over the years. The honorees began with lofty praises reminiscent of this year's Oscars(R), but the tribute awkwardly turned into a no-holds-barred roast when Sutherland broke down sobbing and Triumph started taking jabs at Stiller.

Joined onstage by a New Orleans style brass ensemble and a hypeman, Eminem made a triumphant return to the MTV stage as he performed his latest singles "We Made You" and "Crack A Bottle" from his #1 album Relapse. Kings of Leon made their first-ever live appearance on MTV, performing their rock anthem "Use Somebody" off their Only by the Night album.

In true MTV Movie Awards fashion, the night was filled with laugh-out-loud parodies including the "Explosion" music video starring Andy "Bruce Springsteen" Samberg, Will "Neil Diamond" Ferrell and triple threat writer, director, producer JJ Abrams "as himself" on keyboards. Needless to say it left viewers with a whole new notion of Hollywood's tough guys walking away from mega-movie explosions.

Always looking to break the mold when it comes to award shows, MTV teamed up with Orbit(R) gum to perform a first-of-its-kind live commercial pod takeover featuring Hayden Panetierre and Big Pak, who presented Amy Poehler with the "Best WTF Moment" award.

The "2009 MTV Movie Awards" welcomed the top names in Hollywood, music and TV throughout the night as the list of superstar presenters included Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Will Ferrell, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Kiefer Sutherland, Bruno, Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Sandra Bullock, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Hayden Panetierre, Sienna Miller, Jonah Hill, Lil Wayne, Chris Pine, Anna Faris, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Michael Bay, Ryan Reynolds, Leighton Meester, Taraji P. Henson, Rupert Grint, Ed Helms, Danny McBride, Justin Bartha, Sofia Vassilieva, Mixmaster Mike and Triumph The Insult Dog.

Winners for the "2009 MTV Movie Awards" are:

BEST MOVIE

-- Twilight Director: Catherine Hardwicke, Producers: Wyck Godfrey, Greg Mooradian and Mark Morgan (Summit Entertainment)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

-- Zac Efron - High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

-- Kristen Stewart - Twilight (Summit Entertainment)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE MALE

-- Robert Pattinson - Twilight (Summit Entertainment)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE FEMALE

-- Ashley Tisdale - High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

-- Jim Carrey - Yes Man (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST VILLAIN

-- Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST FIGHT

-- Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet - Twilight (Summit Entertainment)

BEST KISS

-- Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson - Twilight (Summit Entertainment)

BEST WTF MOMENT

-- Amy Poehler - Baby Mama, Peeing In the Sink (Universal Pictures)

BEST SONG FROM A MOVIE

-- "The Climb" - Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana: The Movie (Walt Disney Pictures)

Mark Burnett serves as Executive Producer for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Audrey Morrissey is Co-Executive Producer. Lee Rolontz is Executive Producer for MTV, Garrett English is Executive in charge for MTV and Jane Mun serves as Producer. Robin Reinhardt-Locke is Celebrity Talent Executive, Amy Doyle and Joanna Bomberg are Music Talent Executives for MTV.

Official sponsors of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards include Coca-Cola(R), Kia Motors, Nikon, Orbit(R) gum, Taco Bell(R), T-Mobile USA, and Venus. Orbit is a registered trademark of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.

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