On Sunday, June 1, the winners of the 2008 MTV Movie Awards have been announced and the hit action movie 'Transformers' came out as the Best Movie of 2008.
Overshadowed by the massive nomination collection garnered by "Superbad", the blockbuster action movie "Transformers" came out triumphant at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards. On Sunday, June 1, the Michael Bay-directed movie has been honored with a golden popcorn statuette when it nailed the Best Movie title.
The DreamWorks' tidbit got the kudo beating out other strong contenders "Juno", "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End", "I Am Legend", "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" and of course "Superbad". Despite winning the coveted Best Movie prize, "Transformers" didn't manage to bring awards for its two leading actors, Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. LaBeouf has to give up the Best Male Performance title to "I Am Legend" star, Will Smith, while Fox ought to admit defeat from "Hairspray" heartthrob Zac Efron in the category of Breakthrough Performance.
Other notable winner at the special celebration night was Johnny Depp who came home with two awards on his hands, Best Comedic Performance and Best Villain. The acclaimed 44-year-old actor was praised for his works in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End" as the eccentric pirate Captain Jack Sparrow and in "Sweeney Todd" as the vengeful barber Benjamin Barker.
Among the rest of the winners are Ellen Page who landed Best Female Performance for her portrayal of pregnant teenager in "Juno", Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman for Best Kiss scene in "Step Up 2 The Streets" and Sean Faris and Cam Gigandet for Best Fight act in "Never Back Down". The summer blockbuster movie "Iron Man" has also been hailed as the Best Summer Movie So Far.
The live-broadcast show was opened with a spoof of German film "Wings of Desire" by host Mike Myers at the Gibson Amphitheatre. In between his act, Myers managed to promote his upcoming film "The Love Guru". Some of the awards presented were given by Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman, Seth Rogen and James Franco.
List of 2008 MTV Movie Awards' Winners:
- Best Movie: "Transformers"
- Best Male Performance: Will Smith, "I Am Legend"
- Best Female Performance: Ellen Page, "Juno"
- Best Villain: Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd"
- Best Comedic Performance: Johnny Depp, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End"
- Best Fight: Sean Faris and Cam Gigandet, "Never Back Down"
- Best Kiss: Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman, "Step Up 2 The Streets"
- Breakthrough Performance: Zac Efron, "Hairspray"
- Best Summer Movie So Far: "Iron Man"