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MTV Viewers Name 'Two Towers' Best Movie

Discussion in 'Cast-Related News' started by Marlene, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. Marlene

    Marlene Guest

    From Washington Post-

    MTV Viewers Name 'Two Towers' Best Movie

    By Bob Tourtellotte
    Sunday, June 1, 2003; 2:38 AM

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superheroes and special effects wizards battled for the spotlight at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards on Saturday, claiming several top trophies including the best movie prize for "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers."

    Digital effects-filled "Two Towers," the middle chapter in the J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy about an epic battle for control of Middle Earth, earned four awards, more than any other film.

    Along with best movie, MTV viewers gave it best action sequence, on-screen team for stars Elijah Wood, Sean Astin and digitally-created Gollum, as well as a new honor for virtual performance for Gollum.

    Winners were picked from a poll of viewers who watch cable TV network MTV and sister channel MTV2.

    Among superhero movies winning awards was "Spider-Man," about the web-spinning crime fighter, which earned Kirsten Dunst the title best actress and her and co-star Tobey Maguire the honor of best on-screen kiss.

    The award for breakthrough actress went to Jennifer Garner for her comic book hero role of Elektra in "Daredevil."

    Rapper Eminem was named best actor in a film, as well as breakthrough performance by an actor in "8 Mile," the tale of his early days trying to make it in Detroit's hip hop clubs.

    The MTV Movie Awards take place each year during the summer movie season and offer a good look at what the youth culture likes in films, which was personified by young Daveigh Chase who took home the award for best villain in "The Ring."

    "Oh my gosh, this so rocks," Chase said on stage after grabbing her MTV statue -- a bucket of golden popcorn.

    The show also gives fans a lively counterpart to staid, old Hollywood awards like the Oscars with MTV categories including best fight. That title went to Force master Yoda for his lightsaber battle with Christopher Lee in "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones."

    Mike Myers won the golden popcorn bucket for best comedic role as spy Austin Powers in "Austin Powers in Goldmember."

    MTV added an award for best transatlantic breakthrough performer, and that went to Colin Farrell in "Phone Booth."

    The awards show will air on June 5. Last year's MTV Movie Awards was watched by over 7 million viewers and was MTV's most-viewed movie award show ever among audiences aged 12 to 34.
  2. feeling_like_a_spy

    feeling_like_a_spy Rocket Ranger

    May 9, 2003
    yay congratulations to jennifer!
  3. Azalea

    Azalea Azy in Wonderland

    Dec 28, 2002
    the Ozarks
    I absolutely LOVE the MTV Movie Awards, I think it's the most fun awards show of all, but I have to say it drives me crazy how they tape it and announce the winners, but then don't air it till a week later. (It airs this Thursday, the 5th.) I kind of like to be surprised, but I always hear who won ahead of time. Oh, well!

    I'm SO HAPPY for Jennifer!! I wonder if she was there to accept the award? Probably.. If so, I can't wait to see what she wore.
  4. aliasbabe48

    aliasbabe48 Rocket Ranger

    Dec 29, 2002
  5. btvaughn

    btvaughn Rocket Ranger

    Dec 7, 2002
    Hurray for Jen!!!!

    And LOTR too...it's finally getting some recognition!
  6. vaughnmyangel

    vaughnmyangel Rocket Ranger

    Jan 4, 2003
    i am sooooo happy gooooo lotr and ogooooooooooo JEN!!!!!!!!!!!!! yayayayayayayyayayaya
  7. Alias_Gay

    Alias_Gay Rocket Ranger

    Jan 27, 2003
    Congrats to Jen and LOTR ... (y)
  8. SiriCerasi

    SiriCerasi Rocket Ranger

    Dec 8, 2002
    yay jennifer :D GO TWO TOWERS!!!
  9. *SPYnish*

    *SPYnish* Rocket Ranger

    Mar 16, 2003
    Congratulations to Jen and Congratulations to LOTR (my bible) :P
  10. Caro

    Caro Rocket Ranger

    Apr 5, 2003
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    congrats to Jen!!! ( i wanted her to win for best kiss too, though. I voted in that poll at least 20 times )
  11. aliasjgfanaticmv

    aliasjgfanaticmv Rocket Ranger

    Jan 9, 2003
    shouldn't matter to you where I live
    YAY for Jen!!! ^_^ :jump: she SO should have won best kiss :LOL:

    ALIAS_RULES Rocket Ranger

    Jan 27, 2003
    I like the MTV awards because it is kind of like the people's choice, hurray for JEN.
  13. Ames47

    Ames47 Amy Strikes Back

    Mar 31, 2003
    the outskirts of HELL
    wait this is from the washington post??!! damn i didnt read it yesterday!! hope it didnt get thrown out!! but oh well got it posted here for me!! :D
  14. The Kate Vartan

    The Kate Vartan Rocket Ranger

    Dec 16, 2002
  15. Victoria King

    Victoria King Rocket Ranger

    Jan 21, 2003
    CONGRATS JEN!!!!!!!!
  16. mountaineer5

    mountaineer5 Rocket Ranger

    Jan 18, 2003
    yay! i voted for her, i'm so glad she won!
  17. girlincognito

    girlincognito Captain

    Mar 8, 2003
    yea im glad she won and i dont mean to get offtopioc but the highpoint of the night is definatly the matrix skit too freakin funnay for words!!!!!!!!!!!

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