'Golden Popcorn' for 'Crashers'

Jessica Alba played starring roles in King Kong, Mission: Impossible III and The Da Vinci Code. At least she did when she parodied the three films as the host of the 2006 MTV Movie Awards.

By AP, JERUSALEM POST STAFF
June 6, 2006 11:14
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Jessica Alba played starring roles in King Kong, Mission: Impossible III and The Da Vinci Code. At least she did on Saturday, when she parodied the three blockbusters as the host of the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, known for taking a lighthearted look at the industry it honors. The unconventional ceremony, held on a soundstage at Sony Studios, celebrates the fun of films with prizes recognizing the best on-screen hero, villain, kiss and fight, as well as sexy, funny and frightened performances. Last summer's Wedding Crashers was the night's big winner, collecting three trophies, including the coveted Golden Popcorn for best movie. The film also earned breakthrough performance honors for Isla Fisher and best on-screen team award for Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. "For most people, playing a bipolar nymphomaniac would have been a challenge," Fisher said with a grin. "But I just played myself." Jake Gyllenhaal, who beat out Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon for best performance, teamed with Brokeback Mountain co-star Heath Ledger for best kiss. "This is a real honor, not just for me and Heath but for all of you, that you picked this movie and this kiss over all the other ones," Gyllenhaal said. The awards show will air in Israel later this month. AP and Jerusalem Post staff


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