Story by: Jack Foley
COLLEGE-based comedies were the pick of 2004's movies, according
to the MTV Movie Awards, which showered films like Mean
Girls and Napoleon Dynamite
with its top awards on June 4, 2005.
Quirky comedy, Napoleon Dynamite, picked up the best film award,
as well as two others, while Mean Girls picked up a best actress
award for its star, Lindsay Lohan, an ensemble cast award, and
the breakthrough female performance award, for Rachel McAdams.
Indeed, it was McAdams (pictured) who proved the night's big
winner, picking up a third popcorn trophy for best kiss, in The
And just to prove the point, she indulged in an impromptu snog
with Notebook co-star, Ryan Gosling, to show the audience just
how it was done.
The awards mean that McAdams' position
in the Hollywood pecking order should improve dramatically, particularly
as fans have taken to her on-screen performances thus far.
Mean Girls cast her as the college 'bitch', who led a particularly
mean-spirited troupe of girls, who became infiltrated by Lohan's
Continuing the college theme, the cast of The Breakfast Club
- including Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald - were
reunited for a 20th anniversary tribute prize.
Of the other notable prizes given out on the night, Leonardo
DiCaprio picked up the best actor prize for his performance in
While Tom Cruise was presented with a lifetime achievement award
- a prize which he accepted from current girlfriend, Katie Holmes.
Child actress, Dakota Fanning, who co-stars with Cruise in his
next film, The War of the Worlds,
won the best frightened performance for Hide and Seek, while Hollywood
veteran, Dustin Hoffman, was rewarded for his comedy performance
in Meet the Fockers.
He celebrated by poking fun at Eminem - who joined Mariah Carey
and the Foo Fighters in performing at the star-studded bash.