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Rachel McAdams & Napoleon Dynamite clean up at MTV Movie Awards 2005



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 Notebook.

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 shy newcomer.

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 The Aviator.

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.

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