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‘King’s’ the thing at MTV Movie Awards

Thurman, Depp among winners at offbeat kudocast

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The MTV Movie Awards mocks the year in movies as much as it celebrates it. But this year, the cabler followed the Oscars, giving its top movie prize to “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” on Saturday night.

Uma Thurman won the female performance trophy for “Kill Bill Vol. 1.”

Johnny Depp took the male performance prize for “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” and Jack Black garnered the nod for comedy perf for “School of Rock.”

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler earned the onscreen team kudos for offbeat amnesiac romance “50 First Dates.”

Other winners included Lucy Liu’s head-chopping assassin from “Kill Bill Vol. 1,” best villain, while Seann William Scott’s embarrassingly goofy moves in “American Wedding” earned him the dancing sequence prize.

The fight trophy went to “Kill Bill Vol. 1.”

Lindsay Lohan took home the breakthrough female honor for “Freaky Friday,” while Shawn Ashmore, who played Bobby Drake/Iceman in “X2: X-Men United,” was named breakthrough male.

The program, which was taped for broadcast on Thursday, also featured comedy clips, and even “The Passion of the Christ” didn’t get away without some ribbing.

The MTV Movie Awards is known for irreverent prizes. For instance, the kiss trophy went to Amy Smart and Carmen Electra for their three-way makeout with Owen Wilson in “Starsky & Hutch.” Electra accepted the award alone.

(The Associate Press contributed to this report.)

And the winners are…
(Winners are bolded).

BEST MOVIE

  • 50 First Dates (Sony Pictures)
  • Finding Nemo (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line Cinema)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • X2: X-Men United (20th Century Fox)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

  • Adam Sandler – 50 First Dates (Sony Pictures)
  • Bill Murray – Lost in Translation (Focus Features)
  • Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • Tom Cruise – The Last Samurai (Warner Bros.)
  • Jim Caviezel – The Passion of the Christ (Newmarket Film Group)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

  • Drew Barrymore – 50 First Dates (Sony Pictures)
  • Queen Latifah – Bringing Down the House (Touchstone Pictures)
  • Halle Berry – Gothika (Warner Bros.)
  • Uma Thurman – Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Miramax Films)
  • Charlize Theron – Monster (Newmarket Film Group)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

  • Jim Carrey – Bruce Almighty (Universal Pictures)
  • Will Ferrell – Elf (New Line Cinema)
  • Ellen DeGeneres – Finding Nemo (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • Jack Black – School of Rock (Paramount Pictures)

BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM

  • Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore – 50 First Dates (Sony Pictures)
  • Will Smith/Martin Lawrence – Bad Boys II (Sony Pictures)
  • Johnny Depp/Orlando Bloom – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • Jack Black and the School of Rock “Band” – School of Rock (Paramount Pictures)
  • Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson – Starsky & Hutch (Warner Bros.)

BEST VILLAIN

  • Demi Moore – Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (Sony Pictures)
  • Lucy Liu – Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Miramax Films)
  • Kiefer Sutherland – Phone Booth (20th Century Fox)
  • Geoffrey Rush – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • Leatherface – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (New Line Cinema)

BREAKTHROUGH MALE

  • Ludacris – 2 Fast 2 Furious (Universal Pictures)
  • Cillian Murphy – 28 Days Later (Fox Searchlight)
  • Shia LaBeouf – Holes (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • Shawn Ashmore – X2: X-Men United (20th Century Fox)
  • Omarion – You Got Served (Screen Gems)

BREAKTHROUGH FEMALE

  • Lindsay Lohan – Freaky Friday (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • Scarlett Johansson – Lost in Translation (Focus Features)
  • Keira Knightley – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • Jessica Biel – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (New Line Cinema)
  • Evan Rachel Wood – Thirteen (Fox Searchlight)

BEST KISS

  • Jim Carrey & Jennifer Aniston – Bruce Almighty (Universal Pictures)
  • Keanu Reeves & Monica Bellucci – The Matrix: Reloaded (Warner Bros.)
  • Charlize Theron & Christina Ricci – Monster (Newmarket Film Group)
  • Owen Wilson & Carmen Electra & Amy Smart – Starsky & Hutch (Warner Bros.)
  • Shawn Ashmore & Anna Paquin – X2: X-Men United (20th Century Fox)

BEST ACTION SEQUENCE

  • Intercoastal Freeway Pursuit – Bad Boys II (Sony Pictures)
  • Escape from Mongolia – Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (Sony Pictures)
  • Battle at Gondor – The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King (New Line Cinema)
  • Champion Crane Chase – Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Warner Bros.)

BEST FIGHT

  • Queen Latifah vs. Missi Pyle – Bringing Down the House (Touchstone Pictures)
  • Uma Thurman vs. Chiaki Kuriyama – Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Miramax Films)
  • Keanu Reeves vs. Hugo Weaving – The Matrix: Reloaded (Warner Bros.)
  • The Rock vs. Kontiki Rebels – The Rundown (Universal Pictures)
  • Hugh Jackman vs. Kelly Hu – X2: X-Men United (20th Century Fox)

BEST DANCE SEQUENCE

  • Ben Stiller & Jennifer Aniston – Along Came Polly (Universal Pictures) – “Hot Salsa Dance”
  • Seann William Scott – American Wedding (Universal Pictures) – “Disco Dance Off”
  • Steve Martin – Bringing Down the House (Touchstone Pictures) – “In da Club”
  • Drew Barrymore/Cameron Diaz/Lucy Liu – Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (Sony Pictures) – “Burlesque Revue”
  • Omarion, Marques Houston and the Lil Saints’ Dance Crew – You Got Served (Screen Gems) – “The Big Bounce”

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