2009 MTV Movie Awards

The 2009 MTV Movie Awards were presented on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. Andy Samberg served as host for the 18th annual ceremony.

2009 MTV Movie Awards
DateSunday, May 31, 2009
LocationGibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byAndy Samberg
Television/radio coverage
Produced byMark Burnett
Directed byJoe DeMaio[1]




Best Movie
Best Male Performance Best Female Performance
Breakthrough Performance – Male Breakthrough Performance – Female
Best Villain Best Comedic Performance
Best Song from a Movie Best Kiss
Best Fight Best WTF Moment

MTV GenerationEdit

Notable momentsEdit

  • Brüno, a flamboyant gay character played by Sacha Baron Cohen, staged a stunt with Eminem in which he was "flying" overhead in the theatre toward the stage to present the award for Best Male Performance. Baron Cohen was dressed as an angel, and he was wearing only a jockstrap underneath his costume. In mid-flight, he was lowered upside-down from the rafters after an apparent problem with his wire harness. This caused him to land directly on top of Eminem in such a way that Baron Cohen's fully exposed buttocks area was positioned directly in Eminem's face. An apparently incensed Eminem angrily shouted "You serious?" and "Are you fuckin' serious?!" and then "Get this motherfucker off me!", demanding that his bodyguards and members of D12 remove Baron Cohen from atop him. After they aggressively shoved Baron Cohen away while he was still suspended in the air, Eminem and his entourage stormed out of the theater immediately. Baron Cohen then announced the winner of the Best Male Performance award (Zac Efron for High School Musical 3: Senior Year) while still hanging from harness wires above the audience. Eminem and Baron Cohen later claimed the event was staged and had been rehearsed extensively.[2][3] Eminem claimed that after he "stormed" out of the theatre he went back to his hotel room and "laughed uncontrollably for about three hours".[4] However, while the prank is widely accepted as being staged - at least on Baron Cohen's part - commentators have questioned as to how much (if at all) Eminem truly was in on the joke.[5]
  • Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight earned the actor a posthumous award for Best Villain.[6]
  • Kiefer Sutherland jokingly broke down in tears while presenting the MTV Generation Award to Ben Stiller.

Sneak PeeksEdit


  1. ^ "2009 MTV Movie Awards". IMDb. 31 May 2009.
  2. ^ Bare-Butt 'Bruno' Lands on Eminem at Movie Awards
  3. ^ Ditzian, Eric (May 31, 2009). "Brüno Lands On Eminem During Awkward MTV Movie Awards Moment". MTV News. Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  4. ^ Kreps, Daniel (June 4, 2009). "Eminem "Laughed for Three Hours" After Staged Bruno Stunt". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  5. ^ Swash, Rosie (June 3, 2009). "So was Eminem in on the joke?". The Guardian. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  6. ^ Marshall, Rick (May 31, 2009). "Heath Ledger Wins 'Best Villain' At 2009 MTV Movie Awards For 'The Dark Knight' Performance". MTV News. Retrieved February 29, 2020.

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