2009 MTV Movie Awards

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

2009 MTV Movie Awards
DateSunday, May 31, 2009
LocationUniversal 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 longtime friend 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 f**kin' serious?!" and then "Get this motherf**ker off me!", demanded that his bodyguards and members of D12 remove Baron Cohen from atop him, and left the theatre immediately. It was later found out that the pair had staged the stunt and had practiced. Eminem jokingly said "We've got everyone believing that it mistakenly happened. I laughed for about 3 hours after the show". Baron Cohen then announced the award winner (Best Male Actor, Zac Efron - High School Musical 3: Senior Year) while still hanging from harness wires above the audience.[2][3] It has since been revealed that the entire incident was a pre-arranged stunt of which Eminem was aware. The show's head writer Scott Aukerman, who was hired by host Andy Samberg, said: "Yes, the Bruno/Eminem incident was staged. That's all anyone wants to talk about, so let's get it out of the way. They rehearsed it at dress and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show then."[4] Eminem would later say that he agreed to be part of the stunt since he is a big fan of Baron Cohen, and that after he "stormed" out of the theatre he admitted that he went back to his hotel room and "laughed uncontrollably for about three hours".[5] Various reports said Baron Cohen was fully clothed during the rehearsal and Eminem did not expect him to wear a jock strap during the broadcast.
  • Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight earned the late 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

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