It was a big night for little gnarled CGI guys. At Saturday’s MTV Movie Awards, ”The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” took home four prizes, including Best Movie and two trophies for Gollum: Best Virtual Performance and Best On-Screen Team (shared with hobbits Elijah Wood and Sean Astin). Gollum beat Yoda for Best Virtual Performance, but the wizened Jedi won Best Fight for his duel with Christopher Lee in ”Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones.” ”Grateful am I to this award receive,” Yoda said, apparently live via satellite. ”To win, I did not expect. Promise myself cry I would not.”
Among humans, the top prize winners were ”Spider-Man”’s Kirsten Dunst (Best Female Performance and Best Kiss for her upside-down liplock with Tobey Maguire) and ”8 Mile”’s Eminem (Best Male Performance and Breakthrough Performance Male). In a pretaped acceptance speech, he continued his feud with Mariah Carey, joking of his Breakthrough award, ”I can?t believe I beat Mariah for ‘Glitter.”’
Other winners of the ceremony’s golden popcorn buckets included Mike Myers (Best Comedic Performance for ”Austin Powers in Goldmember”), Daveigh Chase (the little girl from ”The Ring,” for Best Villain), Jennifer Garner (Breakthrough Performance Female for ”Daredevil”), and the Helms Deep battle from ”Two Towers” for Best Action Sequence. The awards show, hosted by Seann William Scott and Justin Timberlake from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, will air on MTV on June 5.