Does anyone still care about the MTV Movie Awards?
And the award for the most anticlimactic awards show goes to… The MTV Movie Awards! (Pretend I’m reading the rest of this paragraph in a curmudgeonly grandpa voice.) Back in the day, this used to be a funny, spontaneous show. Or at least, it used to come off that way. Now, however, it’s about as canned and uncontroversial as a Bush rally.
Not even today’s announcement that the host of next month’s ceremony will be Jessica Alba (who, I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, is nominated for three popcorn-tub trophies) is likely to muster up much viewer enthusiasm for the June 8 broadcast. (Which, of course, premieres several days after the show is taped and the winners’ names released to the news media.) Still, we can hope for a little suspense or surprise. Alba narrowly avoided a wardrobe malfunction at last year’s show. Maybe this year she’ll display some of her heretofore underexposed assets — like a flair for comedy.
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