In addition, the ceremony honored Jim Carrey with the MTV Generation Award, whatever that is. Needless to say, he did something annoying when he accepted it (he "took the stage with a cadre of winged angels and performed a spontaneous hip-shaking jig"), though he surely thought it was utterly hilarious. Joining in the crazy fun was poor Spike Lee, who took home the Silver Bucket of Excellence for Do the Right Thing, "a movie from the past that has present-day resonance." While I am fully in favor of lauding Do the Right Thing, the MTV Movie Awards is a rather odd venue for addressing racial tension -- I'm sure Lee's acceptance speech fit in perfectly between Carey's pelvis and Christina Aguilera's half-naked torso.
For those of you who can't get enough of this sort of thing (or who want to look at Jessica Alba -- she's hosting, you know), the show airs Thursday at 830pm eastern time.