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the 7th annual MTV Movie Awards show in Santa Monica, California

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.--June 5, 1999-- Winners of the ``1999 MTV MOVIE AWARDS'' were unveiled this evening at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA. The program, hosted by Lisa Kudrow, will be broadcast on MTV, Thurs., June 10, from 9:00-11:00 PM (ET/PT).

Complete list of the winners:

Best movie: There's Something About Mary (20th Century Fox)
Best male performance: Jim Carrey - The Truman Show (Paramount)
Best female performance: Cameron Diaz - There's Something About Mary (20th Century Fox)
Breakthrough performance, male: James Van Der Beek, Varsity Blues (Paramount)
Breakthrough performance, female: Katie Holmes, Disturbing Behavior (MGM/UA)
Best villain (TIE): Matt Dillon, There's Something About Mary (20th Century Fox) and Stephen Dorff, Blade (New Line)
Best song from a movie: "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing," Aerosmith, Armageddon (Buena Vista).
Best comedic performance: Adam Sandler - The Waterboy (Buena Vista).
Best onscreen duo: Jackie Chan & Chris Tucker - Rush Hour (New Line).
Best kiss: Gwyneth Paltrow & Joseph Fiennes, Shakespeare In Love (Miramax)
Best action sequence: "Asteroid Destroys NYC," Armageddon (Buena Vista)
Best Fight: Ben Stiller Vs. Puffy The Dog, There's Something About Mary (20th Century Fox)
Best New Filmmaker: Guy Ritchie, Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels (Gramercy)

The MTV MOVIE AWARDS also featured several of the show's signature short films. Highlights included a hilarious ``Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace'' parody as well as 'N SYNC and Lisa Kudrow reenacting the now-infamous animal cracker scene from ``Armageddon.'' In addition, other short films featured Lisa Kudrow matching wits with Austin Powers' Dr. Evil with a cameo appearance by Billy Crystal as well as Brooke Shields, Rebecca Gayheart and other females parodying 'Chick Flick' films. In a MOVIE AWARDS first, the show also included a film which ran throughout the show spoofing teen flicks including classics like ``Ferris Bueller's Day Off,'' ``The Breakfast Club,'' ``She's All That,'' and ``Cruel Intentions.'' Talent in that film included Alyson Hannigan, Seth Green and others.

In addition to her short film appearances, host Lisa Kudrow kept the show moving with her signature wit and charm. One comedic highlight included Lisa introducing a new category, ``Best Dramatic Pause.''

The show's presenters included a stellar line-up of celebrities including Ben Affleck, Whitney Houston, Hugh Grant, Tobey Maguire, Kate Hudson, Taye Diggs, Dylan McDermott, Mike Myers, Keanu Reeves, Ricky Martin, Heather Graham, Jennifer Lopez, Brendan Fraser, Samuel L. Jackson, Keri Russell, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rose McGowan, Jay-Z, Salma Hayek, Jon Stewart, Jake Lloyd, Omar Epps, Janeane Garofalo and James Van Der Beek.

MTV's Hollywood night also included show-stopping musical performances from some of today's biggest artists. Movie and music superstar Will Smith opened the show performing a crowd-pleasing rendition of ``Wild Wild West'' featuring Dru Hill, Kool Mo Dee and 28 dancers with surprise guest Stevie Wonder. Kid Rock, whose album Devil Without A Cause just entered Billboard's Top 10 Album Chart, took to the stage next and brought the audience to their feet with a rousing performance of ``Bawitdaba.'' The last music performer of the evening was world-wide chart topper Robbie Williams. His James Bond-themed performance of ``Millennium'' capped off a great night of music.

For the first time, MTV Online streamed one of the music performances live over the internet during the show. Online users could check out www.mtv.com to get a sneak peek at the 1999 MTV MOVIE AWARDS.

The MTV MOVIE AWARDS offers an alternative to traditional movie awards ceremonies. Unlike other shows, the program includes unconventional categories including Best On-Screen Duo, Best Villain, Best Kiss, Best Action Sequence and more.

Winners of the 1999 MTV MOVIE AWARDS were chosen through a national poll of MTV viewers, an audience that represents the largest demographic group of today's moviegoers. Beginning in April of 1999, MTV viewers could cast their votes through a special phone number, via MTV Online and at any participating Blockbuster Video.

Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions produced the eighth annual MTV MOVIE AWARDS in association with MTV. Salli Frattini was executive producer and Bruce Gowers was director. Gallen also directed the short films featured in the telecast.

The official sponsors of the 1999 MTV MOVIE AWARDS are 7UP, Blockbuster, Cosmair, Gap, Hyundai, Nike, SMINT, Visa and Wendy's.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc., owns and operates five cable television programming services -- MTV: Music Television, MTV 2, VH1, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite and TV Land -- all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. Information about MTV and MTV 2 is available on MTV Online, on America Online (Keyword: MTV) and the World Wide Web (http://mtv.com).


Contact:
     MTV
     Marnie Malter, 212/258-7004
          or
     MTV Networks
     Todd Phillips, 310/752-8075

 

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