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[06/01/06 - 12:00 AM]
'2006 MTV Movie Awards' to Honor Jim Carrey with Coveted 'MTV Generation Award' & Spike Lee's Epic 'Do the Right Thing' with 'Silver Bucket of Excellence'

[via press release from MTV]

'2006 MTV Movie Awards' to Honor Jim Carrey With Coveted 'MTV Generation Award' & Spike Lee's Epic 'Do The Right Thing' With 'Silver Bucket of Excellence'

Plus, Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Eva Mendes, Zach Braff, Rosario Dawson, Anna Faris & Borat Sagdiyev Round Out Cast Of Presenters All At The '2006 MTV Movie Awards' Set To Premiere To Audiences Nationwide Thursday, June 8th at 9pm ET/PT

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 1 -- With anticipation building and the taping of Hollywood's most anticipated blockbuster only days away, MTV: Music Television today revealed that Jim Carrey will receive the coveted MTV Generation Award for his dynamic career and acting roles that have captured and entertained MTV audiences for years. Tom Cruise was the first to receive the honor at last year's Movie Awards ceremony. In addition, MTV will honor Spike Lee with the esteemed Silver Bucket of Excellence Award for his powerful and thought-provoking film, "Do The Right Thing." Paying homage to those films that have made a lasting effect on moviegoers and the MTV audience, "The Breakfast Club" took Silver Bucket honors at last year's event. Hosted by Jessica Alba, the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" will film June 3rd at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA, and premiere to audiences nationwide on Thursday, June 8th at 9pm ET/PT on MTV.

In other news it was announced that Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Eva Mendes, Zach Braff, Rosario Dawson, Anna Faris and Borat Sagdiyev will round out the cast of announced presenters for the star studded ceremony. They join Colin Farrell, Jessica Simpson, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes, Dane Cook, Kate Beckinsale, Jamie Foxx, Owen Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Matt Dillon, Will Ferrell, T.I., Kate Hudson, Ludacris, Rebecca Romijn, Kate Bosworth, Famke Janssen, John C. Reilly and Brandon Routh who were previously announced. In addition, Christina Aguilera, AFI and Gnarls Barkley will each take the stage to deliver unforgettable live performances.

Up for starring roles at the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" are the "40-Year Old Virgin" and "Wedding Crashers," each receiving five nominations. Also vying for the spotlight are "Batman Begins," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Hustle & Flow," "Sin City" and "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith" with three nominations each. MTV will also celebrate the all new categories of "Best Hero," "Sexiest Performance" and the "mtvU Student Filmmaker Award" for the first time ever.

For all the breaking news on the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" including details on all the performers and presenters, host Jessica Alba, and to watch performances from this year's nominees, visit movieawards.mtv.com. There, fans will also be able to tap into the complete MTV Movie Awards multiplatform experience encompassing broadband, wireless, and the Internet. Immediately following the on-air debut of the MTV Movie Awards on June 8th, fans at movieawards.mtv.com will also be able to access the all new "My Movie Awards" broadband channel where they can watch, relive and customize the entire Movie Awards ceremony, plus experience exclusive content not seen during the show.

Tenth Planet Productions will once again join MTV to produce the "2006 MTV Movie Awards." Joel Gallen will executive produce the show for the 12th consecutive year, and will also direct the show. Salli Frattini is Executive Producer for MTV. Rick Austin is Producer and Kathy Flynn will serve as Event Producer.

Official sponsors of the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" are Dr Pepper and your local Dr Pepper Bottlers, Taco Bell(R), Dentyne, L'Oreal Paris, Neutrogena, Pontiac and Starburst(R).

The "2006 MTV Movie Awards" will be seen in 171 countries/territories via 50 music programming services, and in 23 languages in more than 479.5 million households.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 120 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 95 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

SOURCE MTV
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