Colin Farrell, Jessica Simpson, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes & Dane Cook Join the Cast of Presenters for the '2006 MTV Movie Awards'
Gnarls Barkley to Perform
All at the '2006 MTV Movie Awards' Set to Premiere to Audiences Nationwide
Thursday, June 8th at 9pm ET/PT
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 22 -- With Hollywood's most
anticipated blockbuster only weeks away and stars lining up to attend, MTV:
Music Television today announced that Colin Ferrell, Jessica Simpson, Kevin
Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes and Dane Cook will join the star
studded cast of presenters at the "2006 MTV Movie Awards." They join
previously revealed presenters 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. It was also announced that the dynamic and hugely popular Gnarls
Barkley will take to the stage rounding out the highly anticipated line-up
of performers that also include Christina Aguilera and AFI. 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.
"With the summer's biggest movies and stars represented, there is no
doubt -- if you are a celebrity or a fan, this year's Movie Awards is the
place to be," said Salli Frattini, MTV Executive Producer. "Plus, with
anticipated performances by Christina Aguilera, AFI and now Gnarls Barkley,
and some surprises still up our sleeves -- we are excited to give fans
something to talk about come June 8th."
Following the recent release of the debut album "St. Elsewhere" and hit
single "Crazy," Gnarls Barkley is burning up the charts. Comprised of hit
producer Danger Mouse and the incomparable musician and artist Cee-Lo,
together they combine to create the mysterious musical persona of Gnarls
Barkley. With a rich funk and soul sound that is swiftly winning over fans
and critics alike, Gnarls Barkley makes their next stop at the "2006 MTV
Movie Awards" for a highly anticipated live performance.
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 complete information 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
http://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 http://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
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