MTV Announces Nominees for '2001 MTV Movie Awards'

Jimmy Fallon and Kirsten Dunst Set to Co-Host



Ceremony Set to Air June 7 at 9 PM (ET/PT)



Fans Vote Online at MTV.com for 2001 Nominees and Suggest Nominations For

Four All-New Categories



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from MTV: Music Television

    NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- MTV: Music
 Television today announced the nominees for the "2001 MTV Movie Awards."
 Gladiator tops this year's nominee list with five nominations.  It was also
 announced that Jimmy Fallon, regular player on Saturday Night Live, and
 Kirsten Dunst, currently in production shooting Spider-Man, are set to co-host
 the tenth annual awards show.  The winners will be revealed at the "2001 MTV
 Movie Awards" which will be taped on June 2nd at the Shrine Auditorium in Los
 Angeles, CA.  The star-studded awards ceremony will air on June 7th at 9PM
 (ET/PT).
     "Every year the MTV Movie Awards celebrates the world of movies with
 quirky categories, outrageous film spoofs and show stopping musical
 performances and as we are reaching our 10th anniversary milestone, this year
 should be no exception," says Van Toffler, President, MTV and MTV2.  "The
 pairing of Jimmy and Kirsten as co-hosts will no doubt add to the
 whimsicality.  With nominees such as Jim Carrey for Best Villain for Dr.
 Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Tom Hanks & "Wilson" for Best On-
 Screen Team for Cast Away, this year will once again set the MTV Movie Awards
 apart from traditional award shows."
     Jimmy Fallon joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" as a regular player
 in the 98-99 season.  In the 2000-01 season, he became co-anchor of the show's
 "Weekend Update" segment opposite SNL head writer Tina Fey.  During his time
 on the show, he's performed memorable impressions including Jerry Seinfeld,
 Chris Rock, and John Lennon. Additionally, his popular holiday-themed parodies
 of pop hits on "Weekend Update" have included musical impressions of Alanis
 Morissette, Blink 182 and Counting Crows. In addition, Fallon performs as the
 Bostonian teen "Sully" opposite Rachel Dratch in the recurring "Sully and
 Denise" sketch and also as the condescending "Nick Burns, Your Company's
 Computer Guy."  He can also be seen in the critically acclaimed Cameron Crowe
 feature Almost Famous.  Fallon also just completed shooting a role in the Tom
 Hanks' directed HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
     To start the millennium off right, Kirsten Dunst starred in Universal's
 comedy Bring it On, which opened number-one at the box office and the
 critically-acclaimed Virgin Suicides.  In addition to Sony Pictures' Spider-
 Man, her upcoming projects include Disney's Crazy/Beautifrul (July 2001) and
 Lions Gate Entertainment's The Cat's Meow.  With a list of accolades nearly as
 big as her ever-present smile, Dunst's performance in Interview with a Vampire
 earned her the Golden Globe nomination, the Blockbuster Video Award for "Best
 Supporting Newcomer," an MTV award for "Breakthrough Performance Female" and
 the Saturn Award for "Best Young Actress."  Other starring roles include Get
 Over It, Wag the Dog, Small Soldiers, Little Women, and Jumanji.
     The nominees for the "2001 MTV Movie Awards" are chosen through a national
 poll of MTV and MTV2 viewers.  The winners will be determined by MTV and MTV2
 viewers, who can cast their votes from 4/24 through 5/23 via telephone at 900-
 288-4MTV/75 cents per call; and via online from 4/24 through 5/23 by visiting
 mtv.excite.com.
     In addition to voting for all the 2001 MTV Movie Award nominees, fans
 logging onto MTV.com will also be able to write in their nominee picks in four
 all-new categories including "Favorite Line," "Best Cameo," "Best Music
 Moment," and "Best Dressed."  Nominees for these new categories will be
 announced on May 23rd when online voting will begin and continue up to the
 show.  MTV.com is also launching the "2001 Movie Award Sweepstakes" where
 users can "tell a friend, and win" -- every time a MTV.com user has a friend
 visit the site, they are entered to win a VIP trip to this year's Movie Awards
 with a makeover and wardrobe included.  Fans on MTV.com can also access all
 the inside news around this year's show, listen to Movie Awards Internet Radio
 featuring songs from nominated movies, and relive Movie Award history with
 past winners, memorable moments, and more.
     The "2001 MTV Movie Awards" will be seen in 140 countries/territories via
 29 channels, in over 17 languages in 336 million households.
 
      Below are the nominations for the "2001 MTV Movie Awards:"
 
      BEST MOVIE
 
      Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Sony Pictures Classics)
      Erin Brockovich (Universal Pictures)
      Gladiator (DreamWorks SKG)
      Hannibal (Universal Pictures)
      X-Men (Twentieth Century Fox)
 
      BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
 
      Russell Crowe -- Gladiator (DreamWorks SKG)
      Tom Cruise -- Mission: Impossible 2 (Paramount Pictures)
      Omar Epps -- Love & Basketball (New Line Cinema)
      Mel Gibson -- The Patriot (Columbia Pictures)
      Tom Hanks -- Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox)
 
      BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
 
      Aaliyah -- Romeo Must Die (Warner Bros. Pictures)
      Kate Hudson -- Almost Famous (DreamWorks SKG)
      Jennifer Lopez -- The Cell (New Line Cinema)
      Julia Roberts -- Erin Brockovich (Universal Pictures)
      Julia Stiles -- Save The Last Dance (Paramount Pictures)
 
      BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
 
      Jim Carrey -- Me, Myself & Irene (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Tom Green -- Road Trip (DreamWorks SKG)
      Martin Lawrence -- Big Momma's House (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Eddie Murphy -- Nutty Professor 2:  The Klumps (Universal Pictures)
      Ben Stiller -- Meet The Parents (Universal Pictures)
 
      BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM
 
      Tom Hanks / Wilson -- Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Drew Barrymore / Cameron Diaz / Lucy Liu -- Charlie's Angels
       (Columbia Pictures)
      Robert DeNiro / Ben Stiller - Meet The Parents (Universal Pictures)
      George Clooney / Tim Blake Nelson / John Turturro -- O Brother, Where Art
       Thou? (Touchstone/Disney)
       ("The Soggy Bottom Boys")
      Halle Berry / Hugh Jackman / James Marsden / Anna Paquin - X-Men
      (Twentieth Century Fox)
 
      BEST VILLAIN
 
      Kevin Bacon -- Hollow Man (Columbia Pictures)
      Jim Carrey -- Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
       (Universal Pictures)
      Vincent D'Onofrio -- The Cell (New Line Cinema)
      Anthony Hopkins -- Hannibal (Universal Pictures)
      Joaquin Phoenix -- Gladiator (DreamWorks SKG)
 
      BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE MALE
 
      Jack Black -- High Fidelity (Touchstone/Disney)
      Patrick Fugit -- Almost Famous (DreamWorks SKG)
      Tom Green -- Road Trip (DreamWorks SKG)
      Hugh Jackman -- X-Men (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Ashton Kutcher -- Dude, Where's My Car? (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Sean Patrick Thomas -- Save The Last Dance (Paramount Pictures)
 
      BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE FEMALE
 
      Aaliyah -- Romeo Must Die (Warner Bros. Pictures)
      Erika Christensen -- Traffic (USA Films)
      Anna Faris -- Scary Movie (Miramax/Dimension)
      Piper Perabo -- Coyote Ugly (Touchstone/Disney)
      Zhang Ziyi -- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Sony Pictures Classics)
 
      BEST KISS
 
      Jon Abrahams and Anna Faris -- Scary Movie (Miramax/Dimension)
      Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow -- Bounce (Miramax/Dimension)
      Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt -- Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore -- Hannibal (Universal Pictures)
      Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas -- Save The Last Dance
      (Paramount Pictures)
 
      BEST ACTION SEQUENCE
 
      Plane crash -- Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Roman Army vs. Germanian horde -- Gladiator (DreamWorks SKG)
      Car chase through construction site -- Gone In 60 Seconds
      (Touchstone/Disney)
      Motorcycle chase -- Mission: Impossible 2 (Paramount Pictures)
 
      BEST FIGHT
 
      Drew Barrymore vs. Attackers -- Charlie's Angels (Columbia Pictures)
      Russell Crowe vs. Masked opponent and tiger -- Gladiator (DreamWorks SKG)
      Jet Li with hose vs. Attackers -- Romeo Must Die (Warner Bros. Pictures)
      Zhang Ziyi vs. Entire bar -- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
      (Sony Pictures Classics)
 
      BEST DANCE SEQUENCE
 
      Billy's first lesson -- Billy Elliot (Universal Pictures)
      Opening cheer -- Bring It On (Universal Pictures)
      Cameron Diaz fantasy sequence -- Charlie's Angels (Columbia Pictures)
      Club scene - Save The Last Dance (Paramount Pictures)
 
     2001 MTV Movie Awards
     Total Number of Combined Category Nominations
 
      Gladiator (DreamWorks SKG)                                5
      Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox)                         4
      Save The Last Dance (Paramount Pictures)                  4
      Charlie's Angels (Columbia Pictures)                      3
      Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Sony Pictures Classics)   3
      Hannibal (Universal Pictures)                             3
      Romeo Must Die (Warner Bros. Pictures)                    3
      X-Men (Twentieth Century Fox)                             3
      The Cell (New Line Cinema)                                2
      Erin Brockovich (Universal Pictures)                      2
      Meet The Parents (Universal Pictures)                     2
      Mission:  Impossible 2 (Paramount Pictures)               2
      Road Trip (DreamWorks SKG)                                2
      Scary Movie (Miramax / Dimension)                         2
      Almost Famous (DreamWorks SKG)                            2
 
     Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions will co-executive produce the
 tenth annual "MTV Movie Awards" in association with MTV.  Salli Frattini is
 co-executive producer for MTV.  Rick Austin is producer.
     The official sponsors of the "2001 MTV Movie Awards" are Blockbuster, 7Up,
 L'Oreal, Visa, Wendy's, Hyundai, Nike, US Air Force, Apple Computers, and
 Neutrogena.
 
     MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B), owns
 and operates the following television programming services -- MTV:  Music
 Television, MTV2, VH1, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV LAND, TNN, CMT and The
 Digital Suite From MTV Networks, a package of nine US digital services, all of
 which are trademarks of MTV Networks.  MTV Networks also has licensing
 agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its
 programming services can be seen worldwide.  In addition, MTV Networks
 operates The MTVi Group and Nickelodeon Online, a portfolio of leading
 Internet properties built to address every interest of today's music fan and
 Internet-savvy kid.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- MTV: Music
 Television today announced the nominees for the "2001 MTV Movie Awards."
 Gladiator tops this year's nominee list with five nominations.  It was also
 announced that Jimmy Fallon, regular player on Saturday Night Live, and
 Kirsten Dunst, currently in production shooting Spider-Man, are set to co-host
 the tenth annual awards show.  The winners will be revealed at the "2001 MTV
 Movie Awards" which will be taped on June 2nd at the Shrine Auditorium in Los
 Angeles, CA.  The star-studded awards ceremony will air on June 7th at 9PM
 (ET/PT).
     "Every year the MTV Movie Awards celebrates the world of movies with
 quirky categories, outrageous film spoofs and show stopping musical
 performances and as we are reaching our 10th anniversary milestone, this year
 should be no exception," says Van Toffler, President, MTV and MTV2.  "The
 pairing of Jimmy and Kirsten as co-hosts will no doubt add to the
 whimsicality.  With nominees such as Jim Carrey for Best Villain for Dr.
 Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Tom Hanks & "Wilson" for Best On-
 Screen Team for Cast Away, this year will once again set the MTV Movie Awards
 apart from traditional award shows."
     Jimmy Fallon joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" as a regular player
 in the 98-99 season.  In the 2000-01 season, he became co-anchor of the show's
 "Weekend Update" segment opposite SNL head writer Tina Fey.  During his time
 on the show, he's performed memorable impressions including Jerry Seinfeld,
 Chris Rock, and John Lennon. Additionally, his popular holiday-themed parodies
 of pop hits on "Weekend Update" have included musical impressions of Alanis
 Morissette, Blink 182 and Counting Crows. In addition, Fallon performs as the
 Bostonian teen "Sully" opposite Rachel Dratch in the recurring "Sully and
 Denise" sketch and also as the condescending "Nick Burns, Your Company's
 Computer Guy."  He can also be seen in the critically acclaimed Cameron Crowe
 feature Almost Famous.  Fallon also just completed shooting a role in the Tom
 Hanks' directed HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
     To start the millennium off right, Kirsten Dunst starred in Universal's
 comedy Bring it On, which opened number-one at the box office and the
 critically-acclaimed Virgin Suicides.  In addition to Sony Pictures' Spider-
 Man, her upcoming projects include Disney's Crazy/Beautifrul (July 2001) and
 Lions Gate Entertainment's The Cat's Meow.  With a list of accolades nearly as
 big as her ever-present smile, Dunst's performance in Interview with a Vampire
 earned her the Golden Globe nomination, the Blockbuster Video Award for "Best
 Supporting Newcomer," an MTV award for "Breakthrough Performance Female" and
 the Saturn Award for "Best Young Actress."  Other starring roles include Get
 Over It, Wag the Dog, Small Soldiers, Little Women, and Jumanji.
     The nominees for the "2001 MTV Movie Awards" are chosen through a national
 poll of MTV and MTV2 viewers.  The winners will be determined by MTV and MTV2
 viewers, who can cast their votes from 4/24 through 5/23 via telephone at 900-
 288-4MTV/75 cents per call; and via online from 4/24 through 5/23 by visiting
 mtv.excite.com.
     In addition to voting for all the 2001 MTV Movie Award nominees, fans
 logging onto MTV.com will also be able to write in their nominee picks in four
 all-new categories including "Favorite Line," "Best Cameo," "Best Music
 Moment," and "Best Dressed."  Nominees for these new categories will be
 announced on May 23rd when online voting will begin and continue up to the
 show.  MTV.com is also launching the "2001 Movie Award Sweepstakes" where
 users can "tell a friend, and win" -- every time a MTV.com user has a friend
 visit the site, they are entered to win a VIP trip to this year's Movie Awards
 with a makeover and wardrobe included.  Fans on MTV.com can also access all
 the inside news around this year's show, listen to Movie Awards Internet Radio
 featuring songs from nominated movies, and relive Movie Award history with
 past winners, memorable moments, and more.
     The "2001 MTV Movie Awards" will be seen in 140 countries/territories via
 29 channels, in over 17 languages in 336 million households.
 
      Below are the nominations for the "2001 MTV Movie Awards:"
 
      BEST MOVIE
 
      Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Sony Pictures Classics)
      Erin Brockovich (Universal Pictures)
      Gladiator (DreamWorks SKG)
      Hannibal (Universal Pictures)
      X-Men (Twentieth Century Fox)
 
      BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
 
      Russell Crowe -- Gladiator (DreamWorks SKG)
      Tom Cruise -- Mission: Impossible 2 (Paramount Pictures)
      Omar Epps -- Love & Basketball (New Line Cinema)
      Mel Gibson -- The Patriot (Columbia Pictures)
      Tom Hanks -- Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox)
 
      BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
 
      Aaliyah -- Romeo Must Die (Warner Bros. Pictures)
      Kate Hudson -- Almost Famous (DreamWorks SKG)
      Jennifer Lopez -- The Cell (New Line Cinema)
      Julia Roberts -- Erin Brockovich (Universal Pictures)
      Julia Stiles -- Save The Last Dance (Paramount Pictures)
 
      BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
 
      Jim Carrey -- Me, Myself & Irene (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Tom Green -- Road Trip (DreamWorks SKG)
      Martin Lawrence -- Big Momma's House (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Eddie Murphy -- Nutty Professor 2:  The Klumps (Universal Pictures)
      Ben Stiller -- Meet The Parents (Universal Pictures)
 
      BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM
 
      Tom Hanks / Wilson -- Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Drew Barrymore / Cameron Diaz / Lucy Liu -- Charlie's Angels
       (Columbia Pictures)
      Robert DeNiro / Ben Stiller - Meet The Parents (Universal Pictures)
      George Clooney / Tim Blake Nelson / John Turturro -- O Brother, Where Art
       Thou? (Touchstone/Disney)
       ("The Soggy Bottom Boys")
      Halle Berry / Hugh Jackman / James Marsden / Anna Paquin - X-Men
      (Twentieth Century Fox)
 
      BEST VILLAIN
 
      Kevin Bacon -- Hollow Man (Columbia Pictures)
      Jim Carrey -- Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
       (Universal Pictures)
      Vincent D'Onofrio -- The Cell (New Line Cinema)
      Anthony Hopkins -- Hannibal (Universal Pictures)
      Joaquin Phoenix -- Gladiator (DreamWorks SKG)
 
      BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE MALE
 
      Jack Black -- High Fidelity (Touchstone/Disney)
      Patrick Fugit -- Almost Famous (DreamWorks SKG)
      Tom Green -- Road Trip (DreamWorks SKG)
      Hugh Jackman -- X-Men (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Ashton Kutcher -- Dude, Where's My Car? (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Sean Patrick Thomas -- Save The Last Dance (Paramount Pictures)
 
      BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE FEMALE
 
      Aaliyah -- Romeo Must Die (Warner Bros. Pictures)
      Erika Christensen -- Traffic (USA Films)
      Anna Faris -- Scary Movie (Miramax/Dimension)
      Piper Perabo -- Coyote Ugly (Touchstone/Disney)
      Zhang Ziyi -- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Sony Pictures Classics)
 
      BEST KISS
 
      Jon Abrahams and Anna Faris -- Scary Movie (Miramax/Dimension)
      Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow -- Bounce (Miramax/Dimension)
      Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt -- Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore -- Hannibal (Universal Pictures)
      Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas -- Save The Last Dance
      (Paramount Pictures)
 
      BEST ACTION SEQUENCE
 
      Plane crash -- Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox)
      Roman Army vs. Germanian horde -- Gladiator (DreamWorks SKG)
      Car chase through construction site -- Gone In 60 Seconds
      (Touchstone/Disney)
      Motorcycle chase -- Mission: Impossible 2 (Paramount Pictures)
 
      BEST FIGHT
 
      Drew Barrymore vs. Attackers -- Charlie's Angels (Columbia Pictures)
      Russell Crowe vs. Masked opponent and tiger -- Gladiator (DreamWorks SKG)
      Jet Li with hose vs. Attackers -- Romeo Must Die (Warner Bros. Pictures)
      Zhang Ziyi vs. Entire bar -- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
      (Sony Pictures Classics)
 
      BEST DANCE SEQUENCE
 
      Billy's first lesson -- Billy Elliot (Universal Pictures)
      Opening cheer -- Bring It On (Universal Pictures)
      Cameron Diaz fantasy sequence -- Charlie's Angels (Columbia Pictures)
      Club scene - Save The Last Dance (Paramount Pictures)
 
     2001 MTV Movie Awards
     Total Number of Combined Category Nominations
 
      Gladiator (DreamWorks SKG)                                5
      Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox)                         4
      Save The Last Dance (Paramount Pictures)                  4
      Charlie's Angels (Columbia Pictures)                      3
      Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Sony Pictures Classics)   3
      Hannibal (Universal Pictures)                             3
      Romeo Must Die (Warner Bros. Pictures)                    3
      X-Men (Twentieth Century Fox)                             3
      The Cell (New Line Cinema)                                2
      Erin Brockovich (Universal Pictures)                      2
      Meet The Parents (Universal Pictures)                     2
      Mission:  Impossible 2 (Paramount Pictures)               2
      Road Trip (DreamWorks SKG)                                2
      Scary Movie (Miramax / Dimension)                         2
      Almost Famous (DreamWorks SKG)                            2
 
     Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions will co-executive produce the
 tenth annual "MTV Movie Awards" in association with MTV.  Salli Frattini is
 co-executive producer for MTV.  Rick Austin is producer.
     The official sponsors of the "2001 MTV Movie Awards" are Blockbuster, 7Up,
 L'Oreal, Visa, Wendy's, Hyundai, Nike, US Air Force, Apple Computers, and
 Neutrogena.
 
     MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B), owns
 and operates the following television programming services -- MTV:  Music
 Television, MTV2, VH1, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV LAND, TNN, CMT and The
 Digital Suite From MTV Networks, a package of nine US digital services, all of
 which are trademarks of MTV Networks.  MTV Networks also has licensing
 agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its
 programming services can be seen worldwide.  In addition, MTV Networks
 operates The MTVi Group and Nickelodeon Online, a portfolio of leading
 Internet properties built to address every interest of today's music fan and
 Internet-savvy kid.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X61608323
 
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