'Transformers' Tops MTV Movie Awards
Despite the fire, the 2008 MTV Movie Awards and its national broadcast from Universal's Gibson Amphitheatre went ahead as planned. And there was virtually no evidence of the real world amid the Hollywood fantasy.
Top stars such as
The crowd cheered as Smith won best male performer for "I Am Legend" and
Depp took home two trophies and
This was the 17th year of the awards show, and after the cruel humor of host
The true winners of the night were the marketing departments at Hollywood studios. As Ferrell bellowed, "Free advertising!" after plugging his upcoming movie, "The
There were two musical performances:
The Coldplay performance was punctuated by intense jets of confetti shaped like butterflies, and, in an unintended bit of symbolism, the Pussycat Dolls' set climaxed with a powerful pyro display that left celebs in the first few rows feeling a bit roasted. That was as close as the outside world's sense of the day came to the event's cool sense of industry focus.