Michael Bay may never win an Oscar, but he definitely deserves something for making Transformers. A kick in the pants? Shia LaBeouf's undying gratitude? How about a gold tub of popcorn? His blockbuster robot spectacle won the Best Movie prize from the entirely viewer-decided MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Mike Myers on Sunday night, and he took a break from making the sequel to accept. It was kind of a predictable win, though, since last year the film won the Best Summer Movie You Haven't Seen Yet award. And in 1987, it also won the Best Movie That We Don't Yet Have the Technology to Make award, so it had that going for it, as well.
The 2008 MTV Movie Award nominations are out, and it feels like the guy in their movie logo's astronaut suit is Judd Apatow. Apatow's crew and his films, Knocked Up and SuperBad, have multiple nominations in almost every category. The MTV site has all the details, and while I'm tempted to rank on some of the nominee descriptions, which sound crafted by a 12-year-old with a boner, I'd rather focus on what the nominees got right. This will be difficult, as the MTV site offers this reason for one nominee: "One of the hottest chicks ever, Jessica Biel is up for big honors after getting groped by Adam Sandler..." Is this why Meryl's working with Happy Gilmore now?