2008 MTV Movie Awards
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
Even an unexpected fire on the Universal Studios lot couldn't keep the stars away from the 2008 MTV Movie Awards at Hollywood's Gibson Amphitheater. Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler and Charlize Theron were among the leading ladies of the big screen who joined the crowd to celebrate the year's best flicks, according to MTV fans. After making a stealth entrance with wife Katie Holmes and daughter Suri (not pictured), Tom Cruise used his star power to present the MTV Generation award to Adam Sandler.
SJP and Jennifer Hudson
While Sex and The City: The Movie continued to kick butt at the box office, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Hudson hit the stage together. "It's L'Wren Scott," called out SJP on the carpet, when asked about her metallic mini.
Small screen reality queen Lauren Conrad was among the first to arrive for the night of film, fashion, and hot musical performances by Coldplay and the Pussycat dolls.
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
"I can't believe I was actually nominated for this!" exclaimed Zac Efron, who took the stage to accept the award for Breakthrough Performance as girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens cheered him on from the audience. "Thanks to the fans. Without you guys I wouldn't be able to break through anything!"
Will Smith and Charlize Theron
"I'm losing my voice, but I'm great," screamed Charlize Theron on the gold carpet. Theron re-teamed with Hancock co-stars Will Smith and Jason Bateman (not pictured) to present the award for Best Female Performance to Juno star Ellen Page.
Rihanna kept a low profile in the audience, where she sat next to Best Breakthrough Performance nominee Chris Brown and rocked out to a performance by The Pussycat Dolls.
Making an appearance to hype her latest flick, Get Smart, Anne Hathaway channeled her inner woman of mystery in a midnight-hued Sophia Kokosalaki frock. Hathaway's silly co-stars, Steve Carell and Dwayne Johnson joined her to present the award for Best Comedic Performance to Johnny Depp.
After sporting a candy-colored green frock in Cannes, Lindsay Lohan continued to explore a rainbow style spectrum, hitting the carpet in a belted purple mini by Dolce & Gabbana.
Liv Tyler joined her her Incredible Hulk co-star, Edward Norton to introduce a performance by Coldplay. Tyler took her strapless Lanvin frock to new heights, pairing it with a pair of Christian Louboutin stilettos.
Walking the red carpet sans her Hills co-stars, Whitney Port sizzled in a red frock from Nicole Miller, which she paired with some serious shoes.
Paris Hilton and Benji Madden
"A year makes a difference," said Paris Hilton, who followed up an appearance at last year's MTV Movie Awards with a trip to prison. "I've never been happier. I'm in love and I'm shooting a new show. So life couldn’t be better." Hilton (in Betsey Johnson) arrived on the arm of new love Benji Madden.
"I'm not really sure how this happened. You can ask anybody, I'm not a very funny person," claimed Johnny Depp, as he accepted the award for Best Comedic Performance for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Depp also scored a golden popcorn trophy for Best Villain for his role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Emma Stone & More!
House Bunny co-stars Rumer Willis (in Herve Leger), Emma Stone, Anna Faris (in Stella McCartney), and Katharine McPhee (in Herve Leger) presented a united front. "The great thing we learned doing [the movie] is that any girl can be beautiful and can be attractive and confident," said Willis, getting philosophical about the flick.
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey
Movie Awards host Mike Myers and Dana Carvey took a trip in the wayback machine to revive their Wayne's World characters for a short skit. Myers also challenged Chris Brown to a dance off in the opening segment of the live show.
"We're just warming up for the Pussycat dolls," claimed Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, before his band took the stage to perform the first single from their new album, Viva La Vida. How did the band feel about getting up in front of the MTV crowd? "We’re completely terrified," Martin admitted.
"I expect fabulousness, fierceness and flawlessness," declared Project Runway winner Christian Siriano, who helped out with fashion commentary on the gold carpet.
Guests like Rainn Wilson-who stars in the upcoming comedy flick, The Rocker-had a chance to channel their inner rock stars by taking a turn on the Rock Band video game set up on the carpet. "Good evening. My name is Rainn Wilson and I am a huge movie star," the actor said when introducing himself during the live broadcast.
Laura Bell Bundy
Broadway baby Laura Bell Bundy (in What Comes Around Goes Around) introduced the crowd to the cast of wannabes from MTV's latest reality series, Legally Blonde: The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods, which premieres Monday.