'Twilight' wins 5 MTV Movie Awards

June 1, 2009 (UPI) -- The vampire movie "Twilight" earned five golden popcorn prizes at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards ceremony in Universal City, Calif., Sunday night. The blockbuster took the prizes for best movie, best kiss, best fight, breakthrough performance male for star Robert Pattinson and best female performance for his leading lady Kristen Stewart.

"High School Musical 3: Senior Year" earned Ashley Tisdale the golden popcorn for breakthrough performance female, while her co-star Zac Efron picked up the trophy for best male performance.

The late Heath Ledger won the award for best villain for his portrayal of the Joker in "The Dark Knight;" Jim Carrey picked up the prize for best comedic performance for his work in "Yes Man;" and Miley Cyrus earned her first golden popcorn statue for best song from a movie for "The Climb," which appeared in "Hannah Montana: The Movie."

Amy Poehler won the best "WTF moment" honor for a jaw-dropping scene in which her low-rent character urinates in a sink in "Baby Mama."

Other highlights of the show included Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker's performance of Justin Timberlake's comic track "Dick in a Box," and Eminem storming out of the event after a scantily clad Sacha Baron Cohen -- appearing as his outrageous alter-ego Bruno -- dangled from a wire and fell face-down into the rapper's lap.

Comedian Andy Samberg presided over the telecast, which aired on MTV from the Gibson Amphitheatre.

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From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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