Date: 7th June 2004

Lord of the Rings triumphs at MTV Movie Awards

Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King (2003) has won two gongs at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards.
The final part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy won the best film and best action sequence awards.

Uma Thurman's won best femail performance for her portrayal of a bloodthirsty revenge maven from Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003).

Thurman praised director Quentin Tarantino for the two-part saga. She said: "Quentin spent many years writing this for me and wants to be honoured as if he were dead tonight," she told the crowd. "We don't have time, so I'll have to honour you as if you were living. Thank you, Quentin".

Johnny Depp won best male performance for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), and Jack Black won best comedy performance for School of Rock, The (2003).
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler won the best onscreen team award for their offbeat amnesiac romance in 50 First Dates (2004).

Barrymore suggested onstage that they thank the state of Hawaii, which was the setting for the movie - but Sandler said he only wanted to thank the people there who supplied him with "weed".

The best kiss trophy went to Amy Smart and Carmen Electra for their scene with Owen Wilson in Starsky & Hutch (2004).

Lucy Liu was named best villain for her performance in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004).

Seann William Scott took the award for best dance sequence in American Wedding (2003), thanking Saturday Night Fever star John Travolta.

Hosted by teen actress Lindsay Lohan, prizes were presented by Tom Cruise and rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg among others. Musical performers included Eminem and his D12 group, the Beastie Boys and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Source: Press Release