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Sealed with a 3-way kiss

Los Angeles, June 7 (Reuters): The MTV Movie Awards gave their annual send up to Hollywood summer movies on Saturday in a show filled with sex, jokes, action and even a full moon from rap star Eminem — all the elements of a good summer movie.

Well, except for the rapper’s naked rear end, that is.

MTV’s awards come in the middle of Hollywood’s summer film season and feature stars of the hottest upcoming titles. Unlike showbiz honours such as the Oscars, MTV offers fans irreverent sketches, stars cutting loose and buckets of golden popcorn for winners for best fight, best villain and best kiss.

The night’s top honour, best film, went to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, also honoured for best action sequence for the battle of Gondor.

This year, the best onscreen kiss went to a three-way smooch between Carmen Electra, Owen Wilson and Amy Smart for Starsky and Hutch. But Electra was the only one on hand to grab her popcorn bucket, so she celebrated with a kiss from rapper Snoop Dogg and — a second one — from Paris Hilton.

“It was very sweet and innocent. There was no tongue,” she told reporters backstage, then added, “At least I had good breath.”

The show’s other big moment belonged to Eminem who, singing with group D12, dropped his drawers and mooned the audience.

Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx of upcoming Collateral, gave out the first award for best female performance in a film, which went to Uma Thurman for Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

Thurman thanked MTV voters for choosing her “kick butt, take-no-prisoners” character, who exacts revenge on those who plotted to kill her. Thurman was also a winner for best fight, in which she tangled with Chiaki Kuriyama.

Lucy Liu, who played one of the assassins aiming to kill Thurman, won the MTV popcorn bucket for best villain in a film.

Johnny Depp won best male performer for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and he accepted the award with a drink in his hand. Jack Black won for best comedic performance for School of Rock, and said he would “party hardy” with the voters.

Seann William Scott disco danced his way to the award for best dance sequence in American Wedding, then thanked Saturday Night Fever star John Travolta. Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler were given the popcorn bucket for best onscreen team. They thanked the entire state of Hawaii where their movie 50 First Dates was filmed. Breakthrough female performer went to the show’s host, Lindsay Lohan, for Freaky Friday, and breakthrough male went to Shawn Ashmore for X2: X-Men United.

Breakthrough trans-Atlantic performance went to British actor Martine McCutcheon for Love Actually. “I just wanted to come along for the laughs. ... I’ll just sit back, relax and have a great time,” said a surprised McCutcheon. “I can’t wait to go back to London and watch it.”

She said she thought it was important to be known in the US where acting opportunities are abundant.

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