MTV Networks has announced an additional line up of presenters to join the previously revealed star cast of presenters for the upcoming 2006 MTV Movie Awards. The extended list of presenters include, Colin Farrell, Jessica Simpson, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes and Dane Cook.
As mentioned earlier, Kate Beckinsale, Jamie Foxx, Owen Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Matt Dillon, Will Ferrell, T.I., Kate Hudson, Ludacris, Rebecca Romijn, Kate Bosworth, Famke Janssen, John C. Reilly and Brandon Routh will also present awards. In addition to performances from Christina Aguilera and AFI, it was announced that Gnarls Barkley will also take the stage. Following the recent release of the debut album St. Elsewhere and hit single Crazy, Gnarls Barkley comprises of producer Danger Mouse and musician and artist Cee-Lo. Swiftly winning over fans and critics alike, Gnarls Barkley make their next stop at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards for a highly anticipated live performance.
“With the summer’s biggest movies and stars represented, there is no doubt — if you are a celebrity or a fan, this year’s Movie Awards is the place to be,” said MTV executive producer Salli Frattini. “Plus, with anticipated performances by Christina Aguilera, AFI and now Gnarls Barkley, and some surprises still up our sleeves — we are excited to give fans something to talk about come June 8th.”
As reported earlier, up for starring roles at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards are the 40-Year Old Virgin and Wedding Crashers, each receiving five nominations. Also vying for the spotlight are Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Hustle & Flow, Sin City and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith with three nominations each.
MTV will also celebrate new categories of Best Hero, Sexiest Performance and the mtvU Student Filmmaker Award. The network has also set up an interactive hub, http://movieawards.mtv.com/ following the on-air debut of the MTV Movie Awards this year. It allows fans to access the all new My Movie Awards broadband channel to watch, relive and customize the entire Movie Awards ceremony, plus experience exclusive content not seen during the show.
Hosted by Jessica Alba, the 2006 MTV Movie Awards are scheduled to film on 3 June at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA, and premiere to audiences nationwide on Thursday 8 June at 9 pm ET/PT on MTV.