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'Pirates' Rule at MTV Movie Awards

4 Jun, 2007 By: John Latchem

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest took two “Golden Popcorn” trophies at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, winning for best movie while Johnny Depp won for best performance. The film, on DVD from Buena Vista Home Entertainment, undoubtedly received a boost from the recent theatrical release of the third film in the series.

Sacha Baron Cohen also picked up two awards. He first won for best kiss, with Will Ferrell in Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, then returned to the stage to accept the honor for best comedic performance, for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

Borat was edged out in the best fight category by 300, and its battle between Gerard Butler and The Uber Immortal. Warner Home Video releases the film on DVD July 31 (prebook June 19).

Best breakthrough performance went to Jaden Smith for Sony's The Pursuit of Happyness, while Jack Nicholson scored best villain for Warner's The Departed.

Clerks II, on DVD from Genius Products and The Weinstein Co., won a sponsored award called The Orbit Dirtiest Mouth Moment.

Transformers, which opens theatrically July 4, was named “Best Summer Movie You Haven't Seen Yet.”

Recognizing the growing impact of viral video, MTV gave an award for best spoof. The winner: United 300, about the famed Spartans thwarting an airliner hijacking.

The awards were announced June 3 following an online fan poll.

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