"Good evening, my dress is see-through," 2000 MTV Movie Awards host Sarah Jessica Parker said during her introduction to the ceremony.
Snappy one-liners like those are what make the MTV Movie Awards - or any MTV awards show for that matter - unique.
Long after the dust has settled on the crowded movie-award season, MTV rolls out its own red carpet to honor, well, not always the best that Hollywood has to offer.
The whole event has an air of informality. The stars are much more likely to wear urban cool than evening formal. MTV's viewers decide who walk away the big winners.
Jimmy Fallon and Kirsten Dunst will host the 10th annual show, scheduled for Thursday, June 7, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Up for Best Movie: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Erin Brockovich, Gladiator, Hannibal and The X-Men.
Joel Gallen, who produced last year's awards show, told The Detroit News that the awards show gets harder each year to stage. Challenges come in the form of topping such features as the movie spoof segments.
The MTV Movie Awards show also is trimmed for two hours, which, Gallen said, is the target audience's attention span.
"We keep the best stuff and capture a lot of really great moments backstage that I don't think we would be able to do if the show was aired live," Gallen told The Detroit News before last year's ceremony. "All that stuff makes it a cooler and better show."
The MTV Movie Awards aren't your typical movie awards. Sure, there are prizes for Best Picture, Director, Actress, but there also are plaudits for Best Kiss, Villain, Fight Sequence, and more.
MTV relies on its audience, which considers anyone older than 35 decidedly over-the-hill, and polls viewers to select nominees. This year, the show will include four new award categories: Favorite line from a movie, Best Cameo, Best Music Moment and Best Dressed nominations.
The MTV Movie Awards always promises a few unforgettable moments. In 1999, when Jim Carrey, dressed like The Doors' late Jim Morrison, stumbled onstage to accept the Best Male Performance award for The Truman Show.
The never-shy actor tossed his hair from side to side as he smoked his cigarette, thanked the ladies for "looking so pretty," and dedicated his award to his "new biker friends."
Music also plays a prominent role in the evening's entertainment. Last year, 'N Sync sang "It's Gonna Be Me," the second single from their No Strings Attached album, for the first time on television. Metallica offered up "I Disappear," the metal institution's contribution to the Mission: Impossible 2 soundtrack. Rapper D'Angelo's, bearing his famous "six pack," performed a selection from his Voodoo album.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Best Male Performance
Tom Cruise - Mission: Impossible 2
Mel Gibson - The Patriot
Omar Epps - Love and Basketball
Tom Hanks -Cast Away
Russell Crowe - Gladiator
Best Female Performance
Julia Roberts - Erin Brockovich
Jennifer Lopez - The Cell
Julia Stiles - Save the Last Dance
Aaliyah - Romeo Must Die
Kate Hudson - Almost Famous
Best Comedic Performance
Ben Stiller - Meet the Parents
Martin Lawrence - Big Momma's House
Tom Green - Road Trip
Eddie Murphy - Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Jim Carrey - Me, Myself & Irene
Best On-Screen Team
Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz & Lucy Liu - Charlie's Angels
Robert De Niro & Ben Stiller - Meet the Parents
George Clooney, John Turturro & Tim Blake Nelson - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Tom Hanks & Wilson - Cast Away
Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry & James Marsden - The X-Men
Joaquin Phoenix - Gladiator
Anthony Hopkins - Hannibal
Kevin Bacon - Hollow Man
Jim Carrey - Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Vincent D'Onofrio - The Cell
Breakthrough Performance Male
Ashton Kutcher - Dude, Where's My Car?
Jack Black - High Fidelity
Tom Green - Road Trip
Sean Patrick Thomas - Save the Last Dance
Patrick Fugit - Almost Famous
Hugh Jackman - The X-Men
Breakthrough Performance Female
Zhang Ziyi - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Aaliyah - Romeo Must Die
Piper Perabo - Coyote Ugly
Erika Christensen - Traffic
Anna Faris - Scary Movie
Julia Stiles & Sean Patrick Thomas - Save the Last Dance
Ben Affleck & Gwyneth Paltrow - Bounce
Anna Faris & Jon Abrahams - Scary Movie
Julianne Moore & Anthony Hopkins - Hannibal
Tom Hanks & Helen Hunt - Cast Away
Best Action Sequence
Car Chase Through Construction Site - Gone in 60 Seconds
Roman Army vs. Germanian Horde - Gladiator
Motorcycle Chase - Mission: Impossible 2
Plane Crash - Cast Away
Zhang Ziyi vs. Entire Bar - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Russell Crowe vs. Masked Opponent and Tiger - Gladiator
Jet Li with Hose vs. Attackers - Romeo Must Die
Drew Barrymore vs. Attackers - Charlie's Angels
Best Dance Sequence
Cameron Diaz Fantasy Sequence - Charlie's Angels
Opening Cheer - Bring It On
Billy's First Lesson - Billy Elliot
Club Scene - Save the Last Dance