MTV Awards Have 'Rings' Around Collar
06/02/2003 AT 10:41 AM EDT
Only this time the recipient was Queen Latifah. And, like much at the MTV Awards, it was meant as a joke.
Still, the irreverent ceremony, which will be broadcast on the cable network June 5, paid serious tribute every now and then, rewarding "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" with a field-best four awards, including best picture.
MTV viewers also voted for "Rings" for best action sequence, on-screen team (Elijah Wood, Sean Astin and the digitally-created Gollum), as well as a new honor for virtual performance for Gollum, say wire reports.
Eminem won the best actor award and the prize for breakthrough male for his work in "8 Mile," and said in his pre-taped acceptance speech: "I can't believe I beat Mariah for 'Glitter.'"
Jennifer Garner took the breakthrough actress award, for "Daredevil," while "Spider-Man" earned Kirsten Dunst the distinction of best actress. She also shared the honor of best on-screen kiss with her costar, Tobey Maguire.
Mike Myers won the golden popcorn bucket for best comedic role (in "Austin Powers in Goldmember") and a new award, best transatlantic breakthrough performer, went to Colin Farrell for "Phone Booth."