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Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise share some laughs with Sarah Jessica Parker backstage at the MTV Movie Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. The actor – who hosted an A-list housewarming party at his new Beverly Hills mansion on Saturday – presented funnyman Adam Sandler with the MTV Generation Award.
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The Hills stars Stephanie Pratt, Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port pose on the gold carpet before the awards. Suspiciously absent: Hills pal Audrina Patridge, who joined Port, Brody Jenner and Frankie Delgado in the audience several rows behind Conrad.
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JOHNNY BE GOOD
Johnny Depp basks in deafening applause while accepting one of his two golden popcorns of the evening. "I'm not really sure how this happened because you can ask anybody – I'm not a very funny person," the actor – who took best comedic performance honors for Pirates of the Caribbean as well as best villain for Sweeney Todd – told the crowd.
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After recovering from an asthma attack that sent her to the ER, Lindsay Lohan (in DampG) is in fine form with Zac Efron, who scored breakthrough performance honors for his Hairspray role. The actor admitted it was "frightening" when he heard his name called. "It's the last thing you expect," he told PEOPLE backstage. "I was up against so many fantastic performances, [like] the entire cast of Superbad – which was one of my favorite movies of the year!"
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Charlize Theron catwalks on the gold carpet in body-hugging Proenza Schouler at the MTV Movie Awards. Along with her Hancock costars Will Smith and Jason Bateman, the actress presented Juno star Ellen Page with best female performance.
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Robert Downey Jr. leaves his mark on new daddy Jack Black as Iron Man director Jon Favreau checks out his handiwork. Downey and Favreau – whose film won best summer movie so far – playfully posed with their popcorn awards backstage before having to return them. "See, they give it and they take it away. Welcome to Hollywood," Favreau joked. (Winners are mailed their actual awards.)
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Will Smith lays one on 9-year-old son Jaden, who joined his dad onstage to receive the best male performance award for I Am Legend. "I was on camera for an hour by myself and y'all still came to see it," a jovial Smith told the crowd.
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No fashion roadkill here! Sarah Jessica Parker – in a L'Wren Scott dress and white booties – works the gold carpet before the show. The Sex and the City star had reason to celebrate: Her movie shot to the top of the box office and raked in $55.7 million over the weekend. "To be No. 1 is unexpected," she told PEOPLE.
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Party time, excellent! Host Mike Myers reunites with Dana Carvey as their Wayne's World alter-egos to give an R-rated boost to the night with their Top 10 list of pornos inspired by summer movies. "It was like I hadn't seen Dana in, like, ten minutes," Myers said about teaming up for the first time in 14 years. "It was a lovely homecoming."
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LIVING 'LA VIDA'
Chris Martin – who arrived at the show sans wife Gwyneth Paltrow – rocks the house amid a sea of confetti as Coldplay performs their song "Viva la Vida."
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Paris Hilton (in Betsey Johnson) and her beau Benji Madden stay color-coordinated in black-and-white outfits. The pair – who arrived fashionably late around 12 minutes after the broadcast had started – walked around hand-in-hand during a bathroom break.
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Anne Hathaway (in a leather Sophia Kokosalaki frock) and Liv Tyler (in Lanvin) get some sunshine outside of the Gibson Ampitheater. Hathaway admitted that there was one accessory she forgot to wear: sunscreen. "My mom is going to yell at me," she told PEOPLE.