MTV Movie Awards Crowd Liked Celebrity Gaffes, Return of Wayne's World

By Shilpa Gopinath June 2, 2008, 5:29 PM EDT

Guests made their way from the awards show to the after-party at Universal Citywalk.

Photo: BizBash

The MTV Movie Awards show did go on at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Citywalk last night, despite yesterday’s blazing fire at Universal Studios. The Mike Myers-hosted event doled out golden popcorn statuettes to a bevy of entertainers including Will Smith, Johnny Depp, and Ellen Page, and featured comedy from Myers, plus musical performances by Coldplay and the Pussycat Dolls. Out in front, we asked guests what they thought of this year’s program as they exited the show and made their way to the after-party. Here’s what they had to say:

“A lot of fun; open bar. It’s a lot of young Hollywood, a lot of inter-studio politics, but it was fun. To see Coldplay and the Wayne’s World skit with Mike Myers was pretty cool.”
Ben Lyons, movie critic, E! Entertainment Television

“The Pussycat Dolls were great. I thought in person it would go really slow, but the show kept moving pretty well. They had a guy come out during the breaks that got everyone riled up.”
Michael Trygstad, owner, Wet International Inc.

“I really liked the show. Mike Myers was funny; the entertainment was good. I enjoyed this one more than last year's.”
Ann, aesthetician

“The Pussycat Dolls were the best part. The Adam Sandler singing thing was a bit outrageous, but the rest was pretty low-key. The little dude from the Austin Powers movie was there. I thought he was short, but he’s really short.”
Todd, singer/actor

“My favorite part was definitely the Pussycat Dolls. The Wayne’s World thing was really good. Mike Myers did low-key comedy, which was great for this show because everything else was so crazed. He added balance to [the show].”
Arturo, special events manager

“It was my first time ever at a live taping of anything, and it was really different [than watching on TV]. It was a lot of fun. I thought the presenters were funny, except when Liv Tyler messed up Coldplay's name.”
Nicole, student, Penn State

“Mike Myers was good, but he plays the same character every time. It’s the same every year; everything was good, except the fire and King Kong dying.”
Ralph, Streetlow magazine

“There was a crazy hype, but the whole thing was good—makes you want to just have a good time.”
Lee, personal trainer, Bally Total Fitness

“I like the way the show was set up. It was a little disorganized at the beginning, but it got better. Mike Myers tried to act a little too much. I think he needs to be more natural.”
Roger, banker

“It was great; my first time at a show. In person, you get to see all the mistakes, like people who couldn’t read their lines correctly.”
Monica, homemaker

“The show was freakin’ amazing. Just the energy was amazing. I was expecting something outrageous to happen, but nothing really happened. The most was someone saying 'fuck.'”
Chanel, student

“I’m an Adam Sandler fan; it was good to see him get an award. Mike Myers was hilarious; it was good to see Wayne’s World come back.”
Justin, military police, United States Marine Corp.

“I thought the entertainment aspect was great. They had a lot of good surprises when they brought back Wayne’s World, and they did a good job with the video clips. There was an element of surprise, which is hard to do with a live show.”
Janine, graduate student, UNLV

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