Animated stars YODA and Gollum were among the big winners at Saturday's (31MAY03) Mtv Movie Awards in Los Angeles.

Jedi master Yoda claimed the award for the Best Fight Scene for his performance in STAR WARS EPISODE 2: ATTACK OF THE CLONES, while LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS star Gollum took home the Best Virtual Performance prize.

British actor Andy Serkis, who played Gollum, taped a speech via video but had his big moment ruined by his creepy alter-ego, who took over the screen and snatched the award from Serkis' hands.

Gollum snarled, "You're a liar and a thief. It's mine!"

Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers also beat 8 MILE, Spider-Man, BARBERSHOP and The Ring to claim the Best Movie honour.

Rapper Eminem claimed the Breakthrough Male award for his starring role in 8 Mile, and then picked up the Best Male Performance trophy too.

Kirsten Dunst claimed the Best Female Performance gong for her role in Spider-Man.

Dunst also picked up the award for Best Kiss for her rain-drenched smooch with Spider-Man Tobey Maguire. The Ring's creepy Daveigh Chase won the ceremony's Best Villain prize.

For once, Eminem wasn't part of the night's big controversy - that belonged to lipstick lesbian duo Tatu, whose act on the night included their teenage dancers stripping down to white briefs and T-shirts. 50 CENT and Pink also performed.

02/06/2003 01:44