The annual MTV Movie Awards was held tonight in LA, and even though the new Star Trek movie wont be eligible until next year, the film still made its presence known. Star Trek appeared in a couple of skits, Chris Pine presented an award, even JJ Abrams made a cameo (on keyboards!). Plus Zach Quinto showed up on the red carpet and Pine (joked?) about Khan in the sequel. [UPDATED: More video clips]
Star Trek comedy: opening skit + Starf Leet Clown College + JJ on keys
Tonight’s MTV Movie Awards kicked off with a parody skit featuring host Andy Samdberg popping in and out of various movies, including the new Star Trek.
And then there was ‘Starf Leet’ Clown College
Another Star Trek related moment was a cameo by Star Trek director JJ Abrams, playing synthesizer during a song parody.
Pine Presents + talks Khan
That was not the only Star Trek element of the show, as presenting the first award (for Breakthrough Female Performance) was the new Captain Kirk himself, Chris Pine, who was joined by Anna Faris. The winner was Ashley Tilsdale of High School Musical 3.
Chris Pine presenting at the MTV movie awards
Chris wasn’t spotted on the red carpet or doing interviews, but MTV did have this on their live blog:
9:21: Approached a very cordial Chris Pine who is begging off interviews today. Still, when I told him Khan HAS to be in the next one, he laughed and said, “absolutely.”
UPDATE: Video of Pine presenting
Quinto and Collins rock the leather
Zachary Quinto was spotted on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards, also sporting the scruffy look.
Quinto on the red carpet at MTV movie awards
The MTV Fashion Blog noted how Quinto (along with fellow Star Trek actor Clifton Collins, Jr.) had ‘rocked leather’ for the event.
Collins on the red carpet at MTV movie awards
Of course Star Trek was not eligible for any awards this year, but next year it will surely be getting some attention from MTV (and who knows what other award shows).
More on the 2009 MTV Movie Awards at MTV.com.