Bullock: 'I'm not dead'

Sandra Bullock received a standing ovation at the MTV Movie Awards as she accepted the MTV Generation Award.

Sandra Bullock received a standing ovation at the MTV Movie Awards as she accepted the MTV Generation Award.

It was Bullock's first live TV appearance since she split with cheating husband Jesse James earlier this year.

The 45-year-old actress, wearing a glittery black dress, used her acceptance speech to clear up tabloid rumours - “number one, I’m not dead” – and kiss Scarlett Johansson.

“No matter what you might have seen or heard or read lately, I love what I do,” vowed Bullock, “and I’m not going anywhere.”

Bullock was presented with the show’s highest honour by her 'All About Steve' co-star Bradley Cooper, 'The Proposal' co-star Betty White and Johansson, the wife of her absentee 'Proposal' leading man Ryan Reynolds.

When asked why she was there to help hand over the trophy, Johansson hinted she wanted to lay one on Bullock, who awkwardly obliged.

“Now that we have done that,” said a smiling Bullock, “can we please go back to normal?”

When it came to the main awards at the often-bleeped ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, The Twilight Saga eclipsed the competition for the second year.

'New Moon' sucked up trophies for best movie, kiss, female performance for Kristen Stewart and male performance and global superstar for Robert Pattinson.

“I guess Twilight is really awesome,” said Stewart.

Other winners selected by online votes included 'Obsessed' co-stars Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter for best fight, 'Ninja Assassin' star Rain for “biggest badass star”, 'The Hangover' actor Zach Galifianakis for comedy performance and 'Up In The Air' co-star Anna Kendrick for breakout star.

“This is the coolest moment ever,” said Kendrick, clutching her popcorn trophy. “This is going on my coffee table.”

Tom Cruise launched the show as his 'Tropic Thunder' character Les Grossman, a profanity-spewing Hollywood producer. In the opening section, Grossman used Michael Cera as a human bookend and berated 'Karate Kid' star Jaden Smith as his father Will Smith looked on. He later appeared on stage and danced alongside Jennifer Lopez.

Grossman wasn’t the only character whose language was frequently censored. The cast of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' were barely audible as they presented an emotional Ken Jeong of 'The Hangover' with an award.

Christina Aguilera, who performed a medley of tunes from her new album, was also muffled as she sang the saucy 'Woohoo'.

A comically angry Mark Wahlberg, however, was able to slip several bad words past censors during the presentation of the best villain trophy to Tom Felton of 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince'.

Wahlberg jokingly hung above the stage with Will Ferrell, spoofing last year’s bizarre moment when Sacha Baron Cohen landed on the lap of an offended Eminem.

Peter Facinelli, who plays Carlisle Cullen in 'The Twilight Saga', also sneaked some profanity on to MTV with his expletive-laden acceptance speech for best movie on behalf of the supernatural series’ cast.

Facinelli made sure to keep it clean when thanking Twilight author Stephenie Meyer though. “I’m not going to curse with you because you’re Mormon,” he said.

Full list of MTV Movie Awards Nominations:

Best Movie – ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’

Best Male Performance - Robert Pattinson in ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’

Best Female Performance - Kristen Stewart in ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’

Breakthrough Performance - Anna Kendrick in ‘Up in the Air’

Best Villain - Tom Felton in ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’

Best Comedic Performance - Zach Galifianakis in ‘The Hangover’

Best Kiss - Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’

Best Fight - Beyonce Knowles vs. Ali Larter in ‘Obsessed’

Best WTF! Moment - Ken Jeong in ‘The Hangover’

Best Scared-As-S**t-Performance - Amanda Seyfried in ‘Jennifer's Body’

Biggest Bada*s Star – Rain

Global Superstar - Robert Pattinson

MTV Generation Award - Sandra Bullock

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