Theron, Poehler, Pratt win early MTV Film Awards

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 8:19 AM

Studios."I wish to assistance people. I wish to be a light. I wish to display love. I wish to play roles that have dignity," he said as he accepted the award from Queen Latifah and Halle Berry.

Theron, Poehler, Pratt win early MTV Film Awards

Will Smith told fans at the MTV Film Awards that he's "dedicated to being a light in this world."

The 47-year-old entertainer accepted the show'south highest honor, the Generation Award, during Saturday'south ceremony at Warner Bros. Studios.

"I wish to assistance people. I wish to be a light. I wish to display love. I wish to play roles that have dignity," he said as he accepted the award from Queen Latifah and Halle Berry. "I wish to assistance in this world."

Smith'south heartfelt acceptance was a respite of sincerity amid an expletive-laden indicate that featured more F-bombs than awards.

Hosts Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart opened the program "Mad Max" fashion by riding through Warner Bros. strapped to the front of a tricked-out truck. Later, they performed a rap song about the year'south films that repeated the refrain "Leo got (expletive) by a bear" in reference to "The Revenant."

Ariana Grande and Halsey provided the evening'south other musical performances.

Charlize Theron won the first award of the night: best female performance for "Mad Max: Fury Road." She thanked the film'south director, her son, Jackson, and daughter, August.

"The legend of 'Fury Road' is in portion a legend of the power of women and the power to create our own destinies," Theron said before accepting the award in her daughter's name.

Daisy Ridley received the breakthrough performance prize for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

"It feels particularly incredible to be portion of a film that reps all genders... races and ages in such a positive and aspirational way," she said.

Chris Pratt won the action performance award for "Jurassic World." Amy Poehler was recognized for her "virtual performance" as Joy in "Inside Out." "Straight Outta Compton" won the true legend category. Ryan Reynolds won for his comedic performance in "Deadpool," which he said "was not all unicorns and cocaine" during production.

The MTV Film Awards serves as a marketing platform for summer movies. Most presenters were principals from upcoming film. Theron took the stage with Jessica Chastain and Chris Hemsworth, her co-stars from "The Huntsman: Winter's War." Anna Kendrick presented with Zac Efron and Adam Devine — the three star in "Mike and Dave Necessity Wedding Dates."

The program also included never-before-seen footage from "Suicide Squad" and "Captain America: Civil War." Other stars appearing during the indicate included Seth Rogen, Kendrick Lamar, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

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