'The Force Awakens' wins top honors at MTV Film Awards

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 11:06 AM

The audience at Warner Bros. Studios waved what looked love ruddy and blue lightsabers as star Daisy Ridley and director J. J. Abrams accepted the final golden popcorn trophy at Saturday night'south ceremony.

'The Force Awakens' wins top honors at MTV Film Awards

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" took the top prize at the twenty-fifth annual MTV Film Awards.

The audience at Warner Bros. Studios waved what looked love ruddy and blue lightsabers as star Daisy Ridley and director J. J. Abrams accepted the final golden popcorn trophy at Saturday night's ceremony.

The prize capped off the irreverent awards show, which presents fan-voted film awards and touts upcoming releases.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart hosted the show, opening it "Mad Max" fashion by riding through Warner Bros. Studios 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."

Will Smith and Melissa McCarthy each received special honors, and their heartfelt speeches were respites of sincerity in an expletive-laden indicate that featured more F-bombs than awards.

Smith told the audience that he's "dedicated to being a light in this world" when he accepted the show'south highest honor, the Generation Award.

"I wish to assistance people," Smith said after being introduced by Queen Latifah and Halle Berry. "I wish to be a light. I wish to display love. I wish to play roles that have dignity. I wish to assistance in this world."

McCarthy, who crowd-surfed her way to the stage to claim the Comedic Genius Award, said that while she's the first woman to obtain the recognition, "I am certainly, certainly not the first one to deserve it."

She thanked everyone who buys tickets to her movies or watches her shows. "You are absolutely the single reason I obtain to hold doing what I like doing so much," she said.

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 as she accepted the award in her daughter's name.

"Pitch Perfect two" co-stars Rebel Wilson and Adam Devine created an intimate fate for themselves as they claimed the prize for best kiss, pretending to be overcome with passion and collapsing in an embrace on the stage.

Other winners included Chris Pratt (action performance for "Jurassic World"), Amy Poehler ("virtual performance" as Joy in "Inside Out") and "Straight Outta Compton," which won for true story. Ryan Reynolds won two prizes for "Deadpool": comedic performance and best fight, which he shared with Ed Skein.

Reynolds said he worked for ten years to get "Deadpool" made, but he added that "it wasn't all unicorns and cocaine" during production.

The MTV Film Awards serves as a marketing platform for summer movies. Most presenters were principals from upcoming films, including Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of "Keanu," out later this month. Theron took the stage with Jessica Chastain and Chris Hemsworth, her co-stars from "The Huntsman: Winter's War." Devine presented alongside Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron — the three star in "Mike and Dave Necessity Wedding Dates."

Other presenters included Seth Rogen, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Common, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. Ariana Grande, Halsey and Salt-N-Pepa provided musical performances.

The indicate also included never-before-seen footage from "Suicide Squad" and "Captain America: Civil War." Eddie Redmayne unveiled the world premiere of the trailer for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

Ridley and Abrams accepted the night'south top prize from Samuel L. Jackson and Alexander Skarsgard, who co-star in the forthcoming "The Legend of Tarzan." Skarsgard came onstage wearing a tuxedo jacket and number pants, saying: "You got to give the fans a little skin."

The MTV Movie Awards are set to air Sun on MTV, Comedy Central and other Viacom channels.

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