‘Star Wars’ Sequel Is Triple Winner at MTV Movie Awards
The latest Star Wars sequel, Deadpool and Pitch Perfect 2 were multiple winners at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards on Saturday night. Star Wars: The Force Awakens picked up three trophies, including Movie of the Year and a Best Breakthrough Performance for Daisy Ridley, while the Pitch Perfect sequel and Deadpool were double winners, picking up prizes for Best Comedic Performance (Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool) and Best Ensemble (Pitch Perfect 2).
There were also big victories for Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron, who claimed the night’s Best Male and Female Performance awards, while Will Smith took home the Generation Award, and Melissa McCarthy was presented with the Comedic Genius Award. Smith, who was joined at the ceremony by his sons Jaden and Trey, picked up his top honor from Halle Berry, and said, “This is absolutely beautiful. I released my first record when I was 17. I’m 47-years-old now… I’m dedicated to being a light in this world.” Meanwhile, Theron dedicated her Best Female Performance trophy to her “visionary” Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller and her adopted son Jackson, who “put a smile on my face every day he was with me while I made this film,” and her “own little Furiosa, my daughter August.” Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart hosted the MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles. The full list of winners is: Movie of the Year – Star Wars: The Force Awakens True Story – Straight Outta Compton Documentary – Amy Best Female Performance – Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) Best Male Performance – Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) Breakthrough Performance – Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) Best Comedic Performance – Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) Best Action Performance – Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) Best Hero – Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2) Best Villain – Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) Best Virtual Performance – Amy Poehler (Inside Out) Ensemble Cast – Pitch Perfect 2 Best Kiss – Rebel Wilson & Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect 2) Best Fight – Ryan Reynolds and Ed Skrein (Deadpool)