“The Fault in Our Stars” was awarded Best Movie of the Year, beating Oscar-nominated “American Sniper,” “Selma,” “Boyhood” and “Whiplash,” at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday.
The event, which gave out unconventional awards such as best kiss and best shirtless performance, also became a platform for the promotion of upcoming movies.
A promotional video of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” released by Marvel Studios was also featured at the event. The movie brings back Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.
According to CBS News, Shailene Woodley, who received the award for Best Female Performance for her role in “The Fault in Our Stars” – along with best kiss (with Ansel Elgort) for the same movie – said, “[Green] gave this world a beautiful masterpiece.”
Woodley also commended Green by saying that reading the book changed her life.
Bradley Cooper received Best Male Performance for his role in “American Sniper.” He played the late Chris Kyle in the biographical war drama movie.
“Chris Kyle would have turned 41 four days ago. Chris, this is for you,” Cooper said.
Jennifer Lopez, who won the Best Scared-As-S**t Performance in “The Boy Next Door,” tweeted her gratitude to the viewers who voted for her.
Channing Tatum, who played an undercover officer, Jenko, alongside Jonah Hill (as Tatum’s sidekick, Schmidt) in “22 Jump Street”, was presented with the award for Best Comedic Performance.
“It’s unfair for me to get an award for just hanging out with my buddy Jonah (Hill),” he said.
Robert Downey Jr. was bestowed with the Generation Award by “The Avengers” cast consisting of Evans, Johansson and Hemsworth. Downey called the prize “the recognition I so desire.”
“I’ve grown up, struggled, failed, succeeded, partied way too much, repented, begged for second chances and literally clawed my way to the top,” he said. “With my fellow Avengers, I advise you to dream big, work hard, keep your noses clean, be of service, and because you can, define your generation.”
Some of the other winners include Zac Efron & Dave Franco (Best On-Screen Duo for “Neighbours”), Meryl Streep (Best Villain for “Into the Woods”), Jennifer Lawrence (Best Musical Moment for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”), Elizabeth Banks (Best On-Screen Transformation for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”) and Dylan O’Brien (Best Hero for “The Maze Runner”).
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