MTV celebrated the 25th anniversary of MTV Movie Awards last night, 10th April,2016. The award show was celebrated in a big way and took place at the backing lot of the Warner Bros. Studios with Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson hosting together (those two are a remarkable and hilarious pair).
The award of the night "Movie of The Year" was won by Star Wars: The Force Awakens (that was expected I think). Will Smith also received the Generation Award, which is the highest honor at the MMAs, for his career in acting.
In her speech, McCarthy referenced the generations of funny women who have paved the way for the golden age of female comedians. "I may be the first woman to win this award, but I am certainly not the first to deserve it." Her list of inspiring funny females includes Carol Burnett, Phyllis Diller, Lucille Ball, Whoopi Goldberg, Gilda Radner, Diane Keaton, Lily Tomlin, Bette Midler and her own mother Sandy McCarthy.
The presenters for the night included Charlize Theron, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn and Gigi Hadid. Ariana Grande and Hasley also performed at the awards show.
See full list of Winners below
Movie of the Year: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
MTV Generation Award: Will Smith
Comedic Genius Award: Melissa McCarthy
Best Male Performance: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Best Female Performance: Charlize Theron, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Breakthrough Performance: Daisy Ridley, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
True Story: “Straight Outta Compton”
Best Comedic Performance: Ryan Reynolds, “Deadpool”
Best Fight: Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein), “Deadpool”
Best Kiss: Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine, “Pitch Perfect 2”
Best Villain: Adam Driver, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Best Action Performance: Chris Pratt, “Jurassic World”
Best Virtual Performance: Amy Poehler, “Inside Out”
Ensemble Cast: “Pitch Perfect 2”
Best Hero: Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2”