‘The Hunger Games’ sweeps MTV Movie Awards



The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has taken out movie of the year at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles.

It beat out 12 Years a Slave, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle.

Jared Leto presented Mila Kunis with the award for best villain for Oz the Great and Powerful.

“You just made my 12-year-old self dream come true,” said Kunis while holding her golden popcorn prize. “And I just realised I’m the only woman nominated and I won.”

Accepting the popcorn prize from Jessica Alba and Rita Ora for best shirtless performance for That Awkward Moment, Zac Efron hesitated to take his shirt off on stage until Ora ripped it open. He then finished the job and took it off.

Receiving this year’s trailblazer award was Channing Tatum. The first male to gain the honour after Emma Stone and Emma Watson, Tatum accepted the prize from his Jupiter Ascending co-star Kunis and his 22 Jump Street co-star Jonah Hill.

Ellen Page, one of the stars of the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, introduced a clip from the film that sees the X-Men joining forces with their younger selves.

In the clip, some X-Men attempt to battle ruthless metal monsters using their special abilities. It’s the first appearance for some of the mutants – Blink, Sunspot, Warpath and Bishop.

The MTV Movie Awards have become the ideal platform for the Hollywood studios to promote their summer movies.

An exclusive clip from The Fault of Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, showed the beginnings of the onscreen couple’s romance in the heartfelt comedy.

Host Conan O’Brien kicked off the 22nd annual ceremony at the Nokia Theatre.

Walking out to a track by rapper Rick Ross, O’Brien joked that he was almost injured by the show’s flashing pyrotechnics. “Fire, explosions and rap music: all things you associate with Conan O’Brien,” he deadpanned.

In the preshow awards, the prize for best cameo performance went to Rihanna for her appearance in the comedy This is the End.

During the show, Rihanna took to the stage with Eminem to perform their hit The Monster.

Best kiss went to Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter.

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