Superheroes rule at raunchy MTV Movie Awards show

Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:12am EDT
 
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By Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The comic book superheroes of "The Avengers" and comedy romance "Silver Linings Playbook" ruled at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday on a night packed with irreverent jokes about body parts and sneak peeks of some of the year's biggest upcoming films.

"The Avengers" picked up three awards, including the top prize, movie of the year, along with best villain for Tom Hiddleston's turn as the evil Loki, and best fight.

"This is the award that means the most to me. I am so grateful and very excited for 2015 - we're going to bring you 'Avengers 2,'" director Joss Wheedon said, accepting the movie of the year award and confirming that a sequel was in the works.

Jennifer Lawrence added two popcorn-shaped trophies to her Oscar for her turn as an outspoken young widow in "Silver Linings Playbook."

She won for best female performance and shared the best kiss award with co-star Bradley Cooper, who was voted best male performance for his role as a bipolar man in the comedy romance.

Hosted by "Pitch Perfect" comedy star Rebel Wilson, the annual youth-oriented show brought out some of the most popular stars on television, movies and music.

The MTV Movie Awards, one of Hollywood's biggest youth-friendly ceremonies, rewards movie performances from the past year as well as promoting upcoming blockbusters and new music.

A heavily pregnant Kim Kardashian, dressed in a modest, long-sleeved black dress, and Brad Pitt whose new movie "World War Z" opens in June, were among the presenters while teen singer Selena Gomez debuted her new single "Come & Get It."   Continued...

 
Director Joss Whedon accepts the award for Best Fight for "The Avengers" with cast members Chris Evans (L), Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston (R) at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, California April 14, 2013. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok